MACUFE is set to start on a high and end on an even higher note. Cultural tourists will delight on a potpourri of the finest talent in music, arts, craft, fashion, comedy, poetry and a top-level game of professional football.
The 17 year-old cultural event of note opens on Friday October 3rd at The Dome (Old Grey Sports Ground) – with a show of youthful vibrancy and positive energy in the form of Tshepe, a hip-hop sound unique to the Free State. Presented in a battle of the djs format the show will feature among others Tsepe, Cashtime and Tbo Touch. Tickets are available at Computicket for only R50.
For a mere R170; the mid-week blues will certainly be laughed away on Wednesday, 8 October when Mzansi’s top comedians including Cape Town’s Marc Lottering; Kroonstad-born comic David Kau, Joey Rasdien and Skhumba Hlophe take to the stage at the Dome.
Sibongile Khumalo and Jimmy Dludlu share the stage with U.S guitarist Earl Klugh at The Indoor Jazz on October 9 at the Dome while Christelle Michele, Chantay Savage, Zahara and Choko appear in The Divas Concert on Friday 10 October at the same venue. Tickets cost R250.
Macufe’s Main Festival at Rose Gardens on Saturday 11 October features award winning acts such as Mafikizolo, Jonas Gwangwa, Ringo, Thandiswa Mazwai, Zahara, Sibongile Khumalo, McCoy Mrubata, Paul Hanmer, Feya Faku, Herbie Tsoaeli, Don Laka with Botshabelo Strings, Jimmy Dludlu, Max-Hoba,Victor Kgantlape, Press, Choko and Oliver Mtukudzi. Tickets cost R320.
Concluding on a note fused with the joyful trumpeting sounds of the vuvuzela will be the popular Macufe cup that sees two of the well-supported PSL teams Bloemfontein Celtics and Kaizer Chiefs battle-it out on Sunday 12th October at Free-State Stadium. Tickets vary from R30 for Juveniles, R50 open-stand, R60 Grand Stand and R2166 for VIP’s.
Early bookings will definitely ensure the enjoyment of a stress free 17th Macufe that has the theme “20 Years of Melodi Ya Tokoloho.” Tickets to all events are available at Computicket nation-wide.
Macufe is proudly supported by the Free State’s Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation department, National Department of Arts and Culture, Mangaung Municipality, National Arts Council and Free State Tourism.