Here is everything you need to know about One Source Live

Johannesburg – Here’s everything you need to know about One Source Live, an unforgettable festival with more than 20 musicians and creatives which takes place on Saturday, 24 March, at 1 Eloff Precinct in downtown Joburg.

There are a number of Absolut Bars at OSL; come to the Absolut Art Bar for fabulous cocktails and help make a collaborative piece of street art; visit the Absolut Vodka Village for your favourite tipple or take a break at the Absolut Lime Lounge. There are also Absolut Flavour bars in The Market of Art.

Bongo Maffin

The festival will see the legendary kwaito group, led by award-winning singer and songwriter Thandiswa Mazwai, take to the stage in what will be a historic reunion after 12 years apart.

OSL is not just another festival, it’s a movement and an opportunity for Africans to be part of a multi-level festival that leaves audiences with unforgettable interactive experiences across all different categories with musical highlights such as Patoranking. It’s an event that Africa hasn’t seen before.


A league of star DJs churning out electrifying grooves including gqom music pioneer DJ Maphorisa. There’s something for everyone at this African celebration. On the rooftop at 1 Eloff Precinct there will be the Food Truck Collective with cuisine from South Africa and across the continent.

Tickets are available at One Source Live. The event is taking place in multiple spaces in one venue. One Eloff can be found in central Johannesburg, ideally situated near the M2 Rissik off ramp for quick and easy access. Be responsible if you are drinking and take an Uber or other taxi service! Limited parking will be available in the precinct.

Use the following hashtags to stay tuned and contribute to the revolution #BeAbsolut #OneSourceLIVE @AbsolutSA. Mixing it up at OSL and showcasing their art are South African stylist and multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman, Beninese artist Fabrice Monteiro and renowned Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia. It’s Africa’s music and cultural powerhouse and the perfect city for OSL. Khuli Vhana an award-winning rap star and Absolut ambassador will host the main stage at OSL.

The music is live and This is how to listen to music! During day time the excitement will include this specially built market showcasing African creativity and products which will be available for purchase. Going to noon, the multi-level festival is jam packed with all day and all-night entertainment. Doors open at 13:00 but arrive at noon to be in in the front of the queue!

The festival is hoping to attract audiences from other parts of South Africa as well as other countries in Africa. With a full day and night programme, OSL takes place in multiple spaces at 1 Eloff Precinct in downtown Jo’burg.  So much music, so much to buy and so much to do – so who are you going to see?

The line-up includes MC Sho Madjozi, raw rapping and lyrical artist Youngsta, J Molley, Thando Nje, Una Ramz, Marley Bloo, Muzi and incredible mix-masters, DJ Rico, Gemini Major and DJ Jawz.

The Source is the name of the main stage and you can find a veritable feast of musical talent such as Bongo Maffin, Nigerian reggae-dancehall star Patoranking and gqom music pioneer DJ Maphorisa. There will also be a collaboration to create new tracks on stage with three sets of producers, rappers and vocalists each teaming up to create a new track live in front of the audience – spearheaded by Sho Madjozi. Tickets start at R290 each, they are selling fast on One Source Live for this not-to-be-missed concert with a difference. Howler will provide a cashless environment, so festivalgoers should make sure to load up credit prior to arriving at the venue.

With more than 20 musicians and creatives, OSL is a must attend festival. OSL is made possible thanks to Absolut, the world’s finest vodka, who is investing in African creativity. For the full line-up and all information go here.