Bigger, better Ugu Jazz festival a boon for local business

2011-06-24 00:00

Jazz fans can look forward to a bigger and better Ugu Jazz Festival this year, deputy mayor Mdu Mnyandu said at a media dinner on Tuesday at Margate Hotel.

He said it was all systems go and was certain that tomorrow’s event as well as the pre-events would be a success once again.

“We will ensure that everything runs smoothly at both events. Security is our top priority,” said Mnyandu.

Hibiscus Coast Protection Services, SAPF and the Road Traffic Inspectorate will be deployed at strategic points of the venue and will safeguard all proceedings, he added.

Emergency Medical and Rescue Services (EMRS) will also be on site to assist with medical injuries.

He thanked the media, Cyassound and sponsors for their contributions made towards the festival.

“Ugu District Municipality and Cyassound Events together with sponsors are ready to host an event of high calibre,” said Mnyandu.

The purpose of this event is to make sure that all sponsors are acknowledged, he added.

He thanked Absa, BrandHouse, Amstel Larger, Coca-Cola Fortune, Isolezwe, Isolezwe Ngesonto, Ugu South Coast Tourism, Department of Transport, Department of Arts and Culture, White Star and uKhozi FM for their efforts.

“We are also very proud to have formed a partnership with Sisonke Municipality. We look forward to working together in the future,” said Mnyandu.

Deputy Mayor for Hibiscus Coast Municipality, Johnnie de Wet said he had watched the jazz festival grow to the magnitude it has reached today.

“An event such as this contributes to the tourism industry and also creates job. It also gives local businesses a good boost,” said de Wet.

The pre-party takes place today.

“The exciting pre-party line up will showcase include deejay Rocco, deejay Tira, Andy x, Mystic Soul, Qhawe and 101,” said Mnyandu.

The ‘younger generation’ is invited to attend the pre-party at the Marburg Sports Complex today, starting at 5pm.

The jazz festival kicks off at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday, June 25.

The line up includes Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbuli, Selaelo Selota, Jonas Gwangwa, Siphokazi, Ringo Madlingozi, Zamajobe, Zakes Bantwini, Malini, Tender Mavundla, Phumla Nxumalo, Mamayi, Xolisa Dlamini, Nkulee Dube, The Factors, Umkhumbane Jazz Band, Pu2ma, Brian Thusi’s Band and deejays Muntu and Mshedys.

Tickets for both events are available at Computicket.

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