The fourth annual Mahika Mahikeng Music Festival will kick -off in the North West, on Thursday. The four-day event, which has grown in popularity, attracts thousands of music enthusiasts annually.

It will see some of the country’s musical heavyweights.

The organiser of the festival, the Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs Department says the event is not only an entertainment platform but also a huge economic boost, for Mahikeng and the North West.

Departmental Head Nono Bapela says, “We have seen a growth in the event especially from last year. We even saw an increase in the appetite for people who want to participate. So I can tell you it has a huge impact on the economy. We have had huge revenue in the last financial year. Yes we’re looking for greater heights.”

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