Zomba City Festival in Zomba

Zomba City Festival

About Zomba City Festival

Number of People Attended Last Event 800
Date of Event 28 April – 1 May 2023
Entrance Fee Day Ticket: MK10,000, Pre-sale: MK16,000, Weekend: MK24,000

Founded in 2020, Zomba City Festival which is organized by Zomba Arts Platform is in its second year running.

The aim of the festival is to attract visitors to Zomba to explore and discover what the historic college city has to offer.

Zomba City Festival is not just a music festival, it is truly a city festival with a focus on arts, nature and heritage.

During the festival, patrons can enjoy a historic walk, coffee tasting, an art exhibition, a fashion show, cycling, hikes and much more.

The festival is open to all ages and this year, 2022, it was very evident that this was well understood by the public, as the festival welcomed young families, teenagers as well as older people.

There were over 50 performing artists, of which more than half came from Zomba.

The festival took place over 4 days from 29th of April to 2nd of May 2022 in 7 venues across Zomba: The Heritage Centre, Mango Lodge, Pakachere, The Mixed, Gymkhana Club, Sunbird Ku Chawe and Zomba’s scenic Botanic Gardens.

The Zomba City Festival did not take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, it was small and had 800 visitors.

Contact Details

TEL +265 (0) 995 355 702, +265 (0) 994 063 120


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