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Lighting up the friendly city - 6 years and growing strong

Dec 20, 2017
Lighting up the friendly city - 6 years and growing strong

The much awaited 6th edition of the Annual Ebubeleni Music Festival is set to light up the friendly city and will definitely be BIGGER at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.  

“The five-tier state of the art Stadium will host Nelson Mandela Bay’s flagship award winning cultural event, the Ebubeleni Music Festival on Saturday 30 December 2017.

“We decided to host this year’s event at our stadium especially now that it is managed by the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA). 

“We worked out the few restrictions that the stadium has to suite the festival theme which is 'picnic style festival' because this is what has marked this event’s uniqueness that is, its family orientated theme, where people bring their picnic baskets, cooler boxes and camp chairs to come enjoy performances by their favourite artists,” said Marc Mahambehlala, Ebubeleni’s Project Manager.

This festival has from the humble beginnings grown from strength to strength and has undoubtedly reached a national event status. This growth is primarily and initially from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro also seeing revellers from all over the country’s nine provinces trek down to Port Elizabeth to enjoy the festival.

Over the 5 years of Ebubeleni’s existence, the festival can pride itself for contributing immensely to the economy of the city through visitors attending the event increasing on tourism, creating temporary jobs, Tour Operators, Caterers and other event Service Providers(Technical, Security etc. ) and providing a platform for local artists to showcase their talents and bringing entertainment to the people of the Bay.

The line- up as always, has been carefully selected to cater for young and old,  it includes Mzansi’s multi-awards winners Mafikizolo; The Legendary couple – Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu;  Singer-songwriter of “Amazulu” hit, Amanda Black; multiple award nominee and winner both internationally and locally –AKA;  R&B and Soul Singers – Jaziel Brothers; new kid on the block dominating the airwaves Samthing Soweto of “Akanamali”; songstress Lady Zamar; popular ‘Ngempela’ songwriter-singer – Sjava;  concluding the national line up is Sands of ‘Tigi Tigi’  fame all the from Swaziland.  Also sharing the stage will be top artists from Nelson Mandela Bay who never failed to give stellar performances.

Tickets are available at Computicket for General Access at R200 Early Bird in November thereafter R250 in December, R300 for 

Golden Circle, R750 for VIP and R50 for Cooler Box Tickets. If you want to park your car inside the stadium precinct you can buy a Parking ticket for R50 also at Computicket, there will also be FREE street parking. Strictly no tickets will be sold at the gate.

Gates will open at 10:00am and the festival starts from 12:00 until late.  People are urged to come early to secure their picnic spots.

The 6th Ebubeleni Music Festival is brought to you and supported by, the National Department of Arts and Culture, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, Mzansi Magic Music, Umhlobo Wenene FM and Mahambehlala Communications.

For more information, please contact Mahambehlala Communications on 081 738 8792 or info@mahambehlalacomms.co.za. Like us on Facebook (Ebubeleni Music Festival) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.