Maftown Heights is 6 years old this year. I’ve been to 3 of them since 2013. Shout-out to Africanhhb for trusting me to represent them every year. I’ve had incredible experiences photographing the performances and the people. The event’s going to be held at the Mary Fitzgerald Square this year, next door the open fields in front of the Bassline where it’s been held for four (?) of its six years of existence. The first one was held inside the Bassline. Here’s a selection of images I took last year.
From the press release:
Known as one of SA’s key hip hop calendar events and one of the premier hip hop festivals on the continent, Maftown Heights offers a line-up of an eclectic blend of the best hip hop 2015 had to offer. The lineup features artists pioneering Motswako in Africa as well as leaders in the South African music industry across the genres of hip hop and Kwaito.
Maftown Heights’ move to Mary Fitzgerald Square this year is testament to the growth of the festival over the years. The expected turnout at this year’s festival will be approximately 13 000 people.
Tickets are available via Ticketpro. Here’s additional info regarding the pricing:
Early Bird tickets have been released:
Early Bird General Admission: R120 (Only 1000 tickets available)
Early Bird Golden Circle: 250 (Only 750 tickets available)
Tickets thereafter will be priced as follows:
Pre-Sold General Admission (with valid SA student card): R150
Pre-Sold General Admission: R180
General Admission at the door (limited): R200
Pre-Sold Golden Circle (with valid SA student card): R270
Pre-Sold Golden Circle: R300
Golden Circle at the door (limited): R350
Paid VIP: R500