Macufe Festival

When Your Heart and Soul is African

The Mangaung African Cultural Festival, aka Macufe Festival, is a ten day event which showcases the very best African and International talent there is to offer. As in previous years, Macufe promises to amaze you with an excellent entertainment line-up and is expecting to attract over 140 000 attendees from all over South African and Africa.

The much anticipated event will be taking place at various locations around Bloemfontein. The festival features hip hop, jazz, gospel, R&B, kwaito, rock and classical music as well as theatre, poetry, dance and fine art. The Macufe Craft Market has grown leaps and bounds since its humble beginnings as a mere street flea market to the formal exhibition style organised art and craft market it is today. The market is open from 3 October to 7 October and includes live entertainment, Kiddies area, Macufe film and a Beer Garden and Basotho Cultural Village.

We recommend you run the extensive Program the Festival has on offer and book your tickets for the opportunity to experience some of the most interesting aspects of African culture – come and enjoy!


  • Sparta Macufe Cup – FS Stadium
  • Macufe Craft Market
  • Urban Youth Festival
  • Macufe Boxing Night
  • African Footprint - Sand Du Plessis Theatre
  • macufe Word Fest - Indaba Auditorium
  • Corporate Village – FS Stadium
  • Gospel Concert – The Dome, Old Greys
  • Main Music Festival – The Rose Garden
  • Macufe Comedy – The Dome, Old Grey
  • Miss Glamorous – Bloemfontein Showgrounds

Performances By

  • Lira
  • Romeo Mputu (DRC)
  • Karyn White (USA)
  • Zonke
  • Jimmy Dludlu
  • Flavour (Nigeria)
  • Sierra maes
  • DJ Finzo
  • Bonolo
  • Moneoa
  • Sfiso Nene
  • David Kau
  • DJ Shaxe
  • Deborah Frazer
  • Dr Tumi

And many more….


Dates : Friday, 30 September to  Sunday, 09 October 2016

Times : Please check event program on Macufe website for various starting times

Venue : Various venues throughout Bloemfontein. Please check program for event venues

Tickets : can be purchased at the door for each event or online at, 

                please search each event name separately

Prices  : Tickets will be sold per individual event. Prices are between R110 and R350 depending on

                the event

                Macufe Craft Market - Free

                Sparta Macufe Cup Open Seats Adult R50, Child R30

                Sparta Macufe Cup Grandstand R60

                Sparta Macufe Cup Suite R399

                Sparta Macufe Cup Presidential R2223


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