Eleven music performers have been lined up to entertain revelers in Blantyre during this year’s Independence Celebrations from 8 to 9 July.
Brothers Paul and Lucius Banda, Skeffa Chimoto, Blak Jak and Blaze are among the local musicians that are expected to perform live during the party which is scheduled to take place on Livingstone Avenue in Blantyre CBD.
During the party, reggae band the Black Missionaries will get to share the stage for the second time with brothers Takudziwani and Paul Chokani who left the band to re-establish the Wailing Brothers band in January, 2016.
The first time the cousins turned rivals shared the stage after their breakup was late last year in the city of Mzuzu.
In addition, the acoustic duo of Edgar ndi Davis will perform for their regular fans in Blantyre for the first time this year.
This will be after they performed for VIPs at the inaugural Nyasa Music Awards gala at the COMESA hall in Blantyre.
The 2017 Carlsberg Street party will accord Afro-pop singer, Sonyezo the opportunity to showcase his new side of music after he changed his stage name from Sonye early this month.
Rapper, Fredokiss will mark his return to the stage after a long silence that was marred with the MRA’s seizure of his vehicle which the tax collector later returned.
Multinational brewer, Carlsberg and local entertainment firm, Entertainers Promotions, have organised the street party.
Revelers will have to buy thee Carlsberg beers as a pass to the two-day party which will start on the afternoon of Saturday, 8 July.
The party is amongst the many street entertainment events that are scheduled to take place in the city this year.
Last Month, Carlsberg Malawi organised a similar event which targeted the urban youth of Blantyre.
Dubbed “Carlsberg Urban Legacy” the indoor event was held at the College of Medicine’s Sports Complex.
The live gig which was held for a second year running attracted performances by some of the biggest names in Malawi’s urban music including rappers Tay Grin, Martse, Charisma and Kwini B, reggae-dancehall singers Sangie and Malinga Mafia, afro-pop singers Theo Thomson and Sir Patricks.