FRESHLY GROUND AT TONGAAT CHILD WELFARE’S CHARITY FAIR 2015

We are so excited to finally announce that the most decorated South African Group in the past 25 years... Will headline the 25th Anniversary of Tongaat Charity Fair!!
Doo Bee Doo, Pot Belly, WakaWaka... and many more singles from 7 albums that went multi-platinum Internationally!!

 For only a R30-00 entrance fee, we can proudly state that you would not get such value for money anywhere in this country.

FRESHLY GROUND!! First time ever in Tongaat on 28th March 2015 at the Outspan Grounds.

Please join us in celebrating Tongaat, Tongaat Child Welfare, Tongaat Charity Fair... and the greatest land, on God's Green Earth..

Freshlyground formed in early 2002, and is made up of seven talented and diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Fronted by the diminutive but dynamic ZolaniMahola, the band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success. The experienced rhythm section of Peter Cohen (drums) & Josh Hawks (bass) is complimented by guitarist Julio Sigauque, keyboardist SeredealScheepers, Simon Attwell (flute, mbira, sax and harmonica) and violinist Kyla Rose Smith. Although hailing from diverse backgrounds, between them the band’s members weave a musical magic that is highly infectious and undeniably groovy.

In 2003,Freshlyground launched their debut album, JikaJika under their own Freeground Records label, the immediate success of which firmly cemented the band as one of South Africa’s most successful young acts. 

Freshlyground released their second studio album Nomvula in July 2004. Nomvula was recorded and produced by JB Arthur and Sibusiso Victor Masondo.

The album sparked interest from Sony BMG Africa, who signed the band and released Nomvula in September that year. Radio quickly picked up on the single ‘Doo Be Doo’ and the catchy song went on to become a crossover favourite amongst a diverse spread of stations and their listeners. ‘Doo Be Doo’ was the most played song in South Africa in 2005. The major success of ‘Doo Be Doo’ was followed by the singles ‘I’d Like’, ‘Zithande’, ‘Things Have Changed’ and the title track of the album ‘Nomvula’.

The album sold 300 000 units in South Africa alone - earning it multi-platinum status. The success and broad appeal of the band was celebrated in November 2006 when Freshlyground won the MTV Europe Award in the category Best African Act. The award placed the band firmly on the international music map and earned them further recognition on home soil as significant South African cultural exports.

The 2015 Fair Committee has pulled up all stops to bring you the best in entertainment and much sought after quality. Billed to perform also are DJ Fisherman + DJ Sir Bubzin will headline for two hours (9pm to 11pm) on Friday night (Metro FM Awardees announced last week) whilst Ghetto Squad will anchor the buildup, including several local artists.

Your Saturday showpiece will include the hottest Indian comedian on SA soil, the Karou-Charou set, followed by East Coast Radios Damon Beard before Feshly Ground takes to the stage to belt out the classics.

On Sunday, 29 March 2015 sees a mixed bag of artists from different religious groups, providing you with a wide variety of shows, including gospel groups and Luxmi Stars with Ashley Kiston. Various other local groups will be performing. Come out and support the fundraising initiative.