Africa’s most exciting festival, The Vic Falls Carnival, returns at year end for a once-in-a-lifetime New Years’ experience from 29 – 31 December, 2017. The setting is spectacular, the adventure non-stop, the crowd a mix of local and international music fans, and the music line-up an insane combination of phenomenal acts.
The latest artists added to the bill include Ammara Brown, Mi Casa, Rubber Duc and DJ Francis.
Black Coffee, Tresor, AKA, more
For the first time in Vic Falls Carnival history, Africa’s multi award-winning DJ royalty, Black Coffee, will take to the decks on 30 December. This DJ and producer defies convention, and has proved his worth on his South African Music Award-winning album Home Brewed. Sidestepping Afro-house clichés and stage-managed highs in favour of restrained sophistication, Black Coffee’s penchant is for true Afropolitan house. He’s performed at Coachella, has a residency in Ibiza and now you can catch him live in the heart of Africa.
Joining Black Coffee is heavyweight from the heart of the Congo, Tresor. A multi-award winning, platinum selling, breakout singer-songwriter and producer Tresor released his debut album, VII in September last year. It features collaborations with AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana and The Soil and opened at #2 on the iTunes Albums Chart in South Africa.
Due to high demand, The Kiffness will bring their insane hair whipping, multi-instrument electric performance back to The Falls. These tongue-in-cheek playful guys have the best sense of humour in the business and know how to create a killer track. Their live performance is a mix of jazzy, groovy and uplifting house music.
Zambian RnB hit maker Mampi will bring her energetic, rhythmic performance to the stage, adding some real African flavour to the line-up. Founder of Neverland and Zimbabwean local Jason Le Roux will curate and perform at the iconic African Carnival Train party, making sure every beat elevates the crowd. And Vic Falls locals, Flying Bantu will raise your spirits with their Afro-fusion of rock, reggae, jazz and funk.
It’s all about travel, adventure and of course, music, all in one renowned setting, Africa’s majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders”!
29 Dec, 2017 – African Carnival Train
Get dressed up for a journey unlike any other through the African bushveld with legendary DJ Francis onboard as you speed past lions and elephants. The train stops in a secret bush location in the Vic Falls wildlife park for an unforgettable night under the stars with back to back DJs including Neverland founder DJ Jason Le Roux.
30 December 2017 – Concert with DJ Black Coffee
Start your New Year’s celebration early with an electric night of the best in live house, African, indie and electro-pop. What’s the best way to get warmed up? With a strong piping- hot mix from Africa’s biggest artist Black Coffee headlining the night with many more artists to be announced. The action doesn’t stop there; you can head into town for a host of parties at popular local venues like Shoestrings Lodge.
31 December 2017 – New Year’s Unity Concert
Bring your own flags, paint your face in your home colours and represent your roots as it all comes together to countdown to 2018. Jam until the sun comes up with a host of amazing artists including Tresor, the music sensation from the heart of the Congo, the kings of energetic must-dance-to live performance The Kiffness, Zambian queen of dancehall Mampi, local Vic Falls’ band Flying Bantu and many more. Ring in the countdown with thousands of adventure-loving travellers from all over the world, fire breathers, traditional dancers and experience a once-in-a-lifetime New Years!
The excitement doesn’t stop at the festival grounds – spend your days white water rafting, bungee jumping, on an elephant back safari or sip on a cocktail whilst you watch the vulture feeding at Safari Lodge. All festival-goers receive 10% off all adventure packages when booked with your festival ticket.
What: The Vic Falls Carnival
Where, when: Vic Falls from 29 December, 2017 – 1 January, 2018
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VicFallCarnival, #VFC2017