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2018 Nubian Music Festival LineUp Revealed

After a successful debut in 2017, the Nubian Music 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, Lira, Oliver Mtukudzi, Selaelo Selota, Kunle Ayo 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 Music Festival creator and Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort General Manager, 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 Wildlife 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 who are camping in their own tents or in upscale tent accommodation, will have full access to the pools, fishing facilities, water sports as well as the lion and cheetah parks, 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 Lira, Donald, Afrotraction and Encore. Afro Jazz acts Selaelo Selota, Gugu Shezi and Nigeria’s Kunle Ayo complete the lineup.

General access tickets are R300.00 and VIP tickets are R1 500.00 at

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.