Kenya is set to host its first Carbon Neutral Festival in Africa in Kilifi County, during this year Kilifi Festival.
The Festival that is in its fourth year, has announced that the multicultural event will be carbon-offset for the very first time.
Carbon-neutral Festival seeks to minimise emissions through comprehensive environmental efforts.
The organisers have also partnered with Kenyan – based company, Wildlife Works in offsetting emissions through their Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation project.
“Kilifi New Year offsetting its emissions with Wildlife Works contributes towards the protection of dryland forest, the conservation of Wildlife, community empowerment, and the creation of jobs in multiple sustainable industries,” says Kilifi Festival Marketing Manager Melisa Kayanda.
She says about 64 tonne(s) of CO2 offset will go towards Kasigau Wildlife Corridor Project.
The festival will run from December 30th to January 2nd 2020 with over 50 artists expected to grace three stages.
Among the international artists include Osunlade (US), Afshin (FR). Seth Schwarz (DE), Kampire (UG), Faizal Mostrixx (UG), and Electic Shamba (UK).
Some of the headlining local acts include Blinky Bill, Karun, Barak Jacuzzi, Vallerie Muthoni Ochungulo Family among others.
Djs expected on the show, include Jack Rooster, Coco Em, Dj Paps, Dj Raph among others.
“Apart from the music, the attendees will also experience multicultural, with discussions of exchanging Ideas, at the Kilifi New Year University. The University is a hub facilitating round- table discussions touching on current issues such as Climate Emergency, LGBTQ Rights, Racism, Feminism and many more,” Kayanda added.
Tickets are available on sale online until December 27th and thereafter, they will be available at the venue door.