With all eyes turned to Pretoria North next month for the first annual Hey Neighbour, the fest set to make history on the continent.

In less than a month, thousands of neighbours from far and wide will descend on the small Tshwane town. With final plans being made about outfit selections, road trip times and even last minute fitness plans, the fest is about to captivate not just those in attendance but across the interverse.

Check out THIRTEEN things you might not know about Hey Neighbour:

1.     HEY NEIGHBOUR is the collaborative masterpiece of three powerhouse companies: Khoi Kreative, Glen21, and Lucky No8 Concepts.

2.     The festival’s journey began with meticulous planning in 2018.

3.     Ever wondered about the unique name HEY NEIGHBOUR? Well this festival aims to connect attendeesthrough immersive experiences that recharge their souls and give them a chance to reconnect with themselves, humanity, and the world. It also encourages inclusivity, global connections through music and local flavor, and opportunities for up-and-coming artists to connect with new fans. In essence the festival’s focus is on connection, turning strangers into neighbours and generic products into beloved brands.

4.     HEY NEIGHBOUR is not just about groove; it’s also about giving back to the community. The festival is set to create jobs for approximately 3000 individuals and provide a platform for over 50 local vendors /suppliers.

5.     Inclusivity is a priority at HEY NEIGHBOUR. To ensure everyone can enjoy the festival, sign language interpreters will be present on site, promoting accessibility for all.


6.     Immersive Art Installations and Imported Aussie Domes: The festival transforms its grounds into an artistic wonderland with captivating art installations and imported Australian domes. These immersive experiences not only elevate the festival’s aesthetic but also support the local and global art scenes.

7.     Cutting-Edge Stage Structure: Hey Neighbour Festival will feature one of the biggest stage structures on the continent, measuring a staggering 150 meters in length and towering over 20 meters high. This colossal setup guarantees an unforgettable visual and audio experience for festival-goers.

8.     Pioneering Sustainable Practices: Hey Neighbour leads the way in eco-conscious event planning with Africa’s first recyclable water system, partnering with MTD for sustainable hydration solutions. This innovative approach reduces the festival’s environmental footprint, setting a precedent for sustainability in the region.

Get Ready for Fresh Vibes and Festival Thrills: AXE South Africa Teams Up with Hey Neighbour Festival for an Unforgettable Experience

9.     Inclusive and Diverse Lineup: The festival’s lineup includes over 100 performing artists across various genres and backgrounds. It’s a testament to Hey Neighbour’s commitment to showcasing the rich diversity of African and global music culture.

10.  Community Empowerment: Hey Neighbour Festival actively engages with local communities and small businesses, promoting economic growth. By providing a platform for entrepreneurs, it contributes to the empowerment of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit.

11.  Unique Netflix Partnership: Hey Neighbour’s partnership with Netflix marks a global first, where the streaming giant takes its content and creativity outside the digital realm and into a live music festival. This groundbreaking collaboration is redefining how brands interact with audiences.

12.  Global FESTIVAL in Africa: Hey Neighbour Festival is more than just music; the festival is a global celebration of talent, culture, heritage and unity. It brings together people from across the African continent and abroad, fostering connections that extend beyond the festival grounds. With a footprint spanning over 100,000 square meters, Hey Neighbour Festival is the largest of its kind in Africa. It sets the stage for a truly global-scale event, firmly placing Africa on the map as a premier destination for world-class festivals.


These remarkable features position Hey Neighbour Festival as a trailblazer in the festival scene, offering an unparalleled experience that transcends music and sets new standards for events in Africa and beyond.

And with Black Friday looming, Hey Neighbour got you. Officially declared Neighbours Day, the day will be packed with crazy sales to ensure everyone is happy. This Friday from 6am-6pm, the fastest fingers first will cash in on some mouthwatering deals.


DATE             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]

Stay tuned to our vibes, folks! Catch the latest updates about our NEIGHBOURHOOD through our official website and our popping socials:
Website – www.heyneighbour.co.za
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/heyneighbourfest/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086670110342
TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@heyneighbourfest
Twitter – https://twitter.com/HeyNeighbourFes
Snapchat – https://www.snapchat.com/add/heyneighbourfes
YouTube – https://youtube.com/@HeyNeighbourFest
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/heyneighbour/

Get Ready for Fresh Vibes and Festival Thrills: AXE South Africa Teams Up with Hey Neighbour Festival for an Unforgettable Experience

Johannesburg, 20 October 2023

In an exciting collaboration that promises to infuse an irresistible blend of scents and a groundbreaking festival experience, AXE, the globally renowned grooming and personal care brand, has announced its partnership with the eagerly anticipated Hey Neighbour Festival.

The Hey Neighbour Festival, a dynamic celebration of music, art, culture, and community, has swept across South Africa, becoming a focal point of conversations nationwide. AXE’s reputation for keeping you fresh and confident aligns seamlessly with the festival’s mission to create unforgettable moments.

AXE’s presence at the Hey Neighbour Festival is set to take the event to unprecedented heights, with the introduction of the AXE Dome—a first-of-its-kind concept in South Africa. The Dome will serve as a canvas for interactive displays and captivating visuals, promising to transform this year’s festival into an extraordinary multisensory experience.

Gareth Marshall, Sponsorship & Partnership Lead at Unilever South Africa, expressed his excitement, saying, “We’re absolutely thrilled to join forces with Hey Neighbour Festival and introduce this ground-breaking experience through our AXE Dome. The Dome embodies the very essence of AXE, delivering a sensory experience that deeply resonates with our audience. Our partnership with Hey Neighbour Festival allows us to connect with our fans in a way that’s truly unique, all while ensuring they stay fresh and confident throughout the event.”

As part of the dome activation, festival-goers will not only have the opportunity to sample AXE’s diverse product range but also immerse themselves entirely in the world of AXE, exploring various variants and ingredients. From body sprays to deodorants, attendees will enjoy a hands-on experience with AXE’s products, enabling them to discover their favorite scents and stay fresh, regardless of how long the festival lasts.


Glen, Managing Director of Hey Neighbour Festival, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “We’re thrilled to welcome AXE as our partner for this year’s Hey Neighbour Festival. AXE’s dedication to enhancing the festival experience through the ground-breaking AXE Dome and sampling opportunities 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 partnership between AXE and Hey Neighbour Festival promises to redefine the festival experience, leaving festival-goers with lasting memories and, of course, an invigorating feeling of freshness. Be sure not to miss this electrifying collaboration at the Hey Neighbour Festival.

For more information about AXE and Hey Neighbour Festival, visit:


ACCRA, GHANA – Culture Management Group (CMG) announces afrobeats superstars Davido, J Hus, and Black Sherif as the musical headliners for AfroFuture Festival 2023. To help heat up the stage, these heavy hitters will be joined by a number of local and international musical acts to make this year’s festival one you don’t want to miss.

Sponsored by powerhouse brands like TuneCore, YouTube, Black Ambition, Topicals, Martell, and Jameson, this highly anticipated two day event will make its return to El Wak Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana on Thursday, December 28th and Friday, December 29th.

AfroFuture continues to be a leader in celebrating Africa’s unique culture and the lively work of its many creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs across the continent. To strengthen its commitment to unify the diaspora, AfroFuture’s 2023 theme is “Black Unification & Pan Africanism,” which honors the achievements of Black pioneers throughout the diaspora and highlights their contributions to art, culture, and innovation. This year’s theme will delve into the global connections and shared experiences of African people, including conversations on the history of the Pan-African movement, the role of diaspora in global politics, and the significance of diaspora unity.

To bring this theme to life, the AfroFuture festival grounds will be transformed to encompass several cultural concepts – all created to take a deeper dive into the worlds of art, music, fashion, culture, and food. Each area will bring together a variety of local creatives, culinary professionals, musicians, and artists to create an engaging and unexpected world for festival guests to experience.

       “AfroFuture has always been more than just a festival; it’s a full-circle celebration of everything African – our culture, our people, our talents, and serves as a platform for us to appreciate and acknowledge the larger contributions we make in the world,” said Abdul Karim Abdullah, AfroFuture’s CEO and Co-Founder. “This Detty December, we’re back bigger, better, and stronger and we can’t wait to give our global supporters an unforgettable experience by beautifully blending the worlds of food, art, fashion, and music.”

       “Every year, we look forward to contributing to the growth of Ghana’s tourism and hospitality sectors by welcoming international visitors back to the country to experience not only our events, but all that Ghana has to offer.” said Kenny Agyapong Jr., COO & Co-Founder of Afrochella. “As one of Ghana’s most recognized cultural moments, AfroFuture will continue to foster engagement, increase interest, and boost tourism within the country, with a goal to make Ghana a premier destination for all travelers worldwide.”

AfroFuture has partnered with Streamline Travel and TravelMo to provide visitors from abroad with the best deals on flights and hotel accommodations when planning their trip to Ghana.

Back by popular demand, AfroFuture’s Vendor Village will again feature a one-of-a-kind exclusive food experience, located right on the festival grounds. The market will include 35 vendors including 12 fashion, beauty, and arts merchants as well as 23 food vendors featuring cuisines from all over the continent.

The road to AfroFuture continues on Monday, December 18th through Saturday, January 2nd and will feature the following flagship events and elements:

  • ●  Afro Expo 2023: A two-week expo that will host a series of digital experiences, wellness sessions, screenings, and panel discussions centered around the worlds of culture, technology, health, film, music, and art – connecting the diaspora to industry experts and changemakers who are creating opportunities on the ground and across the continent.
  • ●  Black Ambition Pitch Competition: A one-day entrepreneurship activation including panels and a pitch competition for African entrepreneurs, curated in partnership with Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative founded by visionary recording artist, producer and songwriter Pharrell Williams. Entrepreneurs will be able to pitch for a chance to win up to $5,000 for their business.
  • ●  AfroFuture Music Museum: A visual musical library-like experience that will transport the audience across time and space through live performances, art installations, and digital and printed material.
  • ●  Rising Star Challenge: Aspiring artists across the continent will have the opportunity to submit their musical profile for a chance to perform at the 2023 AfroFuture Festival and market their music to the masses. The 1st place winner of the Rising Star Challenge will win a cash grand prize, a studio session with an acclaimed producer, and more.
  • ●  AfroFuture x Black Film Space Film Competition: A partnership with the non-profit organization Black Film Space curating a short film contest highlighting Ghanaian filmmakers. The 1st place winner of the Film Competition will win a cash prize and an all expenses paid trip to represent Ghana as an Ambassador at Cannes Beach Film Festival.
  • ●  New Year’s Eve Celebration x PVO: AfroFuture teams up with PVO (Positive Vibes Only) to ring in the New Year with an unforgettable year-end celebration.
  • ●  AfroFuture Foundation Giveback: AfroFuture will host its annual community service day by providing packaged meals to various communities across Ghana.

For more information on AfroFuture 2023, please visit https://www.afrofuture.com/ and follow @afrofuture on X (Twitter), Facebook, and Instagram to stay up to date on the latest news and events.


After a particularly long and chilly winter, we are all itching to live life to the max in the upcoming summer months. Let’s face it: South Africans are not winter creatures, and having fun with friends and dancing the night away with your favourite Hunter’s cider in hand is what our lives are all about. Add some good music to the mix, and it is legendary.

Knowing this, Hunter’s is going all out this year to Add a Cider Refreshment to Summer suited to everyone looking to have a good time and end the year off on a high note. This refreshment includes the NEW Limited Edition 440ml Hunter’s Refresh Cans and a refreshed summer playlist, bringing together the hottest SA artists right now with iconic SA artists from way back then. And when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you, yes you, will have the chance to have the best immersive experience ever with your friends in December, the ultimate month to let your hair down.

“We have a massive summer planned for you, bigger and better than ever. With new and exciting things around every corner to keep you living your best life”, says Lynsay Sampson, Marketing Manager Hunter’s. “We have Added a Cider Refreshment to Summer to everything you know and love about Hunter’s: our products, local artists, and a once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience, much more than a typical concert.”

Launching this past weekend, the Limited Edition 440ml Hunter’s Refresh Cans will be available in Hunter’s Gold and Dry – a new summer fit with the same great taste. But these are not ordinary cans, and you should get your hustle on to get your hands on these with Boohle featured on Gold and Chcco on Dry – potentially a couple of collectibles and, at the very least, some bragging rights with your friends. If you scan the QR code on the pack, you will unlock a world where your ears will thank you. Two new refreshed tracks – Boohle’s refreshed version of Boom Shaka’s It’s About Time, and Chcco’s refreshed version of Zola 7’s track, Ghetto Fabulous. Both tracks will be available on digital streaming platforms. Scanning the QR code will further unlock your chances to win prizes and tickets to the Refresh Experience.

“We have always been synonymous with music and supporting local talent, and we are very excited to see you all at the Refresh Experience in Joburg and Cape Town. With Boohle and Chcco like you have never seen them before, it promises to be the place to be”, says Sampson. There are limited tickets which will be available from howler.com.

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Photos left to right: Boohle; Chcco; Boohle and Chcco

To take advantage of these exciting Ciders of Refreshment to Summer, follow @Hunterscider on social media.


Get ready to mark your calendars for an extraordinary celebration of music, art, and culture at the Hey Neighbour Festival, as it teams up with Heineken®, the headline partner of the event. This dynamic collaboration promises an unforgettable experience that perfectly embodies the festival’s spirit of turning strangers into neighbours.

Heineken®, celebrating its 150th birthday, has chosen to share the festivities with all music, art, and culture enthusiasts. The brand’s mission to spark connections and break down barriers aligns seamlessly with Hey Neighbour’s ethos, making this partnership a true synergy.

To spread the joy of the festive season, Heineken® is taking Hey Neighbour Festival across Africa through a continentwide campaign. This exciting expansion will make Hey Neighbour a household name in ten African markets, including Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, and Nigeria, among others. The goal is to place Hey Neighbour on the same level as iconic international festivals like Coachella.


“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Heineken® on board as our presenting partner,” says Warren Le Grange, Hey Neighbour Festival Director. “This partnership is all about celebrating good times and unity, which aligns perfectly with the spirit of Hey Neighbour.”

Heineken®’s commitment to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and sustainability through good times resonates deeply with Hey Neighbour’s values. This partnership represents a shared commitment to fostering a global community that values music, art, and culture.

Marcel Swain, Heineken® Marketing Manager at HEINEKEN Beverages, expresses, “Celebrating 150 years with a festival of this magnitude only seems fitting in the spirit of Mzansi. We are elevating the celebrations with this partnership by allowing everyone to enjoy good times with Heineken®, one way or another.”

But that’s not all, Neighbours! The third and final phase of the festival’s lineup is about to be unveiled, featuring a spectacular blend of South African legends, international sensations, and the hottest current exports. Brace yourselves for the music extravaganza of a lifetime!

Joining the already electric lineup are international hitmaker REMA, legendary South African acts Mafikizolo, Prime Circle, Zakes Bantwini, Black Motion, and Desmond and the Tutus. These iconic performers are sure to bring the house down.

Get Ready for Fresh Vibes and Festival Thrills: AXE South Africa Teams Up with Hey Neighbour Festival for an Unforgettable Experience

But wait, there’s more! For all the hip-hop heads out there, BLXCKIE, Youngsta CPT, A-REECE, Real Dan Duminy, and Uncle Partytime will be serving up some fierce beats. Representing the global Amapiano phenomenon, you can look forward to TXC, Daliwonga, Young Stunna, Tyler ICU, and Major League.

UK rock superstars Nothing But Thieves are also set to grace the Hey Neighbour stage, alongside local alternative acts like Majozi, Jeremy Loops, Monark, Max Hurrell, and the Plastics.

The Hey Neighbour Festival has also gained incredible brand partners, including Netflix, Axe, KitKat, Coke Studio, and Play, adding even more excitement to the mix.

So, Neighbours, make sure to mark your calendars and get ready for a musical journey of a lifetime at Hey Neighbour Festival!


DATE:             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!

Stay tuned to our vibes, folks! Catch the latest updates about our Hood through our official website and our popping socials:

Website – www.heyneighbour.co.za
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/heyneighbourfest/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086670110342
TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@heyneighbourfest
Twitter – https://twitter.com/HeyNeighbourFes
Snapchat – https://www.snapchat.com/add/heyneighbourfes
YouTube – https://youtube.com/@HeyNeighbourFest
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/heyneighbour/

Phakama Mpumalanga Festival Release Artist Lineup

  • Ndlovukazi takes center stage as one of the leading artist to headline the festival
  • Phakama Mpumlanga Festival welcomes Lwah Ndlukulu on the lineup

This year, the place of the rising sun celebrated Tourism Month in style as the province is set to host a first-of-its-kind festival, “The Phakama Mpumalanga Festival.” The much-anticipated two-day outdoor festival will bring together local artists to showcase their talents, exchange creative ideas, foster cultural exchange, and create an unforgettable experience for all those who will be in attendance.

Dubbed the Coachella of the Mpumalanga province, the festival was officially launched on the 14th of September 2023 at the Ngwenya Estate in Whiteriver, Mbombela.

Announcing this years festival, Phakama Mpumalanga Festival sets to cater for both young and old with the following artists on the lineup

  • Bhaloja
  • Ndlovukazi
  • Lwa Ndlukulu

Rising to New Heights: The Phakama Mpumalanga Festival Takes Center Stage

Tickets are available online with various packages

 No Under 16


General Admission – R750 incl R250 credit on your cashless tag

VIP – R1200 – Incl. free meals and selected drinks at the VIP Suite.

Weekend Pass GA – R1300 – Incl. R400 credit on your cashless tag

Weekend Pass VIP – R2000 – Incl. free meals and selected drinks at the VIP Suite.