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Bigger and better Ebubeleni Music Festival 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Bigger and better Ebubeleni Music Festival 2015

The fourth instalment of the Annual Ebubeleni Music festival promises to be even bigger, better and LOUDER! Yes people dust off those camp chairs, umbrellas, fill your cooler boxes and get your dancing shoes. Summer is here and our festival promises entertainment galore.

This year’s event, scheduled for Sunday, 27 December 2015 in Port Elizabeth, will certainly be a major cultural tourism attraction for Nelson Mandela Bay and the Eastern Cape Province as a whole.

Supported by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality from the onset, Ebubeleni has seen unprecedented growth and can now be counted amongst national events as revellers from all nine provinces trek down to Port Elizabeth to enjoy the festival.

As a result of this  growth in popularity and numbers, the organisers, Mahambehlala Communications and their partners Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, agreed to move the festival from the Adcock Stadium to the world renowned international St George’s Park Cricket Stadium.

This year’s line-up has been carefully selected to cater for young and old and includes award winning artists, Zahara (with her recent platinum status album, ‘Country Girl’), Don Laka, Donald, Thandiswa Mazwai, Ricky Rick and Vusi Nova.

Mzansi’s Kwaito godfather – Mdu Masilela is included as well as Dr. Victor & the Rasta Rebels, Mobi Dixon, Moneo, L-Tido, Kid X, DJ Vigilante and the cherry on top is Nathi,  theNomvula hit maker who has been making waves in the music industry with his new album titled Buyelekhaya.

Andy Narrel, a New York born Steelpan Jazz musician and composer, is the first international artist to be part of the Ebubeleni line-up. 

Event organiser and Project Manager for the festival, Marc Mahambehlala said: "In drawing up the line-up, we insisted on bringing an international act, leading a long list of national artists of which some are internationally recognised. "For this fourth event we brought this improved line-up because we wanted to thank our loyal supporters,” he added. 

The 4th Ebubeleni Music Festival is brought to you by The National Department of Arts and Culture, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, The New Age, Umhlobo Wenene, Vodacom and Mahambehlala Communications.

Gates at St Georges’ Park Stadium will open at 11:00am and the festival will start from 12:00 until late. 

 Tickets are available at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers at R200 for the Golden Circle and R700 for the VIP section amongst others.