This year’s Maitisong Arts festival slated for the 22 to 26 April promises to be the biggest calendar event according to its Director, Gao Lemmenyane. This year the festival has an robust lineup that caters for the theater, visual arts, comedy and poetry enthusiast as well as free shows, food stalls and ticket packages.
“This time around we want to give revelers a proper festival experience, an unforgetable experience of Botswana’s best arts. We are still in talks with the other crème de la crème of the industry to become part of the lineup. Moreover, the highlight of this year’s event is that it is headlined by a local production called ‘Today its Me’ and features international actor Donn Swaby of Passions fame and our very own talented acts. It is not everyday that we get to see acting heavyweights gracing our local plays so it is going to be amazing,” Lemmenyane said.
On the 24th Zeus will be staging a live recording of his music, followed on the 25th of April by ‘Today its Me’ by multi award winning actor Donald Molosi staged at Maitisong. On the 26th, the last day of the festival, Budhaza will be performing at Molapo Piazza alongside the Metrophones. There will also be a number of theater productions by Tefo Paya who will have two shows and another performance by Aldo Brinket.
“We are still in the preparations stages and we will keep disseminating information about the festival’s final schedule but so far we have partnerships with quite a number of venues. We will also be having free shows throughout the festival before and after the paid shows, so people can turn up during the day at around 3pm for free shows at different venues. For the very first time we will be offering a shuttle to transport revelers to different venues in time for their next show. However, this transportation is covered for people with tickets. There are amazing packages for everyone like the super all access that sells for P1000,” he said.