After a successful debut in 2017, the Nubian Music Festival is back with Africa’s finest musicians set to perform live in a gorgeous setting.
An entire weekend of entertainment for the whole family is expected at Hartbeespoort Dam’s Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort from 14 to 17 December.
The main festival is set to take place on December 16. The line up includes Zimbabwean-born legend Oliver Mtukudzi and Afropop perennial favourites Mafikizolo.
Hit-makers Mi Casa and Candy Tsa Mandebele, whose sound spans house and traditional music, will keep crowds on their feet. Lovers of Afrocentric, R&B and neo-soul will be represented by the likes of Lira, Donald, Afrotraction and Encore.
Afro Jazz acts include Selaelo Selota, Gugu Shezi and Nigeria’s Kunle Ayo. The event will be hosted by television presenter Penny Lebyane.
“The weekend will build on the foundation of last year’s inaugural event and includes a larger and more diverse lineup of quality live performances, coupled with crafts and family entertainment.
"The Nubian Festival aims to make Hartbeespoort a beacon of tourism in the North West Province,” says Mpho Mathope, the founder of Nubian Touch.
On the evening of December 14 and 15, guests who have booked into festival accommodation establishments will be treated to a movie under the stars and comedy from Shampoonaiza, Chris Mapane, Ntosh Madlingozi and Sammy Fever at Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort.
On December 17, Nubian Music Festival Package ticket holders will round off their experience in style with a champagne breakfast on a boat.
For the younger members of the family, there will be play zones to keep them entertained as their parents picnic, party and enjoy the festive vibes and sounds.
Other attractions around Hartbeespoort Dam include the Harties Cableway, which offers visitors panoramic views of Magaliesberg and surrounding areas, as well as the Lion and Safari Park where visitors have the opportunity to view some of South Africa’s most famous predators.
To stand a chance to win a pair of double tickets, name at least two artists who will be performing at the festival. Tag the Nubian Music Festival on Twitter @nubianmusicfest with #NubianMusicFest with your answers and winners will be contacted.
The tickets only allow access to the event happening on December 16, they do not cover all activities.