Uganda’s most sought after social event, Blankets and Wine Kampala returns for its 12th edition this Easter Sunday, with a South African flavor and a blend of the best Ugandan soul music.
Slated for March 27, 2016, the Tusker Malt Lager sponsored event has a delectable line up of artistes; South African Band, Uhuru being the main act and will be joined by Maddox, Sitenda and Sandra Suubi.
Uhuru shot into limelight in 2013 after the release of the chart-topping single titled “Y-tjukutja”, which went on to be dubbed as the song of the year 2013 in South Africa. They produced and also featured in “Khona”, a duet with Mafikizolo which topped many music charts and won several awards in South Africa and beyond including the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.
David Amon Ssemanda Ssematimba, better known by his stage name, Maddox, will add spice to an already glittery nuance of artistes. Widely renowned for his classical reggae music that talks about love, unity, social justice, peace and everyday life, Maddox’s energetic performance will be a welcome addition to the revelers who will flock the Uganda Museum, Blankets and Wine Kampala’s proverbial home.
Sitenda, a former contestant in the Tusker Project fame academy and Sandra Suubi to complete the star studded artiste line up.
Alex Tusingwire, the Tusker Malt Lager Brand Manager says that being the opening event of 2016, organizers wanted to unveil a unique blend of musical genres that will give revelers the ultimate Easter holiday.
“As Tusker Malt Lager, we are always on the lookout for the freshest musical experience for our consumers. This being an event that coincides with the Easter holiday, we wanted to give revelers the ultimate day out. The artiste lineup should give everyone who attends the event, a memorable experience,” he explained.
“Grab your mats, picnic baskets complete with some ice cold Tusker Malt Lager and head to the Uganda Museum grounds to enjoy the sun and good music. “ Remarked Tusingwire.
A quarterly, picnic style music festival, Blankets and Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music. Revelers thus get the chance to enjoy the rich African talent in LIVE performances by a wide array of artistes.
Entrance fee is UGX100, 000 at the Uganda Museum and gates open at 12:00pm on Sunday March 27, 2016.
In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.