Since 2004, autumn in Malawi has seen the Lake of Stars Festival take place on the palm fringed shores of Africa's third largest lake: Lake Malawi. The festival raises money for charity, promotes Malawian music and provides travellers and Malawians alike with the opportunity to enjoy fantastic live music in an exotic and beautiful location. International and African artists share the stage at Chintheche Inn. So far artists such as Groove Armada's Andy Cato, Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Yewande (US), the Chibuku DJs and Bugz in the Attic's Mikey General have all journeyed out to the warm heart of Africa to perform. Joining them have been some of the biggest names in Malawian music - Tikhu Vibrations, Wambali, the Black Missionaries, and Joseph Tembo to name a few. Performances range from African jazz and gospel groups to beatboxers, circus performers, and DJs.
As well as the festival, Lake of Stars stages parties all over the world to help fund the festival and raise awareness of the event and of Malawi. Regular gigs take place in London and Liverpool and there are events in Europe and Africa planned for 2007. All dates, news, photos, and general information is updated on this site.