WELCOME to Kilifi New Year 2016/17!
Kilifi New Year is a radically creative two-day explosion of music and tropical beach culture set on the gorgeous banks of Kilifi Creek in Southern Kenya. Incredible performers from around East Africa and the world will come together to put on a unique, technicolour show as we celebrate the intersection between African and World electronic music. The line-up is shaping up to be truly incredible so watch this space for artist announcements!
We invite you to arrive early on December 31st, pitch your tent in our forest camp, have a cold drink at the bar and prepare yourselves for 36 hours of musical mayhem.
Performers from around the world will unite to turn our beachside playground into an extraordinary exhibition of colours, lights, installations and stalls of mind blowing diversity and proportion.
We are going to be up all night to see in the New Year so be sure that you don’t miss the sunrise and the infamous early morning reggae set. After that, cool off in the shade for a few hours before the music starts again for the second day.
This is when things really get fun as we throw out our inhibitions, let loose, and begin the New Year with incredible energy and a union of spirits. Just after midnight we’ll hit the beach in the moonlight for a boogie as we burn our giant Burning Man effigy.
We want you to be a part of the show! So bring your tent, your craziest costumes and your inner wild child!
WHEN: 4pm Saturday December 31st 2016 until 6am Monday January 2nd 2017
WHERE: Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge and Backpackers. Kilifi. Kenya.
From Kilifi - After crossing Kilifi bridge, continue driving straight past Tusky's supermarket. Turn left when you see the sign "Makuti Villas" as well our sign “Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers”. Follow the signs from there – we are located about 2.5km down this dirt road. Call us if you need anything!
Distant Relatives is just a short distance (2km) from the main highway connecting Mombasa to Watamu, Malindi and Lamu.
If coming by public transport (matatu), you can jump off at Kilifi’s Tusky’s supermarket or at the bus station ( “stage”). From here, many motorbikes (“piki-piki”) and tuk-tuks will be able to take you to our place usually for about Ksh 100-200. If the driver does not know where we are tell them we are the second left after Seahorse Lodge.
- MUSIC: amazing performances on Saturday night, through the day on Sunday and all night thereafter.
- CAMPING: in a gorgeous tropical forest (bring your own tent).
- FOOD: tasty stalls with vegetarian options for all.
- DRINKS: a fully stocked bar for the duration of the event.
- MEDICAL FACILITIES: on standby.
- STALLS: clothing and a wide variety of crafts, curios and boutique goods will be for sale.
- SECURITY: friendly and on guard to watch your cars and campsite.
- TOILETS: eco-friendly and numerous.
- SHOWERS: fresh and cool (you wouldn’t want a hot one!)
THINGS TO BRING:
- This is a camping festival so bring a tent (if you intend on resting/sleeping) and some sunblock because there is great music during the day!
- Water bottle
- Swimming costume
- Costumes and outfits
- Eco-friendly soap, toothpaste and toiletries
TICKETS: EXTREMELY LIMITED
Ksh 6000 per person (approximately USD 60). This includes entrance for both days of the festival as well as two free nights camping.
Please send us each attendant’s full name as it appears on their ID, either by text to 0715660111 if you are already in Kenya, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are overseas.
Anyone interested in stall allotments, catering or other promotions please contact us via email : email@example.com
For all other queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to us via social media at facebook.com/Kilifi.Backpackers or on Twitter at @KilifiNewYear.