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Friday, February 10, 2006

The Lake of Stars Festival

Feb 10 2006

1st - 3rd September 2006 @ Chintheche Inn, Northern Malawi, Africa

By Stephen Evans, icNorthWest


Lake Of Stars Festival main stage - Malawi music festival 2004

THE Malawi music festival is back. Set in southern Africa on the shimmering, palm-fringed shores of Lake Malawi, the Lake of Stars Festival has become one of the fastest growing events in sub-saharan Africa.

The last two years have seen Groove Armada's Andy Cato, DJ Yoda and Felix B from Basement Jaxx fly out along with around 200 people from all over the UK to fuse African and Western culture, all in the name of charity!

This year the word has spread throughout Africa with artists and festiver-goers alike coming from Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia.

Headlining and hosting the event will be BBC 1Xtra's Ras Kwame http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onemusic/ras/ Chibuku residents the Beat Monkeys, Phat Phil Cooper, Maverick Mitchell and Malawi stars Tikhu Vibrations, the Black Missionaries and Wambali, amongst others.

STA Travel have arranged discount flights with Kenya Airways at £620 inc tax. These must be booked through the Liverpool branch on Bold Street Tel: 0151 707 1123.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEPOSIT FOR THESE GROUP FLIGHTS ARE £200 AND MUST BE PAID FOR BY 28TH FEBRUARY.

The remaining fee must then be paid for by the start of June. Alternatively, contact STA Travel to discuss other routes to Malawi.

You can fly to Cape Town, then travel overland and depart from Malawi from only £580 Or fly into Kenya, head to Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean, then work your way down to the festival and fly home for just £550.

For information and ideas on what to do whilst in Malawi please check out the festival website: www.lakeofstarsfestival.co.uk/

For more information please email info@lakeofstarsfestival.co.uk or call 0151 708 5051.

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