UMP returns after 7 years – Capital Radio Malawi
24 July, 2024

The Urban Music People (UMP) Festival is set to return this year after a seven-year break, Chitoliro Productionz have announced through a statement.

Dubbed The Evolution, this year’s event will take place at Cape Maclear in Mangochi and is scheduled for three days from 25th to 28th October.

Artists and patrons showing UMP awards at a previous event

“This shift from cities, specifically Lilongwe and Blantyre, symbolizes a broader recognition of lakeshore areas as vibrant urban centers, nurturing connections between urban hubs and lakeside communities.

“By embracing Cape Maclear’s local community and natural beauty, the festival endeavors to flip the script on local tourism, creating local and international connections and making moves that matter,” reads the statement in part.

The UMP festival began as a mini-concert at Grin Bamboo in Blantyre in 2009 by employing a makeshift stage on the back of a truck and was last held at Blantyre Sports Club in 2017 where South Africa rappers Emtee and Nadia Nakai performed.

Other past performers at UMP festivals have included artists such as Gemini Major, Pop Dogg, Sonye, Purple C, Tay Grin, and Fredokiss.

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