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The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival 2022

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is back for a 4th edition from Friday 30th September to Saturday 1st October 2022, at House On Fire, Malkerns Valley Eswatini.

Eswatini’s leading food and fashion festival celebrates the local, the wholesome, the creative, and the delicious, proudly showcasing the amazing and diverse tastes of Southern Africa, while supporting local artists and artisans.  Festival goers can expect the sophistication and variety of the mellow music, fabulous fashion, culinary exploits, and craft beverages that the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is best known for. 

To avoid disappointment, make sure you secure your tickets as soon as they become available, online tickets will be available from 15th July. Festival goers will now have the chance to stay safely   onsite with Rush Adventure’s exclusive glamping facilities and general camping options from All Out Africa.  Both the festival organizers, House On Fire, and the festival title sponsor, Standard Bank Eswatini, are pleased to once again give local artists, designers and artisans the opportunity to showcase their talent and products to the region.

“The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival has become an aspirational regional event. The rapid growth of the festival footprint, in spite of the challenges posed by Covid-19, is an encouraging sign of the festival’s increasing relevance in the domestic and regional tourism sectors and to support this growth trajectory, we have decided to expand our camping and glamping options for this year,” said Festival Director Jiggs Thorne.

According to Standard Bank’s Head of Brand and Marketing, Sibusile Sigwane, the announcement of the 4th edition of the Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival emphasizes the Bank’s commitment to the local economy and the arts industry. “Since the inception of the festival in 2018, the Luju ecosystem has grown tremendously and consists of a number of stakeholders who benefit from this event. This includes over 500 temporary staff, security personnel, entrepreneurs, traders, local artisans and artists. Our unwavering commitment to collaborate with all of our partners once again to successfully host the Luju Festival is enshrined in our Brand purpose; Eswatini is our home, we drive Her growth! For us, that means despite these unprecedented and challenging times, we are bold and continue to look for ways to stimulate the economy through creating spaces and platforms that promote local talent and business enterprises,” said Sigwane.

House On Fire will be accepting vendor applications from 15th July. Application forms for aspiring traders in the food, fashion, design, and lifestyle sectors, as well as for the children’s Honey Bee Park will become available on the new Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival website.

More details on festival tickets, camping, glamping and travel packages will be released in due course, so keep up with the Luju Buzz on Luju Festival and House on Fire social media, as well as the new Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival website – coming soon!

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