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11th August 2010 Print

The dates for the 2010 vinspired Lake of Stars Festival are out! The award winning event will take place on the palm fringed shores of Lake Malawi October 15th – 17th.

The Noisettes are confirmed to play as are Oliver Mtukudzi, Peter Mawanga, Tinashé, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Afrikan Boy, Jon McClure of Reverend & the Makers and XFM’s Eddy Temple Morris. With more very special acts to be announced soon.

This year is all about experiences, a music festival in the obvious destination is no longer enough. Now is the perfect time to join the vinspired Lake of Stars Festival and embark on a very special journey out to the warm heart of Africa.

vinspired Lake of Stars is an award winning festival that takes place in the warm heart of Africa on the palm fringed shores of the continent’s third largest lake: Lake Malawi. The event promotes Malawian arts and tourism and provides travelers and Malawians alike with the opportunity to enjoy incredible live performances in an exotic and beautiful location.

The festival was borne from a desire to raise money for a developing economy, help promote Malawi as a tourist destination and expose Malawian artists to international crowds, as well as putting on an amazing event by any nation’s standards. International and African artists gather for a musical, social and cultural exchange unlike anything else. For many the festival is the focal point of travelling around this beautiful country, forming part of an itinerary spanning what Malawi has to offer. You can make an adventure out of travelling direct to Malawi or make your own way across Africa to the festival.

So far through tourism spend the festival has generated over £100,000 every year for the last seven years for the local economy. 2009 was a highlight when the Malawian Minister of Tourism came to the festival to acknowledge its importance for the country as a whole. She loved it enough to stay and enjoy the music as well as dance in the sand.

In case you missed it, log on to to see the BBC film about the festival.

Listings info:

Event: vinspired Lake of Stars Festival 2010
Location: Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi
Dates: 15th- 17th October 2010
Costs: £75 for festival ticket, from £549 for flights from UK
Line Up announced so far: The Noisettes, Tinashé, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Afrikan Boy, Jon McClure of Reverend & the Makers, Eddy Temple Morris, Goldierocks, MORE TBA
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