Lake of Stars Festival Glasgow

11 Mar 2018

The SMP was proud to help bring the world-famous Malawian music festival Lake of Stars to Glasgow on Sunday 11th March for a special one-day festival.

Glasgow city centre was transformed into the Warm Heart of Africa and featured live music and poetry, and a Malawian market full of food, drinks, and gifts.

The one-day event in championed creative connections between Scotland and Africa, featuring free daytime activities followed by a ticketed evening concert.

Day time music included Scottish L-Space and Bwani Junction, Malawians Davie Luhanga, Moyenda and Danny Kalima, and Kobi Onyame from Ghana.

The evening line-up included Scott Hutchinson, frontman for Scottish alt-folk act Frightened Rabbit, Ghanaian hip hop artist M.anifest, Malawi singer-songwriter Faith Mussa, Scottish poet Michael Pedersen, and DJ Auntie Flo.

You can check out live recordings from the gig on BBC Radio Scotland The Afternoon Show with Grant Stott >>

The Glasgow event built on the historic Scotland–Malawi connection and was part of the SMP's #BuyMalawian2018 campaign, promoting trade between the countries by showcasing products such as coffee, tea, chilli sauce, rice, visual arts and crafts.

Check out the latest details for Lake of Stars Malawi >>