The holiday season is here again, already!Where did the time go? With the holiday season already upon us and as the year 2018 comes to an end, many of us take time to reflect, while mostly go wild and free. Many of you are already raring to go on holiday mode until next year, 2019. We’ve rounded up all the events in the next couple of days for everyone in between, from the Home Coming Concert to Born and Raised, and Ga Maila to Monate ko Motjing.
Whilst there’s also a host of sunny-inspired festive activities around the entire country for families, foodies, music lovers,and everyone in between, below is ourtop 10 Botswana music festivals this festive that have become favourites tovarious revellers…
Home Coming Concert (HCC) – Mahalapye
Celebrating its 11th year, and poweredby Monate Fela and Yarona FM, the Home Coming Concert (HCC) which happens every year without fail in Mahalapye has become Botswana’s biggest December event by far. Led and promoted by one ofBotswana veteran promoters, Bannye Setso popularly known as Easy B, this year’sdo will take place at Matswelo Hotel in Mahalapye and will feature Mafikizolo, DJFresh, Thebe, CAIIRO, Zakes Bantwini, Holly Rey, Vee Mampeezy, La Timmy, HanC,Gouveia, Kuchi, DJ Sly, Bakito, Deelow, Allan Govie, DJ Brown, Hapex Guru, DJKSB, DJ Teaz, Khebah, Scratch, Ozzy the Great and DJ Timber. MCs will be Gabs Diva, Dan Kenosi andKefus Leo. Cooler boxes with both bottles and cans allowed for free till 7pm, otherwise P50 thereafter. #GaseYaBana
MONATE KO MOTJING – MAUN
Slated to be held on 30 – 31st December 2018 from 2pm at Maun Stadium, this Maun festival is organised and managed by Medumo Entertainment under the hashtag #Blamethepromoter.
The festivity will feature Sun-El Musician, DJ Mbuso, La Timmy, Master KG, Bekezela, Jimmy Drumz, Gouveia, Scar, Kalux, Chef Gustos, Benny T, Mapetla, Ban T, Team Distant, DJ Lefatshe, Ice Cold Mob, P-Mag, DJ Cue, Chris Manto 7, DJ Bunz and many others. MCs will be Loungo, Sadi, T.H.A.B.0, Black Prince, Bashion and Alpha.
Early bird tickets sell for P150 for 2 days, 200 for 2 days (general ticket) and P1200 for 1 day (one ticket).
BORN AND RAISED – Serowe
Happening at Serowe Stadium this weekend, December 22 from 4pm to 6am, Born and Raised is also securing its own spot as one of Botswana’s growing music festivals. The party will feature Prince Kaybee, Johnny Mokhali, DJ Ganyani, ATI, Vee, Culture Spears, Maxy, La Timmy, Benny T, Phouboy, Root, Swaps, Zynne with event MCs being King Bee, Big Fish and Miss Geekays. Tickets sell fir P100 single and P350 VIP.
5.0 KANYE GAMAILA FESTIVE MELTDOWN – Kanye
Proudly powered by Hunter’s, this popular Kanye music festival held at Ga Maila Outdoor Arena promises turn up the summer heat one notch up courtesy of its varied line up.
The festival will feature DJ Ganyani, Kabelo (Bouga Luv), Charma Gal, Vee Mampeezy, Maxy, HanC, DJ Kuchi, Motlha, Zeus, Mapetla, Eskimos, Perion, Shaft People and many more for a mere price of P150 general, P200 at the gate and P500 VIP. The MCs for the night will be T.H.A.B.O and Vivie A.
CLAP YOUR HANDS – Palapye
Now in its 8th edition, the annual Palapye music festival to be held at Nkau Farm (Palapye) – Flambo Park on December 24, will feature ATI, Kwesta, Maphorisa, Mlindo, Busiswa and T.H.A.B.O. Tickets sell for P150 general and P200 at the gate, whilst VIP costs P1000.
GAABO MOTHO 4TH EDITION – Moshupa
The GAABO MOTHO Music Festival 4th Edition (2018) will be held at Dladleng Recreational Park in Moshupa on December 24th from 2pm until 6am the next day.
The festivity will feature international acts, DJ TIRA, LADY ZAMAR, ZANDA ZAKUZA, MASTER KG while the local performing acts will be Vee Mampeezy, La Timmy, FRANCO, AMANTLE BROWN, MOTLHA, TEAM DISTANT, DR VOM, CULTURE SPEARS, OZI F TEDDY, BAN T, ANCESTRAL RITUALS, EUNICE with DJs; SLY, DARK BOY MARSEY, BENNY T, LEFATSHE, GROOVY SOULS, SAMUSA, MABB, LA PUTO, SBERE, LEX B, LAW, SILVA T, MEALCADO, BRICH, CAM, OPENENIYO, NGWAZI, MTHII and ROMEO.
GABZ FIRST – The NYE Party – Gaborone
Although there’s very little information around this New Year’s festivity, the Gabz Firstparty will feature super producer and DJ from France. MANOO, alongside Zimbabwean butRSA-based amazing performer, BEKEZELA.
Get your tickets now available at Computicket via Shoprite, Checkers, Usave, Ok Furnishers and House & Home.
Miss Mogobane Football Tournament – Mogobane
Here’s another event to check out, happeningat Borotsi (Young Brothers Grounds) in Mogobane on Sunday 30, December 2018.Powered by BraveHeart, the annual festivity features Vee Mampeezy, ATI, Chrispin the Drummer, DJ Izzy,Kabelo Tiro (Skavenja), Hapex Guru, MC Bowsky, DJ Oliva, Sbugie, DJ Rass, LA-Kand Backs. Entrance is only P50.
Mahalapye Comes Alive – Mahalapye
This festival will feature DJ ACE, Sun ELMusician, Charma Gal, Franco, Bouncy, Perion, and Team Distant and will be held at Tilodi Farm, Flowertown on Monday 24th December. Tickets sell forP150 early bird and P200 at the gate.
13th Annual Bafwe2 Bash – Ramotswa
The event will take place at Tashy’s Royal Gardens onSaturday 22nd December and is hosted by Bafwethu Kholeksion.Headliners include Trompies, Tuks Senganga, Mo’Molemi, HanC, Mosako, Wasekai,Mapetla, Skazzo, P-Mag, and Anthem. Combo tickets sell for P250, P100 single,P300 for VIP and VVIP costs P600. Be safe, party down a storm and let’s all come back rejuvenated next year.