Jägermeister brass band at WIKA again this yearAnyone who has enjoyed the performances of the Jägermeister brass band from South Africa in the past can look forward to another treat at the two international evenings at this year's Windhoek Carnival (WIKA).
The brass band will be performing at both of these events which take place on 30 and 31 March.
This year, the two international evenings will be slightly different, with the first International Büttenabend (30 March) that will be offered as a so-called corporate event, which is why the dress code on the program is “formal”. The second evening (Friday) is casual and revellers are encouraged to come in costume.
Next Saturday (11 March) WIKA kicks off. What was previously known as BIWAK, now has a new look, namely the NBL WIKA Wake-up Party that starts at 11.11 at the Old Brewery complex in the CBD. The WIKA jesters promise “live music, good food and German ‘Gemütlichkeit’.”
Two weeks later - the weekend after Namibia's Independence Day - things really get going. On Friday, 24 March, the “Prinzenball” (Royal Ball) is combined with the German-speaking pomp session (Prunksitzung) followed by the street parade the next morning and the subsequent NBL WIKA beer festival at the SKW. KiKaWi children's carnival follows on Sunday morning.
On 29 March, the separate ladies and gent’s nights take place ahead of the combined masked ball. Then the two International Evenings follow before JUKA, the youth carnival, on Saturday evening.