Hansa Festival

Music lovers having fun at the Hansa Festival of Legends

  • by Spotong
  • Jun 13, 2013
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Partygoers celebrating music at this year's Hansa Festival of Legends in Newtown, Joburg.

More than 40 top local music legends from the past 30 years were gathered at Newtown’s Mary Fitzgerald Square for the Hansa Festival of Legends where they gave a stunning ten hour performance.

The Hansa Festival of Legends offered music lovers a unique opportunity to hear their favourite hits from yesteryear alongside current chart toppers. The city was pumping to the sounds of hip hop, kwaito, afro pop, soul, jazz, R&B and house beats.

Partygoers got into the groove with their favourite local artists as they were performingon three specially erected stages, participating in a street parade or catching their breath as they chilled at musically themed lounges.

More than 40 top local music legends from the past 30 years were gathered at Newtown’s Mary Fitzgerald Square for the Hansa Festival of Legends where they gave a stunning ten hour performance.

According to Hansa general manager Khensani Nobanda, this year’s festival was a celebration of favourite artists from years gone by, who have indelibly left their marks on the South African music scene. But it was also a showcase of today’s hottest talent and some of our country’s upcoming stars, which Hansa has previously provided a platform for.

Music lovers were happy to see performances by Khuli Chana, Zakes Bantwini, Amu, Spikiri, Sipho Hot stix Mabuse, The Muffinz, Zaki Ibrahim, Lilly Million, TKZee, Spoek Mathambo, Arthur, Mdu and many more.

The likes of Lulo Café with his cutting edge house music and the acappella singing group The Soil kept the beats coming as DJ Vigi, Glen Lewis and Oskido spun the decks and hip hop DJ, Dimplez, kept the crowds on their feet.

The festival was also to pay tribute to and honour two of South Africa’s most celebrated artists, Lebo Mathosa and Brenda Fassie, who were brought back to life on the day.

Nobanda says just as Hansa Pilsener is a beer with a ‘special ingredient’, so each musician selected for the festival has his or her own ‘special ingredient’ that makes them extraordinary and keeps fans coming back everytime.