The Local Market @ Johnny Clegg Official Tribute Concert


Sun Jul 17 2022 at 10:00 am


Johannesburg Botanical Garden | Johannesburg, GT

Join The Local Market as we join the amazing talents at the Johnny Clegg Tribute Concert.
The world is full of strange behaviour
Every man has to be his own saviour
I know I can make it on my own if I try
But I'm searching for a great heart to stand me by
Underneath the African sky
A great heart to stand me by
In a fitting tribute to one of the most iconic figures in South African music history, the Johnny Clegg Tribute Show, has been moved to the 16th of July, 2022 at the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (Johannesburg), which marks the third anniversary of Johnny’s passing, and will feature some of South Africa’s top performers.
Johnny Clegg had the special quality of being able to unite people across all backgrounds and generations with his music. His music has always been a beacon of hope and inspiration and in a time when South Africans and the world need it the most, the lyrics to Great Heart stand true.
Patrons who are already in possession of their tickets must retain them as Computicket will swap them with the new tickets closer to the time. Patrons who have booked online but not yet collected, their tickets will reflect the new date.
Johnny Clegg captured the hearts of a nation and the tribute concert will feature fellow musicians that will commemorate his life and his musical career. There will also be a dance tribute performed by dancers from Zululand and the local hostels.
Biggest line-up of performers since ‘Concert in the Park’ to pay tribute to the iconic Johnny Clegg - Some of South Africa’s top performers will come together on one stage, including the likes of Soweto Gospel Choir, Just Jinjer, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Karen Zoid, Zolani Mahola, Francois van Coke, Majozi, Kurt Darren, Arno Carstens, Jesse Clegg, plus others to be announced.
Bright Blue, Ella Mental and éVoid are specially flying back to South Africa for this event – the last two having performed alongside Johnny at the Ellis Park Stadium iconic Concert in the Park in 1985.
Johnny Clegg – The Tribute Show will take place on Saturday, 16th July 2022 at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (entrance on Thomas Bowler Street). Gates open at 10h00 with performances commencing at 11h00 – 18h00.
Jenny Clegg says: “Jesse, Jaron and I are incredibly excited and proud to be able to celebrate Johnny’s life with a day of music and togetherness. For someone who was so passionate about human connection and the role of music, art and culture, this event embraces and celebrates who he was and what his legacy stands for. We are humbled by how many incredible artists are participating in honouring his memory and we look forward to sharing this special day with you in the spirit of the Great Heart.”
“Johnny’s style of music traversed cultural barriers like few others and he used his music to speak to every person and to show us what it was to embrace other cultures without losing your identity. This tribute show is a dedication to his life and the deep footprints that he has left in the hearts of the African nation,” adds Johnny’s long-time manager and friend, Roddy Quin (Real Concerts).
Johnny Clegg – The Tribute Show will take place on Saturday, 16th July at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (entrance on Thomas Bowler Street). Gates open at 10h00 with performances commencing at 11h00 – 18h00.
Money will be raised at the event for the Click Foundation, supporting ‘The Friends of Johnny Clegg’ charity which was established with Johnny in December 2018.
Tickets for Johnny Clegg – The Tribute Show are available from Computicket.
General Admission:
Adult General: R475
Children (under 12): R225
Golden Circle:
Adult: R675
Children (under 12): R325
VIP Adult: R1600
VIP Children (under 12): R1600
VIP Includes: (Golden Circle access, VIP Parking, access to VIP marquee with seating, private cash bar and bathroom facilities, and a full view of the stage)
Official secure parking from 09h00 will be available at Roosevelt High School and can be purchased for R25 per vehicle via Computicket. Access is via the entry gate on c/o Thomas Bowler Street and 5th Avenue.

Where is it happening?

Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

The Local Market

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