The Lagos urban culture and music festival, better known as the Gidi Music Festival is set to hold its third season. And like last year, it returns to the exclusive environ of Eko Atlantic City. This time it is being supported by other stakeholders like Redbull, Mikano, Heineken, Hyperia and the Lagos State Government. So far, only the first edition was held at Elegushi Beach.
Show producer, Chinedu Okeke and his team at Eclipse Entertainment have promised an affordable and accessible event that keeps to world class standard. He also said the event this year will be bigger and better for its ambition to put Africa on one stage, using Lagos, Nigeria as the melting pot. For this reaon, there will be a strong presence of Nigerian headline acts, performing with other up and coming talents.
Apart from the music, there will be beach soccer and volley ball contests which will be headed by celebrity captains and the food market will open all day, serviced by between 20 and 30 vendors. The Festival holds on March 26, with live music from Africa’s best artistes such as Davido, Tiwa Savage, Timaya, Phyno and Yemi Alade. Opening acts on the day are Adekunle Gold and Small Doctor.
Hosts for Gidi Fest 2016 include MTV Base VJ’s, Nomuzi from South Africa and Nigeria’s, Ehiz, alongside City FM OAP, Sensei Uche. DJ Obi and DJ Kaywise will be spinning pulsating dance music from the decks.
The foreign artistes on the bill include Ricky Rick, KO who used to be known as Teargas and the Ghanaian artiste, Manifest.
Ngozi Nkwoji, brand manager for Heineken and Strongbow Apple Cider from the stable of Nigerian Breweries used the opportunity to unveil Heineken’s ‘Live Your Music’ campaign
The Heineken ‘Live Your Music’ campaign is a celebration of music experiences that makes people feel more alive – experiences tailored at giving passionate music lovers and ‘live-rs’ the opportunity to live the power of their music in more accessible and affordable ways.