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World Music Festivals

Arts Alive International Festival
September 1, 2005 - September 4, 2005

The 14th annual Arts Alive International Festival Headlines International Superstars
Johannesburg Stadium, , Mary Fitzgerald Square, Roxy Rhythm Bar, Zoo Lake
Johannesburg, Gauteng

Multiple genres


The 14th annual Arts Alive International Festival takes place in Johannesburg and features a heady mix of dance, visual art, poetry and music at venues in the Joburg inner city. The main concert, held at the Johannesburg Stadium, headlines international superstars such as 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes. Over 600 artists perform during the four-day festival, with most shows at various venues in Newtown. The ever-popular Jazz on the Lake is held on the final day.



Andy Brown (Zimbabwe), Manou Gallo & le Djiboi (Cameroon), Bonga (Angola), Kunle (Nigeria), Tu Nokwe (SA), Zamajobe (SA), Busta Rhymes and Eve Live ,12 South African rock bands, including Prime Circle, Arno Carstens, Parlotones, MXO, Fly Paper Jet, Fuzigish, Airship Orange, Greenhouse Effect, Martin and the Rockers, Diesel, The Peep show, New Academics and more, Selaelo Selota, Gloria Bosman, Judith Sephuma, Simphiwe Dana, Gerald Veasley (USA), and Farid Ali (Malaysia).