Black Coffee to perform at Victoria Falls Carnival


The Victoria Falls Carnival returns from 29 to 31 December 2017, for a once-in-a-lifetime New Years’ experience. Cited by The Huffington Post as an experience that will “top your bucket list”, the carnival is not only spectacular, the adventure non-stop, and the crowd a mix of local and international music-fans, but the line-up includes a combination of phenomenal acts.
Black Coffee to perform at Victoria Falls Carnival

For the first time in the history of the Victoria Falls Carnival, Africa’s multi award-winning DJ, Black Coffee, will take to the decks on 30 December.

Considering his rise to fame, Black Coffee has proved his worth as a DJ and producer who defies convention. With his South African music award-winning album Home Brewed, Black Coffee sidesteps Afro-house clichés and stage-managed highs in favour of restrained sophistication, with a penchant for true Afropolitan house. He has performed at Coachella, has a residency in Ibiza and now you can catch him live in the heart of Africa.

Multi award-winning carnival performances

Joining Black Coffee is musical heavyweight from the heart of the Congo, Tresor. Tresor released his debut album, VII in September last year, which features collaborations with AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana and The Soil and has opened at number two on the iTunes Albums Chart in South Africa.

Due to high demand, The Kiffness will bring their multi-instrument electric performance back to The Falls. Their live performance is a mix of jazzy, groovy and uplifting house music, making them one of South Africa’s favourite live electronic acts.

Zambian RnB hit maker Mampi will bring her energetic, rhythmic performance to the stage, adding some real African flavour to the line-up. Founder of Neverland and Zimbabwean local Jason Le Roux will curate and perform at the iconic African Carnival Train party. While Victoria Falls locals, Flying Bantu will raise audience spirits with their Afro-fusion of rock, reggae, jazz and funk.

Your line-up for the last three days of 2017

Following the success of last year’s format, the Victoria Falls Carnival will once again create the best way to spend your last three days of 2017! Gear up for travel, adventure and of course, music, in Africa’s majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya setting!

The Victoria Falls Carnival includes:

29 December 2017 – African Carnival Train

Get dressed up in traditional African fabrics, paint your faces and bring masks for a journey unlike any other through the African bushveld with legendary DJ Francis onboard as you speed past lions and elephants. The train stops in a secret bush location in the Victoria Falls wildlife park for an unforgettable night under the stars with back to back DJ’s including Neverland founder, DJ Jason Le Roux.

30 December 2017 – Concert featuring Black Coffee

Start your New Year’s celebration early with an electric night of the best in live house, African, indie and electro-pop. What’s the best way to get warmed up? With a strong piping- hot mix from Africa’s biggest artist Black Coffee headlining the night with many more artists to be announced. The action doesn’t stop there, head into town for a host of parties at popular local venues, like Shoestrings Lodge.

31 December 2017 – New Year’s Unity Concert featuring Tresor and more

Bring your own flags, paint your face in your home colours and represent your roots as we all come together to countdown to 2018. There’s no better way to see in the New Year than in Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Jam until the sun comes up with a host of amazing artists including Tresor, the music sensation from the heart of the Congo, the kings of energetic must-dance-to live performance The Kiffness, Zambian queen of dancehall Mampi, local Victoria Falls’ Flying Bantu and many more. Ring in the countdown with thousands of adventure-loving travellers from all over the world, fire breathers, traditional dancers and experience a once-in-a-lifetime New Years!

The excitement doesn’t stop at the festival grounds. Spend your days white water rafting, bungee jumping, on an elephant back safari or sip on a cocktail whilst you watch the vulture feeding at Safari Lodge. All festival-goers receive 10% off all adventure packages when booked with your festival ticket!

Ticket prices

Three-day pass: $90 or R1,170

  • Includes train party on 29 December, concert featuring Black Coffee on 30 December and New Year’s concert on 31 December.

Two-day pass: $65 or R845

  • Includes concert featuring Black Coffee on 30 December and New Year’s concert on 31 December.

One-day pass: $50 or R650

  • Including the New Year’s Unity Concert

South Africa, Africa and rest of World, get your passes now here now.

Travel packages

Keep an eye on the Victoria Falls Carnival social media platforms for updates on the travel packages best suited for your region and pocket. For travel and accommodation queries please email bookings@vicfallscarnival.com.

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