After three days of a fun-filled music marathon, the ninth edition of the Sand Music Festival came to a close at midnight on Sunday.
Having endured long hours of the music ride since Friday, the feeling was that come Sunday most patrons will have very little energy to go on with the artistic feast.
When Lucius Banda was bringing the curtain on the festival down around midnight, there were roars of disapproval from party-goers. The programme had indicated that the festival would end at 8 pm, but the extension was not even enough for the patrons.
The final day of the festival was expected to be somewhat mellow as the performance schedule could also attest. The line-up was dominated by gospel acts such as Steve Spesho, Miracle Chinga, Shammah Vocals and Wendy Harawa.
By noon DJ MYK C was already keeping things lively as he played a selection of hits from around the globe. As the afternoon wore on, Steve Spesho got live performances going with his usual energetic display on the Allan Namoko main stage.
After his set, he paved the way for his sister Miracle Chinga who did not disappoint. Her catchy dancing antics were also a marvel to watch.
Local music greats Alelluya Band also took their turn to remind everyone that they still have what it takes to compete and rub shoulders with the best in the business. Before Lucius came on stage to do the closing, there was also time for Shammah Vocals and Wendy Harawa.
After the curtain was brought down, the patrons were satisfied with the musical dose they had received.
Area 36 resident Montfort Moyo had this to say: “It has been a great time here. It appears most artists attached great value to the event. You could see that they were really prepared for the event. From the dressing to the performances, everything was on point.”
Impakt Events director Lucius Banda thanked all organisations and individuals who partnered with them to make the event successful.