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Jump into 2019 in Style at Diani Beach Festival

by Noel Mutugi

diani_beach_festival Image: artists poster - Diani Beach Festival

Diani Beach, voted the best destination beach in Africa for four years in a row,..will host the 2nd edition of the Diani Beach Festival this 29th December, 2018 to 1st January, 2019. The three-day event is a culmination of month-long activities that begun on the 9th of December, featuring extreme sports and entertainment.

The annual festival is held at the Diani Beach Club and is characterized by an array of activities that include skydiving, an air sports exhibition, kite surfing competition, water sports and a kids’ club adventure week, among other activities.

Announcing KTB’s sponsorship of the event, KTB Chief Executive Officer Dr. Betty Radier said, “Last year’s inaugural event was a phenomenal success, attracting over 12,000 people in December 2017 with over 500 international visitors from 36 countries. KTB is delighted to be a co – sponsor this year’s DBF to build on last year’s success and ensure that Diani remains the destination for all tourists both domestic and international.”

KTB CEO added, “Diani Beach Festival presents an opportunity for KTB to connect Diani Beach with wide audience as Africa’s leading beach destination voted for the sixth time in a row by the World Travel Awards. More recently, Diani Beach was voted the top emerging destination out of five trendiest spots to visits in Africa by Traveling – a group of travel influencers, bloggers and vloggers.”

Unlike the 1st edition, this year’s festival will also feature international, regional and local artists like Sauti Sol, Nyashinski, DJ Kace, DJ Adrian, H_art the Band, and Pink Mohawk among other acts. The festival will then come to a close, “with an incredible fireworks display dubbed as “Magical Kenya”, which will light up the skies at midnight to bring joys and celebrations as the world enters into 2019,” KTB said in a statement earlier this week.

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Noel Mutugi is a tourism, travel & conservation enthusiast and a tour consultant. I'm not on yellow pages but you can follow me on twitter @noel_mutugi.