In the vibrant heart of Nairobi, a cultural phenomenon has been making waves since 2008, transcending from its humble origins into an all-encompassing celebration of African music, fashion, and creativity. Blankets & Wine, an all-encompassing sensory experience, is the crescendo of artistic expression set against the backdrop of Kenya’s dynamic capital.
The sun-kissed grounds of Laureate Garden, nestled within the iconic Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, becomes the canvas for this extraordinary festival. As the sun ascends to its zenith on the 1st Sunday of every quarter and the last Sunday before Christmas, Blankets & Wine awakens the city with an intoxicating fusion of sound, style and soul.
A Symphony of Sounds
At Blankets & Wine, the air is alive with the rhythms of Africa. This quarterly celebration brings together a harmonious medley of local and international artists, transforming the venue into a sonic tapestry woven with Afro-fusion, soul, jazz, reggae and more. It’s not just a festival; it’s a journey through Africa’s musical heart.
From the ethereal melodies of local songbirds to the electrifying beats of international sensations, Blankets & Wine curates a diverse line-up that resonates with music aficionados and adventurous ears alike.
A Fashion Extravaganza
Fashion isn’t just a choice at Blankets & Wine; it’s a statement, a living and breathing art form. Attendees arrive draped in a myriad of styles that traverse the spectrum of tradition and modernity. From vibrant African prints that tell stories of heritage to cutting-edge street-wear that mirrors the city’s dynamism, every ensemble is a testament to individuality.
Attendees use Blankets & Wine as a canvas to paint their sartorial stories. Hats, sunglasses and jewellery serve as punctuation marks, adding the final touches to their fashionable narratives. Here, creativity knows no bounds and self-expression becomes a vibrant spectacle for all to witness.
A Picnic of Pleasures
As the festival’s name suggests, Blankets & Wine is a picnic-style extravaganza where revellers bring their own blankets to lounge on while enjoying the feast of music and culture. A cornucopia of food and drink vendors offers delectable delights ranging from local delicacies to international cuisine, ensuring that every palate is satisfied.
A Tapestry of Togetherness
Beyond the music and fashion, this festival is a melting pot of camaraderie and connection. The picnic-style setting fosters a laid-back atmosphere where strangers become friends, and friends become family. It’s a place where laughter and conversation flow as freely as the music, where good times are etched into memory.
A Resounding Comeback
In a triumphant return that had fans buzzing with excitement, Blankets & Wine re-emerged last December after a hiatus that left Nairobi yearning for its music, fashion and cultural fix. This year, Blankets & Wine enthusiasts can rejoice, as the festival has announced a regular schedule that promises to infuse the city with action-packed experiences.
As the sun rises on October 1st, 2023, Nairobi will once again come alive with great vibes, music, and the promise of unforgettable memories. Season tickets are available for those eager to dive head first into the Blankets & Wine experience. The early bird tickets, being sold at just Ksh, 3,500, offer an enticing opportunity to be part of this incredible journey.
Blankets & Wine is more than just a festival; it’s a celebration of creativity, culture and the unifying power of music. A taste of something bold, vibrant, simple and chic.
As the notes dance on the Kenyan breeze, attendees are reminded that in this oasis of artistry, they deserve nothing less than pure, unadulterated joy.
Blankets & Wine is a symphony of life and it is an experience like no other.
You can get your tickets at www.blanketsandwine.com