For HIFA editions in previous years, please see, the HIFA Index

HIFA 2017 - Staging an Intervention
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HIFA 2017 Logo
Genre Music, Film
Dates 2 May - 7 May 2017
Location(s) Harare, Zimbabwe
Years active 1999–present
Founded by Manuel Bagorro

The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) is a one week long annual music and arts festival and workshop programme held in Harare. The Festival in 2017 was held from 2 May to 7 May.


HIFA 2017 Programme Download

Download the HIFA 2017 programme

Performing Artists

Local Artists

International Artists

Funding Problems

Less than a month before the kickoff of HIFA 2017, the organisers appealed for funding to ensure the success of the festival:

So this is where we stand: Plans for HIFA 2017 are going ahead, with grit, determination and FAITH, and we're reaching out for the support of our friends, fans and funky admirers to join us in making it happen.

With the help of a few friends of HIFA the #HIFAMUSTHAPPEN campaign is in full swing on

We hope you believe, as we do, that it is vital that this beacon of what is positive and possible in Zimbabwe continues to shine - A platform for our local artists, an invitation to international artists, and a space for communication, celebration and healing.

HIFA 2016 didn't happen, and HIFA 2017 must to ensure that this incredible festival continues - want to be part of it..?

Consider joining the crowd and contributing towards #hifamusthappen on

So, how does this Crowdfunding thing work?

Head to, and you'll find the HIFA campaign on the home page. There you can choose to support us by choosing one of the fun rewards we're offering e.g. Shout out message on Mainstage, a personal graffiti tag in the entrance, seats in the lighting tower...

It is important to say that there are local businesses and funders who are helping make the festival happen - but the truth is, with the current economic climate we need YOU too, and truly - every cent counts!

PS If you find payments on the SA website a little tricky, email for Zim EFT and Paynow details. [1]

HIFA 2017 Funding Campaign Video


  1. HIFA 2017 - WE'RE CROWDFUNDING!, HIFA, Published: 4 April 2017 , Retrieved: 21 April 2017