With the line-up for the Lake of Stars Festival almost complete the 2007 launch parties continue with this night down at Herbal. Featuring DJ's who are heading out to Malawi in October, legendary breaks night Chew the Fat! host the first floor with residents from Chibuku, Mulletover and Horse Meat Disco taking care of things in the main room. If you want to find out more about the festival or just fancy a decent night out this is the place for you.
Proceeds from this event will go towards the running costs of the Lake of Stars Festival taking place in Malawi 5th - 7th October in aid of UNICEF.
Combining Western artists with acts from all over Southern Africa the fourth Lake of Stars Festival takes place in October this year. Head out to Malawi, deep in the middle of Africa, for a music event like no other. Since 2004 the unique festival has slowly been growing on the shores of Lake Malawi. The Lake of Stars Festival is a three day charity event that has featured Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, Mikey General (Bugz in the Attic), DJ Yoda, Tikhu Vibrations and the Black Missionaries (ten piece reggae group).
The festival was borne from a desire to raise money for a developing economy and help promote Malawi as a tourist destination. Set on the shimmering, palm-fringed shores of Lake Malawi at Chintheche Inn, for three days Western and Malawian artists gather for a musical, social and cultural exchange which is unlike anything you will ever see or hear. This year’s guests include Radio 1’s fantastic Annie Mac as well as rising stars The Wombats and Malawi’s biggest African jazz legend Wambali Mkandawire. For many the festival is the focal point of travelling around this beautiful country, forming part of an itinerary spanning what Malawi has to offer. You can travel on an organised group flight or make your own way to Malawi. Whatever you do, make sure you’re there this year to be part of something truly unforgettable!
This year’s festival takes place over the 5th – 7th October 2007, check www.lakeofstars.co.uk
The Herbal gig is the London launch party celebrating the start of something special indeed as LoS unites with Chew The Fat, Mulletover and Horse Meat Disco!