Bassline Fest: Be The Legacy

26 to 27 May 2018

Sipho Hotstix MabusaBassline presents the all-new Bassline Fest, previously known as Bassline Africa Day Concert.

Now in its fourteenth year as the only Johannesburg-based festival that celebrates African unity and diversity, Bassline Fest is taking over three full days to platform music, food, and dialogue to promote social cohesion across the continent. The Bassline Fest hashtag, #Bethelegacy is inspired by a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

With Constitution Hill as the host, the weekend festivities begin on Friday – African Union’s official Africa Day, with a closed day of dialogues in the Women’s Prison, involving key thought-leaders in a series of panel discussions. The main focus is on promoting social cohesion, the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Constitution as well as a look at how music and arts continue to contribute towards the promotion of democracy.

The music and food festivities kick off on Saturday with two stages, both featuring artists from not only the African continent, but from across the globe. SABC2 is also broadcasting live from the festival. The artists that are confirmed so far are: Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Salif Keita (Mali), Dub Inc (France), Flavia Coelho (Brazil), Nakhane (South Africa), Nathalie Natiemba (Reunion Island), Ghorwane (Mozambique), Sipho Hotstix Mabusa (South Africa), Oki Dub Ainu Band (Japan), Sekou Kouyate (Guinea), Azah (South Africa) and Elida Almeida (Cape Verde).

Venue: Constitutional Hill, 11 Kotze St, Braamfontein
Time: Sat 3pm to 11pm | Sun 12pm to 7pm
Cost: R300 – R400

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Tel: 011 381 3100
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Discussion23 Comments

  1. Nombulelo Maringa

    Afrika day is back…and the music awesome. For me Salif Keita will be my highlight, I have missed him in the first birthday which was held for our President Nelson Mandela in 1998 and ever since I have missed Salif… thank you for bringing him and I am seeing Salif Keita do or die.

  2. Valérie Hirsch

    What a wonderful line-up, no need to go to Bushfire anymore, viva Africa !, thanks so much

  3. Lyanne Trenton Davies

    If music be the food of love, why can we not dine together as the diversity of a human family in love and harmony, no better palce than Africa.

  4. Louise Whitworth

    Great lineup and great venue. Looking forward to another awesome performance by Nakhane!!

  5. Impressive lineup of artists, well done to the organisers#Africa. I would love love love to attend…

  6. Nobantu Myataza

    Ladysmith black Mambazo yes please i soo want to see them perform 😊😊

  7. Yhoo the legend are back again ; i don’t know most of the artist but Salief Keira and bra Hotsix Mabuse will make it happen am looking forward to see them again. Viva baseline viva

  8. The music and food festivities kick off on Saturday with two stages, both featuring artists from not only the African continent, but from across the globe.

  9. I have never been!! This would Rock my Socks!!! Would be soooo pumped if I won tickets!! #joburg #basslinefest #Ineedtivibethis #yasssssplease

  10. Benedict Winkler

    I remember as a student Bassline bring THE spot for life acts. That’s more than a decade ago. Talk about #bethelegacy!

  11. I am so grateful that so many wonderful events can take place where so much pain and suffering use to happen.

  12. Mangaliso Ngomane

    I believe we have entered an era where the confidence in the African identity is growing exponentially, I’ve heard it being dubbed the AfroFuture. We want to look like Africans, we want to sound like Africans, we want to see Africans more than we ever have in our history. This is a good thing. I can’t wait to revel to the sounds by premium African musicians.

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