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Nyege Nyege Festival announces plans for digital festival in September

The 2020 edition of the festival will take place online

Nyege Nyege festival has announced plans for a digital festival in September.

Usually taking place against the backdrop of the shores on Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja, Uganda, Nyege Nyege festival has announced that this year's edition of the African festival will take place online.

The latest in a series of festivals to announce virtual instalments amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nyege Nyege will take place from the 3rd to the 6th September this year, with a "totally immersive, mesmerizing African party experience, diving deep into the cauldron of contemporary African music and its wider diaspora."

This year, the festival will showcase African collectives as well as International guests, including artists from cities such as Barcelona, Lisbon, and Montreal, through both DJ sets and live performances. There will also be a "back stage" area for artists to discuss their work.

Among the artists lined up for DJ sets at this years festival are Don Zilla, Slikback, and Kampire, who'll be joined by the likes of Afrorack, DJ Yan, Selecta Jay, and Kas baby. There's also live acts including MC Yallah and Fulu Miziki, as well as performances from Ugandan Traditional troupes curated by Don Zilla.

Find out more about the 2020 Nyege Nyege festival here.

Read about Africa's evolving festival landscape in our 2019 feature on Ghana's Asa Baako festival and the Meet Me There Weekender.