The Macufe Festival 2016
The Macufe Festival is a nine-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, showcasing the best African and international talent. It is essentially Bloemfontein’s answer to cultural festivals, in line with that of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn or the Aardklop Festival in Potchefstroom. It aims to be the biggest, most culturally diverse showcasing of African Arts and Culture in the world.
In 2016, the much anticipated event will be taking place from 1 October - 9 October at various locations aound Bloemfontein.
The theme for 2016 has yet to be revealed, but word has it that it aligns with its guiding philosophy, 'When your Heart and Soul is African'. Last year's attendees were treated to the sounds of the music maestros, 'Flavour and Kunle'. The dynamic duo wow'ed audiences with their deep-rooted African sounds. Other local artists who featured in the 2015 festival included the likes of Victor Kgantlape, Mafikizolo, Tshepo Tshola, Letta Mbulu, Caiphus Semenya, Unathi, The Soil and many others.
The Macufe Festival is an initiative of the Free State Provincial Government and was developed with the aims of showcasing the best local and international African artists across various disciplines. This has been done by providing a quality professional service through an extensive and structured marketing campaign as well as utilizing the multi-skilled professional staff, established infrastructure and resources at its disposal.
The festival is spread out over ten days and during this time, attendees from all corners of the globe will have a chance to experience some of the most interesting aspects of African culture. There will be art, music, theatre, crafts and even sport exhibitions at venues throughout the city of Bloemfontein. Tickets will be sold at the door for individual events.
Line-up for the festival is as follows:
Tshepe Hip Hop at The Dome, Old Greys - 30th September
Macufe Gospel Concert at The Dome, Old Greys - 2nd October
Macufe Comedy at The Dome, Old Greys - 6th October
Macufe Divas at The Dome, Old Greys - 7th October
Macufe Official Corporate Village at FS Stadium - 8th Oct
Main Music Festival at The Rose Garden - 8th Oct
Sparta Macufe Cup at FS Stadium - 9th Oct
With more than 10 years running, the Macufe Festival continues to prove to that Bloemfontein’s got culture too!
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