About Macufe

The Mangaung Arts & Cultural Festival exists as both a showcase platform of the best talents from Mangaung and around the world, as well as a vehicle of social cohesion. Now in its 22nd year, Macufe has cemented its reputation as one of the most prestigious government-owned arts & culture festivals in the world.

Macufe 2019 Events Lineup

Our ten days of celebration are built on a foundation of incredible live performances across our hip hop, jazz, divas, gospel, and main festival concerts, with Kirk Whalum (US) and Deborah Cox headlining this year's festivities. Read More for the full lineup.


Macufe does not provide accommodation, with local hospitality businesses benefiting from the influx of guests. We recommend using trusting booking platforms for accommodation. You can also refer to our list of trusted accommodation partners.

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Macufe Main Festival

With a mix of legends like Deborah Cox and Tsepo Tshola, and today's current stars like Vusi Nova and Sjava, our Main Festival is the coming together of all that makes Macufe's musical programme special.

When: 12 October
Time: 11:00 'til late
Where: Rose Garden
Fee: R350

Deborah Cox (USA) | Sjava | Vusi Nova | Thandiswa Mazwai | Prince Kaybee | Semito | Mafikizolo feat. Encore | Sello Galane | Jaziel Brothers | Allayen | Tshepo Tshola | Star Chalale |

Macufe Tshepe (Hip Hop)

As hip hop culture has grown to be a dominant force in South African music, so too has our Tshepe Hip Hop event.

When: 4 Oct, 2019
Doors: 19:00
Where: Macufe Dome (Old Grey's)
Fee: R100

K.O | Tellaman | Anatii | PH | Boity | Castino and Thwenny | Yanga Chief | Irysh Da Princess | 2Zero | Katz & Smooth | Ohmz | Caask Asid | Juvy Oa Lepimpara | Mokash D'Mera | DJ Beast | Immortal DJ | Shaxe MCs: Carpo and Flame Washa

Macufe Gospel

Celebrate, worship, and share in praise with Macufe Gospel.

Date: 06 Oct 2019
Location: Old Grey's, Bloemfontein
Doors: 10:00
Entrance fee: R170

Dumi Mkokstad | Teboho | Zaza | Sello Malate | Sechaba | Morwesi | Thoko Nogabe | Keorapetse | Limakatso Dumako | Thina Zungu & Sipho Ngwenya | Free State Gospel Choir

Macufe Comedy

Macufe Comedy returns with the laughs with some of the biggest comedic talents in South Africa.

Where: Old Grey's, Bloemfontein
When: 09 October 2019
Doors: 19:00
Entry fee: R160

Skhumba Hlope | Mashabala Galane | Summary | Lihle Msimang | Tieho Khakhau | Chris Mapane |Salesman | Max | MC: Aggrey Lonake

Macufe Indoor Jazz

The incredible Kirk Whalum and Judith Sephuma are joined by a sprawling, unique Orchestral Jazzathon.

When: 10 August
Where: Old Grey's (Macufe Dome)
Doors: 19:00
Ticket Fee: R200

Kirk Whalum (USA) | Judith Sephuma | Simple Stories
Orchestral Jazzathon ft. Brenda Mntambo, Sibongile Mngoma, Thiwe Mbola, Khanyo Maphumulo & Simthandile Mtolo, accompanied by Botshabelo String Ensemble and directed by Tshepo Mngoma

Macufe Divas

Macufe Divas represents the most soulful music talents, from homegrown talent Nonkosi, to legends of the stage like Deborah Cox.

When: 11 October 2019
Where: Old Grey's
Doors: 19:00
Fee: R290

Deborah Cox | Lady Zamar | Lira
Thandiswa Mazwai | Nonkosi

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