Blankets and Wine is officially back with another premier music experience designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music. Following an almost 2-year hiatus due to a ban on physical events over the pandemic, the first edition of the year will now encompass live music performances, a pop-up market, food court among others. The event is scheduled for 27th March 2020 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The post-lockdown edition coincides with the event’s 10th anniversary and according to the organizers, the celebration has been themed “Blankets is Me” and will reinforce the DNA of Blankets and Wine in an all-new experience powered by Tusker Cider. “Blankets and Wine is essentially more than a concert and allows revellers to enjoy live music from some of Africa’s most talented artists, interact with friends, meet new people and have an all-around great experience. As we commemorate 10 years of existence, we intend to reinforce the essence of this event and deliver a memorable experience for everyone who attends,” said Chantal Ngenzi, General Manager at House of DJs.
The organizers reveal that the return of Blankets and Wine is going to feature local and international performances from Uganda and around Africa. These include Spice Diana alongside Cosign Yenze, and the international line-up includes Uncle Waffles (South Africa), Nviiri the Story Teller (Kenya) and Bruce Melodie (Rwanda). Uncle Waffles is a 21year old South African DJ, Tv personality and creative director popularly known for her exquisite and outstanding DJ and dance skills which earned her a following from the famous Drake on Instagram. She has then gained popularity on different social media platforms and is one of the fastest-growing DJs in South Africa at the moment.
Nviiri The Storyteller is a popular Kenyan singer and songwriter. He is also known for his exciting performances and excellent guitar skills. He is also a video editor and one of Sol Generations Record’s best artists. Bruce Melodie is a Rwandan singer and songwriter behind songs like Katerina, Saa Moya, Katapila, among others.
“This edition shall immerse consumers into the world of Tusker Cider as they interact with the brand during the event. Tusker Cider, an innovation on the market is a rich and flavorful drink for consumers looking for new, easy-going and exciting experiences through which to have a good time,” said Simon Lapyem, Innovations Projects Manager at Uganda Breweries. Tickets are priced at UGX 100,000 and can be purchased from Zone 7 (Mbuya), Shisa Nyama Village (Bugolobi) and Kenjis (Kisementi).