Bulawayo Arts Festival 2024: Everything you need to know

The 4th edition of the Bulawayo Arts Festival is set to kick off this weekend in the city of Kings and Queens, running from the 1st to the 5th of June. Held every year during the first week of June, the festival coincides with the celebration of Bulawayo Day which falls on the 1st of June. The city will be turning 130 this year and the festivities of the festival will feature a street carnival and koNtuthu Legends concert.

A performance at the 2021 Bulawayo Arts Festival 

Bulawayo Arts Festival will have events spread out across several venues, with it's official launch on the 2nd of June headlined by one of the city’s leading musical groups, Black Mfolosi. The festival will close with the Imbokodo Concert, a celebration of women in music with an all-female lineup.

Here is what else to look forward to from the festival:

Saturday 1 June

City Hall Car Park

Bulawayo Day Parade - 10:00

World Bicycle Day Commemoration - 10:00

Indigenous Games Competition - 14:00

Kontuthu Legends Concert - 14:00

Sunday 2 June

Large City Hall

Gospel Explosion: Power of Praise - 15:00

Stanley Hall

Official Opening of Bulawayo Arts Festival - 17:00

Black Umfolosi Presents Kulture Kasi - 18:00

Monday 3 June

Macdonald Hall

Inaugural Inxwala Memorial Performance Lecture with Gog'Bekezela - 10:00

Stanley Hall

Dance Workshop - 10:00

Small City Hall

High School Spelling Bee - 10:00

Tuesday 4 June

Stanley Hall

Dance Workshop - 10:00

Bulawayo Amphitheatre

Schools Cultural Showcase - 10:00

Small City Hall

I Wear My Culture Exhibition and Documentary Screening - 15:00

Wednesday 5 June

Inyathi Centre

Youth Concert - 13:00

Friday 7 June

Large City Hall

Imbokodo: Her Voice, Her Power Concert - 18:00

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