The Palmwine Music Festival was back this past weekend on Sunday, October 9th in Clapham and it did not disappoint! It was originally launched in 2017 by Show Dem Camp to bring together Nigerian artists in a music experience created as a platform to celebrate and experience Nigeria's burgeoning alternative music scene.
If you missed the Festival you missed out on some serious dancing vibes! I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of going to the festival with my son. The festival was headlined by up-and-coming music stars like Meologo, Ladipoe and Tems. There was a wonderful variety of Nigerian music to be enjoyed, and the energy in the air was absolutely amazing. Dancing is a huge part of Nigerian culture, so it's no surprise that the Palmwine Music Festival is such a success. When the first beat starts there’s nothing you want to do more than dance with Nigerian music being so incredibly diverse and vibrant! There was plenty of opportunity to dance along to some awesome artists, experience Nigerian culture and soak in the atmosphere in one place. The event incorporated live music with food, DJ sets and merchandise. One of the things I loved the most about the festival is it’s a festival that is all about good vibes and good times in a relaxed atmosphere. And even though the venue was full of people, there was always space to dance and move around. It's the perfect atmosphere for letting loose and having some fun. I may not have convinced my son to dance with me but the fact he came with me says a lot about the draw of the festival. It was such a fun atmosphere to be in. If you want to experience some real Nigerian vibes, make sure to mark next year's Palmwine Music Festival in your calendar! You won't regret it. The festival is full of vibrant energy and music, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good time with a bit of culture thrown in.