Brandy (USA) To Headline Macufe Festival.
Bloemfontein: The Mangaung African Cultural Festival (MACUFE) has announced Brandy (USA) as their headline act for this year’s festival. She will play two of the events during the week-long celebration held in Bloemfontein – The Main Festival and The Divas Festival. The Full Moon hit maker, who’s one of the best selling female musicians of all time having sold over 40 million album throughout her career, recently became the first artist from the 1990s to hit 1.5 billion streams on all streaming platforms, confirming her remarkable staying power. Speaking on the major talent acquisition, Macufe Festival Director Mr. Mario Sefo said ‘we’re excited to welcome Brandy to our shores. It affords us the opportunity to put South Africa’s best side by side with the worlds best to reaffirm how world-class our local talent is. Macufe first and foremost is about celebrating arts and culture originating in Mangaung and giving these skilled individuals working in performance spaces a major platform to showcase their talents.’ The festival has confirmed it will announce the balance of its lineup throughout the week, with tickets going on sale at Computicket on Friday, 7 September. Macufe runs from 5 – 14 October 2018.
The Mangaung African Cultural Festival was launched by the Free State Provincial Government in 1997, showcasing the best African and international talent. While the annual Main Stage festival is Macufe’s centerpiece, other specialist’s events around Comedy, Jazz, Gospel, an all-female Divas concert, and a youth-focused Tshepe concert, which is a unique brand of Hip Hop originating from neighboring Lesotho.