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Ladysmith Black Mambazo to perform at local festival

2017-02-28 06:00
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Photo: Supplied)

Cape Town - South Africa’s finest traditional musical legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at the 10th annual ATKV Oesfees on Saturday 25 March.  

Chris Kreef, festival director says: “We are bursting with excitement for this year’s ATKV Oesfees, our tenth anniversary festival. The news that Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be performing on our stage completes our very exciting line-up of original South African roots musicians. We honour the farmworker families each year for their massive effort and the love with which they bring in the harvest. This year we’re going the extra 10th birthday mile with more traditional food trucks, more fun for kids at the SafeKidZone and more beautiful, happy South Africans of all walks of life having the best time of their lives.”

More about the Grammy Award winning local band: 


Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs abroad regularly and have recorded with numerous international artists, including Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge. Their film work includes a featured appearance in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker video and Spike Lee’s Do It A Cappella. A film documentary titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, the story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was nominated for an Academy Award. They have appeared on Broadway and have been nominated for Tony Awards and have won several SAMA Awards and a Drama Desk Award. In more recent popular culture they have been part of shows such as Family Guy and the movie Mean Girls.

More about the festival:
The ATKV Oesfees at Solms-Delta, Franschhoek, will be celebrating another year’s successful wine harvest. Join the workers of the valley, along with thousands of other music, food and wine lovers to share in the joy of a diverse cultural event, featuring some of the finest home-grown musicians, as well as some of South Africa’s most popular artists and bands.  Another exciting addition to the line-up is The Rudimentals.
This year marks a very special occasion as the ATKV Oesfees reaches its 10th year milestone. 

Ticket prices for ATKV Oesfees:

Presales: R120: Until 24 March 2017.
Tickets at the gate: R150. On day of event.
Kids 2 – 12:   R40: Early bird, presales and at gate.
Kids under 2:Free entry. Babies also get tagged so that the organisers have an exact count of all the festival goers. 
You can buy your tickets at computicket.