Your festive gig guide

Woman out at a party
Woman out at a party


  • Jozi

Picnics in the Park

The ideal family friendly New Year’s Eve event will the Picnics in the Park camp–out movie night at Riversands Farm. Bring your own food and picnic supplies. Alcohol and soft drinks will be available from the #PiP Bar. The relaxed and family-oriented vibe from afternoon into the evening will make for a suitably chilled and safe New Year’s Eve.

Afropunk Festival

This much-anticipated event will be on the 30-31 December. The lineup includes Kwesta, Phuzekhemisi, DJ READY D and DJ Maphorisa to join The Internet,Thandiswa, Kaytranada, Flying Lotus and more, on stage, at Constitution Hill.

Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Durban

#FactDurbanRocks will be live on Channel O TV from 10 pm to 3 am on Monday, 31December. It’s going to be another banger of a show with many of Mzansi’s talents part of the lineup.

It’ll be at the People’s Park, with three stages: Main Floor, Africa is not a jungle and Gqom is Life floor.


Newcastle 11th Annual Amcor Dam Music Festival is on Saturday, 27 December. The loaded lineup has all the great acts from Afrotainment and the likes of AKA, Sjava, The Kings of the Weekend and DJ Bongz.

Eastern Cape

  • Port Elizabeth

The 7th Annual Ebubeleni Festival scheduled to take place 28–30 December in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth. Featuring artists like Zonke Dikana, Jonas Gwangwa,Ringo Madlingozi, Vusi Nova and Nathi, Amanda Black and Distruction Boyz amongstothers.

  • East London

London Roots

The 4th annual London Roots party will on 26 December at the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium with the host with the most being Som-G, Somizi. A jam-packed line up from house to hip-hip, you’ve got Kwesta, Moozlie, P.H, Busiswa and Trompies.

Buyel'EkhayaPan African Festival

Moshe Ndiki to MC the 10th Annual Buyel'Ekhaya Pan African Festival on 16 December2018. It will be held at the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium; on the lineup you’ve got Prince Kaybee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Shekhinah, Zahara, Sjava and more billed for the festival.

Western Cape

  • Cape Town

Lira live at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Lira is a multi award-winning artist and one of the highest-selling vocalists in SouthAfrica. Catch this phenomenal songstress performing live at Kirstenbosch SummerSunset Concerts on 30 December.

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