Jinja City gears up for Uganda @60 with StoneFest 2022

Jinja City gears up for Uganda @60 with StoneFest 2022

EA’s Adventure Capita to host a three-day fete right at The Source of the Nile

Jinja, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Jinja City will yet again be the host of a festival that will not require goers to trek tens of kilometres out of town. StoneFest will be held over the Independence weekend from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th, October 2022 at Nile Park right at The Source of The Nile.

The three-day extravaganza promises to serve up adventure, multicultural cuisine that will reflect Jinja’s current cosmopolitan status, historical landmarks and the nightlife of what was formerly known as the industrial hub of Uganda.

“It will be two days of a music, art and tech festival at Nile Park right at The Source of The Nile on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th and then the Jinja Colour Run on Sunday 9, October 2022 which is Independence Day,” says Anthony Jermaine, the Festival Curator.

StoneFest happens once a year and it aims to bring together people in Jinja City and beyond to experience curated experiences around music and the arts, food, recreation and technology. “It further would like to unite people, transcends norms and creates space for true cultural expression,” Mr Jermaine explains.

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There will be seven spaces at the venue; The Source as the main stage, the Food Court for cuisine, Ebintu Place as a makers’ marketplace, The Lab as a tech area, On Display as a live art area, Game Stage for all manner of playfulness and The Beat as an electronic stage.

The line-up has over 40 musicians who include Sandra K aka Busoga Princess, former Undercover Brothers lead vocalist Timothy Kirya, Rahma Naigaga, Seyram Music from Ghana, Lady Slyle and Jinja-based poet, John Hilary and among others.

Jinja City are you ready? On 7th – 9th October 2022 at Nile Park will be the StoneFest celebrating music, art and tech.

A three-day festival pass costs UGX 50K inclusive of a Jinja Colour Run ticket while day passes will cost UGX 20K.

Additional information can be found at www.visitjinja.ug/stonefest.