An explosion of rhythm, colour, and creativity, this year’s UP Live III, marks UP Magazine’s 3rd-Year Anniversary. Taking place in the antiquated train yards of the Nairobi Railway Museum, UP Live is a unique blend of art, music, film and great food, providing an aesthetically stimulating setting for the latest in arts and culture in Nairobi.
Last year The Old Cambrians Band, and the Slum Drummers collaborated with the diverse line-up of headliners including Ayub Ogada, Blinky Bill, Mumala, and Miss Karun resulting in a night in danger of spontaneous combustion. This year’s musical collaboration will bring back a prominent brass section, a choir, and some of the best musicians on the scene today.
The Nairobi railway museum is a prime location situated at the north-west end of Nairobi station and can be seen from Uhuru Highway where it crosses the main line. The museum is a perfect symbol of Kenya’s history and past. It was established in 1971 by the then East African Railways and Harbours Corporation to preserve and display relics and records of the railways of East Africa from their inception to the present day.
UP Live thus functions as a symbol of the progress that Kenya has undergone since then showcasing the rich diversity and expansive creativity of Kenya’s present. Prepare yourself for a day and night filled with the sounds, lights, and culture of Nairobi’s alternative urban culture.
UP Live III takes place on the 7th of June. It kicks off at 3.00 pm and tickets are KES 1000.