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UK: Winky D among top acts for Zimfest 2024 as Diaspora Insurance confirms partnership

By Diaspora Insurance News


BIRMINGHAM: The annual Zimfest returns next month for a milestone weekend celebration with an exhilarating line-up of artists as festival marks its silver jubilee.

Diaspora Insurance has confirmed its partnership with the festival which will take place over two days from 27-28 July at the picturesque Hertfordshire Showgrounds in St Albans.

Formerly known as Zimfest Live, the event has dropped the ‘Live’ from its name, marking a new era while continuing its tradition of celebrating Zimbabwean music and culture.

This year’s lineup will feature diverse acts, including, Winky D, Saintfloew, Feli Nandi, EXQ, Enzo Ishall, Shinsoman and Sulimani Chimbetu.

Commenting on the decision to again partner Zimfest, a Diaspora Insurance spokesperson said; “Diaspora Insurance is excited to confirm our partnership with Zimfest 2024 which promises to be a vibrant celebration of Zimbabwean music and culture.

“The partnership underscores the company’s commitment to community engagement and its recognition of the importance of preserving and promoting cultural heritage.

“This partnership serves as a shining example of how businesses can support and celebrate cultural diversity while building meaningful connections within the community.”

Beacon of cultural celebration

Meanwhile, speaking about the upcoming event, a spokesperson from Redcliffe Management, said: “Over the years, Zimfest has evolved and become a beacon of cultural celebration.

“As we commemorate its 25th year, the resonance of this milestone echoes far beyond numbers – it symbolises a legacy of unity, diversity, and artistic excellence.

“We look forward to showcasing the very best of Southern African music, art and culture and offering an inclusive space where individuals from all walks of life can come together to celebrate, learn, and forge meaningful connections.”

One of the festival’s highlights, the Piano Republik stage, will return, showcasing the dominance of amapiano in the music industry.

Felo Le Tee, Mellow & Sleazy, and Daliwonga are among the first acts to be announced, with more names to be released in the coming weeks.

In a bid to enhance accessibility, Zimfest has partnered with Big Green Coach to provide convenient transportation options from various cities including Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, London Victoria, Luton, Milton Keynes, and Nottingham, with prices starting from £35.

Other sponsors this year include global remittance companies World Remit, Remitly, Ecocash and Mukuru, as well as Nyaradzo Life Insurance, Ngoto, and Masau Gin.

team4dfiUK: Winky D among top acts for Zimfest 2024 as Diaspora Insurance confirms partnership

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