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These are freshest members of Hey Neighbour Festival with Kendrick Lamar

Hey Neighbour Festival has added freshest members to its growing list of esteemed brand partners and star-studded line-up led by US rap megastar Kendrick Lamar; this as AXE South Africa enters the fray, aligning with the festival's goal of crafting unforgettable moments. That's in addition to recent news that Heineken has come on board as the headline partner of the unmissable three-day festival.  

Hey Neighbour Festival, a vibrant celebration of music, art, culture, and community today announced its partnership with AXE South Africa, promising festival goers an unforgettable experiece that celebrates the unifying power of music, diversity, creativity and meaningful connections. 
“We’re thrilled to welcome AXE as our partner for this year’s Hey Neighbour Festival,” said managing director of the festival Glen. AXE’s dedication to enhancing the festival experience through sampling opportunities, he said, aligns perfectly with our mission to create moments of joy and connection that are simply unforgettable. “Together, we’re poised to make this festival season the best one yet.”

The announcement comes a week after the news that Heineken has joined the festival as the headline partner, which comes in the backdrop of the liquor brand’s 150th birthday anniversary.

This, according to Heineken, forms part of the brand’s mission to spark connections and break down barriers which aligns with Hey Neighbour’s ethos of turning strangers into neighbours. “This dynamic partnership is all about synergy,” organisers said in a media statement.

AXE’s dedication to enhancing the festival experience through sampling opportunities will be at play at Hey Neighbour!

Unmmisable toasty Hey Neighbour Festival line-up

The exciting news comes just days after organisers announced the almost never-ending, ever giving, third and final phase of the festival’s line-up.

The latest top-notch artists to be added to the toasty combination of the country’s biggest current exports, African legends, and more sensational international talent, is none other than international hitmaker and jam-provider Rema, along with the legendary South African acts Mafikizolo, Prime Circle, Zakes Bantwini, Black Motion as well as Desmond and the Tutus.

Local favourites Mörda, Kelvin Momo and DJ Zinhle will have the decks on lock alongside curated live performances from Sho Madjozi, Elaine and Jamie-Lee Sexton.

Kenyan Afropop outfit Sauti Sol is on the bill!

But wait, that’s not all there is to the toasty Hey Neighbour fest! For the hip-hop heads, BLXCKIE, Youngsta CPT and A-REECE will hold it down alongside newcomer Real Dan Duminy and Uncle Partytime on the one’s and two’s. Representing one of the biggest trending genres around the world, amapiano royalty TXC, Daliwonga, Young Stunna, Tyler ICU, Major League and the electrifying Scorpion Kings will be repping for the Yanos generation.

Remember there’s Uncle Waffles, DBN GOGO, the maestro Musa Keys, and the firestarter Focalistic, who were all announced in the previous second wave of performing artists.

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid is among high-caliber international performers on the bill!

UK rock superstars Nothing But Thieves have also been confirmed along with thriving local alternative acts Majozi, Jeremy Loops, Mi Casa, Jack Parow Monark, Max Hurrell and the Plastics. Then there’s the likes of Mi Casa, Jack Parow, Shima, Goodluck, Francois Van Coke, Anatii, Nasty C, Shekhinah, TikTok music sensations Tyla, Afrikaans rock legends Die Heuwels Fantasties, Ghanaian-based Liberian Afro pop sensation JZyNO, UK RNB new find James Vickert, LA rapper Duckwrth and more.

Set for December 8 to 10 at the Legends Adventure Farm in Pretoria, the Hey Neighbour Festival also sees a set of incredible brand partners joining the hood, including Netflix, Axe, KitKat, Coke Studio and Play. They’re joining an unprecedented performers line-up rank of H.E.R., Khalid, Swedish House Mafia, The Chainsmokers, and of course hip-hop headliner with the most, Kendrick Lamar.

It’s gonna truly be a party of a lifetime!

South Africa’s own dynamic DJ duo TxC is billed to perform!

Hey Neighbour; all the info you need

8-10 December 2023
VENUE:          Legends Adventure Farm, Pretoria
TIMES:            Gates open at noon, and close at midnight
TICKETS:        Phase 3 Tickets available now! (Only for the 18 and above crew)

Grab your tickets here ➔ [Book Now]

Weekend Tickets start at R3,899 for General Access and R4,999 for the VIP experience. Prices will shift as we groove closer to the festival, so get your groove on and book now!

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Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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