Ben Harper At Zakifo Music Festival

Durban Botanic Gardens: Sunday 1 June
Grammy-Award winning, multi-platinum-selling artists Ben Harper and his band are coming to South Africa in June 2019 to headline at the Zakifo Music Festival on 1 June at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
He will be performing alongside: Aṣa (Nigeria/France), Beatenberg, Maia & the Big Sky (Kenya), Red Robyn and lindigo (Réunion)
The fifth annual Zakifo Music Festival hits Durban’s shores over two consecutive weekends from Friday 24 May until Sunday 2 June with a series of intimate pop-up bespoke concerts in venues around Durban. The festival will take place at Durban’s Botanic Gardens, The Werehouse, The Winston and Origin Nightclub, with workshops and industry events taking place during the week at Curiocity Hotel in the CBD. Zakifo offers a wide-ranging line-up of cutting-edge musicians from across the world with a focus on the African Diaspora.
Harper’s tour takes him to Cape Town on 4 June at GrandWest. He will wrap up his South African tour in Pretoria on 6 June at Sun Arena Time Square.
The genre-blending, singer, songwriter and guitarist plays an eclectic mix of folk, blues, hard rock, country, jazz and reggae. Growing up in a musical family, he quickly developed his craft as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, played his first gig at the age of 12 and by his early 20s performed live with iconic bluesman Taj Mahal.
Beginning with his 1994 debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, Harper released a string of eight studio albums over a decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring contributions from the Innocent Criminals established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal and political.
The accolades poured in – Rolling Stone hailed his “jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll,” while Entertainment Weekly praised his “casual profundity,” and Billboard said his music “reminds us of the power and beauty of simplicity.”
Massive, international sold-out tours, Top 10 debuts in the US, Gold and Platinum certifications overseas, and a slew of TV appearances cemented Harper and the band’s status as genuine global stars.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, 14 February 2019 @9am from
Watch: Ben Harper performs Diamonds On The Inside and With My Own Two Hands
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The full line up of performers will be released in due course. Visit festival platforms / Instagram: @zakifofest / Twitter: @zakifomusikfest / Facebook: @zakifofest for regular updates
Zakifo would like to thank their partners The Department of Arts and Culture, eThekwini Municipality and Durban Tourism for their continued support of the festival.
Tour Dates: Ben Harper Live in South Africa
1 June 2019: Zakifo Music Festival – Durban Botanic Gardens
Gates @ 15h30
Tickets from R350
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