Festivals can feel like a lifetime. In only a few days they manage to create new families out of camps, stage crews and bar regulars. I love seeing the nostalgia in people leaving, thinking of the next event that can make them be themselves again.
Here on the boat a couple of DJs, artists and festival workers are getting back to the mainland after almost a week on Lunkulu island. Transporting huge generators, all gear for the shows and the stages themselves I’m still amazed the boats survived.
On the shore of Lake Victoria, two hours drive from Ugandas capital Kampala, the roads turn into piers and bridges that take you to Lunkulu island, the home of Bayimba International Festival - Uganda. The festival of arts launched in 2008 in central Kampala but last year Bayimba got its own place, free from the limits of the city.