NAKHANE Live at The Lyric Theatre, in collaboration with 2022 SBYA Winner for Visual Arts, Lady Skollie

Nakhane, the multi-talented, award-winning, London based, singer, songwriter, novelist and actor will return home for a very special show in honour of their latest album ‘Bastard Jargon’ and more. There will be a visual collaboration of note between Standard Bank Young Artist Of The Year for Visual Arts Award Winner, Lady Skollie, and Nakhane. Bassline Live’s Brad Holmes says this collaboration will “Blow the audiences visual and audio minds away.” Also performing on the 24th are artists from Msaki’s ALTBLK community. Muneyi recently having released his acclaimed EP  ‘For All The Boys I Like’ is billed as the Support Act for the evening, with promising singer Gemma Fassie opening the show. “The Live at The Lyric Series of annual concerts are always unique, in that they bring together super talents to create one of a kind live music performances, such as the Sun El Musician and Friends with The Anchored Sound Orchestra, conducted by Ofentse Pitse last year and Msaki’s Delta Love Experience this March, which opened the 2023 annual series. Both of these were sold out concerts! To have the collaboration of Nakhane, who in my opinion is one of the most super talented individuals on our beautiful planet, and uber talented feminist, activist, artist Lady Skollie’s artworks involved, I am so privileged to witness and work with them both” Says Paige Holmes from Bassline.

This is one show that is NOT to be missed!

Tickets are available through Computicket from R250 upwards. 

This show is sponsored by the SAMPRA Development Fund (SDF) and Bassline. The SDF is a Corporate Social Investment arm of The South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) that was established to meaningfully contribute to the development and sustainability of its members, music promoters, and the entire South African Music industry.


Bassline SUMMER celebrates the end of the year, time to have fun and let go, with the best of Mzansi talent from our most shining stars to our rising stars in the making!

See Headline artist Samthing Soweto, Urban-Soul singer-songwriter Langa Mavuso, Pop-trio Beatenberg with special guests Msaki & Tresor as part of their homecoming tour. The lineup is further strengthened with LaliBoi and renowned producer Spoek Mathambo who create a unique and vital blend of Hip-hop, Jazz and South African tribal music, their performance is thanks to the support of Concerts SA and their partners The Royal Norwegian Embassy, SAMRO & IKS Cultural Consulting.

BEATENBERG are excited to be performing at Bassline SUMMER as part of their homecoming tour, in support of their new EP entitled ‘ON THE WAY TO BEATENBERG’, which is the musical stalwarts’ first new offering in 4 years. Having just completed UK dates with George Ezra, the band set off on a sold out headline tour on 14 November at Rockwood Music Hall in New York before heading to LA, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Johannesburg and Cape Town. They have also just been announced as part of the first 191 artists scheduled for SXSW 2023.

Self-produced by the trio, BEATENBERG already started writing the EP in the Southern Hemisphere since the summer of 2018/2019. At first they had no plan to release it, but got back into the songs earlier in 2022. The band recorded the EP at Sunset Recording Studios outside Stellenbosch, with a few additions in Cape Town.

Watch the BEATENBERG lyric video for ’85’ below!

The outcome of the call for applications for female lead bands/artists has added two wonderful fresh talents; Melo B Jones and Rah Punzl. Melo B Jones describes her music as Boom-Bap-Soul, while Rah Punzl is a Fresh Find” from RnB Soul, Trap-soul and Afro House. 

The Creative Uprising market will ensure that you will not go hungry and the bars on site will refresh ones thirst while digesting the hottest talent on offer. Arts & Crafts stalls will also be available to shop from.

This year Bassline SUMMER falls part of Johannesburg’s annual Arts Alive Festival.” Says Bassline Live’s Brad Holmes.  The City of Joburg, through the Arts Alive International Arts Festival and other initiatives, continues to support the creative sector and expand its reach and impact through partnerships. In celebration of the 30th edition of the Arts Alive International Festival 2022, the Arts Alive Festival will present a variety of artistic programmes featuring artists from various sectors of the creative industries through cultural activities which includes music, fashion, craft, comedy, dance, theatre, visual art and cultural educational workshops.

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