update (30 Sept 2011): The Lake of Stars festival has finally begun. To get some first impressions on what its like on the shores of Lake Malawi, watch the video below! And to everyone who is there - enjoy the festival! We will come to Malawi to join you in 2012!
update (23 Aug 2011): See Africa Differently, an initiative brought to you by Comic Relief, is giving away a pair of flights, accommodation and ticket to the festival. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is to tell them on their facebook page why you want to go to the Lake of Stars festival. Good Luck! Competition closes 12 Sept. 2011.
The international music festival Lake of Stars is happening from 30 September - 02 October 2011 on the shores of Lake Malawi in Malawi. The eighth edition of the award winning festival will take place at the Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi. The event promotes Malawian music and tourism, raises funds for charity and provides travellers and Malawians alike with the opportunity to enjoy incredible live music in an exotic and beautiful location.
The 2011 Lake of Stars Festival has a unique line up of top Malawian musicians along with artists from across Southern Africa (such as Freshlyground) and Europe (such as Foals). Many more artists are to be announced - check the festival's website for updates!
There are plenty of accommodation options, ranging from on site camping to Sunbird Nkopola Lodge itself and nearby Makokola Retreat. For more info about the Lake of Stars Festival visit their website!