Eclipse Live Africa, organizers of what is best known as “Africa’s Biggest Beach Festival”, officially announce the third edition of Gidi Fest which returns to Eko Atlantic on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The one-day beach festival opens its gates at noon with day activities ranging from beach sports headed by celebrity team captains, to tasting the very best of African dishes at the food court, and of course live music from some of Africa’s best artists.
Speaking on the 3 edition of Gidi Fest, Founder Chin Okeke says, “We are really excited to be back this year, having learned a lot from previous editions. We genuinely feel this one is going to put us on the global festival map and show the world that Lagos is the continent’s melting pot for music and culture. It’s about curating an experience for our people so there are some exciting upgrades that will surprise our guests”
Gidi Fest is creating a tradition of youth empowerment and celebrating African music, culture and people in every form. In the strength of this, we chose to continue with last year’s theme of Africa on One Stage.
The 2 edition of Gidi Fest, which held in April 2015, saw thousands of people at Eko Atlantic throughout the course of the day. Festival-goers enjoyed the fun daytime activities, beach sports, the Fayrouz art installation, The Melting Pot food court and last year’s hit, the silent disco. As the night went on, the main stage lit up with various artists from across the African continent including Congo’s Awilo, Kenya’s Victoria Kimani, Ghana’s EL and Efya, Rwanda’s Urban Boyz, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee, and Nigeria’s finest, such as Burna Boy, M.I, Waje, Falz, CDQ and more.
Media Partners include MTV Base, Bella Naija, Silverbird, Beat FM, City FM, Cool FM, DSTV, Guardian Life, Linda Ikeji, MTV Base, NotJustOk, okayafrica, Pulse, Rhythm FM, Style Vitae, and Top Radio.
Further information such as the artist line up, ticketing information, competitions and giveaways, will be revealed in the weeks to come.