Zimbabwe’s longest-running urban fest, Shoko Festival has just announced this year’s headliners. This year’s edition is dubbed ‘The Phoenix Edition’ and has announced that Zimbabwean multi-platinum BET Award Winning artist Sha Sha will be headlining the festival. The South African based ‘Queen of Amapiano’ will share the stage with Zim Hip Hop star Ti Gonzi who will launch his new album live at the festival.
This year, the week-long festival goes digital via its Facebook page and website. Despite the change in execution, Shoko will still present some traditional favourites like the Shoko Comedy Night and the weeklong Hub Unconference.
“We have such an exciting lineup of cutting edge urban performances; hilarious comedy shows and uniquely curated events that will really push the boundaries of what’s possible in Zimbabwean entertainment!” said Festival Director, Comrade Fatso.
Some of the featured Artists this year include Zim Dancehall stars Jah Master and Poptain as well as Zim Hip Hop’s new generation of stars R Peels, BlacPerl and Holy Ten. Shoko Fest will host a Pungwe Sessions Live set with performances from Simba Tagz, Chengeto, Boss Pumacol, Sylent Nqo, ASAPH, and RayDizz. As well a Women Faya Set featuring Anita Jaxson, Sibo and Natasha Muz. Mash Up Nights will then culminate in the performances from the headline acts Ti Gonzi and Sha Sha on Saturday the 26th of September.
More information about this year’s edition of Shoko Festival can be found here