By Kabugo Marvin
Kampala is abuzz with anticipation as the landmark 30th edition of the Blankets and Wines event approaches. On Sunday, the 17th of October, the Lugogo Cricket Oval will transform into a dynamic nexus of music, art, fashion, and unity, drawing party enthusiasts to revel in this significant milestone.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, assures the public that security takes precedence for this event. With attendees expected from abroad, including dancehall sensation Konshens, security agencies are fully dedicated to ensuring the safety of all participants. Owoyesigyire also advises the public to adhere to guidelines, revealing that traffic diversions will be in place around the cricket oval.
From its modest origins, Blankets and Wines has evolved into a cultural phenomenon, leaving an enduring impact on Kampala’s social landscape. The event’s seamless fusion of music and lifestyle has positioned it as an essential experience for many.
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Headlining this edition, Konshens expresses excitement for the show, pledging a spectacular performance to resonate with Ugandans. Renowned for his electrifying stage presence and chart-topping hits, Konshens is poised to captivate the audience with his energetic showcase.
The stage will also feature a lineup of talented musicians, including Elijah Kitaka, Likkel Bangi, Lucass Blacc, CEEE, Kampire, DJ FEM, DJ Bugy, and Etania. Each artist brings a unique style and sound, promising a diverse and unforgettable musical journey for attendees.
Blankets and Wines transcends being just an event; it’s an immersive experience celebrating Uganda’s rich cultural tapestry. The amalgamation of live music, art, and fashion fosters an atmosphere of togetherness, synonymous with the name of this iconic gathering.
Organizers spare no effort to ensure this Blankets and Wines edition becomes an unforgettable night. With the backing of security agencies and the unwavering commitment of the artists, this Sunday is poised to be a celebration of music, culture, and community like no other.