Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival 2017

The Basha Uhuru Youth Festival, starting on June 21st, is Constitution Hill’s flagship annual arts festival, a celebration of the artistic freedom of the youth of South Africa. The event showcases young emerging talents through music, film, theatre, art, discussions and networking platforms. The festival commemorates the fight for freedom of the youth of 1976 and also the coming-of-age of South Africa’s constitution, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary.

Now in its fifth year, the Basha Uhuru Youth Festival is focused on empowering the youth by providing platforms for artistic expression. The event will feature film screenings sponsored by the Gauteng Film Commission. Other activities will include art exhibitions, film screenings, creative dialogues, a heritage cycling tour and a music festival, all spaced out over five days. Check out the festival programme below:

21 June 2017 – Conversations of Freedom

  • 18:00 to 21:00
  • Conversations of Freedom Creative Dialogues
  • Free admission

22 June 2017 – Expressions of Freedom

  • 17:00 to 21:00
  • Expressions of Freedom Exhibition Contemporary art exhibition showcasing work by emerging and established young artists
  • Free admission

23 June 2017 – Visions of Freedom

  • 18:00 to 22:00
  • Visions of Freedom – Film Fest
  • Free admission

24 June 2017 – Heritage Cycle & Sounds of Freedom Music Concert

  • 09:00 to 13:00– Heritage Cycle (with Fixin Diaries)
  • 12:00 to 23:00– Sounds of Freedom Music Concert with two stages
  • Free admission (tickets required for entry – free tickets on Webticket)

25 June 2017 – Comedy and Family Picnic (with Locrate)

  • Free admission (tickets required for entry – free tickets on Webticket.)

Booking is essential for the free music concert. Keep an eye out on their Facebook event page for a booking link.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 to Sunday, 25 June 2017. See programme above for times.

Where Is It?

Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is FREE, however tickets from Webtickets are required for entry.

For more information, see the festival’s Facebook page.