Local music stars battle it out to open for Usher

2012-01-20 00:00

SCORES of South Africa’s rising urban-music stars will spend the next few weeks battling it out for a spot as one of the six local artists who will be opening for Usher during his performances in the Hansa Pilsener Festival of Legends in March.

The multiple Grammy Award-winner and legendary producer is the headline artist at the during the festival, which is likely to be one of the premier events on South Africa’s music calendar this year.

Hansa Pilsener’s team of Talent Search Ambassadors, which include Thabiso Khati, local rap group Teargas and music mogul Zakes Bantwini, have spent the last few months combing the country for up-and-coming music stars that have the talent to open for Usher.

Tour Dates and ticket prices: • March 3: Grand West, Cape Town — R275 to R450.

• March 7: ICC Durban Arena — R250 to R450.• March 10: Orlando Stadium, Soweto — R200 to R600.

Tickets can be bought at Computicket.

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