The latest edition of Blankets and Wine went down on Sunday at the Lugogo Cricket Oval, bringing together Kampalans who live for social events, especially those that have a thing for fashion and music.
Gates were open as early as 2pm and revelers began to trickle in to unwind with friends. As has become custom, the fashion was prominent as almost everyone turned up dressed to impress.
Like the previous episodes, the 22nd edition of the picnicking event was all as well about the mingling, food, drink and music.
The event kicked off with performances from the fresh Nu Kampala Acts category with 1Der Jr and songbirds Lamu and Martha Mukisa who showed off their vocals on stage and kept the crowd entertained during the first segment of the music festival.
And as, the day turned to dark, the legendary Boss of Bass, Sammy Kasule, graced the stage and took everyone back in time with all-time favorites like Ekitobero, and Shauri Yako as revelers were spotted swaying along in rhythm.
Shortly after the oldies, came South African songstress, Shekhinah who infused the show with EDM, House and Afro music vibes that had fans stomping the ground in sync to her popular hit singles, Suited, Please Mr and Different, off her platinum album ‘Rose Gold’.
“I love the fashion here in Uganda everyone is looking elegant,” Shekhinah could not help but compliment during her performance
Ugandan singer, MunG made a surprise act, setting stage for King Saha who took to the stage at exactly 10pm with his ‘Mulirwana’ song.
He served his latest and yesteryear hits amid a cheering audience.
30 minutes of non-stop music from both Shekhinah and King Saha gave show-goers their money’s worth with their riveting performances.
The after party happened on the same spot courtesy of DJ Fya Leboof and DJ Has Baby as it was clear that nobody really wanted to leave that early.
Cathy Twesigye, UBL Brand Manager, Premium Beers said Tusker Malt “is always looking to bring our consumers an all-round 100% real and unique experience, and it couldn’t get any more real than an upbeat South African experience for fans”.
“We can only guarantee more fun for the next Blankets & Wine edition come September,” Twesigye added.
Blankets and Wine, a picnic style musical festival, remains one of the most popular events on the local social calendar and is the place to be for Ugandans who enjoy Afro-based music.