Featured SessionsFull programme available soon

  1. August 23-28, 2016
  2. Tuesday 23 August
  3. Wednesday 24 August
  4. Thursday 25 August
  5. Friday 26 August
  6. Saturday 27 August
  7. Sunday 28 August


Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban - South Africa

44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Durban, 4001 Hotel & City Guide
The winning design by the Ibola Lethu Consortium created the Moses Mabhida Stadium. With its iconic “arch of triumph”, the stadium is an engineering feat that provides Durban with a defining landmark to match the Eiffel Tower, Sydney’s Opera House or The London Eye.

Importantly, the multi-disciplinary nature of the stadium’s design, permits it to host a wide range of sporting and cultural events. Visually inspiring – and comprising of more than a hundred columns – the facade of Moses Mabhida Stadium allows for natural ventilation and creates an incredible sense of space every bit as striking as the stadium’s famous arch.

Voted the most popular stadium in South Africa in an online poll, Moses Mabhida host 7 FIFA World Cup matches, including a semi-final attended by the likes of Paris Hilton, Leonoardo DiCaprio and John Travolta, in 2010.

The success of this stadium is well documented, not only via the 27 awards received to date but more importantly, in just two years the highest level of utilisation for the new stadia in South Africa can be claimed by Durban’s stadium
Nearest to:
uShaka Marine (20 min walk)
Beach (5 min walk)
Luthuli Museum (15 min walk)
Bat Centre (20 min walk)
Suncoast Casino (5 min walk)

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F.A.Q. We answer our frequently asked questions

When and where is the KZN Music Imbizo 2016?

The KZN Music Imbizo 2016 days events will be hosted at the Royal Hotel (267 Anton Lembede Street - former Smith Street) from Thursday 25 till Saturday 27 August 2016 and the Day Showcases will be at the Workshop AmphiTheatre from Tuesday 23 August till Friday 26 August. The Imbizo will also us as many as 10 venues to host the evening showcases.

How do I register for the KZN Music Imbizo 2016 day events - visitor or delegate?

You can register on our website through Eventbrite as a visitor. The visitor is limited to the exhibition area, equipment demo, music producer forum and the film screening. Please email info@kzn-musicimbizo.co.za to register as a delegate.  The delegate has access to everything happening during the three days of the Imbizo plus chooses three night showcases to attend with the badge.

What is the entrance fee to the KZN Music Imbizo?

Delegates pay R250.00, visitors are free with limitations.

What happens at the KZN Music Imbizo?

The KZN Music Imbizo is platform to exhibit, network, share expertise and knowledge. It is divided into panel discussions, exhibitions, film screenings, sound equipment demonstrations, music producer forum, one on one meetings and music showcases. There will also be dedicated networking lounges for a limited number of people.

Who are the speakers at the KZN Music Imbizo 2016?

This year's speaker list includes a list that will cover eight countries. Our list will be consistently updated as the days draw closer to the KZN Music Imbizo. Visit the speaker page for more information.

Who are the previous speakers and companies?

The list is made up of Seymour Stein (VP: Warner Bros - New York), Monte Malone (Senior VP: MUSEXPO - Los Angeles), Zakes Bantwini (Artist), Prof. Joseph Shabalala (Artist), Madala Kunene (Artist), ProKid (Artist), Vusi Leeuw (Music Entrepreneur), Gwen Ansell (Music Researcher), Percy Mabandu (Journalist) and organisations/companies like the DTI, Spoor & Fisher, Arts and Culture, KZN Economic Development & Tourism, Durban Film Office and the likes.

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