THE crown of the Eastern Cape, the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival, will be presented for the seventh time this year.

The event celebrates the best of African music, heritage and cultural diversity.

In the past it has drawn thousands of fans from across the province and the country to the all-day festival that combines jazz, urban, hip hop and house music.

Young and old can enjoy the day in East London on
20 December to see artists like Zahara, Busiswa, Nathi, Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest, Mi Casa, Caiphus Semenya, Thandiswa and Zonke.

DJs Lulo Cafe, Pastor and Anda will also perform.

Event organiser Nomahlubi Mazwai said: “We have put together a great team that will be responsible for the production, security and communication at the event.

“We’ll have a world-class festival this year. From security, transport to the venue, crowd and stage management and sound production, we guarantee a magical experience for all fans.

“We have the ongoing support of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Council, the Eastern Cape government and the national department of arts and culture.”

)  Catch the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival on 20 December at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium in East London from midday to deep into the night. Tickets are R200 at Computicket for general access and R50 extra to bring your own cooler box.