Zimbabwe: Zimfest Harare – to celebrate Zimbabwean arts and culture

Zimfest enters its second year in Harare on the global celebration of Zimbabwean arts and culture Zimfest has announced the date and venue for its second year in Harare. The event themed “Raindance” will be held on Saturday 22 December 2012 at the Harare Sports Club and will bring together Zimbabwe’s finest musicians, artists to the stage including some familiar faces alongside some exciting newcomers.

The event organisers are promising a multi-dimensional exploration of the diversity of Zimbabwean culture built around  an interplay of live music, the performance arts original cuisine and sport.

The Project Manager of the festival Mike Tashaya said, “The event will feature live artists performing on the main stage alongside a line up of performance artists ranging from schools bands to dance troops. There will also be a dedicated DJ arena where people can dance nonstop all day to a wide selection of music to suit all tastes.”

He also added that, “Confirmed artists to date include hip hop artist Tehn Diamond, rock and  indie fusion band Evicted, Chikwata263, mbira star Hope Masike who is currently on tour in Europe with her band Kakuwe; also confirmed are DJs Toby Two Shoes and  Rex & Regis amongst others and the full line up due to be announced shortly.”

Other activities include a 7’s rugby and 5 aside soccer tournament taking place in the morning, a dedicated kiddies play area for the whole day, extensive food stalls to cater for all tastes and a vibrant market area, Zimfest Harare is set to deliver a memorable day for everyone.

The most important aspect of Zimfest is that it is a charity event. Funds raised at Zimfest will be channeled towards supporting charities that work in youth development, education, human rights delivery and the provision of basic support for Zimbabweans in need.

This year Zimfest in Harare will assist a number of organisations including the Just Children Foundation that looks after needy children from all walks of life. With their motto being “IF EVERYBODY CARED ENOUGH, AND EVERYONE SHARED ENOUGH, EVERYONE WOULD HAVE ENOUGH” the foundations philosophy speaks directly to that of Zimfest and the festival is proud to support them.

The festival will take place from 10am till late, promising a fun filled day for the whole family.


– Tickets – Prices range from $20(advance) – $25 (at the door) and will go on sale from September 2012

– For group sales, please contact harare@zimfestlive.com

– Children under 13 free

– Visit the Zimfestlive website, Twitter or Facebook for updates and more information

– Sponsorship – Sponsorship packages are available. Contact Sponsorshipharare@zimfestlive.com  for more information