Just Jinjer’s sound has been described as powerful and alluring; touching the heart, mind, body and soul. Combining cerebral lyrics with melodic beats, it is no surprise they have become South Africa’s largest selling rock band with three albums reaching gold status.
Watershed are first class citizens in the music world, blending heartfelt lyrics and aesthetic production to create deeply emotional sounds. Their hauntingly beautiful ballad Indigo Girl has cemented them in the international music scene, earning them a place in Germany’s Top Ten music charts. Watershed describe themselves as a “touring band” bringing their music to the people and now they’re bringing it to you!
Zimbabwean born Tinahse treads the colourful line of pop music, producing a fun, upbeat and soulful sound. His use of traditional African instruments, strumming guitar strings and bouncing piano keys will have you twirling in circles and begging for more. It has been said that “Tinashe will blow the socks off everyone at Zimfest”- let’s hope you’re not wearing socks.
It would appear the words “gravity” and “fear” do not frequent the ZimboyZ vocabulary. Abiy, Hassan and Vusa by name but daring, thrilling and breathtaking by nature. Their mischievous stage antics of chair balancing, human pyramids, fire hoops, diving and wheel dancing will have you in awe.
Perth’s very own embodiment of cultured global house is DJ Shots. Mushota Katayi draws strongly on his Zambian heritage, blending it with the laidback vibe of current hometown, Perth, to create a unique concoction of house music. This maestro of the Deep Beat loves the tunes, the people and the good times.
Sun City are responsible for adding an “upbeat Electro-Indie” spice into Perth Zimfest. Pumping base lines, catchy vocals and classic analogue synth hooks are at the heart of the band’s sound. Daniel Mackey and Tobias John are at the beginning of what’s shaping up to be a very successful career in music.