Our Favourite Festival Has NOT Been Cancelled!

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By  | Apr 18, 2020, 01:14 PM  | Events  | Top of The

Botswana’s highly acclaimed five day music and arts festival returns for another year of electrifying entertainment.

With everything being postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak we were seriously holding our breaths on this one.

Thapelo Fish Pabalinga, the founder of Gaborone International Music And Culture Week has some good news, finally! 

"GIMC will hopefully be held during its traditional period of first
week of September. We are watching with keen interest the developments around Covid -19 Virus. We are in touch with all relevant stakeholders and should a need arise to shift the dates we shall do so. The safety of our patrons is paramount and we will do all what is necessary to ensure their safety" 


Black Coffee
If there is one thing we know about the GIMC it is that it never disappoints, each year the festival evolves and although there will be a few surprises in store the format will be similar to that of the previous years with 8 shows for the duration of the week.  

"Our chronology of shows will be staged as follows: Fitness and Aerobics, Jazz, Champagne Picnic, Theatre, Poetry, Comedy, Clap and Tap and Main Festival-( 28 August until 5 September 2020)"

The GIMC is ranked among the 10 festivals in all of Africa, clearly they are doing something right.

"For GIMC to be ranked as one of the top festivals to attend in Africa is commendable and highly flattering because when we started the festival none of us saw it coming. Yes we can argue that it was always conceived to be a big regional event, but none of us can certainly say that's what it would result in."

 
DJ Fresh

The festival will continue with the regional flavour of the GIMC that has seen acts from across the continent come together to gives us the diverse but united festival experience we have come to know and love.

"We have worked with a lot of heavy weights across the region, but guys that have given us good value for money are Black Coffee, DJ Fresh, Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick from South Africa, Zimbabwe certainly the king of Rhumba Jah Prayzah, from Nigeria Basketmouth and Jonathan Butler from Los Angels (USA)."

 

Black Motion and Tips Shampoo


We know we will be antsy when we end these lockdowns and all this social distancing the festival is the place to let loose. 

Thapelo's parting shot: To make up for all the lost weekends during the lockdowns, we are going to make it one big turn up, a real carnival. See you on the other side. Keep hope alive, we shall emerge from all this stronger and wiser. 

We are already camping on their social media for updates on dates and tickets, you should too!

Gaborone International Music and Culture Week
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Twitter: @bwGIMC
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