Ufulu Festival slated for July 20

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Flood Church Malawi has announced July 20 as the new date for this year's Ufulu Festival which had been earlier scheduled for July 6 to at Civo Stadium.

This comes following the postponement of the celebrations due to recent spate of violence in Malawi over the disputed May 21 elections.

On Tuesday organisers of the event told Kulinji.com they will communicate during the week of the new arrangements.

Last week on July 5 the organisers, came out to tell the nation they have decided to call off the festival in light of the violence and looting.

Among the reasons given on the cancellation were the safety and comfort of the attendees, the artists, business owners as being of paramount importance.

Flood Church Malawi received K2 million from FDH Bank to go towards the preparation of the festival.

FDH Marketing Manager Ronald Chimchere said being a home grown bank they decided to sponsor the festival for the second consecutive year.

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“...We are delighted to be part of this festival once again. It has grown from bringing together 15,000 people in 2018 to expected 25,000 people in 2019.So with this support we live our brand purpose of ‘making growth possible’,” explained Chimchere.

According to the communication seen, there are no changes to the music roster indicating everything is intact.

This year rosters includes the likes of Shammah Vocals, Faith Mussa, Suffix, Code Sangala, Dj Kali, Kelvin Sings.

Ufulu festival began in 2014 at the City Mall Car Park, with an attendance of 300 people and enthusiastic performances.

It celebrates cultures, creativity and freedom of Malawi.