Win double tickets to the Macufe Festival

By Drum Digital
03 October 2013

The  Mangaung African Cultural Festival (MACUFE) celebrates its 16th year of existence from 5 to 13 Octoberand it promises to be the best and biggest ever.

Launched in 1997 by the Free State Provincial Government to celebrate the best local and international African artists in various disciplines, it is a scintillating cultural fest that has grown from strength to strength.

It started with an impressive following of 30 000 fans in 1997 and now attracts an audience of over 140 000 people, making it one of the biggest cultural festivals on the African continent.

Dazzling shows which have become a permanent feature over the years include Ons Konsert, Indoor Jazz, Comedy Festival, Divas Concert and, of course, the perennial draw card – the Main Music Festival.

The show has become a trendsetter, launching careers, albums and becoming a brand in itself. American singer Maxwell launched his “Pretty Wings” in 2008 on the Macufe stage – it had never been heard before in South Africa.

And who could forget the 2009 main festival when American rapper T-Pain took to the stage donning the green and white of Bloemfontein Celtic, shouting “Ayobaness!” with great vigour? Or musical icon Eddie Levert’s breathtaking performance as part of a forever-young O Jays group?

True to its African identity, this year’s fest will also showcase a musical collaboration between South African and Congolese artists – something rarely, if ever, experienced before.

There could not have been a better host city than Bloemfontein, with its rich cultural heritage to put on a festival of this kind. The locals are renowned for their friendliness, inviting everyone to enjoy their hospitality.

The nine-day event will showcase the finest artistic talent in a musical journey that will bring together the people of Bloemfontein, South Africa and the world in a celebration of creative expression.

Certainly a festival not to be missed!

Win  double tickets to the Macufe Cup on the 13 October 2013.

Question: Which teams will be playing at this year's Macufe cup in Bloefontein Stadium?

Sms DRUM with the answer, your name and contacts details to 34926.  (R1.50 per sms )

Competition closes 11 October 2013

*Winners are responsible for transporting themselves to and from the match and accommodation.

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