Kenya: Beneath The Baobabs Festival announces lineup for New Year party

The two-day event spans four stages in the Enchanted Baobab Forest, with international headliners including British percussion house masters Melé, Ghana-based Oroko Radio founders Kikelomo and Nico Adomako, as well as London’s freshest underground crew and label Touching Bass.

Frank Is Frank of Shapes Festival was commissioned to curate a special closing session of the main stage.

“For over eight years, Beneath The Baobabs has continued to develop its relationships with alternative festival providers and build Kilifi into a mecca for East African artists, fans and audiophiles to celebrate the new year and the past together,” said Mathew Swallow, Creative Director of Beneath The Baobabs.

“We are a platform that brings different subcultures and groups together. We don’t look at any genre or demographic, and we enable growth for artist groups that may not be getting the support they deserve.”

As always, the 2022/23 festival program brings together respected names in the Kenyan electronic music scene, some of the freshest acts changing the game in East Africa and globally, as well as a range of international acts looking forward to engaging with the vibrant crowd of Kilifi.

Beneath The Baobabs Festival is set on 50 hectares of pristine, enchanted baobab forest, upstream of Takaungu Creek and 5km from the Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect tropical setting for a party and holiday experience, offering an immersive experience of contemporary and traditional Kenyan culture.

All four of the festival’s stages are built into the forest backdrop, supported by premium sound, lighting, floor performers, art installations and decoration, each playing a crucial role in providing audiences with a truly transformative experience.

Swallow added: “We welcome everyone. We want to show you that what we have to offer in Kenya is not only tourism but also art and expression.”

Check out the full Beneath The Baobabs 2022/23 lineup and buy your tickets here.

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