Afro-Brazilian Fest on 2 December!

Olá, Pretoria! Time for some Brazilian Flavour!

The Embaixada do Brasil em Pretória / Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria and Capital Collective are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Afro-Brazilian Festival @ Market @ the Sheds, to be held on Saturday, December 2nd 2017, from 11:00 to 20:00, at 012central.

A Jam-packed Brazilian feast and related activities are planned including:
• Delicious Brazilian food including a beach cocktail bar and laid-back Brazilian music and bands;
• Brazilian frevo dance and samba;
• Demonstrations of Brazilian martial art-dance Capoeira;
• A Show case of Brazilian sport including, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, football acrobatics, and a volley ball workshop;
• Cut-out photographic backdrop where you can pretend to be a Brazilian footballer on Rio’s beaches;
• Exiting activities for kids including Face painting;
• Lots of Giveaway Brazilian products 🙂

Market @ the Sheds is a growing must on the Pretoria weekend calendar. It usually takes place once a month, inviting visitors to experience the true colours of the Capital and its people in the form of Art, Music, Food, Fashion and Design at Pretoria’s trendy inner city space, 012central.

Here you can spend the day in a cool, easy-going social atmosphere and indulge in a quirky shopping experience with live music, craft beer, fine wines, cocktails and gourmet street food. Expect an entertainment line-up of blues, folk, rock, jazz, reggae and Afro-soul. Parking is free and entrance to the market is R50. Kids and Vespa riders enter free.

It’s fun for the whole family! We’re looking forward to welcoming you! #GreatFood #GreatArtAndDesign #GreatPeople

#RooftopPopUp @ Brooklyn Mall coming up!

Market@theSheds is thrilled to host its first #RooftopPopUp event on 25th November on the rooftop of the Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria!

The market is well-known for its profusion of well-crafted flavours, exceptional sounds and a colourful spectrum of Gauteng society, as it celebrates the skill and ingenuity of craftsmanship in the capital. It is usually held at the trendy 012central in the Pretoria CBD and this is the first of a series of pop-ups planned for in and around Pretoria. This time the afternoon and evening will be spent at the atmospheric, covered rooftop of Brooklyn Mall, indulging visitors with the creativity and experimentation of the growing sensation that is craft.

Guests will enjoy performances by some of South Africa’s most talented and nationally acclaimed artists such as Desmond and the Tutus, Jerry And The Bandits and Jamie-Lee Sexton – the Sextons. Other exciting artists performing include Adelle Nqeto, Little Ringo, Akademie and The Ceramics.

Entrepreneurial crafts are obviously one of the focal points of the event, with a wide selection of local art, designer jewellery and clothing, interior design and farmers products on offer.

Lots of delicious food to look forward to! A variety of well-known street chefs and food trucks will be flaunting their talents as part of a taste feast of gourmet burgers, paella, pork-belly dishes, sushi, african cuisine, pizzas and more.

And of course there will be the entertainment area and beer garden with a full bar and our favourite – a Johnnie Walker activation, where guests can create their own craft cocktails and sample some of the finest whiskey blends.

Not to be missed. Invite friends and save the date!

Tickets: R50 (market only) and R100 (market and entertainment area)
Bookings on
Children enter free
More about the event here.

Event Attractions:
• Art and Designer Market – a variety of designers (clothing and interior)
• Farmers Market – variety of fresh produce and farmer goods such as cheese, cold meats, sauces etc.
• Brand Pop Up – Brooklyn Mall shops
• Food Court – well-known street chefs and food trucks (maybe even a few cooking demonstrations)
• Children’s Play area
• Beer Garden and Entertainment Area – Live bands and guest seating
• Bar Area – Main bar and Johnnie Walker Activation

A Market Awakes Snor City

Join Market@theSheds this Saturday, 28 October for its 3rd Birthday Celebration. Discover the True Colours of the Capital!

This milestone celebrates the change that Market@theSheds, its founders and ever-growing family of designers, fashionistas, art- and food vendors has brought to the CBD of Pretoria.

Their story is nothing short of inspirational – and proof of how collective action and persistence can overcome the obstacles of current city challenges.
What started as a journey to find the perfect city venue for a corporate function in 2013, marked the beginning of a quiet metamorphosis of the CBD of Pretoria. Traditionally the shopping and trading hub of a nation, the inner city was steadily running empty – and running down.

It was time to wake up the gentle sleeping giant, to cause a stir, to create the change from the ground-up. Something needed to happen that could tip the scales to creating a rejuvenation success story in the capital’s CBD.

A love for the city, passion for its potential and an abundance of creativity became the cornerstones of a subcultural movement of residents who wanted to roll up their sleeves and get actively involved in redefining the personality of a city they loved dearly.

The market was launched in October 2014 as the first project of the Capital Collective, a non-profit public- and community driven initiative, focused on regeneration projects and events in the Pretoria CBD. Market@theSheds collaborates with Cityproperty and the City of Tshwane, who has commended the initiative as one of the successful regeneration projects in the CBD.

Market@theSheds is a monthly mix of market and festival, providing a space where local art, music, fashion and design can develop and flourish. It is not just a quick-win, once-off event. From its conceptualisation, it focused on sustainability and long-term solutions, driving economic-, art- and culture development, social cohesion and tourism.

It usually happens every last Saturday of the month at 012central, Cityproperty’s trendy multi-space precinct development near the State Theatre. Dates sometimes vary according to long weekends and holidays.

After the Birthday celebration this Saturday (28 October), the market will be popping-up on Brooklyn Mall’s rooftop on the 25th of November and the last market of the year will take the form of an Afro-Brazilian Festival on 2 December. This event will be co-hosted with the Embassy of Brazil.

The market is loved by a wide variety of visitors of all ages and has a laid-back, cosmopolitan feel. It attracts a mix of food lovers and culinary connoisseurs, fashion and style trendsetters, arts, craft and music enthusiasts, and is rounded-off by groups of family and friends, simply out to have some good fun.

An entrance fee of R50 is payable to help fund the initiative. Children, Vespa riders and cyclists enter free. The market starts at 11:00 and finishes at 18:00.

It offers excellent facilities including:
• Free parking at 012central in Sisulu Street. (Overflow parking is available in the State Theatre.)
• Outdoor and indoor seating accommodating big groups of friends and families
• Kids entertainment area and jumping castles
• Disabled facilities
The Capital Collective team is working on various other exciting projects with the City of Tshwane and other role-players, building on the success of the Market@theSheds initiative.
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For more information please contact:
• / 071 493 5181 / 082 854 6854

Urgent Notice: Freedom Park Music festival scheduled for the 22nd April 2017 Postponed

Urgent Notice

Postponed: Freedom Park Music festival scheduled for the 22nd April 2017

We are very sorry to inform you that the Freedom Park Music Festival has been postponed to Spring 2017, due to circumstances beyond our control.

To those who have already purchased tickets, don’t sweat it, you can either hold on to the tickets for the next date or you can request a refund by mailing The new date of the festival will be announced soon.

To the bands, traders, service providers and of course you awesome people who make the market what it is, we apologise for any inconveniences. We will be in touch soon.

Just to all be in the loop, there will not be any market this month. The market’s program will convene as per usual in May. The next market is on the 27th May 2017.

Special Edition! Freedom Park Music Festival on 22 April

The Freedom Park Music Festival is a one-day, outdoor, live-music festival, showcasing local musicians performing a variety of genres including Jazz, Rock, Afro-jazz, Blues and World Music. Hosted at one of the most spectacular venues in Gauteng, attendees can expect a beautiful day in a tranquil, green environment, the best of local music and side attractions that include a gourmet food and artisan market, pop-up art, a seated area with craft beer, wine and cocktails and kids entertainment. A great opportunity to experience the sounds and tastes of the capital.

Line up includes Deeva, Lynol Brown, AZAH, The Sextons, African Rhythm, Simba-Ci, Greg Georgiades and the Ultra Natives, Meyrand Roux Blues Band and more.

Tickets are R100 online and R120 at the gate. Kids, cyclists and Vespa riders enter free.
Buy Tickets here:

Ps. Note that there won’t be a market at 012central at the end of the month, due to the long weekend.

Love, Life & Other Crazy Stories on 25 Feb.

In the month of February, when everything seems to be Red, Market @ the Sheds will be adding all the other colourful ingredients of being in Love with Life on 25 Feb – tomorrow.

Expect a mix of out-of-the-ordinary art, fashion, food and design and an entertaining line-up that includes classic jazz, opera, hard rock… and some magic in-between.
On the programme: Bella Voce Africa, Nhlanhla Daniel Mahlangu, Mountain Thief, Shava (Tinashe Mawire Chakawa), Jerry And The Bandits and Dmdc Band SA.

…Also.. some Salsa dancing with Salsa Spirit

More about the bands: Born in Mamelodi, Nhlanhla Mahlangu has played clarinet and saxophone since his school days.. He quickly developed the love for jazz music and began playing at some Johannesburg clubs while he was still in tertiary. Mahlangu enjoys sharing the stage with other talented artist; some of the great artist’s that he has had the privilege and honour of collaborating with include the likes of Dr Abdullah Ibrahim, Sibongile Khumalo, Ringo Madlingozi, Zulu Boy, Skwata Kamp, Vusi Mahlasela, to name a few.
Bella Voce Africa – Beautiful Voice of Africa – has a repertoire and talent that is so diverse and representative of humanity that you only need a heart and they will have something with which to touch it. The basis of their training is in classical opera, from which they have developed their own unique style which can simply be described as Neo African Classic. It is a harmonious combination of influences such as Opera, African beat and Kwaito. In their seven years of performing, they have done many performances for a variety of dignitaries such as HRH Queen Elizabeth and President Mr. J. Zuma.

Mountain thief is a Pretoria-based folk singer-songwriter, telling far-off stories of learning what it is to be human, and of higher perspectives. Taking to stage in July of 2014, he has been described as the Dylan of Gauteng, played at many respected festivals such as White Mountain and Otterlake Easter fes.. He was also the 2nd member in Whiskey Thief, a collaboration with Natalie Poppy which was an example of instant chemistry.

Shava band’s music is poetic and spiritual. It fuses elements such as jazz, reggae, contemporary pop and traditional rhythmic African sounds, with members coming from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique.

Jerry and the Bandits by have been wooing audiences in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape since 2013. They have played at the Splashy Fen and Oppikoppi Festivals. Each member of the band brings their own unique influences, ranging from blues and jazz, to alternative and indie rock.
Don’t Mind Don’t Care(DMDC) was started in high school by young up-coming creatives from Soweto Orlando. The band is known for combining jazz, rock, funk and poetry with social commentary and their sound, Hipsoulfunk, speaks to the unique reality of the South African experience.

Diverse bands, Elements of Love, Magic and a Touch of Salsa dancing to create that feel good Saturday vibe. Come over with friends and loved ones.

11am – 6pm
R30 before 1pm and R50 thereafter.
Kids, Vespa riders and cyclists enter free.

Safe Parking at 216 Sisulu street (with direct access to the market) and at the State Theatre.
The street entrance to the market is at 381 Helen Joseph street, between Du Toit and Sisulu streets. Look out for a black shipping container and 012central signage.
Tickets are available at the door or on-line at

Summer in the City on 28 Jan

Sunshine, ice cream, strawberries and champagne – we’re celebrating Summer in City in the heart of Pretoria on the 28th of January.

We’ll be welcoming a variety of new artists on stage, including Thunzy Music, Tigerlily Laurie Levine & Josie Field, @Thabiso Thabethe, the very entertaining Vocabulous Gift Makhene and others. DJ Jah Humble will be throwing in some caribbean tunes.

Kaya FM 95.9 and the African Beer Emporium will be joining us, so you can look forward to lots of fun and surprises along the way.

Come hang out with friends & family and enjoy the best coffee, craft beer, fine wines, cocktails, gourmet food, laid-back music, design-, fashion- & art stalls and lots of interesting people.
Find us at 012central – the hottest address in Pretoria.
11am – 6pm
R30 before 1pm and R50 thereafter.
Kids, Vespa riders and cyclists enter free. Parking at 216 Sisulu street or at the State Theatre.

Don’t miss the Capital’s monthly inner-city market-event, celebrating local art, food, design, fashion and music!

Tickets are available at the door on on-line at the link provided.

The market is a project of the Capital Collective, an NPO driving inner city rejuvenation in the Pretoria CBD.

Afro-Brazilian Festival on 3 December

Capoeira! Samba! Frevo! Caiperhina!
Olà Pretoria!

Market@thSheds is going loco with an Afro-Brazilian Festival on Saturday 3 December! 

The year is coming to an end – it has been a great one – and to celebrate, we’ve decided to go big! We’ll be collaborating with the Embassy of Brazil to create the best of Brazilian and African entertainment under one roof. 

The market starts at 11h00 and the line-up includes Lynol Brown, Toessesions Love, African Rhythm and Simba-ci. Guaranteed colourful entertainment, combined with interactive drumming, frevo dancing, capoeira martial arts, samba dancing, delicious food, art, design and fashion, caiperinhas, craft beer, laid-back Brazilian sounds, a Brazilian cooking class and a real Brazilian braai!

And then, get ready for some samba-enredo muzik! The highlight of the day will be performances by Obrigado DJ’s – Kenzhero and Tha Muzik, complemented by Brazilian DJ, Tatiana Kalil.

For the early birds, join the Instawalk through the city at 7h30 and yoga in the 012central courtyard an 9h45.

The Brazilian Cooking Class will start at 11h30. Kids will be well looked after with a jumping castle, face painting, soccer tricks and a kiddies area.

Need more reasons not to be bored at home? Come over and get in the mood for Summer fun and cocktails with Market@theSheds’ Afro-Brazilian Festival! A great way to kick-off the holiday season.

Entrance fee:
R50 between 11h00 and 13h00
R80 after 13h00 – 18h00
Kids, vespa riders and cyclists enter free.

Find the market at 012central, City Property’s trendy multi-space precinct in the CBD. Street entrance at 381 Helen Joseph Street (opposite the Reserve Bank and close to the State Theatre).

Safe parking available next to the venue at 216 Sisulu street and at the State Theatre.3dec

Market@theSheds goes Cool Capital!

Market@theSheds will be celebrating Pretoria’s own Cool Capital Arts Biennale this month. Artists and designers from around the city are invited to showcase their work.

Market@theSheds always offers a variety of local art, fashion, design, mouth-watering food, craft beers, wine, live music and most of all, a wonderful vibe. A great way to usher in Spring. The market is on from 11am to 6pm and entrance is R30 before 1pm and R50 thereafter.  012central is where all the magic happens. It is located near the State Theatre and SA Reserve Bank and there is ample safe parking nearby.

On the 24th Cool Capital which is, a platform for creatives and also an initiative that promotes an appreciation for the arts amongst the public, will be at Market@theSheds. This initiative encourages citizens to take charge, improve their environments and have fun through creative interventions. Bi-annually, a series of creative events and projects are organised under the umbrella of Cool Capital to celebrate Pretoria. The Market will be surely colourful as artist will be showing off their work celebrating both their arts and their Capital city.

It is also Heritage Day, which is all about colours, cultures and the celebration of our country’s diversity. Why not dress the part! Come over in something cool, colourful and cultural.

The market is famous for its laid back, jazzy and Afro-rock live performances.  This month’s market performance will just be as exciting. Watch the space as the bands will be announced shortly.

Let’s go Cool Capital and discover the True Colours of the Capital. Join the drive to re-awaken Pretoria’s beautiful inner-city!


  • FREE and SAFE 012Central Parking is located at 216 Sisulu Street and provides direct access to the market space. (
  • More parking at the State Theatre. The pedestrian entrance to 012Central is at 381 Helen Joseph Street (140m East of Sisulu Street).

Dates coming up: (usually on the last Saturday of the month)

  • 29 October
  • 3 December
  • 28 January
  • 25 February


Market@theSheds is a project of the Capital Collective, a non-profit organisation promoting rejuvenation efforts in the inner-city.

Please contact Mareli ( and/or Jana ( if you would like to share your art.
Market@theSheds | Capital Collective

082 632 8832

Twitter @Marketattheshed

Kwesta sets Market @theSheds alight

The past Saturday was yet another great Market as people experienced, the food, the fashion, the design and more especially the live music. Check out what wentkwesta at the Market down here

Tshwane is fast becoming the place to be. So many beautiful faces gathered in one place to celebrate all that is local art. How fantastic was the band line-up… RIGHT…
So we are all in agreement on our permanent hang-out spot everyone last Saturday of the month.. Kapeesh:)
Thank you to 5fm and all you awesome people who keep supporting initiatives in the city.