Lulu, Blacks to headline ship cruise festival


Top billed artist Lulu and Malawi’s formidable reggae outfit Black Missionaries are set to perform, at this year’s ship cruise beach festival taking place on 14th April can confirm.

Organisers of the event have said the two acts were booked due to high demand.

DJ Rubbie, one of the event organisers said they created a WhatsApp group from last year's ship cruise experience, asked those who came including those who joined this year who they would like to see and that is how they came up with that line-up.

He said apart from the two they still have two or three gospel artists to be announced for Sunday performances since it is Easter.

There had been concerns from people who want to buy tickets over the pricing saying K40,00 is costly but Rubbie said they came up with that price because of the charge they got from Malawi shipping company.

“I would say those who think it’s a bit expensive are missing a point the festival tickets are in two categories; its either you pay K40,000 for the cruise from Cape Maclear to Salima and back to join those who will be at the beach festival, for this one we only have 100 tickets or you just pay 5000 for the beach festival only for two days with performances by Lulu, ma blacks ,VJ Ice, DJ Maya and many more artists to be announced later," he said.

Black Missionaries
To perform on deck: The Black Missionaries 

He added that the concept of the festival was created to get people to travel water while still enjoying the performances and experience some beautiful places along Lake Malawi.

This will be the second year happening and Rubbie said it feels good to see what they had as a dream becoming a reality and called on companies to come and support.

Atleast 2,000 people are expected to grace the event and he acknowledged it is not an easy feat but was confident of pulling it off.

DJ Rubbie they sold out all early bird tickets within 48hrs and now regular tickets are on sale.

The beach party will be held from 11-12 April, 2020.