The Layabouts to rock Shoko Festival

HARARE - United Kingdom (UK) band, The Layabouts, will headline what has been dubbed the “biggest house music party of the year” on September 27, the last day of Shoko Festival.

The highly rated UK group will also feature Bulawayo’s Djembe Monks and Zimbabwe’s DJ Jason Leroux who is expected to unleash high-tempo deep house, tribal house and electronic dance music.

Shoko Festival director, Comrade Fatso, is delighted to have managed to lure The Layabouts to Shoko Festival which this year is being held at Alex Sports Club on September 25 to 28.

  “The Layabouts are legends on the UK house scene and are no strangers to Zimbabwean house fans with their big chart topping hits like, No Lie, Colours of Love, Here with You and Found My Light.

“We are really happy to host them in Harare for what will definitely be a major show,” he said  Stunning live house act, the Djembe Monks will be collaborating with rapper Black Bird and singer Cynthia Mare to liven up the Chiwoniso Maraire main stage with a blend of Tribal House, Hip-Hop and Afro-fusion.

  Later on the same night, Zimbabwe’s poster boy of electronic music, DJ Jason Leroux, will be on the turn tables to take the party till the early morning.

Hip Hop will also be well represented by Rodney P (UK) Marcques and Orthodox Six. 

Other acts lined up for the night include Netsayi and Black Pressure and US poetry slam champion, Buddy Wakefield. Shoko Festival is Zimbabwe’s biggest festival of urban culture. It will feature electronic dance music, DJ Parties, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Comedy, spoken word, new media discussions and workshops.

The Layabouts are presented in partnership with Bacardi and Robertson Winery in association with Hidden Culture.

Netsayi and Black Pressure are presented by the British Council.

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