“A celebration of local and international music and culture, strengthening local traditions and lifestyles, creating both community and international bonds through music and the arts”
Kartong Festival 2020 was the fifteenth and we’ll update next year’s dates in due course. See the Facebook event page for further details as they are added!
Kartong is on the southerly border of the Gambia adjacent to the Casamance region of Senegal, within easy reach of Banjul International Airport. It is one of the oldest and most unspoilt coastal villages of the Gambia and is within walking distance of soft sandy Atlantic beaches.
The main programme takes place in the grounds of St Martins School right in the centre of the village. The festival includes performances in local lodges within easy reach of Kartong as well as events and workshops which take place throughout the weekend in the village itself.
The whole village of Kartong and the Festival Organising Committee invites you to share the beauty and hospitality for which the area is renowned and to have an exhilarating festival experience you will never forget.