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Eat, Sway, Love with the full Luju Experience!

It’s time to get ready to ‘Eat, Sway & Love’ with the full Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival experience, on 30th September and 1st October, at House On Fire!

This year, Standard Bank and House On Fire have even more to bring you with this holistic family-friendly feast of culinary exploits, high-end fashion and Afro-centric music celebrating the wealth, sophistication and elegance of African heritage.

Sway to the music at the Standard Bank Luju Main Stage, featuring an authentically African-rooted live music programme, showcasing the powerful, diverse and sometimes hidden sounds and rhythms of Eswatini, the region and beyond.

Indulge your inner foodie in the Amphitheatre, the iconic setting for the culinary programme. Don’t miss the Afro-Fusion cooking showcase by celeb foodie Somizi and the finale to the Pick n Pay Luju Cook-Off competition, as well as a selection of fabulous DJs.

Be inspired by some of the most innovative hair and fashion designers in Eswatini, with the high energy and glamorous Luju Runway Fashion Show on the new GALP Energy Garden stage and enjoy the live acoustic and poetry performances. Then be prepared for some serious shopping at the Fashion Café Marketplace, offering a carefully curated selection of the best in Eswatini Design, Beauty and Fashion. There’ll also be a Best Dressed competition, so if you haven’t got your Luju outfit together yet, make an emergency call to your designers now!

Expert South African mixologists will be on call to create the perfect cocktail for you at the Cocktail Lounge, situated next to the GALP Energy Stage, in the fashion hub of the festival. Don’t miss out on the curated cheese and wine pairing demonstrations at the Cheese & Wine Saloon and make sure to sit and enjoy the selection of fine imported and local beers in the Luju Beer Garden.

Open on Saturday, The Beehive Kidzone is reserved exclusively for children’s activities. Here, busy little bees can immerse themselves in plenty of exciting games, arts and crafts and all kinds of hands-on activities, as well as a choice of amusement park-style rides.

You can also experience the full festival atmosphere by camping in the Luju Campsite, managed by All Out Africa. Conveniently located near to the main arena, in a beautiful location with plenty of space, the campsite is well serviced, clean, and has 24-hour security.

Visit lujufestival.com for festival and camping tickets, and keep up with the Luju Buzz @lujufestival on Facebook and Twitter, and @luju_festival on Instagram.