Mango Groove, Mokoomba headline Vic Falls Carnival

HARARE - South African band Mango Groove will headline this year’s Jameson Vic Falls Carnival alongside rising local group Mokoomba.

Jameson Vic Falls Carnival is the country’s second largest carnival after the Harare International Carnival and the three-day events-packed showcase will take place in the resort town of Victoria Falls between December 29 and 31.

Mango Groove rose to fame with the release of their album Mango Groove in 1989.

The group was one of very few mixed-race acts to grace South African stages, and mixed different genres of music to form a unique Afro-pop sound.

Other performing groups that have confirmed for the carnival jamboree include GoodLuck, Seed Experiences and Jameson Irish Whiskey while a fresh and unique addition to this year’s electric line-up is South Africa’s most exciting act to break out from 2013, MonArk that will take to the stage with songs rich in meaning and soul-stirring hooks.

Bolstering the southern African offering, the carnival welcomes sassy songstress Charma Gal, Cape Town’s house/Kwaito/Afrobeat DJ Diloxclusiv and the festival’s favourites, Zimbabwe’s own Judgement Yard, Harare’s pop singer-songwriter-producer Ryan Koriya and Steam Train regular DJ Francis.

All the performers are set to get everyone partying into 2016!

The famous train party happening on December 29 has already sold out but for the first time ever the organisers have opened up a 2nd train for your partying pleasure.

And it is all fun — take a vintage steam train journey through the Victoria Falls National Park to a secret location deep in the African bush.

With local DJs pumping top tunes through the classic carriages, you’ll be in full party mood when you disembark at the secret stage set up under the African skies.

Your festival ticket will act as your key while you are left free to wander through the streets of Vic Falls as the town lights up with wonderful events hosted by the local backpackers, lodges and bars.

On the evening of 29th and 30th there will be parties in town at multiple venues with free entrance for festival ticket holders.

Shuttles will ferry fans to-and-from the party venues to specific hotels and drop-off points.

Prepare for an unparalleled New Year’s Eve experience as over 6 000 revellers, top bands, DJs from all over Africa, stilt walkers and fire dancers countdown to midnight.

Many more acts will be added to the powerhouse line-up to create a truly unforgettable African New Years’ experience.

This year Jameson Vic Falls Carnival offers an extensive array of travel and accommodation packages catering for three, four-and five-star needs from Zimbabwe and Namibia among other neighbouring countries.

Whether you prefer to fly, drive, bus or train, the carnival has the perfect travel package for you.

Zimbabwean, Zambian, Namibian and travellers from the rest of the world can visit the carnival and stay in either the Gypsy Outpost Camping area or pick from three, four and five-star hotel accommodation options depending on your budget.

Two special accommodation offerings are available for travellers — The luxurious Elephant Hills Hotel Superior Excellence Special and the Adventure Lodge Special.

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