Aloe Blacc makes his way to the Zak­ifo fest

Sunday Tribune - - LOCAL -

IT’S JUST six weeks be­fore one of the coolest mu­sic fes­ti­vals hits the city again and the lineup shows it’s be­com­ing one of the best on the con­ti­nent.

The Zak­ifo Mu­sic Fes­ti­val will be re­turn­ing for the fourth time this year and the an­nounce­ment of Amer­i­can soul funk mu­si­cian Aloe Blacc as one of the head­line acts, has me ex­cited.

A mu­si­cian’s favourite mu­si­cian, Aloe Blacc has been in the in­dus­try since the late 1990s, ply­ing his trade and writ­ing songs for other mu­si­cians.

While his own mu­sic is well-liked and has the re­spect of the mu­sic in­dus­try, it was 2013’s Wake Me Up with Swedish DJ Avicii that saw him be­come a house­hold name.

With that in mind, it will be re­ally cool see­ing him back in South Africa and per­form­ing some of his hit songs, such as I Need a Dol­lar and The Man.

The line-up looks re­ally dope and I’m ec­static that they have in­cluded gqom orig­i­na­tor DJ Lag.

Al­ter­na­tive mu­sic fans will en­joy the di­verse line-up, which in­cludes Guy But­tery, rap­per, Nasty C, DJ Doowap, Femi Koya and Nakhane Touré, who is fresh off his act­ing wins for the crit­i­cally ac­claimed Inxeba: The Wound.

He re­leased an al­bum a few weeks ago and it will be great see­ing him on stage after a hec­tic few months.

Zak­ifo tick­ets are al­ready on sale for May 25, 26 and 27 at var­i­ous venues around the city, in­clud­ing BAT Cen­tre, Views @ Twenty5, Blue La­goon Beach.

Tick­ets are avail­able via Nutick­ets:

R500 – 3-day week­end pass (excl Madiba con­cert) R150 – Fri­day pass – Views @ Twenty5

R150 – Satur­day pass – Views @ Twenty5

R300 – Sun­day pass – Blue La­goon Beach

R300 – Fri­day Madiba con­cert – BAT Cen­tre

Aloe Blacc was an­nounced as one of the head­line acts for the Zak­ifo Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

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