Gig Guide: East London Annual Countdown Music Festival


Festival goers will welcome the 2017 New Year with some of the biggest names in South African music when East London hosts its 3rd Annual Countdown Music Festival. The annual event will kick off with a music concert at Buffalo City (ABSA) stadium in East London.

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The event is organized by LGVN Events and will feature well-known musicians like Nathi, Ray Phiri, Kwesta, Vusi Nova, Zonke, Mobi Dixon and some established local artists. For the first time since its inception, the festival will be hosted for two days creating a greater opportunity for local artists to perform much longer.

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Organiser Malindi Nkente said this year they were bringing to the Countdown stage some exciting local talent such as Afro soul singers Naledi and Sinovuyo.

“We have sourced some of the best Eastern Cape talent for this year’s event. We are hoping to elevate these artists to a national level as we have previously done with other artists”

Nkente said the event is sponsored by Buffalo City Metro Municipality, Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism and partnered with SABC and J4Joy Foundation. “Gates open at 2pm and the main show starts from 6pm until 4am the next” she said.

General tickers and VIP are available at Computicket, Shoprite or Checkers.

  • The VIP experience includes a three-course meal, free drinks, prioritized entrance to venue, and lounge area with full top class hospitality treatment.
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