Press Release

Bassline To Host 21st Birthday Pyjama Festa

The Bassline music venue in Johannesburg, in association with Goodbye Malaria, will be hosting a Mozambique-inspired pyjama party on the 5th September to celebrate 21 years as a leader in the world of South African live music.

The event, fired up by Nandos, TRACE Urban and Kaya FM, will be showcasing some of the finest talent in South Africa and Mozambique including local house sensation Micasa, in what will be their first ever show at the Bassline, the Princess of Africa Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Cape Town’s Hot Water, leading comedian Deep Fried Man as well as some spectacular surprise guests – all under the fun-filled theme of a pyjama party.

Goodbye Malaria, leading activists in the eradication of Malaria, aim to bring awareness of the severity of the Malaria situation in Africa, particularly in the Mozambican territory.

With bi-annual home spraying, millions of lives can be protected from what is still one of the easiest diseases to prevent.  Increased prevention and control measures can lead to a reduction in Malaria mortality rates, yet the poorest countries are still the worst affected.

Goodbye Malaria,, aims to make a dent in mortality figures through positive activism – such as the sale of their funky shwe shwe-fabric pyjama trousers available online at as well as on the night of this event.

Tickets to this event are on sale at and will be on sale for R150 for standard tickets and R500 for VIPP (Very Important Pyjama Person) ticket that includes a pair of Goodbye Malaria pyjamas and exclusive access to a hospitality area, where patrons will be able to meet artists and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments.

There will also be a Nandos grill area and the famous Mozambican beer 2M will be on sale all night, bringing an authentic Mozambican spirit into the heart of Jozi.

Come join us for a star-studded night of music, dancing and food as we say goodbye to Malaria by joining together to make a difference.  Bassline will be donating 75% of proceeds to this urgent cause and your contribution will make the world of difference.