The stage is set, the line-up is unparalleled, and the excitement is building for the much-anticipated Calabash South Africa, slated to take place at DHL Stadium, Cape Town, and FNB Stadium, Johannesburg. As we head into 2024, Big Concerts can confirm, the addition of South African superstar Shekhinah and The Groove Yard, featuring a unique line-up of DJs to elevate your concert experience.

As the largest international summer concert, Calabash South Africa promises a musical extravaganza like no other, featuring chart-topping artists from around the globe. Here’s a sneak peek at what concert-goers can expect:

The Groove Yard: Step into the vibrant world of Calabash SA, where the beat never stops and the energy is contagious. As part of our latest release, Calabash South Africa is excited to invite you to experience The Groove Yard – an electrifying space that pulsates with the sounds of extraordinary talent. In Cape Town, immerse yourself in the musical prowess of Stashe, Dwson, Das Kapital, and Dean Fuel, as they set the stage ablaze with their unique beats. Meanwhile, DJ Buhle, Abby Nurock, Roz, and Kyle Cassim will be taking center stage, delivering unforgettable performances that transcend boundaries. Join us at Calabash South Africa and let the rhythm of the Groove Yard captivate your senses, promising a night of unparalleled musical magic.


Headliners Galore: Calabash South Africa is not just the biggest concert of the summer, it’s a music lover’s dream. Headlined by the Grammy Award-winning pop-rock royalty, Maroon 5, the event features performances by other international sensations such as Keane, Meduza, Ava Max, Will Linley, Shekinah, and Lloyiso, plus Sunset Sweetshop in Cape Town and Timo ODV in Johannesburg.

Maroon 5’s Chart-Topping Hits: With the captivating vocals of Adam Levine, Maroon 5 will treat the audience to a repertoire of chart-topping hits including “Moves like Jagger,” “Sugar,” “Payphone,” and “Girls Like You.” The band’s global fan base is in for a night to remember.

Keane’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: Hailing from Battle, East Sussex, British band Keane will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album “Hopes and Fears” (2004). Known for their piano-driven pop-rock sound, Keane will enchant the audience with hits like “Somewhere Only We Know” and “Everybody’s Changing.”

Meduza’s Global Dominance: In just two years, Meduza has become the most significant global streaming Italian artist, setting the benchmark for dance music worldwide. Their debut release, “Piece of Your Heart” featuring Goodboys, has garnered over 2 billion streams and secured a top 10 spot in the official charts in 20 countries.

Ava Max’s Electrifying Performance: Chart-topping pop sensation Ava Max, known for her electrifying performances and powerhouse vocals, is anticipated to set the stage ablaze with hits like “Sweet but Psycho” and “Kings & Queens.”

Local Talent – Will Linley: South Africa-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Will Linley will add a unique touch to the line-up, combining raw emotion with saccharine melodies and unfiltered candor.

Rising Star – Lloyiso: Acclaimed South African musician and SAMA nominee, Lloyiso, will showcase his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, establishing himself as a rising star within the country’s vibrant music scene.

The Rise of Sunset Sweatshop – Since the release of Sunset Sweatshop’s debut single “Move It”, the band has been an absolute hurricane in the South African music industry. Following positive critical reception and multiple award nominations for “Move It”, Sunset Sweatshop released a full-length album in 2018 through the Coleske Artists label. The single from their album, Coming Along, has since become an anthem on South African radio stations and skyrocketed the band to major success

I Make Beats – Timo ODV makes beats and has 80 million Streams Globally and

6x Platinum / Multi-Platinum Records.

Suited Star – Shekhinah: Shekhinah’s electrifying musical journey spans across Africa, leaving an indelible mark on the global stage. Collaborating with international icons like John Legend, Toni Braxton, and Ed Sheeran during their South African tours has etched unforgettable moments in fans’ hearts.  Dominating streaming charts in 2018 and 2019, Shekhinah envisions her star rising further. Recognised on Forbes Africa’s “30 under 30” list for creatives, she stands poised on the brink of greater heights – a force to be reckoned with in the vibrant tapestry of global music



VIP Experiences: Calabash South Africa offers a range of VIP experiences, including the Discovery VIP Experience, Business Lounge (Cape Town), and Stadium Management Lounge (Johannesburg), ensuring a premium and comfortable concert experience.

And that’s not all! Brace yourself for an array of awesome activities that will make Calabash South Africa an unforgettable experience. Picture LED frame girls, stilt walkers towering over the festivities, mimes weaving silent tales, mikishi performers enchanting with traditional African artistry, pantsula dancers electrifying the stage, acrobats, jugglers adding a touch of circus magic, and roaming festival glitter artists sprinkling joy everywhere.

Calabash South Africa is not just a concert; it’s a sensory feast that promises to captivate, entertain, and leave you with memories to cherish. Presented by Big Concerts, in association with Discovery Bank and Heineken, M-Net, 947, and KFM, this epic multiple line-up concert has you covered for an experience you won’t soon forget!

Calabash South Africa is presented by Big Concerts, in association with Discovery Bank and Heineken, M-Net, 947, and KFM. Whether you seek VIP treatment or a cosy hospitality haven, this epic multiple line-up concert has you covered for an experience you won’t soon forget!


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About Calabash South Africa

Calabash South Africa is the ultimate international summer concert, featuring a star-studded line-up of world-renowned artists. The festival promises an unforgettable experience, celebrating the power of music at the largest venues on the African continent. For more information, visit

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