Flash rockers Marene – Standard Bank 2018 Ovation Award Winner

Front man, Lead Vocalist and Rhythm Guitarist Tyler Duggan / Bassist Damon the Demon (Red) / Lead Vocalist and Lead Guitarist Brandon Johnson / Drummer James Codner


Gary Thomas: Moodship

Critically acclaimed guitarist Gary Thomas’s show MOODSHIP won a 2018 Standard Bank Ovation Award.


The eclectic music programme on the Fringe means there really is something for everyone.

The eclectic music programme on the Fringe means there really is something for everyone. From Grahamstown’s own Celtic folk outfit SCOTTY AND THE TERRIERS to ST PAUL’S GOSPEL CHOIR, a top sepostola (clap and tap) choir from Khayelitsha in Cape Town.

Also from Cape Town comes HATCHETMAN, a folksy, blues band that always gets the crowd rocking. The ever popular, energetic musical game show LIVE JUKEBOX will be plenty of fun for the adults – and its counterpart JUKEBOX JUNIOR debuts in 2018 on the Children’s Programme

BAM BAM BROWN aka Kieron Brown returns from his travels to bring his zany mix of sounds and characters to Grahamstown audiences and MBUSO KHOZA and the KZN HERITAGE ENSEMBLE showcase amahumbo; the 18th and 19th Century music of the Nguni people.

The Albany Club will play host to PITCH AND PLAY, where musicians are invited to promote or jam on the open mic sessions while the audience enjoys a relaxed atmosphere and pub food.

Mmusi Morekhure returns from performing everywhere from Monaco to Brazil with TENOR IN CONCERT. His repertoire includes everything from classical pieces to Jacques Brel.  Siki Jo-An fuses African soul with operatic jazz in OPERA MEETS JAZZ and Nick Wilcox sings a range of popular classics and contemporary pieces in ONE TALL TENOR MAKING MUSIC

Smile Music presents the tribute piece DEAR OLIVER TAMBO, a musical story about a young girl obsessed with knowing everything about Oliver Tambo and how he used his charisma for change. In LETTERS WITH MA’SISULU, 18 year-old violinist and 2016 Standard Bank Ovation Award winner Neo Motsatse, returns to NAF with a music production that commemorates Albertina Sisulu on the centenary of her birth.