The much anticipated “All-star” national music Celebration’ that is slated to take place on 31st August is set to first hold a music tour around the country.
This was announced last evening at The Square during a press conference by Swangz Avenue and Bell Jamz who have partnered together to present the three months national music celebration dubbed “The Swangz All Star Tour”.
“Over the last 10 years, we have witnessed the growth of Ugandan music and local music talent. From the big names that were here a decade ago, to the new faces who are churning out great music,” said Benon Mugumbya, founder, Swangz Avenue.
He added, “The Swangz All Star Tour will bring all these in one big music celebration, on one stage, to perform the best Ugandan hits.”
This campaign’s main focus is to celebrate, appreciate Ugandan music and it coincides with the 10 year anniversary of the Muyenga based Record label that has nurtured some of the biggest artists the country has today.
The announcement was made in the presence of renowned Ugandan artists, song writers and music enthusiasts.
The artists present gave the guests a thrill and a sample of what will happen on the actual event by performing some of their new hit songs.
While announcing the partnership, Bell Lager Brand Manager, Francis Kirabira said “This event will tell a story of the Ugandan musical journey by the best hit makers on the market today, Swangz Avenue. Bell Lager has a long history of Ugandan music association and has contributed to uplifting it,The All Swangz Star Tour will prove to Uganda and the rest of the world that Ugandan music is a force to be reckoned with.”
The celebration will feature four regional music celebrations around the country that will culminate in a grand finale on Friday 31st August at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The tour will include regional celebrations in Mbale, Gulu, Mbarara, Arua and the grand finale will be in Kampala in August.
The artists who will feature in The All Star Tour include Fik Famaica, Ykeebenda, Bebe Cool, Winnie Nwagi, Sheebah, Vinka, Vampos, A pas and more.
A unique music production at the grand finale which will feature a big international music star as a guest performer was promised by the organizers.