28–30 September 2018
This distinctly African gathering was founded in 2004 by Will Jameson who first visited Malawi as a student in a gap year, working with The Wildlife Society. Upon returning to college in the UK, Jameson started a clubnight called Chibuku Shake Shake (the name of a Malawian beer) which Mixmag named the UK’s best clubnight in 2004. Later the same year, Jameson staged his first festival on the shores of Lake Malawi. In 2014 Lake Of Stars was named one of the top seven African music festivals by CNN. Past headliners have included Andy Cato of Groove Armada, Beverley Knight and celebrated Cape Town DJ duo Goldfish. This year’s three-day event is sure to attract thousands courtesy of multi award-winning headline group Sauti Sol, which has garnered much critical acclaim across the continent, and the festival’s new location in Leopards Bay, Lifuwa Salima, located at the foot of Senga Hills to a backdrop of lush, wooded hillside.