This weekend’s Kampala City festival is expected to have the usual fanfare and flair.
Held annually to showcase Kampala’s beauty and our unique Ugandan cultural heritage, the city is brought to a standstill with music, entertainment, color, dance, food and so much more in what has been regarded as East Africa’s biggest street party.
This year’s festival will feature a charity concert headlined by Tanzanian artiste, Diamond Platinumz, at Kololo ceremonial grounds on Friday night.
Tickets to the concert will cost Shs 20,000 for ordinary, Shs 40,000 for VIP and Shs 3 million for the VVIP tables. Diamond will perform alongside renowned Ugandan artistes including Irene Ntale, Geosteady, Raba Daba and Cindy Sanyu, among others.
On Saturday, there will be a motorsport at Naguru satellite town. Big-name rally drivers have registered to participate, and entry to the sprint will be Shs 10,000.
On Sunday, the street party fanfare will take place along Kampala road. The main stage will be at the Railway gardens. Access to the Sunday street party will be free.
Top gospel artistes will be performing at the gospel stage at Sheraton gardens.
Zoolander, Vinka, Winnie Nwagi, Chameleone and David Lutalo will be performing at the Bell Lager village on Sunday afternoon. Entry is free for all and beers will be sold at discounted prices. There will also be a number of prizes up for grabs.
Proceeds from the festival will go to supporting children in Kampala schools.
“Kampala City festival is such a great platform to make friends, connect and have fun; most importantly, for a great cause – supporting our children in Kampala schools,” Jennifer Musisi, the Kampala Capital City Authority executive director, said at a press conference held earlier this week.
Organisers (KCCA) have promised to tighten security because during previous editions revelers complained about loss of property to thieves.