25th to 27th May 2018    

The Bassline Fest is an annual Urban Music Festival in it’s 14th year. A celebration of  African vibrancy, dynamism and globalism through music. A family Fest running over 3 days from 25th to 27th May 2018 at the Constitution Hill (fondly known as ConHill) situated in the hub of Jozi.

 The Fest sees the best that Africa and the World has to offer in an Urban City scape of note.

 Held on the Africa Day weekend; Africa Day is the official African Union day of celebration and commemoration of the unity and solidarity of the African states, and acts as a collective voice for the African continent through Arts and Culture.

 The Bassline Fest is a World Class Live Music Fest with top of the line staging, lighting, production and talent.

 The Fest will feature a dialogue on Friday 25th May, with the signature Africa Day concert  happening on the Saturday 26th May, which will be a live Television broadcast on SABC2 and host the hottest acts in Africa.  Sunday 27th May will be a laid back day of Jazz and World music.

Previous Fests


Amadou & Miriam – Mali | Asa – Nigeria | Vusi Mahlasela – South Africa | Oliver Mtukudzi – Zimbabwe | Ishmael Lo – Senegal | Femi Kuti – Nigeria | Baaba Maal – Senegal | Habib Koite – Mali | Ladysmith Black Mambazo – South Africa | Eric Wainana – Kenya | D’Banj – Nigeria | Doet Gnahore – Cote de Ivoire | Yuri de Kunha – Angol | Awadi – Senegal | Professor – South Africa | Tumi and the Volume – South Africa | Nkulee Dube -South Africa | The Parlotones – South Africa | Wonderboom – South Africa | Maya Kamaty – Reunion Islands | Hagar Samir – Egypt | Waje – Nigeria | Vaudou Game – Togo | Songhoy Blues – Mali | Mapumba – DRC | Chiwoniso – Zimbabwe | Zonke – South Africa | Nakhane – South Africa | Mystro – Nigeria | Maleh – Lesotho | Mahotella Queens – South Africa | Tribute Birdie Mboweni – South Africa | The Soil – South Africa | Kinobe – Uganda | Ringo – South Africa | Lesego – South Africa | HHP – South Africa | Lira – South Africa | Soweto Gospel Choir – South Africa | Gang of Instrumentals – South Africa | Gang-be – Benin | Vuvuzela Orchestra – South Africa |  Uju – South Africa | Toya – South Africa | Ghorwane – Mozambique | and many more

The Bassline Fest is a founding member of IGODA the first African Festivals tour circuit. IGODA is a Zulu word that means “knot” or “to bind together”. It is a unique and innovative concept that brings together the finest music festivals within primarily Southern Africa to create one of the first touring circuits on the African continent. IGODA enables the festivals in the circuit to have a wider diversity of artists and a better audience experience and an ease of opportunity for artists and fans to travel across the continent sharing their music.

• Jozi, South Africa •

• Maputo, Mozambique •


• Malkerns, Swaziland •

• Durban, South Africa •

• Saint-Pierre, Reunion Island •

• Kampala, Uganda •