Fête de la Musique Joburg’s four-stage lineup announced

Arts and Creative Industries

Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) Joburg is back on the 18th of September 2021 and will be happening at four venues in the city for the first time. The popular and free music festival, established in 2010, has become a great platform for a diverse range of renowned and upcoming talents to make themselves known in South Africa.

Fête de la Musique Joburg 2021 will take place at Newtown Junction; Orlando West Soweto’s Hector Pieterson Memorial; Victoria Yards in Bertrams, and Alliance Française in Parkview, between 12 pm-5 pm. Entrance is free with limited capacity to ensure everyone’s safety; attendees are encouraged to adhere to strict all Covid -19 protocols.

“After the postponement of Fête de la Musique in Johannesburg, we are ready and counting down to this highly anticipated musical showcase. We are excited to be back at Newtown Junction, which followers of the festival will be familiar with. Our partners at Alliance Française will play host to music lovers in the Northern suburbs, and other attendees will see some of their favourite musical acts at the vibrant Victoria Yards. We are also honoured to partner with the Hector Pieterson Memorial to bring the music to Soweto. We are proud to be playing our part in supporting the South African music industry, which has been devastatingly impacted by the pandemic. We look forward to seeing everyone again under strict and safe Covid-19 protocols.” – Sophie Boulé, Cultural Attaché Embassy of France in South Africa.

Mandla Mlangeni; The Brother Moves On; BLK JKS, and Maleh will headline the stages, and they will be joined by Ms Party, Mx Blouse, Melo B Jones, Ikati Esengxoweni, Laliboi, Manu Grace, Basadi ba Mintsu, Bobo Jay Nzima, DJ AN.D, DJ Binz, Shotgun Tori and the Hound, Musa Mashiane, Simba Ci, Spokenpriestess, Sun Xa Experiment and Tshepang Ramoba.


  • 12pm – 1pm  Spokenpriestess
  • 1 pm – 2 pm Musa Mashiane
  • 2 pm – 3 pm Mx Blouse
  • 3pm – 4pmBLK JKS
  • 4pm – 5pmMs Party


  • 12pm-1pm Tshepang Ramoba
  • 1pm -2pm DJ Binz
  • 2pm -3pm Laliboi
  • 3pm – 4pm DJ AN.D
  • 4pm – 5pm  Mandla Mlangeni


  • 12 pm-1 pm Melo B Jones
  • 1 pm -2 pm  Bobo Jay Nzima
  • 2 pm -3 pm  Manu Grace
  • 3pm – 4pm  Ikati Esengxoweni
  • 4 pm-  5 pm  The Brother Moves On


  • 12pm-1pm  Shotgun Tori and The Hound
  • 1pm-2pm  Basadi Ba Mintsu
  • 2pm-3pm  Sun Xa Emperiment
  • 3pm-4pm Simba Ci
  • 4pm-5pm Maleh

A selection of these performances will also be live-streamed on :  http://www.fetedelamusiquejhb.co.za/streaming/

  • 12pm – 1pm
  • Tshepang Ramoba (Hector Pieterson)
  • 1pm – 2pm
  • Sibusiso Mashiloane (Newtown Junction)
  • 2pm – 3pm
  • Laliboi (Hector Pieterson)
  • 3pm – 4pm
  • BLK JKS (Newtown Junction)
  • 4pm – 5pm
  • Mandla Mlangeni – (Hector Pieterson)

The Fête de la Musique Joburg is brought to you by the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, in partnership with Bassline Live and Newtown Junction. It is made possible by the continuous support of TOTAL South Africa to the arts.

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