Blankets and Wine closes year in style

Revellers relaxing before the

Blankets and Wine Kampala has carved a niche for Kampala party animals as that must-attend picnic – affair boosted by electric musical performances. Last Sunday’s was the 21st edition and the last one this year.

Lugogo Cricket Oval was awash with revellers sat on blankets, mats, shawls, picnic chairs or standing and drinking away; taking selfi es and enjoying every second of the event. The sun was bright, offering the perfect weather for a picnic atmosphere.

In fact, it could have been the reason many revellers made fashion statements befi tting the afternoon weather. Outfi ts such as bodycon dresses, sundresses, T-shirts, shorts, billowing dresses, fedoras and beanies were all on display. As the afternoon unfolded, opening acts from DJ Moses Sallo, singers Farouq Farouq, Tamba and Mankwa set the pace.

And as dusk set in, DJ Crisio from the Netherlands took to the decks getting the revellers off their mats and blankets to dance to jams from across the globe. Singer Irene Ntale, who was one of the day’s main acts, got on stage at 8:00pm.

The songbird treated fans to a groovy affair, with her danceable club bangers such as Gyobera and Go Down, before giving way to DJ Naselow. But probably the highlight of the show was Maleek Berry, a BritishNigerian record producer and recording artiste’s energetic set.

With club bangers such as The Matter, Love You, Feel Me, On Fire, Kontrol and Sisi Maria, the producer’s act was a thrilling affair punctuated by screams and sing-alongs.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.