Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground fame, will be performing songs from her new solo collection at this year’s Mindful Drinking Festival on 20 October 2019 at Kirstenbosch Cottages in Newlands, Cape Town. Not only will fans get to see their favourite singer live on stage but they’ll get to sample the widest range of alcohol-free drinks ever assembled at one venue in South Africa. 

For the first time on African soil, the Mindful Drinking Festival will showcase these wines, beers, bubbly, botanicals, kombuchas and health drinks.  The festival, on the lawns of the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, is hosted by Mindful Drinking SA – a movement that is motivated to help make it socially acceptable – even desirable – for young and old to choose non-alcoholic drinks in any situation. 

According to event organizer Sean O’Connor: “Most live music involves alcohol – the Mindful Drinking festival brings you live music without any booze, promising a totally different listening experience. We are incredibly excited about Zolani performing some of her new material – she’s such a fantastically warm presence. Her unique mash-up of ‘Xhosa-folk and acoustic Americana’ is seasoned with some special ‘indie-rock’ licks that the audience always love. We’ve also got a number of other great emerging artists appearing, as well as the outrageously funky PRAVDA, who will close off the afternoon. For sports lovers, there will be a big screen for all the World Cup Rugby fans in South Africa’s first ever sober sports bar, with a choice of around ten alcohol-free beers. And no hangovers!”

What to look forward to at the festival:

  • An exciting new range of products from over 30 alcohol-free producers
  • An array of healthy food stalls, including vegetarian and vegan options.
  • A blind-tasting event for the public MC-ed by Nik Rabinowitz
  • Live music featuring: Zolani Mahola, The Porchlights, Hatchetman, Dax Butler, the Biscuit Mill Jazz Band and Pravda
  • A workshop programme about Mindful Drinking and alcohol-free brewing and distilling
  • A free tasting glass and free samples from suppliers
  • Wide open spaces for kids to play
  • No hangover on Monday morning

Tickets cost R100 via Quicket. or R130 at the door. Kids under 18 are FREEFor more about Mindful Drinking South Africa please see www.mindfuldrinking.co.za.

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