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BENEATH THE BAOBABS
THE NEW YEAR REVIVAL
2 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS, 2 STAGES
LIMITED TICKETS
30th December 2021 - 1st January 2022
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BENEATH THE BAOBABS

THE NEW YEAR REVIVAL

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Tickets will be on sale soon, but they will be extremely limited
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NEW YEAR 2021/2022

We have been working hard to bring back our legendary New Year’s Eve party to Kilifi and are excited to release our plan to provide you with a memorable and safe experience:

Under the guidance and support of the local authorities, we are excited to offer a LIMITED number of Tickets to our community so that we can once again dance Beneath The Baobabs.
We will be programming 2 of our electric stages for 2 days and 2 nights with some of the best Electronic and Alternative music that Kenya has to offer, fuelled of course by Frontier Audio’s Funktion One Sound Systems.

With our magical campsite, glamping area, and our location deep in the bush, we will be opening our gates from 30th December, until we have seen in the New Year on the morning of the 1st January.

To ensure your safety we have limited our ticket numbers and will be providing Covid Rapid Antigen Tests at the gate as part of the ticket price. If there is a curfew still in place, we will be able to lock in during the curfew period to ensure that we can celebrate the New Year in true Kilifi style.

This show is dedicated to our loyal friends, family and followers.

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Volunteering is an amazing way to experience our festival

THE VENUE

A magical 50 acre plateau a little way up the Takaungu Creek from Kilifi.

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CAMPING

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DIRECTIONS

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FAQs

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PARTICIPATE

<span style=”color: #ffffff;”>Volunteering is an amazing way to experience our festival</span>

THE VENUE

<span style=”color: #ffffff;”>A magical 50 acre plateau a little way up the Takaungu Creek from Kilifi.</span>

TICKETS

<span style=”color: #ffffff;”>There are no tickets yet but you can subscribe to be the first to get the news.</span>

CAMPING

<span style=”color: #ffffff;”>Camping options and pricing updated when ticketing is announced.</span>

DIRECTIONS

<span style=”color: #ffffff;”>For a secluded venue we are well connected to travel options.</span>

FAQs

<span style=”color: #ffffff;”>For the questions you need answering and the info you didn’t know you needed.</span>

A PROUDLY KENYAN DESTINATION FESTIVAL

The Beneath the Baobabs Festival’s mission is one of transformation, through uniting people of all backgrounds, by providing a safe platform, even for the most marginalised of communities, to enjoy established and emerging East African Music, Art, Performance and Wellness, and for debates on Sustainability and Ethical topics for open dialogue between communities. Beneath the Baobabs Festival is a proudly Kenyan Destination Festival, uniting the rising counter culture movement of East Africa for a celebration like no other!

MADE BEAUTIFUL BY GREAT PARTNERS

Musically the festival showcases the most exciting East-African music of the year, with non-stop music from the 30th December to 2nd January on our Funktion One sound systems, powering stages lit by our lighting partners Aurora Africa. Previous festivals have featured artists such as Blinky Bill, Kampire, Suraj, Ochungulo Family and Faizal Mostrixx; who have been supported by international acts such as Da Capo, Osunlade, Nickodemus and Gato Preto. The focus of our bookings is to showcase the emerging and established scenes of East Africa, with breakthrough artists, live bands, acoustic acts and alternative producers often found performing on concealed stages throughout the 3 days. We represent each subculture of the East African underground music scene as best we can every year.

REBRANDING OUR LANDMARK FESTIVAL

The time has come for our new year festival to evolve into much more, welcome to the many faces of Beneath the Baobabs…

NEW YEAR’S CANCELLATION

Due to recently increased curfew restrictions as well as various challenges for organizing large-sized events, we have taken the difficult decision not to host any events this New Year Period at Beneath the Baobabs.

A HUGE CREATIVE INPUT

Art and Performance is also key to the experience of the festival. Each year a large squad of lighting designers, artists, volunteers and set designers take up residence on site for up to a month before, building the foundations of community, infrastructure and art, ready for a 3 day New Year celebration. The 50 acre site is turned into an immersive art gallery!

THE BEST OF EAST AFRICAN TALENT

Our ever expanding roster of talented East African performers brings the event to life adding magic with aerial silks and fire hooping on the main stage, flash mobs and performance art when you least expect it. All culminating in a magnificent parade to the dry creek bed, below the plateau of the main arenas, on the evening of 1st January, for our famous burn – the burning of a 13m high wooden sculpture.

A SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL

BTB Festival proudly bans all Single-Use Plastics. We therefore encourage all of our attendees, suppliers and partners to help us on our mission to remove single-use plastics from our everyday life! Let’s do this together!

FIRST CARBON NEUTRAL FESTIVAL IN AFRICA

BTB Festival is proudly the first “<a href=”https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-12-25-kenya-to-host-africas-first-carbon-neutral-festival-in-kilifi/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Carbon Neutral Festival in Africa</a>” This means that each year, we hire professionals to estimate our emissions to put the festival together. We then donate money to our partner <a href=”https://www.wildlifeworks.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Wildlife Works</a> (based in Kasigau midway between Nairobi &amp; Mombasa) who will protect hundreds of acres of forest to offset these emissions. This does not include carbon emissions from BTB Festival attendees (for example from their transport). We therefore encourage all attendees who share our Vision to also offset their emissions by using <a href=”https://www.wildlifeworks.com/shopcarbon” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Wildlife Works Carbon Footprint Calculator.</a>

GLAMPING &amp; CAMPING

Beneath the Baobabs Festival offers Glamping and Camping options on site for those looking for an immersive experience and to get the most out of their time at the festival. There are always a number of local food, fashion and creative vendors on offer each year, meaning it’s entirely possible to never leave the site and miss out on any of the action.

MIND, BODY &amp; SOUL

For those who like to balance Party with Wellness of the with Mind, Body and Soul, the burgeoning Kisima area is a space dedicated to a wealth of holistic practices. Here you can feast on workshops, talks, discussions, therapies, art, performance and movement – it is a space for human connection, peace, creativity, mutual understanding and grey matter stimulation! Kilifi University hosts thought-provoking &amp; insightful conversations on topics such as Racism in Kenya, Finances for the Average Millennial, LGBTIQ Rights, Sex and Taboos, Freedom of Travel, and Feminism. Our team is always looking at ways to encourage and enlighten, with ethical discussions on issues of marginalised communities and other global issues of the day.

ALTERNATIVE CULTURE

Beneath the Baobabs Festival is the annual convergence of alternative culture in East Africa and Kenya. We welcome groups of all backgrounds and strive to make the Festival safe and accessible to all. Whilst this is a primarily Kenyan festival, designed to honour and celebrate contemporary and alternative East African culture, we also welcome international groups to experience the magic of our emerging cultures, to learn about East Africa and its amazing people.

Ancient Baobabs at Beneath the Baobabs Venue, Kilifi, Kenya
Party Goers at Beneath the Baobabs Festival, Kilifi, Kenya
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