Soweto Poetry Festival

Fri Jun 25, 12:00 - Sat Jun 26, 21:00
Eyethu lifestyle centre


Poetic Thursday's set to host Soweto Poetry Festival.

Poetic Thursday's is one of Joburg's leading poetry platforms and is proud to host the 1st ever annual Soweto Poetry Festival happening at Eyethu lifestyle centre on the 25th and 26th June 2021.

The poetry platform has partnered in many festivals in recent years bringing their unique flavour and structure that has become a trademark in S.A. poetry circles.

The teams consistency in hosting open mics and headlining poets has made them the platform to lookout for and after being part of many international concerts and festivals around S.A including the likes of Soweto meets Sweden, I love Soweto, Soweto international Jazz festival and others the platfrom is ready to host the Soweto Poetry Festival.

The Soweto Poetry Festival happens in youth Month and commemorates the month through a vibrant youth led poetry festival which dedicates a full days activities to celebrating youth power through a fully fledged line up including 15 live poetry and music performances a day, an exhibition , a day and night market , a panel and a poetry documentary screening.

Spoken word identifies with the activities of the month and it's history of youth empowerment and the narrative of the youth having to pick up a meaningful stance to take and falls perfectly well within the commemorations of the month and it's history and this is the tool the brand has decided to pick up -live performance poetry!

The festival will open doors at 12pm each day ready to entertain guests until 9pm with an overloaded poetry line up,DJ's, craft stalls, a cash bar, and curated exhibitions. The roster boasts some of SA's foremost live performance talent with the likes of Mak Manaka, Sabelo Soko, Mandi Vundla, Vangi Gantsho, Busisiwe Mahlangu, Musa Zwane, Melo B Jones, Belita Andre , Thejazzchild, Afrika Mabena and others headlining the festival.

Early Bird tickets are R70 for each day via quicket.

Tickets are R100 at the door for daily tickets.

2 day tickets are available through quicket for R150

2 day itinerary:

12pm market opens with DJ Afrika Mabena

2pm Eskia Mphahlele lecture

3pm Motho Fela

3:20pm Las Ghado

3:40pm Entshophuthi

4pm Zulu Shama 

4:20pm Belita Andre

Musical Break 4:40pm 

Musa Zwane Music 5:40pm

Poetic Justice 6pm, Busisiwe Mahlangu 6:20pm

KB Kilobyte 6:40pm

Mak Manaka 7pm 

Melo B Jones 7 20 pm

DJ Le musica 7:40pm


Market and performances shut down


Word down the line doccie Screening 2pm till 4pm

Puleng Radebe 4pm, 

Vangi Gantsho 4:20pm

Xolani Ntuli 4:40pm

5pm Amanda Jacobs

Tubatsi Mpho Moloi 5:20pm

Mandi Vundla 5:40pm

6pm Ramatswi Solly

Music Break Me Elisa 6:20 pm

Exhibition walkabout 7 :20pm

Amukelani Malenda 7:40pm

Tshepo Molefe 8pm

8:20pm musical playout DJ le Musica

9pm dinner ,market and exhibitions shut down

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Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


Soweto Poetry Festival
Eyethu lifestyle centre
00651 Tshabalala St, Mofolo Central, Soweto, 1801
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