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Bassline, live show venue, Newtown, Johannesburg

Bassline, Newtown, Johannesburg

Bassline rose to prominence as the ultimate live venue to experience South Africa’s finest jazz and Afro-beat. As the New York Times had to say about Bassline:

Widely seen as the city’s best live music space

Come on Thursdays for an evening of dance music played by the best of local and visiting DJ’s, appealing to the 18-25 year age group, from 9h30 till 3h00.

On other days, see which amazing acts Bassline has got in store for you by visiting their website. The varied bands appeal to different tastes and moods, but there is always something for everyone who loves jazz.

Bassline has both a 1000-capacity concert venue and an intimate 150-seat performing space, with top-of-the-range sound and has become an institution amongst music fans. In its 15 year history Bassline has hosted over 3000 concerts featuring many of Africa’s most famous stars and world music icons as well as most music acts that have emerged in South Africa since the 90’s – South African stars such as Vusi Mahlasela, Zim Ngqawana, the late Moses Molelekwa, Paul Hanmer and Jimmy Dludlu, to name a few, started their illustrious careers at Bassline.

Bassline has grown to become a major concert production house in South Africa organising the massive outdoor Africa Day and New Year’s eve concerts in Johannesburg over a number of years, South Africa’s showcase concerts at MIDEM in Paris in 2010 and United Nations All Africa Millennium Development Goals Song with 8 of Africa’s top international artists; it has also been closely associated with Johannesburg’s Arts Alive festival.

In front of Bassline is a life-size bronze sculpture of legendary songstress Brenda Fassie by artist Angus Taylor.

Tel: +27(0)11 838 9145/6: E-Mail: 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg

The Bassline parking is situated at 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown Music Centre. This open air parking offers 150 bays. There is also underground parking at 1 Central place – the entrance to this parking is also situated on Henry Nxumalo Street.

Directions: Traveling along the M1 towards Pretoria, take the Carr Street off ramp. You will come to a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Carr and Quinn Street. Turn left into Quinn Street. You will pass Fuel Café and Kippies on your left as well as Gwigwi Mrwebi Street. At the next intersection turn left into Bree Street. At the next intersection turn right into Henry Nxumalo. You will cross over Jeppe and pass the underground parking at No.1 Central Place on your left. The open air parking is close by on your left. Coming from the North, cross the Nelson Mandela Bridge and turn right into Carr Street. Follow the above instructions.

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