Lake of Stars Festival Update

Vampire Weekend DJ’s, BBC 1Xtra DJ and Presenter Gemma Cairney, BBC Radio 1 DJ Goldierocks will join FOALS and Freshlyground to headline this year’s Lake of Stars Festival.
Will Jameson, Lake of Stars festival director says: “It’s one of the only events offering 70 live acts from Africa and Europe playing everything from indie to kwaito to reggae and dubstep in a location that Wanderlust travel magazine hails as one of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the world.”
Known for it’s incredible DJ line up, the Lake of Stars Festival has featured Annie Mac, Andy Cato, Felix B, Ross Allen, Mary Ann Hobbs, Goldierocks, Eddy Temple Morris, MistaJam and DJ Yoda.
Bass player of New York band Vampire Weekend, Baio’s DJ sets have rocked clubs from across the globe from Ibiza to Paris to Sydney to Seoul. Before joining Vampire Weekend, he ran a radio station, threw sick basement shows and DJ’d parties at Columbia University in New York. This will be his DJ debut in Africa, brought to Malawi courtesy of the US Embassy in Lilongwe.
DJ and Presenter Gemma Cairney began her radio career at Channel 4 Radio and now hosts a regular slot on BBC 1Xtra as well being a roving reporter on the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury Festival in 2011 and 2009.
Goldierocks. That’s Sam Hall; blonde-haired vixen and rock n roll talent-spotter de jour and British Council Selector Radio show host. Now most renowned for her energised ‘punk rock’ DJ appearances, invading parties and aftershows all over the world – at some point in time, Sam’s probably hijacked your fave indie/electro haunt. She’ll be coming to Malawi thanks to the British Council.
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Event: Lake of Stars Festival 2011
Location:  Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi
Dates: 30th September  2nd October 2011

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