The Rift Valley Festival – 31st August, 1st and 2nd September – Lake Naivasha

Posted on August 10th, 2012
Categories: News

We are delighted to announce that The Rift Valley Festival in conjunction with Virgin atlantic is back for it’s third fantastic year! Once again we bring you a completely unique and inspiring event in one of the world’s most breath-taking places – The Great Rift Valley, Kenya – “The cradle of mankind”.  The festival runs over 3 days and incorporates some excellent Kenyan and international artists.  Friday evening kicks off with a great club night, excellent DJs, cocktail bars and so much more. The rest of the weekend is for all the family to enjoy talented musicians, playing live on the stunning shores of Lake Naivasha.

Over the last two years we have created an internationally recognised event that promotes and supports Kenyan and East African musicians in their own homeland in front of their own fans. The Rift Valley Festival also exposes East African culture, art and diversity within it’s people to an international audience. Unity, love and awareness through the power of music!

The festival’s charitable purpose is to raise funds directly for the local community in the Lake Naivasha area. Part of the profits from ticket sales will be used to help provide clean, accessible water supply, improve sanitation and to support projects promoting environmental awareness.

You’ll have the opportunity to let yourself go and party under the stars in one of the world’s most beautiful places, on the shores of Lake Naivasha, surrounded by mountains, volcanoes and awesome wildlife with some of Kenya’s and East Africa’s most talented musicians, all with the aim of helping local communities and raising the profile of arts in East Africa.

The Rift Valley Festival has quickly gained an excellent profile as a high quality annual event in Kenya and we are now pushing to become one of Africa’s leading festivals. We expect an audience of 5,000 people this year. International press and media reviews for last year’s event alone reached over 2.5 million people and this years we aim to put Rift Valley Festival 2012 on the global festival map and  Lake Naivasha as a stunning holiday destination..

Confirmed Line-up so far.. Felix B (Basement Jaxx) DJ set, Suzzana Owiyo, Olith Ratego, Rumba Japan (Congo), Joe Driscoll (USA), Sekou Kouyate (Guinea), Winyo, Owiny Sigoma Band (Kenya/UK), Maia Von Lekow, Yunasi, Beathogs ft Denise Gordan (Kenya/USA), Sofrito (UK), Racubah (UK), Ben The Bee (House of Honey UK), Mr Sean, POP, BBSA, Jimbish, J-Star (UK), plus more very special guests to be!

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Tickets available from:  or:

Ticket outlets: Mercury Lounge (ABC place & Junction), Hidden agenda (Sarit centre) Que Pasa (Karen). Fisherman’s camp (Naivasha).

For more info – Sean Ross
[email protected]