A Mainstage event, the Mercedes Benz Colombo Jazz Festival opens on the 18th and 19th of February at the Galle Face Hotel. Following on the immense success of it’s inaugural festival in 2016, this year’s event has expanded to cover two days with over 60 artists. The concept behind the festival is a music, culinary and art event, that promises to combine and showcase the talents of the best international jazz artists as well as artists of national renown.
The lineup is the culmination of the festival’s commitment to bringing a diverse and unique group of jazz musicians to Colombo to deliver a collection of performances that includes, exciting new artists, international and local jazz legends and groups all connected around presenting unique musical experiences in a first for Colombo.
From noon to midnight it will all take place at this unique site, designed to meet festival-goers’ every need, in the heart of Colombo with the beauty, sounds of the ocean and the cool breeze that drifts in, as its spectacular setting. The Festival will also host an irresistible “feastival” with an incredible array of speciality foods including picnic baskets with a delicious selection of cheeses and charcuterie. Wine and Champagne bars among others will also be a part of the festival. All of these elements will be installed at the Galle Face Hotel with architectural precision, turning the Festival site into a city within a city—a cultural wonderland showcasing the soul of Sri Lanka. Filled with music, food and energy, the festival aims to bring alive culture and spirit that defines jazz.
As there are a limited number of tickets available early booking is advisable. Tickets will be available from Sugar Bistro Crescat and Odel, 41 Sugar, PR and the Galle Face Hotel. They can also be purchased at colombojazzfestival.com. Tickets are priced at 5000 LKR for a day pass and 8000 LKR for the festival pass which includes entry for both days.