Electronic music giants Major Lazer Soundsystem, behind global hits Lean On and Cold Water, will headline this year’s Lake of Stars Festival. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event, which is held annually on the tropical shores of Lake Malawi. Made up of producers and DJ’s Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire; Major Lazer’s unique sound mixes reggae with dancehall, reggaeton, soca, house and moombahton.
It’s no surprise that Major Lazer are starting to fall for the cradle of mankind, well, everyone seems to be gravitating back to the motherland! This past year has seen Major Lazer collaborate with artists like Babes Wodumo, PatoranKing and Nasty C; one of their latest singles Let Me Live, is a collaboration with Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie and Mr Eazi. The energetic dancehall-influenced number had its music video shot in Johannesburg.
Their headline set at Lake of Stars Festival is part of a wider African tour with performances including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. One of Africa’s hottest groups, Sauti Sol, will also headline this year’s festival which takes place 28 to 30 September 2018. in what’s known as the Warm Heart of Africa.
Malawi has been named as one of 2018’s must-see travel destinations by British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Rough Guide and Vice among others.
We can’t wait!
Here’s Major Lazer’s latest hit featuring our fave, Babes Wodumo, called Orkant/Balance Pon It mostly filmed in Durban, South Africa.