The Kenyan edition of Nyege Nyege festival slated for September 1 to September 3, 2023, has been postponed to November.
In a statement, the organisers of the festival said the postponement has been necessitated by factors beyond their control.
“After an extensive evaluation of the prevailing circumstances, we’ve determined that it is in the best interest of all parties to reschedule the event to Friday 3rd November to Sunday 5th November, 2023,” the statement read in part.
Among some of the reasons the organisers gave for the postponement were encountering logistical challenges and the unavailability of key stakeholders.
“We are committed to delivering an event that exceeds expectations, and these factors are instrumental in achieving that goal,” they said.
The organisers apologised to fans and other stakeholders for any inconvenience caused and promised to deliver a festival like no other in November.
“All tickets and reservations purchased for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates. We understand that this change may cause inconveniences to some of our participants and supporters, and we sincerely apologise for any disruption this may cause.”
The Nyege Nyege festival was first held in Uganda in 2013, and was the brainchild of Arlen Dilsizian and Derek Debru, both music producers and DJs.
The festival aims to celebrate music, art, culture and creativity, and has since grown in leaps and bounds, to become one of the biggest festivals in East Africa.
The Kenyan edition of the festival looks to emulate the success witnessed in Uganda.