DSC 2437 1After the blazing success of last summer, Lux Afrique is set to host the second edition of its annual polo tournament in London, the only African polo event of its kind in Europe

This year, the pioneering event is set to be an ever grander affair, with an audience of eminent Africans and polo aficionados, who will gather for a day of glamour and festivities, and of course to witness the grand spectacle of polo, the so-called “sport of kings” played at the highest level.

The tournament will see the finest polo players that Africa has to offer, all convening in the prestigious Ham Polo Club in London, for what is set to be a thrilling match. Each year, the event showcases the up-and-coming teams from the region, championing the rapidly growing sport in Africa and providing a platform for young and emerging African talent to compete on prestigious, British ground.

This year the African teams will be battling international players for the trophy as Africa takes The Rest of the World team, a chance for African polo to shine in full brilliance.

Being so much more than a sporting event, but a celebration of African refinement and sense of occasion, the Lux Afrique Polo Day will offer a myriad of additional attractions, all adding to the glamour and fun of the day.

From the fine dining of exquisite African cuisine courtesy of Waakye Leaf, a stunning fashion show, to live performances from first class African musicians. The dress code, expected to be embraced with full flair by attendees, will be “African boldness, polo chic”.

For those who appreciate fine motors, there will be a supercar parade and show, where iconic cars will be openly presented on the lawns, for guests’ enjoyment. There will also be a luxury shopping lounge in which deluxe brands, Backes & Strauss, Montegrappa and Yoko London, will showcase their finest products, to be purchased. Other exceptional partners for the event include Remy Martin, Corinthia London, Artisan du Chocolat, FIJI Water and Val de Vie Events.

Ticket prices range from £295 per person for Platinum tickets to £59 for Standard tickets, each offering different levels of access to this exciting event. Private hospitality suites may be purchased – these cater to ultra VIP corporate and celebrity guests. An after-party will take place with DJs and dancing, so that the merriment may continue long after the day is over.

Lux Afrique will be selecting an African charity to support, and all proceeds will go directly to this worthy cause.

The event will be held on 3 August at Ham Polo Club, Richmond, London. Tickets will be available from www.luxafriquepolo.com