Published on: Dec 23, 2018



Diani Beach Festival (DBF) is the hub of day and night activities held in Diani, from 29th of December 2018 till 31st of Dec 2018, suitable for audiences of all ages. For 3 days, the festival’s apt location will bring Luxury Beach Club to Kenya, remaining open every day, offering facilities like bars, restaurants, a Xmas shopping village, lounges, a pool retreat and VIP areas. DBF is set to offer the best experience to guests. In December, the festival kicks off with the skydiving boogie and will be hosting the current skydiving world champions. This attracts tourists from all over the world, a sporting community coming together to do what they love!

The festival partners include Windhoek, Pernod Ricard who will be stocking the DBF bars with everyone’s favourite drinks – Jameson, Absolut and G.H.Mumm Champagne. Fly Tristar are also coming onboard and launching affordable flights from Nairobi directly to Ukunda airstrip, making the 1-hour direct flight from the city to Diani Beach even easier.

Following the success of the first edition of the Diani Beach Festival, East Africa’s premiere music and entertainment festival is back! The 3-day festival will take place at Diani Beach Club – right on the beach and home to Skydive Diani from 29th of Dec till 31st of Dec 2018. DBF will present a series of world-class concert performances including the MTV award winners, Best Group in Africa, Sauti Sol, set to light up the performance stage on the opening night Saturday 29th of Dec, with Kenyan MTV award nominee, Nyashinski ready to deliver an unforgettable showcase to usher in New Year’s Day on 31st Dec alongside the legendary DJ Adrian. DBF will open on 29th of December in style with performances from DJ Kace, DJ Skillz, and DJ JV from Kenya and European queen of Afrobeats DJ Brooke Bailey.


Opening Night – 29th Dec 2018

Sauti Sol, DJ Kace, DJ Skillz, DJ UV & DJ Brooke Bailey (Europe). Hosted by Tracy Wanjiru

Jameson Live – 30th Dec 2018

H_art the Band, Roots Connection & The Beathogs

New Year’s Eve – 31st Dec 2018

Nyashinski, DJ Adrian, DJ Imran Mwangi & DJ Pink Mohawk. Hosted by Sheila Kwamboka

Hosting an array of local artists this time around, the event will also feature a diverse group of top Kenyan acts and bands performing on different nights. Among them, Afro pop band H_art The Band, Kenyan Roots & Culture reggae band – Roots Connection and The Beathogs (30th Dec); House/Electronic DJ Imran Mwangi (Kenya) and DJ Pink Mohawk will also have a special showcase on New Year’s Eve.  The festival will conclude with an incredible fireworks display dubbed as “Magical Kenya”, which will light up the skies at midnight as we usher in 2019.

DBF events & purchase tickets here: https://www.dianibeachfestival.com/

Speaking on the artist selection on this year’s edition, Natasha Reema, one of the event organizers says, “DBF is a platform to promote all the wonderful things about Kenya and one of the key things we want to emphasize is that we have some of the most incredible musical talent in the world and it’s for all our guests both domestic and international to enjoy the experience”.

In conjunction with Kenya Tourism Board, the festival combines sport, music and lifestyle. It will showcase to the world the incredible experiences the beach resort town has to offer. Diani Beach has been rated Africa’s leading beach destination 2018 by World Travel Awards for the 5th time in a row! A picture-perfect beach by the tranquil Indian Ocean, it hosts an array of star rated beach resorts, hotels and restaurants. Diani Reef Hotel CEO, Bobby Kimani says, “Last year, Diani Beach Festival provided an incredible launch pad and we have seen the positive increase in tourism throughout the year. I have no doubt this year the festival will continue to attract more people and we are all looking forward to the growth next year”.

Tom Odero, County Commander, is also working with his team day and night to ensure security is at its best.  He says, “Guests should not have any fears and have the confidence that our team are well trained and equipped to deal with any situation should they arise”.