Stonebwoy takes over December as he headlines the major concerts and festivals in Ghana | SEE DETAILS
December is typically considered to be the holiday season’s pinnacle in Ghana. The majority of people are unaware, however, that Ghanaians begin celebrating Christmas on the first day of December. Have you ever wondered why Accra’s population grows around this time of year? The Christmas atmosphere is palpable in Accra, from music festivals and concerts, festive lights that line the streets to the Christmas jingles that fill the airwaves.
Stonebwoy, now in recent times as 1 GAD, has unarguably become the face of December in Ghana as the Grammy awardee is set to headline 4 major festivals and music concert this yuletide. From “self-produced” concerts featuring major artists to festivals that celebrate the rich musical culture of Ghana, the Ghanaian elite musician will be on stage entertaining locals and tourists who will attend these national events. The country’s best music festivals span Bhim Concert, WildaLand, Afrochella, and many more.
Below is a list of top concerts and music festivals going down this December in Accra that will have Stonebwoy play as the headline artiste.
1. GTCO Music Concert (17 December 2021)
The GTCO Music Concert explores the joys of music and celebrates the beauty in diversity, a common heritage, and our collective aspirations. Authentic sounds, resounding afro-beats, and pulsating rhythm will be enjoyed by the effervescent concert crowd and live-streamed to millions worldwide!
For years, they’ve been at the forefront of creating and curating contemporary culture in Africa, promoting enterprise and transforming our communities through art and entertainment. This year, they’re hosting the largest gathering of music lovers in the vibrant city of Accra to celebrate the best of African music and pop culture. The event is scheduled for Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana on 17 December 2021.
2. Bhim Concert (21 December 2021)
Now in its fifth edition, the annual Bhim Concert is put together by Multiple International and Local Awards winner, Stonebwoy through his Burniton Music Group. The highly patronised event is part of his vision to showcase Ghana’s musical richness while promoting his enviable brand, local artistes (both established and up-and-coming) or bands and connect with his grassroot consumers.
Bhim Concert will offer an opportunity for Stonebwoy, who was recently crowned Africa’s raggae and dancehall giant for the 4th time at AFRIMA, to reconnect with his fans. It will feature a curated selection of music performers blending some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers. The concert itself aims to provide a unique opportunity for locals and traveling visitors alike to gather and enjoy a music celebration in one of country’s most beautiful and historic locations.
3. Wildaland Festival (26 – 27 December 2021)
Christened as “Africa’s Glastonbury”, the WILDALAND festival is a music and entertainment lifestyle festival and seeks to provide a distinctive entertainment experience that will merge the best of both African audiences in the wild every December in Ghana. The festival, which will see the grand return to live events, will also be characterised by ultra-immersive real-time social content.
Stonebwoy have been named as headliner for this year’s edition.
The organisers say the festival, an experiential haven, adds to a growing portfolio of year-end activities that allow Africa’s massive diaspora audiences to meet their resident African middle-class counterparts at some of the continent’s biggest parties in Ghana. “Having played home to most of the widely patronised entertainment experiences, Ghana has become the hub for Pan-African expressions; enhanced by the recent ‘Year of Return’ programme among many others.
4. Afrochella (28 December 2021)
Afrochella is an annual Ghanaian music & experiential festival that showcases the vibrant work of African creatives & entrepreneurs. With representation from diverse cultures across the continent, Afrochella is designed to elevate and highlight thriving millennial talent in Africa. The festival aims to teach, explain and explore cultures through a pioneering approach; combining art, creative activations, premium continental cuisine, and African music.