Music performances climaxed the three-day Likoma Festival on Saturday night as The Wailing Brothers Band kept patrons on their feet all night long up to the early hours of Sunday.
The Mzuzu-based reggae group was the last to perform after acts by Active X Band, Likoma Islanders Band and Moses Makawa.
Urban artist Theo Thomson, who was listed for a performance, did not make it to the festival as earlier announced.
This watered down the already small line-up of artists which some patrons felt was a setback to the festival. However, that did not stop the available artists from providing the gig-goers a full dose of fun.
The baobab-studded island literally came to a standstill as the locals joined the fun by paying K3 000 at the gate to sample the performances in a district starved of stage acts due to transport challenges.
The Wailing Brothers were the star performers as they illuminated the night with various reggae vibes. The group’s rich number of lead vocalists proved worthwhile to keep patrons entertained for hours.
Chikumbutso Simbi, Takudziwani Chokani, Moda and Arnold Fumulani and Toza Matafale took turns on stage to lead in the offerings.
The performances resumed on Sunday afternoon to wrap up the festival with the MV Ilala expected to return with the patrons in the evening. n