The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is a family-friendly feast of culinary exploits, high-end fashion and Afro-centric music, celebrating the sophistication and elegance of African heritage.

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Mainstage

Set against a breath-taking backdrop of endless cane fields and rolling hills, the Standard Bank Luju Main Stage features an inspired array of sounds from headlining musical performances from Eswatini, the region and beyond. With two large LED screens on both sides of the stage, festival attendees can see and sway to the live performances from afar.

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MasterCard

The Mastercard Stage features live music performances, culinary showcases as well as the Standard Bank Luju Fashion Runway regional collaboration between Zimbabwean, Swati, Sotho and Mozambican creatives

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Taste of Mozambique

This year’s regional showcase focuses on Mozambique, with the House On Fire Amphitheatre transformed into an eclectic, vibrant space offering an Afro-guese (African Portuguese) experience. Supported by Freshlyground Restaurant, “Taste of Mozambique” provides a unique platform for festivalgoers to interact with the food, fashion, music, and rhythms of the colorful African coast, as well as a taste of Brazil in the caipirinha bar.

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Mastercard Stage

The Mastercard Stage features live music performances, culinary showcases as well as the Standard Bank Luju Fashion Runway regional collaboration between Zimbabwean, Swati, Sotho and Mozambican creatives.

Festival Hives

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Premium Lounge

A bespoke, executive lounge offering a la carte style menu and wait service. Supported by Malandela’s Restaurant, Malandeli delicatessen, Cork & Co. wine club, this space not only brings an exclusive, wide range of wine and charcuterie pairings but also gives prime views of the stage and a panoramic experience of the festival offerings.

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Fashion Café

The Fashion Café will once again be showcasing the best of Eswatini Design, Beauty and Fashion, while shining a lens on how African heritage shapes and influences how we express our identity through the past, and into the present and future. It provokes us to consider what role fashion, design and popular culture play in shaping our collective future. The Fashion Café is brought to you by Dala Spaces.

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Premium Lounge

A bespoke, executive lounge offering a la carte style menu and wait service. Supported by Malandela’s Restaurant, Malandeli delicatessen, Cork & Co. wine club, this space not only brings an exclusive, wide range of wine and charcuterie pairings but also gives prime views of the stage and a panoramic experience of the festival offerings.

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Heritage Food Garden

Take a sensory voyage through Africa and further exotic lands in this hive of traditional tastes and experiences. The Heritage Food Garden has a distinct cultural offering that allows festivalgoers the opportunity to not only taste nostalgic dishes, but to enjoy unique age-old cooking techniques and food artefacts. This space is supported by Rhodes Food Group

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Fashion Café

The Fashion Café will once again be showcasing the best of Eswatini Design, Beauty and Fashion, while shining a lens on how African heritage shapes and influences how we express our identity through the past, and into the present and future. It provokes us to consider what role fashion, design and popular culture play in shaping our collective future. The Fashion Café is brought to you by Dala Spaces.

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Beer Garden

 A specially curated hive highlighting premium brews and offering a range of beer-infused menu items from Luju Cook-Off Chefs, as well complementary smoked meats and one of a kind sausages prepared by charcutier extraordinaire Richard Bosman. This space is supported by Stella Artois and offers a selection of tastings, food pairings and beer specials.

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The Grapevine

A celebration of all things wine, the Grapevine experience explores some of the top wines from the region, with an expert sommelier-led tasting and food pairings. This space also caters for all the bubbly personalities with a range of spumante, MCC, Prosecco and champagne. The Grapevine also houses the exclusive Bruce Jack wine saloon where guests can book and experience charcuterie and wine pairings as well as win amazing prizes. Sponsored by Bruce Jack Wines.

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Cocktail Lounge

Every hour is happy hour on the sunset deck with a vibrant selection of artisanal cocktails made with indigenous and exotic botanicals. Cushioned between the Mastercard Stage and the main festival stage, this space offers a laid back vibe complemented by expert mixologists.

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Taste of Mozambique

This year’s regional showcase focuses on Mozambique, with the House On Fire Amphitheatre transformed into an eclectic, vibrant space offering an Afro-guese (African Portuguese) experience. Supported by Freshlyground Restaurant, “Taste of Mozambique” provides a unique platform for festivalgoers to interact with the food, fashion, music, and rhythms of the colorful African coast, as well as a taste of Brazil in the caipirinha bar.

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The Beehive

The Beehive is a space where children, and their parents, can safely participate in a myriad of age-appropriate, stimulating, and hands-on activities. In between getting active and creative, youngsters can also enjoy healthy treats packed with flavour.

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The Beehive

The Beehive is a space where children, and their parents, can safely participate in a myriad of age-appropriate, stimulating, and hands-on activities. In between getting active and creative, youngsters can also enjoy healthy treats packed with flavour.

TRADER APPLICATIONS

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The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival invites suitable candidates to apply to trade in the festival’s Culinary, Fashion and children’s Beehive spaces.
The Luju Food Garden welcomes speciality vendors that offer a delectable range of authentic culturally diverse flavours. The Luju Fashion Café Marketplace showcases the best of Eswatini Design, Beauty and Fashion. The kids-oriented Luju Beehive welcomes vendors looking to provide exciting and engaging entertainment and food for children of all ages. Experiential Services applications are available for traders looking to enhance the festival experience for our guests. Applications close Wednesday 3rd July, 2024. Final trader selection will be made by Friday 12th July, 2024. Due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted. Traders will need to incorporate the Luju 2024 themes into their products and services. The application process is all online.