Kenya’s most popular alternative New Year festival, Beneath The Baobabs Festival, is back. The action goes down in Kilifi this 30th December 2022 – 1st January 2023. For the last 8 Years, Beneath The Baobabs Festival has been grooming Kilifi as a mecca for East African artists, fans, and audiophiles to celebrate the new and past year.
Beneath The Baobabs Festival is the leading ambassador for counter-culture, alternative music, art, and performance on the Kenyan Coast. The festival organizers unveiled the upcoming editions line up of over 60 artists at a media launch that took place at the KO Craft Room in Westlands.
Performing artists in attendance at the media launch event include Maya Amolo, DJ Paps, and Blocka Beats. Other top personalities in attendance included Comedian Mammito Eunice, Radio Host Wanjira Longauer, members of The Sandwich Podcast, and Captain Joyce ‘Smiles’ Beckwith. The festival management – Julie Olum (Head of marketing) and Matthew Swallow (Creative director) was also in attendance.
Beneath The Baobabs Festival Lineup
Beneath The Baobabs Festival lineup features both top and emerging East African and global acts in several music genres. These acts will grace the festival’s 4 stages at the Enchanted Baobab Forest of Kilifi. Some of the international artists on the lineup include Percussive House Master, Melé, Ghanaian-based Oroko Radio founders Kikelomo b2b Nico Adomako, London’s freshest underground crew, label, and dance, Touching Bass, and Frank Is Franck of Shapes Festival.
Kenyan artists performing in the festival include Maya Amolo, Ochunglo Family, Blocka Beats, Kahush, Bakhita, and Labdi among others. Beneath The Baobabs organizers never disappoint and promise to deliver yet another unforgettable and immersive festival experience.
The venue – Enchanted Baobab Forest of Kilifi occupies 50 acres of land upstream from Takaungu Creek and 5kms from the Indian Ocean. This makes it ideal for Beneath The Baobab’s tropical party and holiday experience.
There are several ways to get to the venue. Flight options internationally are to Mombasa Moi Airport, whilst more regional travelers can fly to Malindi Airport & Vipingo Air Strip. Also, a train is possible via SGR to Mombasa or a direct bus to Kilifi Town.
As for accommodation, it is best found onsite in the well-equipped free camping and glamping zones which have proper lighting and Eco-Loos and Showers. Check here for more details on accommodation. Sounds like a plan? The Die Hard, and Early Bird tickets are already sold, hurry and secure your tickets on Quicket.