The 3-day festival will take place at Diani Beach Club -right on the beach and home to Skydive Diani from 29th of Dec till 31st of Dec 2018.
“Diani Beach Festival is a platform to promote all the wonderful things about Kenya and one of the key things we want to emphasize is that we have some of the most incredible musical talent in the world and it’s for all our guests both domestic and international to enjoy the experience,” said Natasha Reema, one of the event Organizers.
Diani Beach Festival will present a series of world-class concert performances including performance by MTV award winners, Best Group in Africa, Sauti Sol, who are set to light up the stage on the opening night on Saturday 29th. Kenyan MTV award nominee, Nyashinski is expected to deliver an unforgettable performance to usher in New Year’s Day on 31st Dec alongside the legendary DJ Adrian.
Diani Beach Festival will open on 29th of December in style with performances from DJ Kace, DJ Skillz, and DJ JV from Kenya and European queen of Afrobeats DJ Brooke Bailey.
Hosting an array of local artists this time around, the event will also feature a diverse group of top Kenyan acts and bands performing on different nights. Among them, Afro pop band H_art The Band, Kenyan Roots & Culture reggae band - Roots Connection and The Beathogs (30 th Dec).
House/Electronic DJ Imran Mwangi (Kenya) and DJ Pink Mohawk will also have a special showcase on New Year’s Eve.
The festival which is held in conjunction with Kenya Tourism Board, combines sport, music and lifestyle.
Diani Beach has been rated Africa’s leading beach destination 2018 by World Travel Awards for the 5th time in a row.
“Last year, Diani Beach Festival provided an incredible launch pad and we have seen the positive increase in tourism throughout the year. I have no doubt this year the festival will continue to attract more people and we are all looking forward to the growth next year,” said Diani Reef Hotel CEO, Bobby Kimani.
The festival will conclude with an incredible fireworks display dubbed as “Magical Kenya”, which will light up the skies at midnight as Kenya usher in 2019.
Kwale County Commander, Tom Odero has assured Kenyans and foreign tourists alike planning to attend the festival of maximum security.
“Guests should not have any fears and have the confidence that our team are well trained and equipped to deal with any situation should they arise,” he said.