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Kwesta and Sjava to headline Roots music festival

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On Saturday, 4 November 2017, the inaugural Roots music festival, presented by Trace South Africa will take place at the Jozi burg Lane venue in central Johannesburg.
The festival brings together everything that makes the African continent beautiful – from food, art and lifestyle to an array of musical sounds from some of the best urban African artists.
The event has a line-up of over 30 acts with Kwesta and Sjava as the headliners. The supporting lineup includes developing and alternative artists, as well as those in the forefront of shaping popular culture such as Gemini Major, DJ Sliqe, Sho Madjozi, Frank Casino, J Molley, I See A Different You and Gqom Connoisseur, DJ Sandiso and many more.

Roots aims to provide an experience of both the dynamic TRACE brand and the African continent. Expect to learn more about African literature with the Abantu Book Festival, the first book festival geared at the African reader and the African author.

Roots, in its entirety, will be a physical manifestation of what Trace stands for, says Trace Southern Africa’s senior vice-president, Leo Manne: “We have wanted to celebrate the vibrancy of our audience, both on the continent and in the diaspora for a very long time, honouring their diversity and urban cool. We believe we have come up with the perfect formula to bring this to life through TRACE Roots and we cannot wait for people to enjoy and own the concept. Roots is about coming home, we want everyone to feel like they have finally found a space that truly belongs to them.”

Doors open at 2pm and the celebration of urban African music will continue until midnight with over 30 live acts and Djs bringing the stage to life. Tickets are on sale at R200 and available at Webtickets.

For more information and the full line-up, visit on Facebook and Instagram.

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