Blankets and Wine Kampala has carved a niche for Kampala party animals as that must-attend picnic – affair boosted by electric musical performances. Last Sunday’s was the 21st edition and the last one this year.
Lugogo Cricket Oval was awash with revellers sat on blankets, mats, shawls, picnic chairs or standing and drinking away; taking selfi es and enjoying every second of the event. The sun was bright, offering the perfect weather for a picnic atmosphere.
In fact, it could have been the reason many revellers made fashion statements befi tting the afternoon weather. Outfi ts such as bodycon dresses, sundresses, T-shirts, shorts, billowing dresses, fedoras and beanies were all on display. As the afternoon unfolded, opening acts from DJ Moses Sallo, singers Farouq Farouq, Tamba and Mankwa set the pace.
And as dusk set in, DJ Crisio from the Netherlands took to the decks getting the revellers off their mats and blankets to dance to jams from across the globe. Singer Irene Ntale, who was one of the day’s main acts, got on stage at 8:00pm.
The songbird treated fans to a groovy affair, with her danceable club bangers such as Gyobera and Go Down, before giving way to DJ Naselow. But probably the highlight of the show was Maleek Berry, a BritishNigerian record producer and recording artiste’s energetic set.
With club bangers such as The Matter, Love You, Feel Me, On Fire, Kontrol and Sisi Maria, the producer’s act was a thrilling affair punctuated by screams and sing-alongs.