Don't forget to pack your sunglasses and should you decide to wear heels, make sure it's block heels when jiving at the Luju food festival on August 3. Picture: Supplied.
Taking place at House on Fire Sculpture Garden in Eswatini on August 3, The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival returns after its successful inaugural edition last year.

Entertainment will be provided by Bongo Muffin, The Muses, Amanda Mo, Mozambique’s Ghorwan, Holly Rey, Sheejay Zoe, Ohpis, DJ Okapi, among others. 

There will be many activities, with chef and foodie judge Siba Mtongana announced as the headliner for the culinary programme, a range of additional engagements have also been confirmed, including Ultimate Braai Master judge Pete Goffe-Wood. 

For this festival, these are the five things you'll need on the day.

Comfortable shoes

To make sure you enjoy the day to the fullest, stay away from heels and opt for sneakers. 


The weather in coastal areas is different from that in the city. Put on sunscreen before stepping out. 


Never leave your sunglasses behind when going to a festival. Not only do they protect your eyes from the sun, but they also make you look cool. 

A warm jacket

It’s advisable to carry a jacket should the weather change. This also helps to keep you warm throughout should you stay until the festival's closing time. 

A fanny pack

A fanny pack helps you keep your belongings such as a cellphone in one place

* More artists and line-up announcements will be made soon.
Visit for more information and online ticket purchases. Tickets from R380. South Africans entering Eswatini need a passport  valid for at least six months and itmust have at least two blank pages.