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Nyege Nyege Festival Reveals 2023 Lineup
Christian Eede , October 2nd, 2023 17:42

Kampire and DJ Marcelle are among the acts playing this year's event, which will take place at a variety of new locations

Nyege Nyege Festival has revealed the full lineup for its 2023 edition, which returns to Jinja, Uganada in November.

Taking place across four days, the festival's lineup once again places a heavy focus on artists affiliated with the Nyege Nyege Tapes label and its Hakuna Kulala sub-imprint. Among them are core Nyege Nyege collective DJ Kampire; Angolan kuduro pioneer DJ Znobia, Nigerian rapper and MC Aunty Rayzor; and Tanzanian singeli artist DJ Travella.

The festival will also, as ever, welcome a number of artists from outside of the African continent, including Parisian ethnomusicologist and Nyege Nyege Tapes affiliates Judgitzu; Amsterdam's DJ Marcelle; London-based DJ and Club Yeke label founder Tash LC; and French-Japanese sound artist and DJ Mika Oki.

This year's Nyege Nyege Festival sees the event move to three new sites along the Nile River: The Jinja Golf Course, Source of the Nile and the Jinja Showground. Camping will no longer be available on site but will be offered by partnering hotels. A two-day East African music conference will kick things off, before the full music programme runs across four days.

The festival returned from a COVID-19-enforced three-year break in 2022 at a new site, Itanda Falls. This brought about a number of problems, however, and organisers have since described the site as "too far and too complicated" to return to for 2023.

Nyege Nyege Festival will take place from November 9 to 12, 2023. Find more information here.