One of the coolest events in the Jozi social calendar has to be the annual Joburg Day Music festival. The event is organised by regional station 94.7 Highveld Stereo every year. It’s a great way to usher in the new season, to be outdoors with friends and family and to listen and see some of SA’s best musicial talent.
I’ve been in the music and entertainment industry for over five years and sadly this will be the first time I wont be in attendance. I have other engagements to attend to and it really is such a shame because the lineup this year is the best, by far. If you don’t know here are the artists set to perform at this year’s Joburg Day, which is presented by Santam:
Toya De Lazy (fresh and fun)
Prime Circle (You always get what you want )
The Graeme Watkins Project (rad, rad, rad bunch of guys)
Mi Casa (what can I say…. they stay #winning)
Chianosky (Check out her album Hungry, in stores now)
Locnville (they’ve been quiet but they’re good chaps and they always impress)
Lloyd Cele (awesome chap)
Kongos (not totally familiar with them but a good addition no doubt)
Crazy White Boy (love them and their album is amazeballs)
Goodluck (love them)
The event goes down this Saturday the Riversands Farm, north of Johannesburg. Gates open at 11am. I’m told tickets are sold out so if you’re going have a jol. Check out some of my pics from last year here.
Over the weekend I attended my fourth Joburg Day. The annual music festival is organized by regional station 94.7 Highveld Stereo. The guys do a fantastic job each year, by showcasing some of South Africa’s best musical talent. It’s grown so substantially in recent years that the organisers have changed venues to accommodate the bigger crowds. For the second year running the event has been held at the Riversands Farm, north of the city. In my four years of going I haven’t known it to be sold out, but this year Joburg Day was officially sold out. Over 16 000 were there. Nice. I say over 16 000 because it was packed and I’m sure the security guards were a bit lenient at the entrance (cash in pocket). That wasn’t a major issue though.
My friends and I headed off to the Castle beer tent, where we sat in the sun listening to the music coming from the stage. As you’ll see in the picture on the right, my good mate Mike was heavily influenced by one of the stars on the lineup, Mr Jack Parow. I was so bleak I missed him. He was on stage early in the day because he had another gig. Oh the life of a rockstar. There were a couple of Jack Parow inspired outfits come to think of it… “Cooler as ekke” Continue reading “Joburg Day- Rad to the max!”
It’s one of my highlights of the year, a celebration of some of South Africa’s most awesome musical talent from 10am to 10pm… It’s Joburg Day, as organised by radio station 94.7 Highveld Stereo. The weather looks fantastic so far, probably going to cook a little later, but that doesn’t phase me much. Last year when we arrived it was exactly the same, but then the heavens opened up, drenching everyone who wasn’t ‘lucky’ enough to be in VIP ha! I feel today will just be sunny, hot and rocking. PLUS as far as I am aware the station has never sold out- until now. 16 000 people are expected to start making their way to the Riversands Farm in a bit! On the Joburg Day bill today:
Freshlyground, La Vuvuzela, Axene, Prime Circle, Locnville, HHP, Thembi Seete, Parlotones, Danny K, Denim, Liquideep, Loyiso, Arno Carstens and Jack Parow. I’ve seen most of these acts before, but one person I haven’t seen is Jack Parow before, so I’m really looking forward to seeing him on stage. I wonder if he’ll play his new track I Miss… digs it!
In the midst of their first world tour, the twins that make up the electro-hop group Locnville will jet back into SA for not only Joburg Day this weekend but also at the official Airtel Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) opening concert. They’ll be opening for the hugely popular Enrique Iglesias, who is jetting in next week for the event. Speaking of which, the concert goes down on the 9th of September at Emmarentia Botanic Gardens.
Airtel CLT20 Governing Council member, Gerald Majola, said: “This is great news for the fans. Locnville have been playing to sell out audiences across the world, and we are delighted that they are part of the Airtel CLT20 opening concert.”
On hearing about the news, the duo said: “We remember watching the CLT20 tournament last year, wishing we were a part of it. And now we are, which is fantastic for us! This is a really great opportunity for us on the back of the incredible success that we are seeing from our European promotional activity”.
Today the temperature in Jozi will reach a maximum of 28 degrees. This is Spring. Love it. So with a venue like the Botanic Gardens and the likes Locnville and Enrique performing ahead of the 17 days of cricketing action, you really can’t miss out. Tickets are priced at R330 from Computicket
Teams participating in the Airtel Champions League are:
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangaladore
South Australians Redbacks
Get the latest CLT20 news and updates on http://www.CLT20.com, follow the Airtel CLT20 on Twitter (@aclt20) and on Facebook (@cltwenty20).
Summer is on the way and with that comes a whole bunch of fun outdoor activities, starting with this one: Joburg Day. The annual music festival features some of the best local talent on one stage. Here are the deets:
Venue: Riversands Farm, north of Jozi.
Date? 4th of September!
Line-up: The Parlotones
Apart from some of the coolest artists this year, the station has now introduced it a great campaign called The Homebrew Road to Joburg Day. The best in unsigned talent will get the opportunity to perform on stage on the 4th and hopefully give them the platform to launch a successful musical career. Nice!!
Tickets cost R200 for adults, R70 for children under 12, and are available from Computicket.
Love Love Love Joburg Day… It’s a brilliant day in the sun, filled with loads of talent and it’s heaps of fun. The show is presented by regional station, 94.7 Highveld Stereo. Details:
1. 17 October 2009.
2. R200 per adult, including Computicket charges (13 years and older)
R70 for kids under 12 years old, including Computicket charges
3. Riversands Farm, Fourways Johannesburg. Nice venue. The Coca Cola Zero Festival was there this year, so it’ll be cool.
The line-up is as follows:
* Flash Republic
* Prime Circle
* Zebra & Giraffe
* Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels
* Jason Hartman (Idols 2009 co-winner)
* Sasha-Lee Davids (Idols 2009 co-winner)
* Jody Williams (Idols 2008 winner)
* Johnny Clegg
* Danny K
* Jesse Clegg