Kasi Vibe Festival 2019 – Bigger and Better
Back for a bigger and better edition, Kasi Vibe Festival promises a bigger exhibition showcase of some of the most innovative young entrepreneurs from Friday 1rst March to Sunday 3rd March 2019.
Not to be confused with just another kasi block party, this festival is the fastest growing SME exhibition platform for Namibian youth, attracting up to 10 000 visitors per edition.
A quarterly event, Kasi Vibe Festival provides SME’s and startups a platform to showcase their goods, services and talent with a longer term vision of fostering and promoting a lifelong interest in business and entrepreneurship. The festival also helps entrepreneurs think beyond profit-generating activities, and have them look at their enterprises as a means of creating multiple economic hubs and building sustainable communities.
As usual, a host of stalls offering innovative products and services, food and beverages plus a host of entertainment scheduled for the entire weekend can be expected.
To date, many startups have received added value through brand exposure and networking opportunities available at the event. We zone in on three of those brands that will also be showcasing at the event this time around :
Exhibitors to Look Out For:
This cosmetic line of 100% pure essential oil blends is one of the exhibitors that have been part of the festival over the last few editions. It consists of the milash eyelash growth serum, a renewing face serum as well as a refreshing room spray. The unisex brand partnered with multi-talented personality Wellem Kapenda for their beard oil line.
For the eco-savvy fashion on a budget, Afroprint Line is your go to brand with clothing, accessories and backpacks in their now signature African print patchwork designs. A new collection catered to both young and old can be expected from the Afroprint Line this at the Kasi Vibe Festival this time around and only in limited quantities so waiting to visit the stall on Sunday might not be a good idea.
Fashionistas who love vintage style can add some to their collection with pieces from the Vintage Unrevealed stall. This is a fairly new fashion brand on the Namibian fashion scene but it is fast becoming one of the go-to brands for vintage clothing.
For parents, one of the biggest things to look forward to is the revamped Kiddie’s Corner which will feature a candy shop, jumping castles and games and face painting for the little ones. Kasi Vibe Festival event co-ordinator Salmi Shigwedha says that many other improvements to the festival can be expected. “We took into account some of the complaints that we got previously and improved many things such as the toilets and the entire set up of the event,” she says.
Tickets will cost you only N$30 in advance at all Events Today outlets and N$40 at the door while kids enter for free. Doors open on all three days from 10h00 to 23h45.