Oktoberfest delivers the ultimate summer music experience

KIKI with fans at the Oktoberfest.

LUSAKA – Thousands of revellers flocked to Chisamba last weekend for the nation’s largest music festival, sponsored by the Zambian Breweries Castle Lite lager brand.
Some 8,000 party-goers travelled to Chisamba for the fiesta of music, food and fun at Fringilla Farm in Chisamba, with this year’s international acts including house music specialists Mi Casa, Jason Gladwin, Uhuru and Heavy K alongside 14 local Zambian acts, including DJs Blocks and Sebastien Dutch, over the three days of the festival.
The R&G Oktoberfest has grown from its more modest beginnings in 2011 with around 1,500 participants to its current status as the largest music festival in the country.
In 2015, the festival recorded an impressive count of 7,500 guests who were treated to a range of entertainment acts including a mix of international and local musicians.
“We are delighted to host another R&G Oktoberfest,” said Ronnel Armengol, director of R&G Events, who are organising the Oktoberfest.
“This festival is all about bringing people together to laugh, appreciate some of the finest music in the region and have a good time.”
The festival passed off without major incidents following a warning from Zambian Breweries and the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) for people not to drink and drive as part of the company’s on-going campaign to ensure responsible drinking.              LANGMEAD & BAKER

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