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The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival set to rock Soweto Cricket Oval

The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival set to rock Soweto Cricket Oval

26 Sep 2013

The final countdown to one of the biggest events this Heritage month begins – Assupol in association with Hilltop Live presents the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival on Saturday 28 September at the Soweto Cricket Oval (Elkah Stadium).

The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival is not just a jazz festival, but will be a showcase of a range of musical genres typical of and in celebration of the diversity of our rainbow nation. The Festival will have a mix of jazz, rock, kwaito, house and traditional maskandi music on offer.

Be sure not to miss great performances from some of the best artists of each genre – Bra Hugh Masekela, Khaya Mahlangu, Phuzekhemisi, Mi Casa, Pu2ma, Jeremy Loops, Desmond & The Tutus and Thandiswa Mazwai – as tickets are selling fast.

The Festival promises to be a jam-packed day of great entertainment for the whole family – with supervised play areas for children available (children to be accompanied by adults). Festival-goers are welcome to bring their own food and drinks, camp chairs and umbrellas for a fun day of music under the sun. The first 100 families through the gate will receive a free gift. Food stalls will include fare from local Soweto vendors as well as Spur & Barcelos, and SAB is to provide refreshments.

More details of the event are available on Soweto TV, Jozi FM and social media platforms Facebook and Twitter; where ticket give-away competitions are currently underway. Daily updates on the build-up to Saturday’s exciting event are also available on social media. Lots of give-aways and wonderful prizes will be distributed throughout the day. Come and celebrate our great heritage with music this weekend with Hugh Masekela and Assupol, at what is set to be the biggest music event that Soweto has ever seen.

Tickets are R100 at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers and R150 at the gate.

The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival is presented by Assupol, Hilltop Live, Soweto TV and Jozi FM.

Date: 28 September 2013

Venue: Soweto Cricket Oval (The Elkah Stadium)

Line up:

  • Hugh Masekela
  • Thandiswa Mazwai
  • Mi Casa
  • Phuzekhemisi
  • Khaya Mahlangu
  • Jeremy Loops
  • Pu2ma
  • Desmond & The Tutus


Presale: R100 online at or from Shoprite Checkers stores.

On the day: R150 at the gate.

Children under 12 and pensioners enter for free.

Gates open at 12.

Find us online at

Twitter: @HMHConcert

Facebook: Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival

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