With slightly over a week to go, Sand Music Festival organisers have promised Malawians one of the best events this year at the main headliner with perform with a full band.
There has been speculation that Jamaican dancehall reggae star Busy Signal will perform using a CD, but it has emerged that he is bringing his band from Jamaica.
Sand Music Festival director Lucius Banda said there is no way such a huge artist can perform at the festival without a band.
“These stories just compliment how huge this festival is. Surely, in some people’s minds, we cannot manage to bring a big artist like Busy Signal, they think we are small to do that.
“But it’s rare for a big musician like him to travel without a band. To cut the long story short, Busy Signal is coming with his 12-piece band called High Voltage. In fact, he is coming with another artist called Exco Levi,” he said.
In a separate interview on Wednesday, Big Base Entertainment, the London-based agency facilitating the Jamaican’s trip to Malawi, asked Malawians to be patient and see for themselves what Busy Signal is capable of.
“I wonder where the confusion is coming from because what I know is that he is coming with his full band. That is even stipulated in the contract that he signed with us. What fans that side need to do is to buy tickets and watch for themselves because it is going to be a full performance of Busy and his band.
“In the event that he does not come with his band, I and my company are willing to refund everyone who will have bought a ticket,” explained Big Base Entertainment boss Spencer Mutemasango.
The Dreams of Brighter Days singer, born Glendale Goshia Gordon, will first perform in Harare, Zimbabwe before proceeding to Malawi where he will perform on October 31, the second day of the three-day music festival which is taking place at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach in Salima. n