PULSE FOMO: MTN Nyege Nyege Festival 2018

Happening from 6th September up to 9th September is one of the, if not the best music festival in Uganda that over the years, has attracted more than one thousand people from different regions and countries to the Nile discovery resort, a succulent forest on the banks of river Nile in jinja district for a four day fun filled holiday from the time when it was launched in Uganda in 2015.

The Nyege Nyege festival earlier this year got MTN Uganda on board as its partner which saw the initial trade name being changed to now what is called MTN Nyege Nyege festival.

This year’s festival will have over 200 musicians from more than 30 countries performing on 5 stages at the forested Nile discovery beach in jinja as it will feature the best of traditional troupes in an idyllic acoustic setting, a move to enable pleasure seekers to experience the latest and various trends in music from across the world.

On how to be part of the fully packed festival this year, the MTN Nyege Nyege festival tickets are now on discount at Ushs 130,000 when purchased using the mobile money option, whereas tickets can still be bought at Ushs 150,000 each on the opening day of the event.

Most importantly, it should be noted that there is accommodation for the four days party to the party animals who want to feel the full ambience of the nonstop festival which includes a camping tent and a mattress according to the booking procedure one decides to choose in order to experience a respectful and a joyful turn up for the finest festival.

Watch this stirring clip from the previous Nyege Nyege festival here.


Discounted MTN Nyege Nyege Tickets Released for Sale as Dates Close in

Early bird tickets to the MTN Nyege Nyege festival have been released on sale at a discounted price for early buyers.

The tickets which are available on online ticketing website Quicket are now selling at 120,000/- which is 30,000/- less than the normal ones.

Normally, MTN Nyege Nyege tickets will go for 150,000/- for anyone buying from the gate.

Click Here to buy Early bird tickets

Earlier, MTN had sold 200 tickets at a giveaway price of 50,000 for anyone purchasing via MoMo Pay, a mobile payment system.

The tickets are already available for pickup at Talent Africa Offices along Kyadondo road.


According to information from the organisers, there is also an arrangement for accommodation for the three days party that includes a camping tent and a mattress for either one person, two or three.

For those interested in camping but bringing their own gear, they will be required to pay 30,000/- for the camp site.

For a camping tent and mattress (es), party goers will pay;

Tent with Mattress (1 PERSON) UGX80,000
Tent with Mattress (2 PERSON) UGX100,000
Tent with Mattress (3 PERSON) UGX120,000


About MTN Nyege Nyege

MTN Nyege Nyege stands for respect and abundant joy, it stands for Africa and Africans, for underground music and musicians, it stands for fun and curiosity and strives towards inclusivity and wonder, something of a perfect world you might say.

Born out of an act of sheer collective madness in the rainy season of 2015 (after which it moved to the dry season), MTN Nyege Nyege Festival is now considered the most important 4-day international music festival in East Africa for both its one of a kind curation and its unique afropolitan party vibe.

MTN Nyege Nyege is part of a Kampala based arts incubator that includes an arts residency and community studios, a record label and artist management agency called Nyege Nyege Tapes and a party crew called Boutiq Electroniq. The Festival is the platform on which we showcase our new productions and the artists we work with, making it a highlight for both audiences and musicians alike.

The festival takes place in a breathtaking forest on the shores of the Nile River, just a few minutes away from the Source and includes a brand new camping village in 2018.  Despite attracting a global audience and being international in nature, MTN Nyege Nyege is not your classic “destination festival”, it is first and foremost a celebration of Ugandan culture and African music, and the “Spirit of UG” is ever present. In 2017, it was voted Uganda’s event of the year.

Pop Tents Unveiled to Ease Camping at MTN Nyege Nyege Festival

Organisers of the MTN Nyege Nyege festival have unveiled new tents which they hope will simplify and ease the camping experience for partygoers at the festival.

The tents were unveiled by the festival’s proprietor Derrick Debru on Friday May 18th at the MTN Nyege Nyege pre-party held at Design Hub, in industrial area, Kampala.

The festival is slated to take place from 6th to 9th September at the Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja.

According to Debru, the pop tents can be set up in less than 1 minute and can accommodate a group of people.

“They are setup in 30 seconds and can accommodate a group if you are looking to party,” said Debru.

At the same event, MTN announced the commencement of the sale of discounted tickets to the festival.

This announcement was made by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Olivier Prentout.

According to Prentout, only 200 tickets are available at a discounted rate of 50,000 and can be purchased via MTN MoMoPay using Merchant code 116969.

The night, organized by Bell Lager and Uganda Waragi was characterized by a number of performances from cultural groups and a party hosted by Kampala’s finest deejays.

Striking a pose as you go loco for coco


MTN’s Olivier Prentout with Talent Africa boss, Aly Alibai


Revelers enjoy a drink at the party