Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will be held from Friday 4th to Saturday 5th August 2023, at House On Fire in the Malkerns Valley of Eswatini.

Early Bird tickets are sold on a first-come first-serve basis and typically sell out within a few hours, so festivalgoers are urged to purchase them as soon as they become available on Thursday, 11 May 2023, on the festival website:

This regional and authentically local food and fashion festival celebrates the local, the wholesome, the creative and the delicious, proudly showcasing the amazing, diverse tastes of Southern Africa.  The 2023 edition, with the support of Standard Bank Eswatini, will be a uniquely Southern African affair with event partners and participants from Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, and Botswana.  Young Standard Bank Artist Award winners from across the region will be featured as, once again, the festival promotes food, fashion, and music!

These music, art and performance exchanges reflect Standard Bank’s commitment to the support of arts mobility and the promotion of creative/cultural tourism. These festival partners will feature at some of the various Luju stages and activations, ensuring a dynamic and diverse experience for festival goers.

The exciting food and fashion themes for The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival have also been finalized with eclectic and innovative programmes being planned across the 2-day event. These uniquely curated programmes will also once again by accompanied by the high-quality range of African and global sounds from top artists from the Southern African region and beyond.

Culinary Arts

This year LUJU explores food as both an art medium and an edible eccentricity. The festival will merge high end gastronomy and African design, facilitating collaboration between visual artists and chefs to collectively design, create and serve a tasty visual feast. With themed tasting and pairing zones, interactive activities, as well as a strong focus on sharing artisanal and craft expertise across food and beverages, the Luju Culinary Arts programme will provide immersive, inspiring and, above all, delicious experiences.

The African Fashion Renaissance

Celebrating the transformative power of Fashion! The African Fashion Renaissance starts with introspection. Craft mastery and sustainable materials become mediums for the reclaiming of ancestral stories. Through interweaving these tales of our past, we re-imagine a future. From individual expression to the collective consciousness, fashion has the power to shift and shape future generations.

More details on festival tickets, camping, glamping and travel packages will be released in due course, so keep up with the Luju buzz on the Luju Festival, Standard Bank and House On Fire social media pages, as well as the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival website: