By Luckmore Safuli
ORGANISERS of Africa’s biggest end of year fiesta, the epic Victoria Falls Carnival, say the 2020 edition is set to go ahead under a different format, with strict adherence to Covid-19 safety guidelines.
After months of speculation and uncertainty, organisers of Africa’s biggest end of year extravaganza have cleared the air and assured carnival enthusiasts that the event will go ahead, albeit under strict adherence to Covid-19 health regulations.
Representative of the organisers, Mr Brent Williamson said they are finalising discussions with sponsors and responsible authorities.
“Yes, we are going to be having the 2020 Victoria Falls carnival, however we have to be in compliance with the ministry of health and child care regulations on the covid side of things. We are busy at the moment preparing and we have had a lot of interest from Botswana and Zimbabwe in terms of DJs,” he said.
The fiesta is set to be reduced to a two-day event and merrymakers will have to do without the famous train party which has been scrapped.
In view of the limited time left before the event, organisers say they are likely to settle for DJs and artists from Botswana and Zimbabwe.
“The format of the event has also changed and we will not be doing the three days due to social distancing issues. We will have a two-day event and there might be a third day on the 27th. We still are negotiating with one of the bug names in the music industry to perform on that day,” he said
According to the organisers, details of final list of artists and ticket sales will be communicated via the official platforms.
The extravaganza which has traditionally attracted thousands of partygoers is also envisaged to give a major boost to the tourism sector and kick-start the recovery of the industry which has been affected by the global pandemic.
By Luckmore Safuli