Ugu Jazz Festival launched

2017-06-15 06:01
PHOTO: omega moagiAt the media launch in Durban on Tuesday Cyasound Holdings CEO Siyabonga Msomi and Ugu Mayor Cllr Mondli Chiliza.

PHOTO: omega moagiAt the media launch in Durban on Tuesday Cyasound Holdings CEO Siyabonga Msomi and Ugu Mayor Cllr Mondli Chiliza.

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THE 11th annual Ugu Jazz Festival is now two weeks away and organisers told patrons to brace themselves for a bigger and better offering this year.

Addressing media at the event launch in Durban on Tuesday, Cysound Holdings CEO Siyabonga Msomi said the event would be bringing in renowned musicians as usual with a dose of some local talent. “We held auditions all over the district to scout talent for the Local Hour section of the show, which will be showcasing the fresh talent of local upcoming artists,” said Msomi. He said another added feature this year was the facility of a limited paid parking at R150 close to the venue.

“This year we wanted to extend parking closer to the venue for the general public and not just a designated few,” said Msomi. He said the event targeted 12 000 people and encouraged people to buy more of the general tickets than VIP because that is “where the fun was”.

A build-up event focusing on indigenous music will be held on Saturday June 10. The main event takes place on June 24 from 10pm. Limited tickets available now on Computicket General tickets are R200, Golden Circle: R350 and VIP, R1200.

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