Shoko Festival is set to inspire the capital city from the 25th-28th of September 2014 under the theme 'Re-Inspire Re-Imagine' at Alex Sports Club. This year's edition will feature international headline acts such as Nneka (Germany), Loyiso Gola (South Africa), Buddy Wakefield (USA), The Layabouts (UK) and Chester Missing (South Africa). Zimbabwe will be represented by sensational headline acts such as Netsayi, Tehn Diamond, Ammara Brown, Jason Leroux, Rax & Raydizz and Ba Shupi.
This year the Festival asks the public to rethink creatively, to look at the way we see ourselves, the country and the future, to breathe life into our world, to Re-Inspire, to Re-Imagine. Expect a transformed arena including funky installations that will range from wild to wilder, an up-cycling contest between local designers and engineers, a fun day for the young and families: new elements added to a tested formula.
Alex Sports Club in Milton Park along Blakiston Street just on the edge of the central business district is the setting for this year's festival providing festival-goers a reason to rush from their busy schedules and revel in the range of art activities and festivities. The venue will be transformed into a vibrant festive hub. On last day of the festival, the concerts move to the Peace in the Hood Concert in Chitungwiza.
Shoko Festival is Zimbabwe's fastest growing international arts festival produced by Magamba Network. The festival is set to run from the 25th – 28th September 2014 and will feature the very best in urban culture, music, comedy, poetry, DJ parties, talks, new media discussions workshops and awards with local, regional and international acts.
This year's edition is supported by Shoko's Main Festival partner, the Embassy of Sweden, as well as Premium partners, the Culture Fund in Partnership with European Union & Hivos in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy.