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Nairobi Tusker Oktobafest underway

The three-day event of this year’s Tusker Oktobafest, is set to kick off on Friday at the expansive Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi.

This annual extravaganza is the world’s largest beer festival, Oktobafest, which attracts thousands of Kenyans gathering to make merry in any language and kicked off its first regional jamboree in East Africa.

Oktoberfest, an event that started in Germany, has now come to East Africa.

Over the years, the beer festival has become a huge business opportunity for alcoholic beverage makers.

The event kicked off the final leg of the 2023 last weekend in Uganda and Tanzania and will eventually culminate in the three-day Nairobi event which will start on Friday and end on Sunday.

In Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Tusker OktobaFest had a line-up that included Uganda’s iconic performer, Jose Chameleone, Tanzania’s Ali Kiba and Kenya’s Nyashinski, filling the festival with incredible musical performances.

In Kampala, Uganda, they had performances from Harmonize, Nyashinski and Azawi who all created an unforgettable fusion of East African talent for the attendees.

Nairobi will see Kenya’s Nyashinski, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and South Sudan’s John Frog join tens of artistes for the festival – with the latter duo jetting in on Friday.

This year’s entertainers’ line-up, involving close to 100 artistes (including East African musicians and DJs) promises an unforgettable fun showcasing East Africa’s diversity soundscape; from the iconic classics of Kenyan music to the latest Gengetone hits, and the irresistible rhythms of East Africa.

Preparations involved better mobility for revelers with free shuttles from Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) at Kencom for festival-goers with tickets.

All Regular ticket holders will park at the Jamhuri Sports Grounds, from where they will be shuttled by BasiGo, an e-mobility start-up looking to revolutionize the public transportation. VIP/VVIP parking, on the other hand, will be available at The Office Park.

The festival’s focus on celebrating East African culture and fostering cultural exchange through music is perfectly embodied by the inclusion of Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz and South Sudan’s own John Frog.

They are set to bring their unique flair to the festival, uniting East African cultures, and rhythms under one roof. The two are already in the country as they look to take to the stage.

From the throwback-themed Friday to the grand finale on Sunday, Oktobafest promises three days of non-stop entertainment and cultural immersion.

The three-day Nairobi festival is the culmination of multiple events across Kenya and East Africa.

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