Bassline is back with the 14th BASSLINE FEST in celebration of Africa Day.
TRACE Africa has teamed up with BASSLINE FEST for the second time. TRACE Southern Africa’s Senior-Vice President, Leo Manne believes that the event will attract the urban African youth “who are central to our commitment to building musical bridges across our vibrant continent.”
COLLABORATION WITH THE NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION
The three day Johannesburg-based Festival celebrates African unity and diversity. The main focus of the festival will be the promotion of social cohesion, the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Constitution. The Festival aims to look at how music and arts continue to contribute towards the promotion of democracy.
This year BASSLINE FEST has teamed up with Nelson Mandela foundation. The official hashtag for the event will be #Bethelegacy as the festival joins in the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.
The event will be hosted at Constitutional Hill. The festivities will begin on Friday 25th May and end on Sunday 27th May. There will be two stages featuring top tier artists.
SABC 2 will broadcasting the festival live.
ARTISTS YOU CAN EXPECT ON STAGE
You can expect to see the following artist at the festival: Nakhane (South Africa), Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabusa (South Africa) Dub Ince (France) , Flavia Coelho (Brazil) , Nathalie Natiemba (Reunion Island) , Ghorwane (Mozambique), Oki Dub Ainu Band (Japan), Sekou Kouyate (Guinea), Azah (South Africa) and Elida Almeida (Cape Verde).
Other artist to be confirmed in two weeks.
BASSLINE FEST forms the Johannesburg leg of the Igoda Festival Circuit. Igoda, meaning ‘bind together’ in Zulu, is a concept that brings together the finest music festivals within Southern Africa. In order to create one of the strongest touring circuits on the African continent. BASSLINE FEST is the exclusive Johannesburg partner in the Igoda circuit.