More local bands for World Cup concert

2010-05-24 10:00

More South African artists will be included in the line-up of

international stars to perform at Fifa’s World Cup Concert at Orlando Stadium on

June 10.

Goldfish, Lira, Loyiso Bala, Kwani Experience, Steadyrock, Tumi

Molekane, and 340ml were added to the list of local musicians that would be part

of the concert, show producers Control Room said in a statement.

Earlier this month the producers announced that iconic local Jazz

musician Hugh Masekela would join Freshlyground, the Parlotones, Vusi Mahlasela

and the Soweto Gospel Choir in the line-up.

They would join a host of international stars including Alicia

Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Angélique Kidjo, John Legend and Juanes.

Organisers included local artists after calls from the ministry of

arts and culture for a line-up with more South African representation.

“I’m honoured to be part of this historic moment in South Africa’s

history to serve as hosts for the first Fifa World Cup on the African continent

and the first concert associated with the tournament,” Lira told


“I’m thrilled to be performing on-stage with this amazing group of

African, South African and international artists it’s sure to be one of the best

music events ever in Africa.”

The concert starts at 4pm on June 10 and was expected to draw about

30 000 fans.

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