Bassline Live is proud to announce the date for BASSLINE AFRICA DAY CONCERT 2017 has been confirmed as the 27th May 2017.
Presented by the Department Of Arts & Culture again this year, the concert series is one that is growing from strength to strength, as more partners, sponsors and most importantly, musical acts from across the continent come together for one special day and night of unity and celebration.
The BASSLINE AFRICA DAY CONCERT series is now in its 13th consecutive year and continues to top itself in terms of production value, as well as not only showcasing new artists, but bringing musical acts that we as South Africans, do not always get to enjoy on the live stage. This year the series will go above and beyond as artists from Nigeria, Ghana, Congo and beyond share the stage with talent from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Niger – with new artists still being confirmed. We are also really happy to announce that we have a new, larger and more accessible venue as we relocate to our new venue partner Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec).
The show is backed by some of the Bassline Live’s family of sponsors that have supported not only the Africa Day Concert series in the past, but many other of the Bassline Live regular events. These brands include SABIbev, Nandos and many more joining us. Also new to the event is the inclusion of an African Craft Market of original African traders who will be selling everything from food to arts and crafts.
Kaya FM, long time partners and collaborators with Bassline Live on Africa Day as well as other events has been confirmed as our official radio partners. Managing Director Greg Maloka says, “Africa’s expression of freedom is through music”.
TRACE Africa, always on the cutting edge of African trends and music are our television partner for the first time, making this an exciting new partnership for the festival moving forward. Leo Manne, Senior Vice President for TRACE Southern Africa had the following to say about the partnership, “ Our channel, which is now available in 18 countries across Sub Saharan Africa, takes pride in building musical bridges across the continent so this partnership is essentially a powerful extension of what we stand for. We’re excited to work with the Bassline Live Africa team and look forward to showcasing some of Africa’s greatest.”
The festival also forms part of the IGODA circuit – a group of like-minded African festivals that run over the course of three weeks from Durban to Swaziland with Reunion Island, Maputo and Johannesburg in between. These include MTN Bushfire Festival, Zafiko in Durban, Azgo in Maputo, Safiko in Reunion and of course, Bassline Africa Day Concert in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Thandiswa Mazwai – South Africa
Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe
Petite Noir- Belgium/South African
Baloji – Congo
Bombino – Niger
Vusi Mahlasela – South Africa
Jojo Abbott – Ghana
Ray Phiri – SA
Jobie Clarke - South Africa
Tickets are R295 at ticketpro.co.za. Parking tickets also available. Book now to avoid disappointment!