5 Top Ugandan Events to Look out for in 2022

[Image Source: Roast and Rhyme Instagram]

By Gloria

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The Ugandan entertainment industry has been under lockdown for close to two years since the outbreak of the coronavirus. In a recent address, the President gave party lovers hope that they would be back to concerts, bars and discotheques in less than 21 days.

Now that the economy will be open soon, we have listed down the top five events that you shouldn't miss out on in Uganda this year:

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1. Artists concerts

Fans have missed out on concerts and now that they will be given a go ahead in less than two weeks, we have artists who have given us good music and we are looking forward to seeing them perform.
Pallaso is planning on having a tour across the country starting with Kampala at Kyadondo, before heading out to other regions. Azawi also announced that she is thinking about a concert after lockdown.

2. Roast and Rhyme

The pompous event will return on 27th February. Previously held at the Jahazi Pier, Munyonyo, the family event has attendees enjoy a great time with friends at the lakeside as they are treated to good music and performances from a variety of artists on a live band. Swangz avenue, the organizers of the show haven't given much details about the event but going by the previous edition, revelers can't wait for the next experience.

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3. Purple Party

What started as a musical show has grown into an annual event making upcountry tours. Organized by TV star Douglas Lwanga, Purple Party has a number of artists on one stage in different parts of the country entertaining party lovers. Douglas Lwanga is soon expected to announce the dates and is already gearing up for the event starting from Mbale where he left off.

4. Bayimba Festival

The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts is a four-day Festival that is held at Bayimba Foundation’s new home known as Lunkulu Island which is located off the shores of Lake Victoria in Mukono and Buikwe district. The Festival hosts its ever growing audience offering them an unforgettable experience in Music, Dance, Poetry, Comedy, Film, Fashion, exhibitions, games and camping in nature.

5. The Nyege Nyege Festival

Nyege Nyege stands for Peace, Love, and abundant Joy, for Underground  Music and musicians in Africa, from Africa or with a deep interest in getting to know the Continent better, it stands for fun and curiosity and pushing boundaries always with a sense Inclusivity and an invitation to Wonder. The four-day event is arguably one of the biggest festivals in East Africa with thousands of revelers storming Jinja to not only party but also discover Uganda.

Upon the announcement of the opening of the industry, the organizers took to their social media pages announcing that they are cooking up something for their fans.

Other events include Blankets and Wines, the Weekly Comedy Store among others.

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