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A GUIDE TO: Best Music Festivals to attend this long weekend (Joburg)


A GUIDE TO: Best Music Festivals to attend this long weekend (Joburg)

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Just in time for the long weekend + Youth Day 16th June, this is surely the right time to step out for some vibe and kick out some coldness.

There’s tons going on in Joburg this weekend, from Markets and Jazz festivals to Hip Hop Events and Youth Day Celebrations.



So if you are not sure where to be this long weekend, we have rounded up the best festivals/events that you should check out:

FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 2019

YEEZY All Night – hosted by SkindDeep

Date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Venue: Ponana, 137 Greenway, Greenside – JHB
Time: 8pm – 2am
Cost: FREE before 9pm, R50 thereafter
It’s said that listening to jazz can relieve stress, stimulate the mind, and boost creativity — three more reasons to get yourself down to the San Francisco Jazz Festival, which began on June 11. It takes place in four different Hayes Valley venues with performances from Jazzmeia Horn, José James, Orquesta Akokán, The Cookers, William Bell, Roy Ayers and many more.
Cost: $25 to $45


Road To SA’s Most Wanted With Major League Djz

Date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Venue: The Blue Room Hatfield (Cnr Festival and Arcadia Street)
Time: 4:00 pm -3:00am
Cost: FREE


Soweto International Jazz Festival

Date: Friday, June 14th – Monday, 16th, 2019
Venue: GOG Gardens Soweto
Cost: R350 – R1000

A 3-day event with VIP packages available (includes exclusive separate entrances, exclusive parking pass, Press/VIP stage, gift bags, liquor sampling, special cash bars/food, special viewing area, photo opts and social media station, etc.)

Multiple genres: Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Hip-Hop and House Music

3-stages (A-Stage, Stage One and special DJ House-music stage)


Fridays at Farmers

Date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Venue: Fourways Farmers Market
Time: 3:30pm


Annual Gauteng Youth Expo

Date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Venue: Nasrec Expo Centre
Time: 8am – 5pm
Cost: FREE
The Gauteng Provincial Government presents the annual Gauteng Youth Expo. The 2019 edition promises to be an explosive experience of opportunity, showcasing the latest technology, entrepreneurship, job opportunities and so much more! Let’s hook you up! Join us at the Johannesburg Nasrec Expo Centre on 13 – 17 June 2019. Like our social media pages for updates and additional information. #GPYouthExpo19




SA’s Most Wanted 2019

Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Venue: Heartfelt Arena (Pretoria)
Time: Doors open 12noon
Cost: R150 – R250

Bridge Entertainment, Major League, family Tree & Homecomingza present SA`s most wanted that will bring you good music, world-class entertainment, and crazy live performances. Gates open at 12:00 and the event start at 13:00. This will be an event to remember!



Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Venue: The Station (Newtown)
Time: 8am – 5pm
Cost: FREE



House Of Piano – Corona Amapiano Sunsets Experience

Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Venue: Alex Boulevard (126 phase 1, Alexandra)
Time: 3pm til late


DJ Chipo’s Birthday

Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Venue: Ko 8 (8th-No 20 Alexandra)
Time: 8am – 5pm
Cost: Free Till 7:00pm After R50 All night / VIP: R100


Emerald Resort & Casino presents One Night with Micasa, Lady Zamar, & Shimza

Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Venue: Emerald Resort & Casino (777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd)
Time: from 5pm – 5pm
Cost: R200 general and R500 VIP



SUNDAY, 16 JUNE 2019


Hood VS Burbz Youth Day Celebration

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019
Venue: Zone 6 Venue, Diepkloof
Time: 12midday until late
Cost: R150

Hoodvsburbz is back with this year’s Youth Celebration event at Zone6venue – June 16 remembering 1976, with a spectacular line up, and mind-blowing atmosphere.


Soweto 16 Youth Celebration

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019
Venue: Moja Café (Orlando East, Soweto)
Cost: R200


Super Duper June 16

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019
Venue: Chaf Pozi (Soweto)
Time: 12midday until late
Cost: R60 – R120

Celebrating the momentous June 16 Youth Day by instilling a healthy and fit community with a Gqom bootcamp to kickstart the day then music later with a remarkable lineup.


4th annual Food Market @ Vilakazi Street

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019
Venue:The Box Shop (Vilakazi Street, Soweto)
Time: from 8am – 10pm
Cost: R60 – R120


Soulified Chillas Presents The Yanos

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019
Venue: Dandy’s Lifestyle Corner (Marlboro, Sandton)
Time: Doors open 2pm
Cost: R100


MONDAY, 17 JUNE 2019


Castle Lite Unlocks – Day 1

Date: Monday, 17 June 2019
Venue: Ticketpro Dome (Johannesburg)
Time: 12midday until late
Cost: R250

Day 1 will feature performances by Meek Mill, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Youngsta CPT, DJ PH, Ayanda MVP, and many more.

Extra cold exhibitions showcasing lifestyle apparel, gaming, international fashion collaborations, and EXTRA COLD Castle Lite.




Castle Lite Unlocks – Day 2

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Venue: Ticketpro Dome (Johannesburg)
Time: 5pm until late
Cost: R250

Day 2 will feature performances by Post Malone, Ricky Rick, Rouge, Nasty C and Tyla Yaweh, and many more.



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