The 4th annual Maftown Heights event set to take place on Friday, 29 November 2013, at the Bassline Precinct in Newtown, has just released its official line-up. The line-up boasts the best of the Motswako genre alongside friends of Motswako namely:
Khuli Chana, Morafe, Molemi, Tuks, Cassper Nyovest, Hash 1, KT, Flex Boogie, Notshi, JR,
Lection, Kgosi Pampier, Beatjunky
Friends of Motswako:
Ice Prince, AKA, Da L.E.S, Teargas, Reason, iFani, Pro
Ms Cosmo, Dimplez, Vigilante, Sphe, Naves, Zan D, Speedsta, Capital, Major League DJz, Akio, Raiko, P-Kuttah, Coco, Lemonka, Big Boy
Tickets will be available for purchase from tomorrow, Friday, 25 October 2013.
Over the past three years, last minute ticket buyers have been disappointed due
to the event always being sold out. This year an early bird special has been created
and will be available for purchase at Computicket until 4 November 2013.
– Early Bird General Admission R200; Early Bird Golden Circle Admission R300.
Maftown Heights is a celebration of the Motswako genre and 2013 has been an excellent year of recognition for Motswako artists and their music. 2013 has seen the first ever hip hop album win Album of The Year at the SAMAs (Khuli Chana’s Lost in Time album); Cassper Nyovest’s Gusheshe has received wide mainstream appeal and high rotation on various national radio stations; Lection’s Basadi and Molemi’s Pelonomi have also received great traction since their recent releases. These are just a few highlights of the quality and popularity that music of the Motswako genre has received.
Channel O, the leader in music television, has announced Maftown Heights as their Official 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Pre-Concert. Visitors from all over Africa will get the chance to experience the best of Motswako and South African music on one platform. Special guests on the line-up include Nigerian super star, Ice Prince, who will include a performance of his track Aboki which Khuli Chana featured on the remix, as well as Mafikizolo with whom Khuli Chana performed with over the Macufe weekend with great success.
“Channel O has been a proud supporter of Maftown Heights with great success. 2013 marks our 16th year in existence as the only Original African music channel plus our 10th year of hosting the Channel O Africa Music Video awards. It was only natural that we celebrate this incredible milestone with an official pre-concert to the awards ceremony on the 30th of November in Kliptown Soweto. Once again we are uniting Africa the best way we know how…through music” says Channel O’s Head of Marketing and Publicity Victor Koaho.
In just a short period of four years, Maftown Heights has grown from an event of 800 people to a concert projected to have an attendance in excess of 4500 people. The event is organized and managed by Dream Team SA. Dream Team SA Director, and Maftown Heights co-founder, Refiloe Ramogase, attributes the reason for the growth to South African’s appetite for quality musical experiences/platforms that pay tribute to home grown African talent. “Our media partners Channel O and YFM have been instrumental in this growth over the last four years and we are grateful for the role the play” shares Refiloe Ramogase.
This year the South African Breweries (SAB) new brand, Flying Fish Premium Flavoured Beer, will add some flavour to the music experience. A first in the South African beer category launched only a month ago, Flying Fish is aimed at both males and females providing them with a unique taste experience. Available in Pressed Lemon and Crushed Orange, what better way to celebrate the new launch with sociable South Africans in style.
“We are very grateful to brands like Flying Fish, Red Bull and BlackBerry for investing in SA music platforms such as ours” further expresses Refiloe Ramogase.
The event is moving from inside the Bassline venue to outside taking up the Newtown Park to provide a true concert experience. Maftown Heights memorabilia will be available this year and can be purchased online (www.maftownhights.co.za) or at the concert on the night. The event will be hosted by YFM’s Thando Thabethe and SK. Doors will open at 17h00 and the concert will run until 03h00 the next morning.
In true Maftown Heights fashion, those attending should expect the unexpected. Maftown Heights will also include two emergent acts which are in aid of developing young talent in South Africa. One of which will be one of the BlackBerry mentees that were mentored by Khuli Chana during the year, and the other, a performer to be chosen via a competition to be run in the birthplace of Motswako – Mafikeng.
Maftown Heights tickets will go live on Friday, 25 October 2013, and can be bought at Computicket or at select Shoprite outlets. Early Bird tickets can be purchased until 4 November 2013.
– R200 at Computicket Early Bird Special (Valid until Monday the 4th of November 2013)
– R220 at Computicket with valid South African student card
– R250 at Computicket
– R300 at the door
– R300 at Computicket Early Bird Special (Valid until Monday the 4th of November 2013)
– R320 at Computicket with valid South African student card
– R400 at Computicket
– R450 at the door
Maftown Heights 2013 Line-Up
· Khuli Chana
· Ice Prince
· Da L.E.S
· Cassper Nyovest
· Ms Cosmo
· Hash 1
· Zan D
· Flex Boogie
· Major League DJz
· Big Boy
· Kgosi Pampier
· *BlackBerry Mentee
· *Mafikeng Competition Winner