INDEPENDENCE Beach Market, the festival usually hosted at Walvis Bay’s Independence Beach, is back again and due to take place from 21 December to 8 January 2023.
This is the longest festival in Namibia and was previously hosted by the Municipality of Walvis Bay for 25 days.
This year’s edition will be hosted by two companies owned by Hans Namutewa and Laramanandane Namholo, the municipality announced.
With all preparations underway at the coastal town, the festival promises a line-up of different activities.
Namutewa says these activities include trading and entrepreneurship, promotions and marketing, games, and various sports like beach volleyball, corporate and SMEs exhibitions of different products, as well cocktails and cuisine night.
“We will also have boat cruising, and a variety of dishes, including kapana, will be served by young people. The main bar will serve alcohol, while the children will have a kiddies corner to quench their boredom, and betting and table games will be enjoyed by sports fanatics,” says Namutewa.
In terms of entertainment, Tate Buti, Gazza, King Tee Dee, Exit, ML, Vikta Juice Boy, Macha Bella, Pendapala, Samuele Ngodji and some upcoming artists will entertain festival goers, says Namutewa.
“DJs of different music genres will also entertain the crowd at all times to give out the best festive season feel.”
Namutewa says people’s safety will be taken care of with security provided by the Namibian Police, the municipal police department, and lifeguards. They have also gone out of their way to provide experienced and safe drivers for those who are drinking, to ensure everyone’s safety on the roads.
“This is expected to be one of the leading events in SADC very soon, as we invite everyone to come to have a lifetime experience this festive season,” says Namutewa.