WINTERFEST™, AFRICA’S HIGHEST WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, ELECTRIFIES LESOTHO’S MALUTI MOUNTAINS WITH TOP ACTS
Three days of live electronic and acoustic music, tubing, bum-boarding, snowboarding, and of course skiing, kicked off a weekend like no other at the region’s top ski spot, the Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho. For its second year running, snow lovers, locals and festival goers headed to the resort to end off the ski season on a 3000m high in the highest peaks of the Mountain Kingdom.
With four intimate stages featuring some of Africa’s hottest artists including Lesotho’s very own Black Sparrow and DJ Mo Cheques, to South Africa’s Shortstraw, Grassy Spark, Kyle Watson, House Hold Funk, Shorty Sisco & Pano (Blow), Bad Peter, Simpl3 Stori3s and many more.5FM’s popular DJ, Nick Hamman, also joined the lineup and MC’d the crowd through the weekend. An incredible lineup enticed both South African festival goers and skiers, as well as locals who joined in on the festivities on each day.
Apart from the epic festival lineup with the local beer ‘Maluti’ beer flowing at Apre-Ski, the weekend included pond skimming, themed parries and customary ski burning where the resort staff burned skis as a salute to the season’s snowfall.
Africa’s most unique winter festival, allowed for a great mountain experience surrounded by a range musical talent, skiing and snowboarding in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. “It was fantastic to offer this mix of snow and music fun and adventure to Afriski’s winter season. We look forward to bringing this to you next year again with BAM events”. Peter Peyper, Afriski Director.
The organisers, BAM and Afriski, continue to impress and next year’s event will no doubt draw an even bigger crowd to this spectacular outdoor venue. Accommodation sells out quickly with recommendations to book their spots as soon as tickets go on sale next year – this is one festival not to miss.
Keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Instagram for this year’s official photos and to be the first to get in on the 2017 Winter Fest action.