The Vic Falls Carnival is back this year to provide you with another unforgettable 3-day experience in the Zimbabwean tourism capital – Victoria Falls. So if you’re looking for somewhere to spend New Year’s, then perhaps this is the place for you to be?
Claimed by CNN to be one of the top seven music festivals on the African continent, the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival boasts a truly African experience, from location to line-up.
Originally called Falls Fest, the first music festival in Vic Falls was launched in 2009. In 2012, the Vic Falls Carnival was founded, and last year the incredible Seed Experiences were brought on board to further boost the exciting event.
Catering for almost all music tastes, this year’s line-up is as sensational as ever. Headlining the proudly-African list of musicians is Goldfish and Oliver Mtukudzi, both of whom are sure to attract the crowds. To make things a little simpler, here is a detailed description of the line-up over the course of the three days:
DJ Francis (17:00 & 23:00)
CU Rage (12:00)
Eleftherios Mukuka (15:00)
Winky D (19:00)
Oliver Mtukudzi (22:00)
Goldfish Live (23:00)
Jason Le Roux (01:00)
On the 29th, hop on board a vintage steam train that will transport you to a ‘secret bush party’ nearby. On the way, allow your inhibitions and your senses to give into the contemporary sound of a host of talented local Zimbabwean DJ’s. One you have disembarked, enjoy a five-hour long bash at an amazing, undisclosed venue.
On the 30th, the party moves to the centrally-located Victoria Falls Farm School for a vibrant Colour Festival. Don your whitest of white clothes, grab a handful of colourful power and dance your heart out under the starry African sky. If you’re looking for a little extra, clean yourself up and head to one of the three official After-parties. Venues are Shoestrings, Vic Falls Rest Camp and the Adventure Lodge.
The main event, on New Year’s Eve, is by far the most exciting of them all. A phenomenal line-up will keep you on your feet all night and the organisers guarantee a party never to forget. Beginning at 5pm, the event will continue until around 3am. The Green Village, located within Victoria Falls Farm School, is an area that will focus on bringing awareness to initiatives involved in conservation and preservation, such as: anti-poaching projects, recycling schemes and overall environmental protection. Seen at Rocking the Daisies earlier this year, there will also be interactive artworks and a host of fun activities to aid in merging awareness and creativity.
Prices for the event are as follows:
29 Dec: Train Party – SOLD OUT
30 Dec: Colour Party* $50.00 (R 550)
31 Dec: New Year Festival $50.00 (R 550)
2 Day Pass (30th & 31st) $80.00 (R 880)
Children under 7 Free
30th Dec : Ages 8 – 17 $30 (R 330)
*Colour Party does not include bags of powder ($2 or R20 per bag).
To buy your tickets, simply visit http://www.vicfallscarnival.com/the-festival/.