Johannesburg, South Africa — Organizers of the upcoming Hey Neighbour Festival, set to happen next weekend, regretfully announce the withdrawal of Rema from the festival’s performance due to health reasons.
In addition, Duckwrth is currently dealing with Vertigo, while JZYNO, unfortunately, won’t be able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.
The festival team received this news from Rema’s management team this week. We send our best wishes for his recovery and hope to see him on our stage in the future!
Warren Le Grange, Hey Neighbour Festival Director, expressed understanding for fans’ disappointment and apologized for any inconvenience.
Hey Neighbour Festival remains dedicated to providing an engaging lineup with exceptional talent from various genres. The festival team looks forward to welcoming attendees to an unforgettable event filled with incredible music and memorable experiences.
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.
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.
13. PARKING IS FREE
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.
Pretoria, South Africa – The second phase of the HEY NEIGHBOUR festival lineup is a fusion of local awesomeness with a dash of international flavor. Why, you ask? ‘Cause local is lekker and global is groovy.
We’re talking about joining the ranks of H.E.R., Khalid, Swedish House Mafia, The Chainsmokers, and Kendrick Lamar. Our lineup is like a global potluck of musical genius, representing neighbourhoods from across the world. Hold onto your hats, ’cause here’s the scoop!
First up, the Amapiano juggernaut, the royalty of the genre, UNCLE WAFFLES, straight outta Swaziland. But hey, Piano fanatics, we’re not stopping there. Get ready to vibe with the Yanos legends: DBN GOGO, the electrifying SCORPION KINGS, the maestro MUSA KEYS, and the firestarter FOCALISTIC.
Wait, there’s more! Get ready to jump with excitement as we welcome the iconic JACK PAROW and the rock sensation FRANCOIS VAN COKE. You know them, you love them – the crowd pleasers, MI CASA, GOODLUCK, and SHIMZA are in the house!
Hold up, hip-hop aficionados, we’re dropping the mic for you too! ANATII and NASTY C are confirmed to bring the heat. And ladies and gentlemen, give it up for the powerhouse SHEKHINAH and the TikTok sensation turned international music sensation, TYLA. Rock vibes, anyone? Let’s groove with Afrikaans rock legends DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES and the smooth vocals of UK-based JAMES VICKERY.
But guess what? The international flavor isn’t stopping either. We’re bringing the US magic with the incredible DUCKWRTH and the Afro-global vibes with Ghanaian/Liberian superstar JZYNO.
And don’t even think we’re done yet! Brace yourselves for the phase three bombshells with more African brilliance and perhaps a sprinkle of international stardust.
Listen up, fam! HEY NEIGHBOUR is more than a festival; it’s a full-blown experiential extravaganza. Think music, think community, think unforgettable fun.
The Hey Neighbour crew is thrilled to unveil some exciting and innovative camping choices, tailored to the diverse residents of our neighborhood. Check out our camping tier options:
The Neighbour’s Backyard: For adventurous souls taking self-camping to a whole new level.
The Neighbour’s Park: Camping on Wheels – we’ve got you covered!
The ‘Howdy Neighbour’ Pack: Perfect for friendly festival-goers who prefer a basic and laid-back experience.
The ‘Wave Over the Fence’ Fort: A bit more comfort and perfect for those who appreciate the neighborly spirit of the festival.
The ‘Block Party’ Bungalow: Ideal for adventure-loving neighbors who appreciate some home comforts.
The ‘Cul-de-Sac Cabin: Designed for four people, offering a spacious setup with extra amenities. Ideal for friends ready to experience the festival in style.
The Luxe Lodge: Elevating festival camping with amenities that make you feel like you’re at a community gala event in your own neighborhood.
The Gated Estate: Our premier luxury package, providing everything a festival-goer could dream of for camping in style and comfort.
The Ultimate Utopia: The epitome of festival camping luxury. It’s the dream camping neighborhood for those who value comfort and luxury above all else.
The Penthouse Pavilion: Offering the ultimate camping experience with private facilities and ample space. It’s luxury festival living at its finest.
Ready to secure your spot in the neighborhood? Head over to Ticketpro, explore the packages, and grab your spot NOW!
Hey Neighbour Fest is all about that safe, fun vibe for the entire neighborhood. All camping areas will be equipped with clean restroom facilities, 24/7 security, medical aid, and a dedicated team ready to address any concerns during the festival.
For your convenience, single and weekend Park and Ride vouchers are available from various locations across Jozi and Pretoria, including Menlyn Mall, Monte Casino, East Rand Mall, Melrose Arch, Cresta Shopping Centre, Mall of Africa, The Glen, and Clearwater Mall.
And remember, don’t miss out – Phase 2 tickets are LIVE this week!