Monwabisi Beach Reggae Sunsplash


The Monwabisi Beach Reggae Sunsplash is back with a bang! Over 20 Reggae bands, mainly from the Western Cape, are set to showcase their best tracks when they perform live on stage at Monwabisi Beach in Khayelitsha at the end of this month. After the passing away of reggae giant Lucky Dube, no local reggae musician has been able to reach his level of success in the music. The theme of this year’s Sunsplash is to pay tribute to Lucky Dube and other legends like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as well as
living legends locally and internationally.

“The event is a 24-hour non-stop live music performance featuring well-known local reggae bands, solo artists, DJs and dance groups,” according to Ras Abba Camel, the Marketing Director for the event organizer, THC Investments. The line-up includes bands such as Rudimentals (Cape Town), Zion Roots (Khayelitsha), Sons of Selassie (Grassy Park), Black Dilinger (Gugulethu), Roots Rockers (Cape Town), Born Afrikan (Malawi), Ras Haitrm (Mozambique), Dread Kings (Nyanga), Wiseman Doctrine (Paarl), Ital Fire Crew (Philippi), Jah Link (Delft), Country Conquerors (Greyton), and many more. Renowned international reggae legend Iqulah from Jamaica will also perform at the Sunsplash, backed by Azania from Nyanga East.

According to Ras Abba, the organisers want to change the past perceptions that the festival is a meeting of Rastafarians to publicly smoke Cannabis. “This year we want to show South Africa that Rastafarianism is not about dagga smoking. The Monwabisi Beach Reggae Sunsplash is about promoting local musicians, promoting domestic tourism, and promoting small businesses and job creation,” he says.

Smoking of illegal substances or drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited at the venue and law enforcers will be present to deal with any offenders. The Monwabisi Beach Reggae Sunsplash has been in existence for more than 20 years, attracting thousands of people from all corners of the country. The event gained popularity over the years, especially among Rastafarians who often showcase their culture and lifestyle through food and crafts sold at the stalls. There are camping and braai facilities at the venue and activities for the whole family.

Tickets for the show cost R180 for the 2 days and tickets are available at Computicket outlets throughout the Country. “Our vision is to partner with the Provincial Government departments such as Cultural Affairs and Sport, Economic Development and Tourism, Social Development as well as the City of Cape Town,” according to Ras Abba.

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For information contact:
Ras Abba Camel:+27 72 669 4620 or
THC Investments at: +27 78 010 9508.