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Bayimba International Festival is here again; early bird tickets already on sale!

1-4 August 2019 | #Bayimba_2019 #Lunkulu_Is_Calling


For the last 11 years, the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts has reputably stood out as the premier arts festival in Uganda. The now-four-day festival has not only become a benchmark for arts’ showcase but also a perfect space from which to consume a diverse serving of arts.

With a shift from what used to be their home at the Uganda National Cultural Center (National Theater) to a permanent lakeside home on Lunkulu Island last year, there is now more to the festival than arts; a fun and entertaining festival is what Bayimba has become.

Judging from the events at last year’s edition, 2019 is bound to be another fulfilling affair. “This year’s festival is curated to be a different one of its kind and to tell a story of its home,” said Keneth Senkungu, Bayimba Cultural Foundation’s Publicity & Media Coordinator in a press release. “The festival will mainly feature carefully selected performances and productions from Uganda; expressing the true Bayimba-ness and phenomena of Uganda’s creative culture with a programme offering a diversity in music, dance, theatre, folklore, fashion, film, photography, visual arts, installation arts, new media, street theatre, light installation, graffiti and many more,” he adds.

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To help festival-goers make early and better preparations, early bird tickets to the festival are already available and on sale.

  1. Early Bird Tickets (Full Festival Pass/4 Days):
    Individual Pass – 71K
    Group of 5 Pass – 50K per person (250K for 5 people)
    Group of 10 Pass – 45K per person (450K for 10 people)
    Camping (Tent for 2 + Mattress + Sleeping Bag) – 140K
  2. Late Purchase & On-Gate Tickets:
    Full Festival Pass/4 Days – 95K
    One Day Pass – 30K
    Camping (Tent for 2 + Mattress + Sleeping Bag) – 180K

All festival tickets, both early bird and late purchase tickets, are available online via Jumia, Quicket, and Xente. In Jinja, get tickets at The Deli located at the Post Office.


Some photos from last year’s edition…

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Ian Kiryowa

Born and bred in Jinja, Ian is a full-time content creator at Skizar. When not held up at Skizar, Ian is a creative with interests in graphics and web design.

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