REVEALED: Why Nyege Nyege Festival will be taking Place at Itada Falls

The Return of Nyege Nyege Festival: Why Itada Falls?

Its now only 54 days left to the return of the much anticipated Africa’s biggest music and arts festival well known as Nyege Nyege Festival.

Happening in Jinja as it has always been the case, this time round, the festival will not be happening at the Nile Discovery Beach but Itada Falls starting from the 15th-18th of September 2022.

Why Itada Falls?

For the 7th edition which comes after a 2-year hiatus, Nyege Nyege will inaugurate its brand new home, ashore the mighty Itanda Falls in the heart of Busoga region, a few kilometers from Jinja town. Chimpreports understands that the decision was made by His Highness the Kyabazinga (King) Wilberforce III of Busoga and the Busoga Ministry of Tourism who suggested that the festival be moved to one of Busoga’s main cultural hotspots: the Itanda Falls.

The majestic waterfalls, which are known for their grade 6 rapids, will be the highlight of the festival with necessary security precautions underway in partnership with relevant authorities. This includes blocking off the falls so that only adventure activities such as a brand-new bungee jump, Nile rafting, paddling, sunset cruises, and waterparks in collaboration with ADRIFT, will have access to them.

By upgrading to a brand new site, Nyege Nyege is confident that it will be able to offer revelers a more comfortable and safe experience while putting Itanda on the map as one of East Africa’s most exciting tourism destinations.

Moving into a site 5 times the size of the Nile Discovery Beach will give Nyege Nyege Nyege Festival Plot 1, Hill Drive, Kololo info@nyegenyege.com  www.nyegenyege.com a unique opportunity to further expand on art installations, mind blowing stage design and visual shows bringing both the forest, the Nile and the falls to life at night.

With a special focus on new hybrid sounds from the Diaspora, music from the Caribbean, and the most exciting acts in Africa.

Born out of Kampala’s boiling underground scene and as an extension to its parties, record labels, studios, and artist collective, Nyege Nyege Festival is an experience that is considered one of the most important music & arts gatherings in East Africa. Both a life-changing experience and an unforgettable party, the festival that’s built on Pan-African values and diversity offers a unique opportunity to dive into the abundance of music from East Africa and beyond.

The 4-day festival, which runs from Thursday, September 15, to Sunday, September 18, features over 300 performers on 7 stages, ranging from marching bands to hip-hop gangs, rising stars to living legends.

On-site Camping

2022 will also mark the official opening of Nyegeville, a city within the festival where revelers will be treated to 5-star camping and glamping facilities, including small lodges overlooking the Nile, experiential camping that will include everything from hot showers to morning yoga classes, safe lockers and even a private beach. With Nyegeville the festival wants to emulate the biggest festivals in the world, giving people an on-site accommodation experience that will allow them to live the experience to the fullest.

Nyege Nyege Festival Site Map.


The festival is partnering with TREEPZ to offer affordable and convenient transportation options from the airport, Kampala and Jinja to Itanda falls, making it an easy journey to the festival.


East African residents can presently purchase earlybird tickets at https://nyegenyege.com/tickets/ for Shs 130,000. For more information on vending and partnership opportunities, email
events@talentafricagroup.com , call 0703825368 or 0776301557 or visit www.nyegenyege.com.

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