Bassline Fest 2023 is hotting up! Just announced is the inclusion of Simmy. In celebration of Africa Day, the final lineup is Pan-African and bedecked with South African Stars. Enjoy headliner Sjava, DBN GOGO, Simmy, Afro-futuristic act Afrotronix from Chad/Canada, Techno-Punk act Scurru Fitchada from Cape Verde/Portugal, dance hall act Fayazer from Reunion Island and the Planetoids from Germany featuring SA/Zambian Namakau Star. The fest is set to be a day of music and celebration of our humanity, resilience and overall incredible creativity and talent that our beautiful African Continent births. The lineup of artists reflects the inclusivity, diversity and tolerance that the city of Jozi inhabits.
Says co-organiser Paige Holmes of Bassline Live, "Come and enjoy Simmy’s House-infused love songs, inspired by the maskandi & country songs her father played while she was growing up”. Simmy joins her fellow Metro FM Awards 2023 nominee Sjava on the lineup.
Increasing the International profile of the Fest will be the performance of the German band Planatoids, a four-piece indie/synth-pop band from Hannover, featuring South African/Zambian RnB, Hip-hop artist Namakau Star.
Bassline Fest's Brad Holmes says on the 20th of May "Expect a variety of music and fun festival experience for all: From Amapiano to Indie Rock, Techno Punk, House, Afro Pop and Maskandi driven R&B. It's going to be, where you and your family, want to be! A selection of top stalls for food, fashion, arts & crafts will be there in addition to bars to keep you refreshed."
The Fest will start at 3 pm and end at 11 pm on the 20th of May 2023 Tickets are available from R350 at HOWLER and Computicket: https://linkmix.co/16083533
The Bassline Fest is grateful its presenting partner the Department of Sport Arts & Culture for coming on board in the support of the live music industry and in celebration of Africa Month, and its associate partner Castle Lite. Also supporting the Bassline Fest will be Music In Africa and the ACCESS conference, Jagermeister and the Goethe Institute who have made the performance of the Planetoids featuring Namakau Star possible. Explains Brad Holmes, "What this support does is aid the live music industry as a whole as it creates work for the full live music industry eco-system from production, marketing, performing, service providers and artists. It also creates a place for festival goers to escape while getting entranced by the artistic talent and to get entertained and has some fun!"
Simphiwe Nhlangulela, known professionally as Simmy, is a South African singer, songwriter and producer. Raised in Msinga, KwaZulu Natal, Simmy began composing songs by age 12 and was signed to EL World Music in 2017 and later released her debut album Tugela Fairy in 2018 with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. The album was critically and commercially successful, producing her first number-one singles "Umahlalela” and “Ubala”. Her debut album earned her SAMA nominations and the title of one of Apple Music’s most boundary-breaking local stars in 2019.