Drum Beat Soweto Festival



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Country and Region South AfricaGauteng
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oppikoppi Productions
P.O Box 2000
Brooklyn Square
Pretoria 0075
South Africa

Physical Address:
Oppikoppi Productions
88 Visagie street
Pretoria West Pretoria, South Africa Phone: +27 012 326 0560
Fax: +27 012 326 0561
Email: info@oppikoppi.co.za

Festival Description

DRUM Magazine is delighted to announce the brand new DRUM Beat Soweto music concert, in association with, Amstel Lager and Hilltop Live. Bursting onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic line-up, this is a first for DRUM magazine and the new concert shall take place on 30 April 2011, at the enchanting and picturesque setting of Mofolo Park in Soweto, Johannesburg.

The concert is set to be a day-night event that will be tailored to encourage people to come with their camp chairs, picnic blankets and braai stand and spend the day at the park, whilst enjoying the festivities courtesy of DRUM.

With some extraordinary live performances from some of the foremost South African musicians, Hugh Masekela, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Theo Kgosinkwe, Malaika and more exciting local acts will be taking to the stage to start the day off.

Festival Dates April 30, 2011

Festival Events:

Artists 2011:
  • Hugh Masekela
    • Described as “The man with the horn”, Hugh Masekela is a living icon, a genius musician and great performer. The Johannesburg born, Masekela has covered the globe and played with just about every top star you can think of. The internationally acclaimed Masekela has written a number of international hits and sold several million CDs throughout his career. His hit “Bring Him Back Home” became the anthem for Nelson Mandela’s world tour following his release from prison. All his recent albums have all gone platinum. He is known for his charisma to fans, his mix of jazz, bebop, funk and Afrobeat from New York to Dakar.
  • Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse
    • One of the country’s best-loved and most respected musicians, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, is more than just a musician or an artist, he is a legend. Over the course of his illustrious career, Sipho has become an integral part of the entertainment industry and his contributions to the musical landscape of South Africa are appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world over. Concert goers can definitely look forward to an engaging mix of authentic and vibrant songs from his performance.
  • Theo Kgosinkwe
    • In an effort to bring fans closer to their favourite musicians, Amstel has launched Amstel Golden Hour, a year-long premium music experience that promotes and supports South African talent at major music festivals and events. The Amstel Golden Hour is proud to present the accomplished singer song writer, Theo Kgosinkwe. Theo shall be performing his unique and diverse sounds ranging from Afro-Pop, Gospel, Jazz and even Dance tunes. The 2009 SAMA Award winner Theo Kgosinkwe, once half of Mafikizolo offers an unforgettable musical experience for all, and with his distinctive and breath-taking vocal performance, it is no secret why AMSTEL chose him to be the Golden Hour for this concert. Amstel Golden Hour has already wowed audiences at four major concerts around the country, showcasing and contributing to the performances of South Africa’s top musical talent.
  • Malaika
    • Since Malaika released the self-titled debut album Malaika in 2003, they have become the darlings of South African fans. The album which contained the massive cross over hit song Destiny sold over 350 000 units. The band that consists of artists Bongani Nchang and Matshediso Mholo easily display to the rest of the world how much talent South Africa has to offer. This incredible Afro-pop music group, whose music has been described as post-kwaito, post-mbaqanga and neo-soul, are definitely guaranteed to get all music lovers up and dancing to their songs.

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Practical Info:

Tickets:
  • Tickets are available at http://www.ticketbreak.co.z or selected Musica stores.
Venue:
  • Mofolo Park in Soweto
  • Gates open 1:00pm (13h00)
  • Be sure to pack a picnic basket and bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of great authentic South African musical acts.
  • Remember: No glass, weapons, illegal substances
  • Facilities available: Bar and food stalls

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