About Shoko 2019 – Good Vibes Only

This year Shoko Festival is all about the vibes. Especially the good ones! The 2019 edition of Zimbabwe’s longest running urban culture festival will run from the 27th – 29th September 2019 at various venues in Harare and Chitungwiza under the theme Good Vibes Only.

Good Vibes Only is all about creating an inspirational artistic space in the trying times of Zimbabwe today. Shoko 2019 will open up space with art and creativity that represents serious good vibes and that motivates all our festival goers to keep believing that their dreams are valid. Shoko will be a Good Vibes Only zone where it’s all about free expression, thrilling performances and positive energy.

The festival, which is entering its 9th edition, will be bubbling over with its signature diverse programming including the iconic main event - Peace in the Hood in Chitungwiza, which draws over 5 000 festival goers annually. The Peace In The Hood concert will once again set out to break boundaries by giving platforms to young urban artists, showcasing ground breaking new collaborations and taking riotous international acts out to the hood.

Another returning crowd favourite is the Shoko Comedy Night which will feature top local and international comedians in a hilariously innovative new format. Running under the theme The Return of The Zim Dollar, Shoko Comedy Night will feature an outrageous array of stand up comedy, funny songs, live satire and some unexpected twists to keep the crowd on their toes.

Zimbabwe’s tech & digital media enthusiasts will also have lots to look forward to with the Hub Unconference, Zimbabwe’s premier digital media conference. The Hub will feature inspiring talks on tech, new media & digital activism by local and international speakers; the Hub Awards for innovative new start ups; masterclasses on cutting edge journalism as well as music industry talks.

So whatever your vibe is we’re sure you’ll find it at Shoko Festival 2019. Come vibe with us, get inspired, get down and have a damn good time!

About Shoko Festival
Shoko Festival is Zimbabwe’s most popular and longest running urban culture festival. Over the years the festival has provided a platform for comedians, musicians and spoken word artists to perform. The festival also hosts free conferences, workshops and panels. Shoko Festival is is a production of Magamba Network, Zimbabwe’s leading creative organisation.

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