Music streaming service Boomplay is set to host a music festival dubbed Boomfest on April 6 at the ASK Dome.

Celebrating Kenyan music, the festival presents a star-studded lineup of artists including Khaligraph, Nadia Mukami, Arrow Bwoy, Femi One, Nameless, Bahati, Willy Paul, Ssaru, Boutross, Fathermoh, Wakadinali, Buruklyn Boyz and V-Be.

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The MCs for the day will be Mwalimu Racheal and Xclusive with DJ Lyta.

The festival’s theme is “Unite, Embrace and Celebrate” with the slogan: Feel the vibe in pride. This is to underscore the importance e of coming together, taking pride in Kenyan talents and artistry and projecting Kenya music as an African music powerhouse amidst an unforgettable experience of spectacular music performances.

Commenting on the rationale behind the festival and expectations, Martha Huro, Managing Director, East Africa at Boomplay, shared that, “Boomplay is poised to continue building assets and creating avenues to spotlight and unlock growth and development for the African music ecosystem.

In light of this, we have been translating our unique music offerings beyond the platform to the communities of the music industry towards impact.

“The decision to choose Kenya for the maiden edition of Boomplay’s live music asset, BoomFest, attests to the relevance of our music space and the need for us to amplify what we have, unite towards the greater good of our music industry and emphasise creating a more viable ecosystem for future gains.

I am expecting BoomFest Kenya 2024 to make a huge statement for Kenya artistry and music experience plus look forward to the dialogues and initiatives that will propel us forward from this festival,” Martha Huro added.

The festival’s main partner Infinix also shared in the event’s vision, promising to provide an immersive experience for attendees.

“Infinix recognizes BoomFest as a cultural epicenter that mirrors the dynamic, fun and cool lifestyle of today’s youth.

“Our decision to be part of BoomFest 2024 stems from a shared passion for pushing boundaries and celebrating the essence of youthfulness.

“By aligning with BoomFest, Infinix aims to create an immersive experience, integrating our innovative smartphone technology with the festival’s electrifying atmosphere,” Michael Zeng, Infinix Manager said.

Bommfest is expected to become an annual music event that takes place in several countries around the continent.

Tickets are currently on sale.

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