Everything you need to know about DRUMBeat 2017

2017-07-14 08:10


Mafikizolo's Nhlanhla Nciza is having a wonderful year so far! (Supplied/City Press)

Johannesburg – Local music fans are in for a treat on Saturday, 26 August 2017 when the #ToyotaLive DRUMBeat comes to The Carnival City Lawns and Sun Park, Ekurhuleni.

The festival will open with Afro-R&B star Tumelo Moloto and Soul Kulture. This Afro-soul duo is celebrating a South African Music Award (Sama) for Best African Adult Album. 

Here's a video of Soul Kulture performing their song, Ndizophalala, to give you a taste of what to expect:

Another popular addition to the line-up is rising star Amanda Black, who took home three SAMAs for Best Newcomer of the Year, Best Female Artist of the Year and Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album. 

Here's a video of Amanda Black singing her heart out: 

?? You are beautiful

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With a crowd of 5000 music fans expected, tickets are selling fast. Make sure you get your early-bird ticket now for just R150 from Computicket. 

Other stars who are set to light up the stage are A-Reece, Rebirth of Cool, The Muffinz, Shimza, Sands, Shekhinah, Lady Zamar, Kaya FM Rhythm Sessions and the legendary Mafikizolo

"As we celebrate our 20-year anniversary in the music industry, we are excited to perform on the #ToyotaLive DRUMBeat stage this August. We can't wait to share our latest hits Phakathi and Love Potion from our forthcoming album, Mafikizolo20, with our Ekurhuleni fans!" says Theo Kgosinkwe of Mafikizolo. 

Here's a video of Mafikizolo's incredible dancers, to give you a taste of their high energy live show: 

...our dancers make stages burn... @mafikizolo_africa #MFK20

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After four successful years at the Soweto Theatre, the annual music spectacle is moving to a great new venue this year, the Carnival City Lawns and new Sun Park, in Ekurhuleni. Here concert-goers will be treated to everything from jazz and hip-hop, to house and pop music in a safe and secure environment. 

Organisers of DRUMBeat 2017 have pulled out all the stops for this year’s event. Fans are in for a real treat at the new outdoor venue where this awesome line-up will perform on two state-of-the-art stages, and a chilled day of great music, festive fun and fab food can be enjoyed.  

Event details for #ToyotaLive DRUMBeat:

Date: Saturday, 26 August 2017  
Venue: Carnival City Lawns and Sun Park, Ekurhuleni 
Early bird special: R150
Normal Price: R200