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Lucius Banda touts 2018 Sand Music festival as one of the best

Written by  Joel Chiheni Phiri

Musician Lucius Banda of Impakt Events Management has described the just ended 2018 Sand Music Festival held in Salima over the weekend as one of the best.

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Banda, whose firm organised the Sand Music Festival from Friday 26 October to Sunday 28 October, said his assessment of the success of the event is based on elements of security at the show, performances and turn up of fans.

"In as far as the Festival organisation was concerned; it can best be described as one of the best so far. Nobody drowned, music performances were superb and accommodation and all types of foods people longed for during the three day event were there. Also, in terms of security everything went according to plan. Nobody lost their cars to fire and peace reigned. And to me, using these yardsticks, the show was superb," said Banda in an interview on Monday.

Soldier also said despite the absence of Andrew Tosh who failed to turn up for the three day festival held on the golden beaches of Salima due to an illness, people had fun.

"Fans to the festival danced to the last drop of their blood. Black Missionaries, Anthony Makondetsa and a caboodle of all Malawian artists gave top class performances,” he said.

Banda also said foreign artists such as Zimbabwean Ammara Brown, DJ Stavo from South Africa, Amayenge from Zambia and Ricky,a cousin to Andrew Tosh all impressed.

"Andrew Tosh did not come as he was sick but his cousin Ricky performed and wowed the crowds. Ricky stepped in for Andrew Tosh and performed all Peter Tosh songs reggae hits. It was all great seeing these internationals artist perform," he said.

Lucius hailed Kenyatta Hill for also displaying a splendid performance.

"Kenyatta has always impressed and it was the same this time. On Friday we had a minor inconvenience as Ammara Brown who was expected to perform delayed but eventually came and performed on Saturday to the delight of the fans," he said.

Banda hailed all fans that attended the festival and said next year the festival will even be bigger and better.

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