The first annual Human Rights Music Festival, aiming to highlight current human rights’ issues faced by the country, will be taking place is set to take place at Abrahamsrust Resort in Sasolburg, Free State on the 30th of March 2019.
Organized by One Big Entertainment, the festival pays homage to the Sharpeville and Langa Massacre, which claimed the lives of peaceful protestors who took to the streets to boycott the Pass Law in 1960.
The festival aims to highlight the current Human Right Issues faced by the South African community, such as inequality, transformation, children and gender violence, inadequate access to education and lack of service delivery among others.
The star-studded line up was meticulously compiled to include artists who are ambassadors and activists in their communities. The line-up includes the likes of Legendary Jazz Musician Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Thebe, Mafikizolo, Cassper Nyovest, Amanda Black, Prince Kaybee, Busiswa, Dladla Mshunqisi, Mlindo the Vocalist, Teboho Moloi and many more.
“Music has been quite instrumental in the fight against oppression, even now-adays, we use it as a token of distraction and to get our voices heard. Simultaneously, we use music as a tool to unite. This is what this festival is about – remembering our fallen heroes and to remind those violated that united we stand, divided we fall” says Khulu Malindi, Co-founder of the festival.
Tickets are available at Computicket; General R250, R300 at the Gate and VIP is R1200.