The inaugural Hallelujah Arts Festival comes to Cape Town this November with three jam-packed days of Praise and performance

Hanover Park-born musician and TV presenter, Jonathan Rubain, is set to host a special weekend of Praise and performances known as the inaugural Hallelujah Arts Festival, which will take place in The Mother City this November.

Rubain has recently celebrated shooting the 100th episode of his popular show, Koortjies Met Jonathan and is ready for even bigger things with this very unique gospel music festival.

He will be hosting a weekend of Gospel, Jazz, Spiritual Dance, Comedy, and Praise & Worship in celebration of South Africa’s unique culture at the Good Hope Christian Centre in Ottery on 25, 26 and 27 November.

“The Hallelujah Arts Festival aims to host a variety of different shows all packed into one weekend,” said the multi-talented 38-year-old.

“It has always been a dream of mine to host a Gospel festival. This will be the inaugural festival and I hope to take it to Pretoria next year. Our country needs more Gospel festivals. There are all kinds of festivals happening around the country but hardly Gospel festivals. I aim to reach the young and the old at this festival,” he said, calling on all South Africans to make their way to Cape Town on this special weekend.

The festival will run over three days starting with a night of Spiritual Dancing which will be directed by Lauren George of Prophetic Dance Ministries. The Saturday afternoon will be devoted to Praise and Worship by Durban-based and multi-award-winning Gospel artist Dumi Mkokstad. Saturday evening sees the multi-talented Justin-Lee Schultz take to the stage with his band, all the way from the USA. Audiences will see Kyle Shepherd on Keys, Don Vino on Saxophone, Cameron Ward on Guitars, Jonathan Rubain on Bass and Keith De Bruyn on Drums.

Sunday afternoon is a special one as comedian Marc Lottering does his first Christian comedy set. This promises to be special to both Marc and the audience as Marc grew up in church with his parents being the Pastors of the church. Sunday evening will see the end of the festival with a Pinkster concert with many of the country’s favourite Pinkster artists like Jonathan Rubain, Pastor Roland Miggels, Kurt Coetzee, David Jantjies and many more.


Venue: Good Hope Christian Centre in Ottery

Address: Plantation Rd & Panton Rd, Ferness, Cape Town, 7800

Ticket prices: Tickets are available now at Computicket at R150 per show. A weekend pass costs R600.

Date: 25 -27 November

The direct booking link for tickets can be accessed here:


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