Banda said international artists such as Kenyata Hill, All Nations Band from South Africa, Zimbabwean Ammara Brown and Ricky, a cousin to Andrew Tony who is doubtful for the show due to a sickness, have all arrived and are expected to perform.
"All of these artists have arrived except Andrew Tosh who has been taken ill. I would like to assure music fans that they should brace up for a weekend of unforgettable live gigs," he said.
He, however, said some artists will arrive on Friday.
"While almost all artists have arrived we expect those that have not arrived to arrive on Friday such as Amayenge Band and others from Zambia, DJ Stambol from South Africa is also expected to jet in tomorrow morning on South African Airways just in time for the show," said Banda.
Banda further said almost all preparations for the three day festival have been completed.
"Works on mounting the stage have been completed last night by Entertainers Promotions. And tonight we will be doing the sound checking to ensure the output from the equipment is of superb quality," said Banda.
He also said all local artists invited for the show have confirmed and arrived in Salima to kick start the festival tomorrow on Friday.
"It will be a rich mixture of both local and international artists. While from the international scene we have artists such as Kenyata Hill, DJ Stavo, Ammara Brown, Ricky, Naac Musiq among others, the local artists to grace the festival include the Black Missionaries, Piksy, LULU, Atoht Manje, Patience Namadingo, CODE, Nepman, Great Angels, Ethel Kamwendo Banda and Wendy Harawa," he said.
The Sand Music Festival, a brainchild of Lucius Banda, comes just weeks after the Lake of Stars international music festival which also pulled massive audiences to the lakeshore district of Salima.