Roast and Rhyme ‘Nyam On The Nile‘ Returns with New Venues in Jinja this July

Posted on June 17, 2024
By Sean Musa Carter
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Swangz Avenue has announced the return of the highly anticipated #RoastAndRhyme festival with its distinctive #NyamOnTheNile edition taking place this year from July 5th to 7th in the city of Jinja, along the Nile River.

Roast and Rhyme is renowned for its unique blend of music, food, and socializing, set in beautiful outdoor environments. Over the years, it has become a staple in Uganda's social calendar, celebrated for its quality production and the memorable experiences it offers to attendees.

  • Friday, 5th July  The festivities will kick off at Living Waters Resort in Jinja with an exhilarating "Night Club in the Woods" experience. Top DJs will keep the party alive until dawn, providing a thrilling start to the weekend.
  • Saturday, 6th July  This day will offer adventure and entertainment. Revelers can participate in adrenaline-pumping activities such as bungee jumping, zip-lining, quad biking, horse riding, and a boat cruise on the majestic Nile. As the sun sets, the main event will begin at Across the Nile Resort, featuring games, meat roasting, and live music performances by some of Uganda’s best performers and top DJs, continuing into the early morning hours.

  • Sunday, 7th July – The weekend will conclude with an all-white Sunday service brunch at Living Waters Resort. Attendees will enjoy free food, free cocktails, and live music performances set against the stunning backdrop of the Nile River. The dress code for Sunday is strictly all-white, adding an elegant and unified visual theme to the serene and festive end of the three-day event.

  • New Venues: This year's Nyam On The Nile edition introduces two new venues located on the Njeru side of Nalubale Road. These venues offer scenic views and a vibrant atmosphere, perfect for the festival's blend of music and adventure.

  • Living Waters Resort  Positioned approximately 1.5 km along Nalubale Road, this resort provides a beautiful riverside setting for the opening night and the Sunday brunch.

  • Across the Nile Resort – Situated about 1 km from the roundabout on Nalubale Road, this venue will host Saturday's main event, offering ample space for games, meat roasting, and live performances.

Directions: When coming from Kampala, before crossing the main bridge, take a right turn at the roundabout onto Nalubale Road. Continue for about 1 km to reach Across the Nile Resort and about 1.5 km to reach Living Waters Resort.

Experience Jinja: Jinja, often referred to as the adventure capital of Uganda, provides the perfect backdrop for Nyam On The Nile. Nestled along the Nile, Jinja is known for its breathtaking scenery and vibrant culture. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore this iconic location's natural beauty and adventurous spirit, making for an unforgettable weekend.

#RoastAndRhyme Experience: The festival is synonymous with great music and delicious food. Revelers will indulge in various grilled meats and other delicacies, accompanied by live performances from top Ugandan artists. The combination of mouth-watering food and captivating music by the riverside creates a truly unique and immersive experience.

Ticket Information:

All Weekend Pass: Early Bird: UGX 150,000 At the Gate: UGX 200,000

Single Day Pass:

UGX 100,000

Tickets are available through the FlexiPay App or via mobile money by dialing *291#.

Swangz Avenue, the event organizer, promises an unforgettable experience in Jinja, continuing the tradition of excellence that has defined Roast and Rhyme over the years.