Freshlyground at NIROX Sculpture Park this weekend


This coming Saturday 28 November, sees NIROX Sculpture Park’s amphitheatre play host to one of South Africa’s most celebrated musical ensembles, Freshlyground. Freshlyground’s unique blend of afro-pop and folk roots music have resonated with audiences around the World. Fronted by the dynamic Zolani Mahola, the band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success.

Freshlyground formed in early 2002, and is made up of seven talented and diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Their performance at NIROX Sculpture Park will be a chance for fans to see the band showcase a different side of their repertoire – a special programme tailored to the rural ambience of the venue, promising an eclectic afternoon out.

Following his successful spell in the NIROX Residency Programme and the release of his debut novel, musician & author Nakhane Touré will be one of the opening artists for Freshlyground. Also among the opening artists are the Skorokoro Ensemble – a quartet of street musicians from Soweto who combine Afrocentric rhythms and vocals with percussive elements made of repurposed & recycled materials – aluminium buckets and tin cups to kreepy-krawly pipes and homemade shakers.

Cuisine on offer at the concert will be courtsey of the Epicurean Emporium – a curated collection of some of Johannesburg’s finest food stalls & vendors.

CALEO Wealth Management is the anchor sponsor for the NIROX Foundation concert programme.

MINI is an official partner of the Freshlyground concert.


Gates open at 10h00.

Tickets are available for online pre-sale from at R300.

Tickets for sale at the Gate at R320.

All ages welcome. Children under 12 pay half-price.

Infants aged 2 and under enter free-of-charge.

No food/drinks/pets through the gate.

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