We regret to announce that due to reasons beyond our control there will be no LOS festival in 2023.


As the leading international festival in Malawi, Lake of Stars also provides local artists with a unique platform to showcase their art to a global audience, as well as attracting high profile names to perform from across the world, often for the first time in Africa. Previous international performers include Andy Cato (Groove Armada), Beverley Knight, Bombay Bicycle Club, Christian Tiger School, Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Foals, Freshlyground, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, John Wizards, The Maccabees, Mafikizolo, Major Lazer, Mary Anne Hobbs, Mokoomba, Moonchild Sanelly, Nick Mulvey, The Noisettes, Oliver Mtukudzi, Reason, Ric Hassani, Sauti Sol, Seth Lakeman, Sway, Toya Delazy, Uhuru, YADi, DJ Yoda, Young Fathers, Zone Fam, and many more. 

Alongside the flagship festival, the Lake of Stars Project has produced a number of other cultural events including the Children’s Future Festival, Lilongwe Shorts film festival, Euro Film Festival and Island in the Sky festival in Malawi, and UK editions of Lake of Stars in London and Glasgow in the UK. 


It is with great sadness that due to various factors, LOS Festival 2023 will unfortunately be postponed until 2024.

Due to the difficult global and Malawi economic conditions, and spiralling costs for staging the event, our team have made this decision with heavy hearts. We were already under pressure caused by the last few years of COVID restrictions and cancellations. We have looked into every viable option but could not find feasible solutions. These factors make it impossible to deliver the event to the high standards that our audience expect and deserve.  

The team will also continue to work on other projects in the development of the creative and cultural sectors of Malawi. Watch our socials for announcements about those in due course.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our fans for believing in us and look forward to hosting you on the stunning beaches of Lake Malawi in 2024.


No mud, no rain, no queues – the Lake of Stars festival is a music extravaganza with a difference.

The Guardian

…be ahead of the crowd and get acquainted with Malawian music in situ… great music, friendly people, and a beautiful location. Get there before everyone else does

Wanderlust Magazine

Known as ‘the warm heart of Africa’ because of the incredibly friendly and welcoming locals, combined with a rich musical history, Malawi couldn’t be a better place to hold a festival... a paradise awaits when you arrive

Virtual Festivals

A three-day event that unites both mainstream and niche Malawian acts with some of the most exciting contemporary African musicians around.

The Mail & Guardian

One of Africa’s most respected music festivals


The ability of this festival to inspire the young people who attend is pretty special

Vice Magazine