This is the star-studded line up for the Ebubeleni Festival
Moonchild Sanelly. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
The 8th Ebubeleni Main Music Festival, whose positive
social impact continues to expand broadly to communities, is set to take place
from 27 to 29 December in Port Elizabeth.
The event aims to join strengths between the Eastern Cape
Gambling Board and the annual National Cultural Flagship event.
The much-anticipated festival is meant to empower and alert
the public about harmful gambling practices.
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Speaking to Move!, Ebubeleni’s project manager, Marc
Mahambehlala, said the festival will kick things off with hip-hop, gqom and
Even more blazing are the artists on the line-up, including
Casper Nyovest, Kwesta, Sho Madjozi, Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, De Mthuda
& Njelic, Dj Sumbody, Moonchild Sanelly, and adding a taste of naughty but
nice will be Zodwa Wabantu.
On 28 December, people can forward to comedy at the
Boardwalk ICC, then on 29 December captivating, fired-up performances are scheduled
at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium main event.
More than eager to serve music patrons on the day are Zonke,
Vusi Nova, Ami Faku, Tsepo Tshola, DJ Tira, Simmy, Zer012finest, Anatii and
“Socialite, radio and television personality Somizi Mhlongo
is set to ensure servings are smooth and at the right time as a programme
director with Umhlobo Wenene’s Mafa Bavuma,” Marc says.
“The festival prides itself on contributing to efforts
meant to boost the local economy through, among others the attraction of
tourists, presenting income-generating and employment opportunities in Nelson
The people who will be benefitting the most are young
people with qualifications but who don’t have any work experience.
“Included among those employed by the event are graphic
designers, administrators and public relations personnel. Among the businesses
that benefitted are those in accommodation, tour operations, caterers,
technical services, security and vendors,” Marc adds.