Stanbic Bank has signed an agreement with Airtel Networks Zambia for the sponsorship of the country’s largest musical event of the year which is set for September 22-23, 2017.
The Stanbic Music Festival now in its fourth year has previously been sponsored by Stanbic Bank.
However, this year’s edition has attracted the support of other partners including Airtel Zambia.
Continuing with the tradition of attracting international entertainers of acclaim, this year’s music festival will feature Iconic American Rhythms and Blues(R&B) vocal group Boyz II Men as the headline act.
Speaking at signing ceremony, Stanbic Chief Executive Officer Charles Mudiwa said he was happy that the music event was attracting the support of progressive corporates to give a boost to an event that supports local arts, culture and tourism.
“We are happy to have Airtel on board in sponsoring this prestigious event. This event is our way of creating a legendary event platform that offers a unique artistic event that contributes to our culture and local tourism.For us this year, it is all about the local artistes and giving them a platform to share a stage with an international act,” said Mudiwa.
Speaking at the same event, Airtel Zambia Managing Director Peter Correira said: ” We are excited about this partnership and believe that this year’s festival will even be bigger than the previous years’ events. We have always had a good working relationship with Stanbic and consider this partnership as a beginning to even more collaborations between the two entities.
Airtel Zambia has pumped K500,000 to be the Platinum Sponsor of the music festival.