Universal Music Group and Smirnoff Take Party to the Wild


Following its popular introduction to the party scene over 3 years ago, Cocktails in the Wild returns this year for its third season, and is headed for Lake Mburo National Park.

With a little over a month to go, Smirnoff Uganda in collaboration with Universal Music Group, an American global music corporation and Uganda Wildlife Authority has revealed that it will be hosting the unique party experience on December 7 and 8, 2019.

Speaking on behalf of Smirnoff Uganda, Agaba Tumusiime remarked “I am delighted to see Cocktails in the Wild return for its third edition. This will be our biggest and most exciting experience yet. Since launching with Uganda Waragi in 2016, we have continued to grow the festival experience by adding new features like the pop-up bars along the route to our party destination.” He also added that the support of the property’s new partners would go a long way in attracting new party and cocktail lovers to participate, growing domestic tourism.

This year sees the introduction of new partners, Universal Music Group, an American global music corporation that is implementing the experience in other African countries like Nigeria and South Africa; and Uganda Wildlife Authority that has provided five of its tour buses to transport revellers to the national park for the party experience.

This third edition of Cocktails in the Wild will give revellers a chance to party in the wild and groove to lots of music and entertainment, while enjoying an outdoor cocktail festival filled with Uganda Waragi, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff pop-up bars. As a way of promoting responsible drinking, the organisers have also created an outdoor food area to create a cosy space where partiers can enjoy their favorite food of choice while they drink.

Another exciting addition to this years’ experience is the cocktail stop-overs at different sites along the route to Lake Mburo. This is the first time pop-up bars will appear at these sites, offering partiers a unique opportunity to enjoy their cocktails on the move.

Some of the deejays that are scheduled to spin the decks at this wild party experience include Smirnoff Brand Ambassador from Nigeria, DJ Spinall, a multiple award-winning deejay, record producer and song writer from Nigeria. DJ Spinall is popularly known for his hits Nowo and Dis Love featuring the biggest names in African music, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage. Performances are also expected from Da Capo, a South African DJ producer with impressionable dancefloor rhythms who also just won Africa DJ of the Year Award on the global stage; Chicco Dread and Uganda’s very own, DJ Naselow.

Tickets are now on sale at only Ugx 250,000 for the full weekend package catering for transport to the party destination and back, accommodation and a meal on arrival. Revellers that prefer to lodge at the park’s eco-friendly cottages shall pay Ugx 200,000 to cater for their transport to Lake Mburo, a meal and cocktails.


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