South Africans can all agree that local afro-fusion band Freshlyground is truly one of a kind, standing out among many other national bands for their unique vibe, upbeat tunes and seemingly effortless talent. Freshlyground’s well loved debut album, Jika Jika, was released in 2003, which led them to begin their journey to stardom and success.
This incredible local band is scheduled to perform live this May near the city of Rustenburg, at Lebone II – Collage of the Royal Bafokeng, presented by Lebone Unplugged. This will be the show stopping fourth annual Lebone Unplugged event, presenting fans with the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable live performance by Freshlyground. Through the Lebone Unplugged initiative, proceeds of these amazing events go towards the Lebone II Scholarship Fund, extending excellent education opportunities to deserving children from within the community. Lebone Unplugged previously hosted South African artists Johnny Clegg and Mi Casa.
Freshlyground has achieved international acclaim over the years, with a compelling music style that blends traditional South African elements with blues, indie rock and smooth jazz. Many of Freshlyground’s songs are multilingual, while lead singer Zolani Mahola has an incredible vocal range and talent. At this upcoming live show, Freshlyground will hopefully perform crowd favourites like “Doo Be Doo”, “Things Have Changed” and “Touch in the Night”, during what is sure to be an incredible evening.
This special upcoming event will have everyone dancing, grooving and singing along under the stars, with seating available either in the amphitheatre or else on the grass embankment. The Lebone II College band will also be performing for an hour on the evening of Freshlyground’s performance, as the opening act that sets the mood and leaves everyone in great spirits. On the evening of these performances, a selection of food and drink stalls will be set up, selling light meals and tasty snacks from 4 pm onwards – bring cash along as there will be no card facilities.
Amphitheatre tickets are selling for R350 each and Grass Embankment tickets are selling for R200 each. The Freshlyground live performance will commence at 7 pm on Saturday, 25th May and is the perfect way to enjoy an evening with friends. Book accommodation close to the Royal Bafokeng Nation at the lovely Tshiberry Bed & Breakfast to ensure a memorable vacation stay.