The spectacular lakeside festival attracts thousands of revellers from around the globe; to feature established and up-and-coming African talent next weekend

What started as a small event by an English tourist to pull like-minded music enthusiasts to the beautiful country of Malawi in 2004, is now a full-fledged, start-studded music festival. The Lake Of Stars music festival is the ultimate example of how DIY events are the way to go. This year, the weekend gala will be held on September 26-28. Here are 10 reasons why shouldn’t miss this gathering if you’re heading to the continent.


1. The venue, Lake Malawi, is as pretty as it can get




2. The festival has an endearing sense of homegrown-ness about it 




3. There’s plenty of stuff to do while at Malawi. For starters, you could go for a refreshing dip…




4. … or play volleyball by the waters



5. The parties in the night are insane





6. This year’s edition promises solid fun, too. The headliners include Mafikizolo SA, Zone Fam, Auntie Flo, among many others

mafikizolo SAMafikizolo SA
(Image Courtesy: Mafikizolo SA Facebook)

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Zone Fam
(Image Courtesy: Zone Fam Facebook)

 Watch the 2013 highlights here:


(All Images Courtesy: Lake Of Stars Facebook)