The 8th annual Maftown Heights heads to Mahikeng

Africa’s premium Hip Hop festival, Maftown Heights, embarks on a new era and heads home to Mahikeng for the first time, the birth place of the Motswako genre on which Maftown Heights is founded and celebrates. This once off historical edition will take place on Friday, 8 December 2017, at the Mmabatho Stadium in Mahikeng in collaboration with Mahika Mahikeng. Mahika Mahikeng Cultural Music Festival is the flagship arts and culture event for the Province of Bokone Bophirima and will be hosted for the third time this year from 5 – 10 December 2017 in Mafikeng, the capital of the province. This special programme is spearheaded by the Premier of Bokone Bophirima Supra O.R. Mahumapelo.

Doors to the 8th annual Maftown Heights festival will open at 4pm – 2am and tickets are available from Computicket at the below prices:

General Admission:

– Early bird (1st 1000 tickets): R50

– Pre-sold: R100

– At Computicket outlets on the day: R150

Golden Circle:

– Early bird (1st 1000 tickets): R100

– Pre-sold: R150

– At Computicket outlets on the day: R200


– Early bird (1st 100 tickets): R200

– Pre-sold: R270

– At Computicket outlets on the day: R350

“I’m extremely excited to announce that Maftown Heights is coming home. After 7 years in Johannesburg, creating awareness around the Motswako genre and celebrating it, we head home to where it all began. The importance of taking Maftown Heights to Mahikeng this year, where the number 8 signifies new beginnings, is unwavering. This is going to be the best Maftown Heights installment yet,” – Khuli Chana

Peep line-up below:

Maftown Artists

  • Khuli Chana
  • Tuks
  • HHP
  • Notshi
  • Svpa Fvrsh
  • Morafe
  • JR
  • MDB

Maftown New Kids On The Block

  • Huge (The Hustle)
  • Solid T
  • Streetz
  • O.G
  • Ruff Sketch
  • Creal

Friends of Maftown

  • Bongo Muffin
  • Okmalumkoolkat
  • Kwesta
  • Riky Rick
  • A-Reece
  • Shane Eagle
  • Tshego
  • Nadia Nakai
  • Emtee
  • KO
  • AKA
  • Shekhinah
  • Da L.E.S


  • Major League DJz
  • Big Boy
  • DJ Coco
  • Root
  • DJ Sumbody
  • Black Motion
  • Distruction Boyz
  • Ms Cosmo
  • ZanD
  • Zai Maya


  • Stoan
  • TBO Touch
  • Bonang
  • Carpo

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