The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is back for a third year! Fans of the festival will be excited to know that it will now be a two-day event, taking place from 31 July to 1 August, 2020. With its signature feast of delicious culinary exploits, lavishly vibrant fashion, amazing music and wholesome entertainment, the festival attracts thousands for revellers from Eswatini and beyond.

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is now accepting applications for traders with vendors welcome to submit applications that relate to the event’s mandate and theme.
The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will continue to amplify its theme, ‘A Return to the African Future’ that magnifies Africa’s rich history and our diverse heritage, while embracing and celebrating the prospects of a bright, promising future.

Under the banner of ‘A Return to the African Future’, the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is introducing an exciting fashion focus dubbed, ‘Hairvolution’.
‘Hairvolution’ is a tribute to hair as a glorious extension of our creativity. It celebrates the different textures and styles of hair and inspires powerful discourses around the politics of hair. The ‘Hairvolution’ focus will manifest through different activations and talk-shops throughout the 2-day festival.

LUJU FASHION CAFÉ
Luju invites seasoned fashion traders to sell their products to the thousands of Luju festival fans from across the African region. The Fashion Café trading area will focus specifically on traders who sell unique fashion pieces and eye-catching accessories. Products should complement our theme through their stall display and decorations. Aspiring traders can experiment with their creativity, using the historical origins of their products to tell powerful stories about our African future through design items and accessories that speak to fashion and hair. To compile a successful trader application, aspiring traders should include clear images of their products and highlight what would make their stall unique. Fashion Café vendors will therefore be selected based on the above criteria including the premium quality of their product and attention towards innovative presentation and taking into consideration their African focus.

LUJU FOOD GARDEN
Experienced food traders are invited to embrace the theme by creatively incorporating it into their menu, food presentation and stall decorations.
Applicants are welcome to experiment with their menus, using the historical origins of their dishes to tell a tale about the African future, and supporting this through imagery and spatial interaction to highlight what makes their product unique.

Sample-sized options are also encouraged, allowing festival guests the opportunity to taste the range of food on offer. Food vendors will therefore be selected based on the above criteria including the premium quality of their food, attention to innovative food presentation or preparation, and taking into consideration the festival’s regional focus.

Trader applications forms are available via the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival website: house-on-fire.com/luju/trader-applications/ and close on the 31st March 2020.
For queries, applicants are welcome to contact traders@house-on-fire.com