On 28 October, the Abantu Music Festival at Cape Town’s DHL stadium will see Grammy Award winning South African artist, Zakes Bantwini headline a festival that’s going to rock the Mother City.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Abantu Music Festival
Read on for essential information about who will be performing and how to get your tickets!
Zakes Bantwini recently announced an all-star lineup via instagram with South Africa’s best artists on track to perform at the very first Abantu Music Festival. The Abantu Music Festival is the brainchild of South African Grammy award-winning singer and producer, Zakes Bantwini who recently stated his intentions to step away from making music and into the business side of growing South Africa’s music industry. The idea of the festival is to gift a high-quality production to the people, proving that the local calibre of music is world class and deserving of the best stages Cape Town could offer. Bantwini has assembled a spectacular line-up of the country’s best and biggest music acts which demonstrates just this. The overwhelming response, which led organisers to postpone the concert twice, shows that Cape Town’s appreciation for South African music should not be underestimated. Organisers have been working with the city for months, with the full backing of mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, to put together a memorable string of performances that could become an annual fixture in Cape Town’s event calendar.
Who will be there
Some of the acts Capetonians and visitors can look forward to include Goldfish, K.O, Major League DJZ, Musa Keys, Jeremy Loops, Sun-El Musician, Youngsta CPT, Goodluck, Mi Casa, Tresor, and more. Zakes Bantwini will be the headliner.
Why you need to be there
It’s not often that you can attend a music festival right in the inner city without having to travel all the way to the outskirts of Cape Town. Including internationally acclaimed local legends as well as newer favourites, there’s no better way to inaugurate the summer season than by attending a massive celebration of local music in the beautiful mother city with the fresh ocean air just a few steps away. The Abantu Music Festival is expecting 25 000 attendees and organisers are looking forward to this number increasing every year. Zakes Bantwini has been hitting universities all over the country to drum up anticipation for the event that cannot be missed, so get your tickets and plan early.
Abantu Music Festival is set to take place on Saturday, the 28th of October at the Cape Town DHL Stadium in Green Point. Tickets will be sold in phases and are available on Howler (the link is available here), and start at R450 for access to the main dance floor and bars. Accessibility tickets are R225 and include an extra ticket for one person assisting, while VIP and VVIP tickets range from R1500 to R3500 which includes access to the cocktail lounge and various additional bars and services. Make sure to check access and entrance information depending on which tickets are selected and purchased.