Spring is officially here. The flowers are in bloom and rain is just around the corner to wash away the dust of winter. September is filled with so many outdoor events that you don’t want to miss! It’s time to get those picnic blankets out and enjoy the warm sun while listening to some of the best music in town. 

Here are some exciting events to look forward to in Joburg this September:

Huawei Joburg Day

It’s the day all Joburgers have been waiting for! This year’s Huawei Joburg Day promises to deliver a musical experience that won’t soon be forgotten. The line up includes performances from some of South Africa’s most talented artists. Much like last year, and the year before, this festival is an outing that the whole family can enjoy. Grab your Ouma, aunty, dad, kids, and mom and kick summer off with a bang!

What to Expect

Festival-goers can purchase general or VIP experience tickets, however, the musical experience will be the same for both. 

The day will be energised with performances from:

  • AKA 
  • Riky Rick 
  • Nasty C ft Tellaman & Rowlene 
  • Sho Madjozi 
  • Lady Zamar
  • Shekhinah ft Tellaman 
  • Goodluck & Ganyani 
  • The Kiffness & Matthew Gold 
  • DJ Maphorisa & Features
  • Jack Parow & Early B 
  • Pascal & Pearce
  • Prince Kaybee 
  • CrazyWhiteBoy
  • Timo ODV

There will be delicious food and drinks available at the event. VIP members will have access to the Bedouin Tent, a free meal and drink voucher, hostesses and everything else that comes with a premium experience. Picnic baskets, chairs, and food are allowed so don’t forget to pack some sarmies to snack on throughout the day. 

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 7th September  

Place: Crocodile Creek Lanseria

Ticket Cost: R375 – R947

Tickets are available online 

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Pirate Fest

Calling all landlubbers, pirates and rockers! This is a day you don’t want to miss. The American metalcore phenomenon Atreyu will be gracing us with a one of a kind performance this year. To add to this thrashing news, Pirate Fest is guaranteed to be one of the largest themed alcohol and music festivals this side of town. Eye patches are encouraged!

What to Expect

Besides the great ale, there will be a wide range of featured attractions such as Liquid Paradise, which is a themed alcohol experience, The Bermuda Triangle, which will have food to die for, and of course, a Mr & Mrs Sparrow cosplay contest. The event will be hosted by comedian Rob Van Vuuren, who will also be hosting the Captain Bad’s Pirate Games. The lineup is enough to send you sailing through the skies with performances from  Alestorm, Atreyu, Tweak, Hellcats, and Fuzigish. 

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 7th September | 10 am until 7 pm

Place: Marks Park Sports Club, Randburg

Ticket Cost: R365 – R550

Tickets are available online 

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Lentedag

Pretoria’s biggest student music festival is back with a lineup that will blow your eardrums! Lentedag and Park Acoustics in collaboration with Budweiser have pulled out all the stops to bring you a day filled with your favourite tunes, a spectacular view, and of course some of the best gourmet street food in town. 

What to Expect

Other than student friendly bar prices, Lentedag has a few exciting features up its sleeve. There will be a silent disco and a whole lot of activities and games during the day. There will be three stages for everyone to enjoy and see their favourite acts. There is no doubt that this is one of the biggest line ups we have seen from Lentedag!

Budweiser Mainstage:

  • 10:00 Half ‘n Half
  • 12:00 Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions
  • 13:00 Van Pletzen & Early B
  • 14:15 Goodluck
  • 15:15 Desmond & the Tutus
  • 16:15 Spoegwolf

Bud X Forest Dance Floor:

  • 10:00 Cornelius.
  • 11:30 Abby Nurock
  • 13:00 Kyle Cassim
  • 14:30 Chunda Munki
  • 16:00 Niskerone 

Beatlab Hip-Hop Stage Powered by Laboratory Live:

  • 10:00 L Dean
  • 11:30 Essential Groove
  • 13:00 AREECE
  • 13:30 Tha Cutt
  • 15:00 J Molly
  • 15:30 Motherf#kinhype
  • 16:30 Atlanta

When and Where?

Date: Wednesday 11th September | 10 am until 6 pm

Place: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

Ticket Cost: R140 – R200

Tickets are available online 

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Oktoberfest 2019

South Africa’s very own version of Oktoberfest will be quenching our thirst for another year. In true German spirit, Oktoberfest will be filled with live entertainment, phenomenal giveaways and of course beer!  Bring the family along and enjoy this amazing German experience under our sunny African skies.

What to Expect

Festival-goers can expect a wide variety of German and local draught and craft beers. There will also be authentic German treats for everyone to indulge in from Eisbein, Bratwurst, Schnitzel, Brezel and Lebkuchen. 

The line up will include performances from:

  • Die Ottertaler Oompah Band (from Germany)
  • Jacques Mouton
  • 4 AM
  • Crimson House
  • The Capitals
  • Anrico Jeske
  • Simone Govender
  • Dan Vee
  • Werner Bekker
  • Jaryd Smith
  • Bad Peter
  • Rubber Duc
  • Velvet Sounds Oomp

If that is not enough to get you excited then the prizes will! There will be R130 000 worth of prizes up for grabs when you purchase your raffle tickets. The first prize will be Two economy class return tickets on Lufthansa German Airlines from Johannesburg or Cape Town (seasonal flights) to any destination in Europe. There will also be a Playstation, LG 55″ UHD TV, gift vouchers and other amazing prizes in the draw. 

When and Where?

Date: Friday 13th September at 5 pm until Saturday 14th September 11:30 pm

Place: Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria

Ticket Cost: R60 – R200 | Kids under 12 are free

Tickets are available online 

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Its Personal Picnic

What is the best way to celebrate a warm spring day? With a picnic, live music, good food and of course some great company! Its Personal Picnic has never disappointed and is not about to start this year. The fresh smell of nature paired with some of the best house music in South Africa is guaranteed to make this a day to remember.

What To Expect

Festival-goers will be treated to some of the best gourmet street food Joburg has to offer. There will be live acts from international and local artists which will be lighting up the stage and your hearts for the day. 

The line up includes performances from:

  • Booka Shade (live)
  • Ryan Murgatroyd (live)
  • Rodriguez JR (live)
  • Leeu (live)
  • Aero Manyelo
  • Shimza
  • FKA Mash
  • Guy Herman
  • Bruce Loko
  • Kid Fonque
  • Weston & Engine

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 14th September | 12 pm until 11:59 pm

Place: Val Bonne Country Estate, Modderfontein Nature Reserve, Johannesburg

Ticket Cost: R250 – R1 250

Tickets are available online 

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Mix Fest

The Cradle Moon Game Lodge, which lies in the Cradle of humankind is the perfect backdrop for an epic music festival. Mix FM in partnership with Channeled Events will be hosting the first-ever music festival of its kind. The theme of the event is nostalgia which means that fans can expect to see some of their favourite bands such as Springbok Nude Girls and Watershed as light up the stage. September is deaf awareness month so in the true spirit of giving back, Mix FM will be donating a portion of ticket sales to Rotary for this cause.  

What To Expect

Fans will be able to enjoy their favourite bands from the grassy banks and choose from two separate bar areas. One being a vibey beer tent overlooking the main stage area. There will be a pop-up food tent with a large variety of gourmet street food and heavenly treats on both days of the festival. There will be fixed tents and chalets available for those who don’t want to miss any of the action. The VIP area includes access to the lakeside restaurant and white beaches that overlook the venue. There will also be a Silent Mix where festival-goers can donate a small amount towards deaf awareness and enjoy the Mix FM DJ’s in a private headphone party. 

The line up includes performances from these amazing artists:

  • Mango Groove
  • Jeremy Loops
  • Desmond And The Tutus
  • Watershed
  • Shortstraw
  • Rubber Duc
  • Springbok Nude Girl
  • Crashcarburn
  • The Black Cat Bones
  • Shotgun Tori & The Hounds
  • The Color Blew
  • Chllfctry
  • Jerry And The Bandits
  • Michael Lesar
  • Wolfgang Marrow
  • Mix Presenters And Dj’s

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 28th September 8 am until Sunday 29th September 2 pm

Place: Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge, Plot 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, 1747

Ticket Cost: R450 (General)  – R5 500 (VIP access to all areas, the Silent Mix Party and 4-star accommodation inclusive of breakfast.

General Ticket Accommodation Costs: R600 – R1000

Tickets are available online 

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Jeremy Loops Live in the Garden

The Pretoria National Botanical Garden has become one of the most popular music festival grounds in Gauteng. It’s got ample space and stunning views that complement the sounds of some of SA’s leading artists.  It’s a no brainer why Jeremy Loops & Matthew Mole are returning for another day of festival madness this spring. Gather the family and head to the gardens, this is going to be an outdoor experience you don’t want to miss. 

What To Expect

To put it short, food, good beer, amazing music, sunburn, laughs and a whole lot of memories! There are VIP and general tickets available which can be bought at Aroma Gourmet Coffee Roastery & Aroma Gelato and Waffle lounge or online.

The line up includes some of the best performing artists in SA:

  • Jeremy Loops (Live)
  • Matthew Mole
  • December Streets
  • Rubber Duc
  • I AM
  • The Ceramics
  • Jerry And The Bandits
  • Little Ringo
  • Zebra
  • Jeandré

When And Where?

Date: Saturday 28th September | 10 am until 10 pm

Place: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

Ticket Cost: R200 (General)  – R450 (VIP)

Tickets are available online 

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H2O Decade 2 Decade

This music festival needs no introduction. H2O turns 20 this year which means that partygoers can expect two days of no stop dancing and musical bliss. This daytime dance party brings together people from all walks of life who have one thing in common, the love of dance! The line up is hotter than it’s ever been and H2O has loads of birthday surprises up its sleeve!

What To Expect

Dancing, lots and lots of dancing! Partygoers can enjoy two epic days of beats that move to the rhythm of your heart and utter party madness. There are general, VIP and VVIP tickets available for anyone who wants to enjoy the day on the dance floor or lounge in style.

The line up features international and local performances from:

  • Cosmic Gate
  • Juicy M
  • Nasty C
  • Timo Odv
  • Dj Fresh
  • Vimo
  • Mark Stent
  • Lemon & Herb
  • Bhavs
  • Tony Cha Cha
  • Justin Martin
  • Pascal & Pearce
  • Chunda Munki
  • Ricardo Da Costa
  • Iamph
  • Trancemicsoul
  • Chrizz Beatz
  • Dean Fuel
  • Kyle Cassim
  • Super Flu
  • Abby Nurock
  • Surge Miguel
  • Dj Dizzy
  • Lady M
  • Dirkie Coetzee
  • B_type
  • Essential Groove
  • Kyle Worde
  • Saubomb

When And Where?

Date: Saturday 28th September 12 pm until Sunday 29th September 12 am

Place: Wild Waters, 1 Margaret Avenue, Bardene, Boksburg, 1459, Boksburg

Ticket Cost: R250 (General)  – R1 750 (VIP)

Tickets are available online 

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