14 – 17 DECEMBER 2018
17 October 2018 – After a successful debut in 2017, the Nubian Festival is back with not only Africa’s finest musicians live in a gorgeous setting, but also an entire weekend of entertainment for the whole family at Hartbeespoort Dam’s Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort from 14 to 17 December 2018. Mafikizolo, Mi Casa, Oliver Mtukudzi, Selaelo Selota and Candy Tsamandebele are just some of the diverse acts who will entertain crowds from all over Gauteng and the North West Province.
Mpho Mathope, Nubian Festival creator and Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort owner, says: “Come and enjoy the stunning views of the Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magaliesberg mountain range which offers beautiful scenery and breathtaking views. Wildlife such as blesbuck and zebras are free roaming in and around Eagle Waters Resort. Keen bird watchers will be able to spot over 340 identified bird species…It’s a truly special setting for a festival.”
On 14 and 15 December 2018, those who have booked to stay in the chalets or are camping in their own tents or in upscale tent accommodation, will have full access to the pool, fishing facilities, water sports as well as the land park, zoo and elephant sanctuary. At night, they will also be treated to a movie under the stars.
The main festival will happen on 16 December 2018 and will feature Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi and Afropop perennial favourites Mafikizolo. Latin tinged hitmakers Mi Casa and Candy Tsamandebele whose sound spans house and traditional music will keep crowds dancing.
Afrocentric R&B and neo soul will be represented by Donald, Afrotraction and Encore. Afro Jazz acts Selaelo Selota, Gugu Shezi and Nigeria’s Kunle Ayo complete the lineup.
General access tickets will be R300.00 and VIP tickets will be R1 250.00. They are available on www.computicket.co.za . For the younger members of the family, there will be play zones to keep them entertained as their parents picnic, party and enjoy the festive vibes and sounds.
On 17 December 2018 Nubian Music Festival Package ticket holders will round off their experience in style with a champagne breakfast on a boat.
“The weekend will build on the foundation of last year’s inaugural event and includes a larger and more diverse lineup of quality live performances, coupled with craft and family entertainment. The Nubian Festival aims to make Hartbeespoort a beacon of tourism in the North West Province,” says Mathope who is the founder of Nubian Touch (Pty) LTD.
Having developed a passion for the tourism/hospitality sector after working for Sun International Bophuthatswana (SunBop) and South African Tourism in New York, Mpho Mathope has built an impressive portfolio of tourism products such as a four star graded Graceland Conference and Lifestyle Centre based on the R513 Brits/Pretoria North Road, Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort in Hartbeespoort, which she is managing on behalf of the North West Provincial Government as well as a restaurant in Mahikeng at the North West Provincial Legislature.
Mathope’s company Nubian Touch (Pty) LTD was initially a public relations and events management company. An entrepreneur at heart who is always exploring new opportunities, Mathope expanded the public relations and events management portfolio to provide a one-stop shop for function hiring. In 2005, she diversified her company to include road construction, maintenance/rehabilitation and the supply of road safety products.
VENUE: Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort, Oberon Road, Broederstroom, Hartbeespoort.
LINEUP: Mafikizolo, Donald, Afrotraction, Encore, Gugu Shezi, Selaelo Selota, Candy Tsamandebele, Kunle Ayo, Mi Casa and Oliver Mtukudzi
WEEKEND PACKAGE TICKET:
MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKET PRICE: R300.00
VIP TICKETS: R1 250.00
TICKETS AVAILABLE: Computicket
GATES OPEN – 10.00am
SHOW STARTS – 12:00pm (noon)
SHOW ENDS – 12:00am (midnight)
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