Maftown Heights adds fan driven element to this year’s festival

The upcoming Maftown Heights festival spiced up by KFC is taking place on Friday, 27 November 2015, at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg, is known to showcase rising talent and this year will be no different. The New Kids On The Block (#NKOTB) segment will be run as a public voting mechanic, putting the power in the hands of fans to vote for who they want to see added to the Maftown Heights line-up in the #NKOTB division.

A short list of 10 #NKOTB artists have been selected based on the impact they have created this year. Based on votes from the public, the top 3 voted artists will see themselves perform at this year’s Maftown Heights alongside industry heavy weights such as HHP, Khuli Chana, AKA and KO just to mention a few.

Voting mechanic:

Vote for your favourite New Kid On The Block (#NKOTB) to be on the Maftown Heights line up simply by tweeting their name as a hashtag and include #MaftownHeights15 and #NKOTB in the same post. Make sure to also tag @MaftownHeights in your tweet. 3 #NKOTB artists will get the chance to perform on our stage this year. 1 tweet equals 1 vote! It’s in your hands.

  1. #PriddyUgly
  2. #Manu
  3. #EJay
  4. #Jovislash
  5. #K2
  6. #BeatJunky
  7. #B3nchMarQ
  8. #Mist
  9. #JayMakopo

NB: Tweets with multiple names will be disqualified. 1 tweet per artist name. View the Top 10 #NKOTB artist biographies on

From Maftown Heights’ inception, the platform has showcased rising talent such as AKA and Cassper Nyovest who performed at Maftown Heights in 2010 as virtually unknown artists and have since gone on to perform annually and feature prominently on the line-up as well as become some of the biggest names in music on the African continent.

Last year the #NKOTB segment featured the likes of Gigi Lamayne, Fifi Cooper and Nadia Nakia, who have gone on to make a mark in the hip hop scene having the music industry dub 2015 the year of the FEMCEE.

Only a handful of Early Bird tickets left. Purchase now to avoid disappointment:

Early Bird General Admission: R120

Early Bird Golden Circle: 250

Tickets thereafter will be priced as follows:

Pre-Sold General Admission (with valid SA student card): R150

Pre-Sold General Admission: R180

General Admission at the door (limited): R200

Pre-Sold Golden Circle (with valid SA student card): R270

Pre-Sold Golden Circle: R300

Golden Circle at the door (limited): R350

Paid VIP: R500 (almost sold out)

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