While most people associate Africa to their music and beautiful art, there’s more than meets the eye for festival-goers. The whole continent is rich in a diverse population and a range of popular music genres to meet the ear. The continent of Africa is indeed home to some of the most noteworthy and spectacular music festivals, in true African style. If there is one thing that the African locale can offer music festivals, it’s, exotic and these festivals are not to be missed.
The Sauti za Busara
If you are looking for a festival that has some history, it’s the Sauti za Busara you should be seeking out. The festival has been running for over a decade and is better known as Sounds of Wisdom. This festival is one of the biggest in all of Eastern Africa and is an iconic one that you must attend. The hosting city in Zanzibar comes to life with a host of musicians that come together from all over the African continent every year. The festival does not focus just on a single genre of music but pays tribute to a range of sounds and exciting styles. Whether you love Rwandan Afro-pop or the Zimbabwean rap-rock, the town of Stone is where you should be during the festival days. The year 2020 will be the 17th year since the launch of the music festival during the month of February. A promise of over 400 musicians are said to come together at the festival, and the buzz is already full-blown amongst the locals. Apart from music and performances, there are opportunities for people in the music industry to network and get to know who is who in the industry and which talent has promise. The community also organises events as part of the festival.
Rocking The Daisies
Spring in the African continent is gorgeous. Western Cape in South Africa comes alive during spring and marks it off with the Rocking the Daisies music festival every year. This is the biggest music festival in the entire province and promises more than just good music. The location for the festival is set in a wine farm close to Cape Town where visitors can indulge in some of their favourite wines and try the year’s launches as well. Multiple stages are popped up as part of the festival, and there is more than just music that meets the ear. Comedy acts and performance acts are part of the festival, which is one of the unique features of this festival. International artists and performers also come to perform at this festival. Big names such as Alt-J have played here in the past along with Bloc Party. This festival has much to offer every music and entertainment lover. In the year 2020, the festival is set to take place in October, and the tickets are available right from now. The year will also be the 15th year since the launch of this iconic festival, making it a marked one with a promise of flamboyance.