Organisers of the Ghana Music Week—UK edition have announced a shift in the date for the festival’s first edition.
The event was initially slated for this past weekend, but will now take place on Friday 30 December. It will, however, take place at the original London venue, the Indigo at the 02.
The two-month shift is due to “a technical element” and “some unavoidable circumstances beyond their control,” according to the organisers.
“Also, the postponement would give us even more time to market the event adequately for the right impact,” says Mr. Freddie Annang, Chairman of the GMW-UK Planning Committee, “considering that GMW-UK primarily aims as marketing and driving the right traffic to the main festival in Ghana next March.”
Ghanaian reggae-dancehall act Stonebwoy remains the headlining artist. The BET Award winner will be joined by the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Award Artiste of the Year, E.L. Three other artists will be announced before the new date. These three artists will take the place of the earlier announced highlife man Amakye Dede, who will be unavailable. Previously bought tickets are valid despite the new announcement.
DJ Abrantee will be hosting the event.
2016 GMW-UK is organized by Fantasy Entertainment, Musicians Union of Ghana, Showbiz Africa, ABM and Base Group. The event takes place with the support of the Ghana High Commission, UK and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.