We are an intimate not-for-profit music and arts festival held at Meet Me There African Home Lodge; an eco-retreat in the Volta region of Ghana. Fringed by wild beaches, colourful fishing villages and lush mangrove forests, this secluded stretch of coastline is worlds apart from your usual festival setting. Here, nestled at the edge of a saltwater lagoon, our little oasis awaits you…
Bringing like-minded individuals together for a unique celebration of Ghanaian culture, MMT Weekender offers a festival experience like no other. Our four-day programme is designed to open your eyes to the magic of Ghana through a carefully-curated display of Music, Arts and Culture.
From traditional percussive sounds to new school Afrobeats and highlife, our lineup promotes some of the finest Ghanaian acts as well as our favourite DJs from across the globe. Despite music being such an integral part of everyday Ghanaian life, there is little opportunity for local budding musicians to pursue their talent. We are proud to provide local artists with a platform to perform their work.
But MMT Weekender is not just about the music. We’re delighted to present a diverse programme that showcases the rich cultural heritage Ghana is blessed with. Featuring daily traditional cultural performances by local schools, graffiti collaborations between Ghanaian and international artists and a main stage decked out with vibrant hand-woven prints, the site is bursting with creativity. We also offer free workshops and activities for all ticket holders throughout the weekend. Whether it’s trying your hand at Batik printing, getting stuck into a beach football tournament with the locals or joining a boat trip down the Volta River, there’s something for everyone.
Take some time out to unwind in the idyllic setting. Start your day with a refreshing dip in the lagoon, head to the beach to watch the fishermen pull in their nets, and soak up the splendour of a Ghanaian sunset from your hammock, hibiscus mojito in hand… Meet Me There is a truly special place that will have you returning to reality re-fuelled, revitalised and full of love for your fellow man.
We can’t wait to share it with you.
MMT Weekender is more than just a festival. Our mission is to give you an unforgettable insight into Ghanaian culture whilst also raising vital funds for the work of our NGO Dream Big Ghana.
Last year’s festival raised over £6,000 for our charity, which brings life-saving sanitation and life-changing educational opportunities to local villages Dzita and Dzita-Agbledomi. Current programmes include female hygiene, ecological sanitation (both at school and home) and adult literacy. To find out more please follow them on Facebook or sign up here for all their latest news.
We pride ourselves on being inclusive, with heavily discounted tickets ensuring the festival is accessible to local communities. We also provide invaluable employment opportunities, not just during the festival but all year round. Our wonderful team of Ghanaian staff includes Dream Big Ghana’s manager Christian, legendary bar manager Papa, head of arts and culture Balo and our talented chef Justine.
Whilst we are keen to promote tourism in Ghana, we are careful to ensure this is done with respect and sensitivity. Therefore, we vow to limit our ticket sales to those travelling from afar, and to educate guests in culturally appropriate behavior both prior to departure and upon arrival.
Leave no trace: Here at MMT we are committed to being as eco-friendly as possible. As well as planting a tree for every festival ticket bought (our way of offsetting your carbon footprint), the site is proudly portaloo-free thanks to our lovely smelling compost toilets and we’ve swapped plastic for biodegradable products wherever we can. We’re always looking for new ways to make your experience a little bit greener, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with suggestions!
Go on, Meet Us There...