There’s no better way to enjoy summer than with music and the outdoors. And this year, we are celebrating our country’s Freedom and Democracy with an outdoor music festival! Come to the Adcock Stadium in Port Elizabeth on the 27th of December for the 3rd Annual Ebubeleni Music Festival.
This unforgettable event will feature electric live performances by artists, headlined by legendary Bra Caiphus Semenya, Rapper, Cassper Nyovest who recently claimed the throne as one of the most respected artist in Africa when he walked away with three of the major awards at the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, followed by the country’s award winners, Lira, Beatenberg, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, The Soil, Donald, The Arrows, iFani, Heavy K and Zimbabwe’s great Icon, Oliver Mtukudzi.
Ebubeleni Music Festival is ideally positioned during festive season on the last Saturday of December. The event is meant as homecoming for the people of the Bay, also as a yearly get-together affair for those who work and or study in different parts of the country. Those that are not from Nelson Mandela Bay are encouraged to embrace the event as part of the reason to holiday and spend part of their Xmas Holidays in the friendly city.
The festival forms part of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Annual Summer Season Programme which starts from the 16th of December until the 31st of December. Other sponsors include the National Department of Arts and Culture’s “Mzansi Golden Economy”. The department’s vision goes beyond social cohesion, they believe that arts, culture and heritage play a pivotal role in the economic self determination and skills development of people.
Ebubeleni Music Festival is an outdoor music festival with a picnic feel and strives to provide entertainment, with this in mind the organisers have provided for the kiddies corner where parents can take their kids for Face Painting, Baloon Twisting, Jumping Castle, TV Games and color-in activities in a closed off area within the stadium.
Economic Benefit for the Bay –all service providers of this event are sourced from the Nelson
Mandela Bay Municipality from accommodation (hotels and guest houses) ; technical – stage
and sound; caterers; infrastructure (marquees and toilets) and furthermore the organisers of
the event would like to invite vendors/stalls for those who wish to sell their wares, be it Food ;
Ice Cream; Glow In The Dark; Same Time Pictures; Arts and Crafts etc. The Bay’s Local
Artists will also showcase their talents whilst sharing the stage with the country’s well-known
national artists and icons, and they are - Asanda Mqiki, Black Tye; Down By Law; Nathi B; Lulama
Gaulana; Slyso ; Nosisi ; Sdudla Mathousand; Babyjoe&Kingjade
“With an affordable ticket price of R130 for General Access and R180 for Golden Circle for a line up as attractive as this, we are inviting everyone from the Bay, neighbouring towns and afar to come and end this year’s celebrations of the country’s 20 years of freedom and democracy in style at the Ebubeleni Music Festival” said the event’s Project Manager, Marc Mahambehlala.
The event starts from 12 noon until late, people are advised to come early to secure their picnic spots. Food and beverages will be sold at the venue but people may bring their camp chairs and picnic baskets. Bottles and weapons will not be allowed into the venue.
Computicket/Shoprite Checkers is now open for tickets sale and no tickets will be sold at the venue.
The 3rd annual Ebubeleni Music Festival is proudly supported by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, The National Department of Arts and Culture, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Vodacom.
People who would like to sell their wares at the festival must contact Greg Moses on
082 659 2803 to book their stalls.
For more information on the event contact Khensani Baloyi on 011 053 6124/074 316 4217 or visit Mahambehlala Communications’ website: www.mahambehlalacomms.co.za
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Come and celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy through music!