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Only The Best  @ Ebubeleni Festival

Ebubeleni Festival, a National Cultural Flagship event, keeps growing in stature. The eighth edition of the increasingly popular lifestyle festival is set for 27th to 29th December in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.  Countless citizens in the Friendly City of Nelson Mandela Bay and leisure tourists embrace the festival as a festive season entertainment tourism outing of choice. The festival sold-out in 2018 after expansion from a single day to three.   “Tourist visitor numbers increase enormously in the Bay during the festive season especially around the festival dates,” says Ebubeleni’s Project Manager, Marc Mahambehlala. Award-winning, top of the charts acts have been lined-up to ensure the sold-out sign remain hoisted high for Ebubeleni Festival.

The Urban music leg of Ebubeleni will kick things off on December 27 with a trinity of hot music genres of Hip-Hop, Gqom and Amapiano. Even more blazing are artists on the line up including Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta, Sho Madjozi, Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, De Mthunda &Njelic, DJ Sumbody, Moonchild Sanelly, Prince Kaybee and adding a taste of naughty but niceness will be Zodwa Wabantu.

Laughter will add to the healing effect of the friendliness of Nelson Mandela Bay the moment Comedy Night springs to action at the Boardwalk ICC on December 28th.  Billed to make sure all are in stitches are Ntosh Madlingozi, Siya Seya, Trevor Gumbi, Nkosinathi Maki and Skhumba Hlophe. Enraptured and fired up performances are scheduled for presentation at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on the 29th at the Main Event. More than eager to serve music patrons on the day are Zonke, Vusi Nova, Ami Faku, Tsepo Tshola, DJ Tira, Simmy, Zer012 Finest, Anathi, Msaki, O47 and Jaziel Brothers. Socialite, radio and television personality Somizi Mhlongo is set to ensure servings are smooth and at the right time as MC with Umhlobo Wenene’s popular presenter, Mafa Bavuma.

“The festival prides itself for contributing to efforts meant to boost the local economy through among others the attraction of tourists, presenting income-generating and employment opportunities in Nelson Mandela Bay. Benefitting the most are young people with qualifications but lacking work experience. Included among those employed by the event are graphic designers, administrators and public relations personnel. Among the businesses that benefitted are those in accommodation, tour operations, caterers, technical services, security and vendors,” says Ebubeleni’s Project Manager, Marc Mahambehlala.

Tickets are available at Computicket outlets and Shoprite/Checkers nationwide for:

General Early Bird R160 (13 Sept - 31 Oct 2019)

General Early Bird R200 (1 Novt - 30 Nov 2019)

General R250 (From 1 December 2019)

VIP R800

Reserved Seating Early Bird

R180 (till 31 Oct)

Reserved Seating Normal R200

Early Bird General R230 (13 Sept - 31 Oct 2019)

General R275 (normal price)

Golden Circle Early Bird R300

Golden Circle R350 (normal price)

VIP R1000

A cooler box ticket is R80 and Parking R50 for the Urban and Main events hosted at the stadium. Patrons are also to enjoy access to free parking outside the stadium.

Ebubeleni Music Festival is brought to you by Mahambehlala Communications in partnership with the National Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency.

Media enquires can be directed to Mahambehlala Communications 

041 582 2553 or 011 487 0402 

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