The popular Blankets and Wine Festival is making a comeback this month following a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19 disruptions.
Unlike past Blanket and Wines events, this year’s edition is set to go down at the Moi International Sports Center in Kasarani.
The quarterly, picnic-style, family-friendly music festival is making a comeback under the theme, Kenyan Summer II.
Speaking about the change of venue from the Carnivore gardens, Blankets & Wine founder Muthoni Drummer Queen – MDQ said Kasarani Laureate gardens is the only venue in Nairobi that can handle what she has in store for revelers.
With plans to grow Blankets and Wine into the Coachella of East Africa, MDQ says they needed more space, which is aplenty at the Home of Heroes.
The Moi International Sports Center is also the only venue of its size in Nairobi with world class facilities, MDQ said.
“Its on a super highway and accessible to everyone via the bypasses, venue has a full perimeter fence, has its own police station coordinating a multi-agency security team, is fully covered by CCTV, endless grass, endless trees, endless space, fully lit and tarmac parking that can do 3k+ cars and a great, cooperative venue manager,” MDQ said.
She assured that her team will deliver authentic, tailored and magical experience that is unmatched in East Africa.
“Growth comes with pains, but we have done it before and we will do it again. With 14 years in the game, we have become experts at curating a line-up and event experience that is unmatched in East Africa. From security, parking, to the finest details, we have a team that will deliver,” she said.
Kenyan Summer II will go down on December 21, 2022 and will be headlined by Afrobeats Nigerian star Ckay, Amapiano hit maker Musa Keys, Sauti Sol’s Savara, Afro house DJ Suraj, R&B’s rising stars Wendy Kay, Ethan Muziki, Watendawili and The Only Rosa. Others are HipHop’s revered lyricist Scar Mkadinali featuring Wangechi and Wakadinali.
Below is a video of MDQ showing off the new Blankets and Wine venue.
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