Full festival details are coming...this year we have cheaper flights, more travel options and an amazing line-up that includes Radio 1's Annie Mac and Bestival's Rob Da Bank plus DJs from Chibuku, Bodytonic, Dirty Disco, Wax: On and Horse Meat Disco. Red Bull are bringing up bands and artists from South Africa and we have moved the date to October when flights cost less and the weather is hot!

Full line-up, contact details and travel packages are listed below and at www.lakeofstars.co.uk...

The Guardian: ‘The event is pitched somewhere between a Womad-style showcase and a north of England rave’

Lake of Stars 2007
International Malawi Music Festival
5th – 7th October
@ Chintheche Inn, Northern Malawi

Combining Western artists with acts from all over Southern Africa the fourth Lake of Stars Festival takes place in October this year. Head out to Malawi, deep in the middle of Africa, for a music event like no other. Since 2004 the unique festival has slowly been growing on the shores of Lake Malawi. The Lake of Stars Festival is a three day charity event that has featured Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, Mikey General (Bugz in the Attic), DJ Yoda, Tikhu Vibrations and the Black Missionaries (ten piece reggae group).

Felix B (Basement Jaxx): ‘It was a truly amazing and unique adventure to travel to the heart of Africa. I’ve never met such friendly people with such a passion for music. All in all a fantastic holiday and a real eye-opening experience.’

Line-up so far:

Gilles Peterson FEAT. MC Earl Zinger (BBC Radio 1/Worldwide)
Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1)
Rob da Bank (BBC Radio 1/Bestival)
Malawian acts to be announced
Joe Driscoll - live
Stuart Patterson (Faith)
The Black Missionaries – live
The Wombats – live
Mulletover (London)
Chibuku Shake Shake (London/Liverpool)
Dirty Disco (Leeds)
Chew the Fat! (London)
Bodytonic (Dublin)
Horse Meat Disco (London)
Wax: On (Newcastle)
Ste Hodge (Common Ground)
The Real Estate Agents – live (South Africa)
Dexterity (South Africa)
Damian (South Africa)
Pierre-Estienne (South Africa)
Shaun Duvet (South Africa)

Plus many more…

Songlines Magazine: ‘One of the world’s most extraordinary festivals’

Andy Cato (Groove Armada): ‘You’ll never see music cross as many boundaries and borders as this, and you’ll never listen to music in a more special place’

Be part of the Lake of Stars 2007 line-up:

We are open to booking new talent, so if you are interested in taking part in the festival please email will@lakeofstars.co.uk to secure your place.

Lonely Planet: ‘The tourist brochures bill Malawi as ‘the warm heart of Africa’, and for once the hype is true. Malawi’s scenery is gorgeous and varied and Malawians are extremely friendly toward travellers.’


Visit: www.lakeofstars.co.uk or www.myspace.com/lakeofstars
Email: will@lakeofstars.co.uk
Phone: (+ 44) (0) 772 542 8377
(+ 44) (0) 208 880 6519


Tickets outside of Malawi available from Ticketline:
Visit: www.ticketline.co.uk
Phone: (+44) (0) 161 832 1111
£40 plus booking fee

DJ Yoda: ‘Lake of Stars was without doubt one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever played. I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone up for an adventure and a laugh.’

How to get there from the UK

Global Link Travel:
Lake of Stars has teamed up with Global Link Travel to bring you some of the lowest fares available. Global Link Travel is a charity travel company specializing in dealing with Humanitarian, Aid, Disaster relief organizations as well as charities and missionaries. Head office based in London with locations in Africa, India, USA and Brazil. Global Link will donate £5 for every air ticket issued for this festival to UNICEF. Please quote ‘Lake of Stars’ when making your booking.
Global Link Travel offer return flights from London Heathrow to Malawi from £495 (includes current prepaid taxes)
Phone: 0207 224 7766
Email: Fabian@globallinktravel.co.uk
Office: Capricorn House, 1 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AW

STA Travel:
STA Travel and Kenya Airways have arranged group flights for the festival – there are two and three week group flight options. You can either book a place on a group flight or make your own way there. South African Airlines, Air Malawi and Kenya Airways all fly to Malawi. Please quote ‘Lake of Stars’ when making your booking.

Branches of STA Travel in Liverpool and Leeds are arranging group flights so please contact:
Phone – 0151 707 1123 Email – manager.liverpool@statravel.co.uk
Phone – 0113 244 9212 Email – manager.vicarlane@statravel.co.uk

The group flights cost £650 including taxes. Deposits for these flights are £300 each to be paid by 23rd April and are non-refundable. The remainder of the flights must be paid by July 21st. These flights leave London Heathrow on 29th September with one returning on 15th October and the other on 22nd October.

Places are limited on the group flights and sell out fast so please be quick if you want to book on these group flights.

Terms and conditions apply:
Deposits are non-refundable or transferable. Name changes are not permitted. Upon full payment no refunds are permitted. LOS are responsible for the organisation of the festival alone and will not except responsibility for any activites undertaken whilst in Malawi.

Close Encounters
With many years of first-hand experience and knowledge of Eastern and Southern Africa, your personal travel advisor will lovingly design a bespoke itinerary that matches your aspirations, lifestyle and just as importantly, your budget. Close Encounters can help arrange your entire journey to the Lake of Stars and the ‘Warm heart of Africa’. Call one of our dedicated team now on:

Phone – 08700 948 021
Email – info@closeencounterstravel.com
Visit – www.closeencounters.com
Office - Mercury House, Northgate, Nottingham, NG7 7FN