ThisDay Music Festival

Photo of R.Kelly — 2009 headlining act
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Country and Region NigeriaFederal Capital Territory
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Abuja, Federal Capital Territory; Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria; London, England, UK
Festival Description

ThisDay Music Festival has been organized with the aim to promote cultural tourism in Nigeria and to bring to light sustainable solutions under the theme "Africa Raising". Music fans from throughout Africa and the world are expected to attend the festival to see internationally acclaimed music icons perform. To ensure full security and participation, Fan Zones are being created in Lagos and across Nigeria where those who may not be able to afford the tickets can watch it live on big screens, at a very reasonable cost. In 2008 the festival took place in Washington, D.C., and London, England for the first time since the festival began in 2006.

Festival Dates June 27 - July 8, 2009

Festival Events:

Headlining artist 2009:
  • R.Kelly (USA)
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    • Video on YouTube
      R. Kelly - Step In The Name Of Love


Other Sources:

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Articles and Reviews:
  • R. Kelly to Headline Thisday Music Festival 2009 in South Africa, Nigeria, UK, by Tokunbo Adedoja (ThisDay, June 12, 2009)
  • Nigeria: Thisday’s Third ‘Africa Rising’ Festival Goes Global, by Blessing Umunnah (Vanguard, Lagos, June 22, 2008)
  • THISDAY Music Festival: Sunny Ade, Lagbaja, Tu Face Lead the Nigerian Charge, by Nseobong Okon-Ekong (This Day, September 5, 2006)


Practical Info:

Tour schedule 2009:
  • Saturday, June 27th
    • The Superbowl in Sun City Holiday Resort,
    • Sun City, Gauteng, S.A.
  • Monday, June 29th
    • The Grand West Casino
    • Cape Town, Western Cape, S.A.
  • Friday, July 3rd
    • THISDAY Dome
    • Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
  • Saturday, July 4th, and Sunday, July 5th
    • Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Wednesday, July 8th
    • Wembley Arena
    • London, England, UK
  • Tickets will be available at Computicket online at


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