Come together at the Sisonke Festival

2019-05-29 06:02
One of the performers, rap artist Browllynd King.PHOTO: supplied.

One of the performers, rap artist Browllynd King.PHOTO: supplied.

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THERE are just days to go until the biggest concert to hit the KZN capital this decade is set to get local music-lovers on their feet.

Aptly named the Sisonke Music Festival, it takes place on the final Sunday of the 2019 Royal Show and brings together musicians and entertainers from around KZN and South Africa for an entertainment line-up never seen before in the region.

“We’re thrilled to be able to be hosting the Sisonke Music Festival, that adds value to the local music scene.

“This will be a refreshing event that is professional, inspiring and brings together different personalities, whilst creating a new tradition that is proudly Pietermaritzburg,” said festival organiser Stephanie February.

Added to this, the Sisonke Music Festival will also provide a platform for up-and-coming artists to share the stage with well-known South African artists.

A Battle of the DJs competition will kick-off the Sisonke Music Festival.

Festival organiser Alain Dalais said: “The Battle of the DJs will be the ultimate platform for our awesome local DJs to showcase their skills and drop their beats for the crowds to hear the music and move their feet. It will be the only scratch you’ll ever want!”

LOCAL IS LEKKER

Following the Battle of the DJs, local rap artists will get their chance to light up the stage.

The line-up will feature up-and-coming rappers such a Prodii-G, Dice, Browllynd and Ryan “Riggz” Hoskins, who made his big break with his latest track The Way We Choon.

L INE-UP

Headline performers on stage include 2018’s biggest winner for the Sama24 Awards, Sun-El Musician, who walked away with the award for Best Collaboration for his runaway hit Akanamali. The song also won him the SAMPRA Highest Airplay Song of the Year Award and the Samro Highest Airplay Composer’s Award.

Next on the line-up is South African Neo-soul/Neo-folk music artist Simmy, who has carved out a distinctive position in the music industry.

One of the country’s biggest future stars, she has not only performed to thousands of fans but she also writes and co-produces her own material.

Apart from the Sisonke Music Festival, the Royal Show venue boasts strategically-designated areas for all to enjoy, such as craft stalls and artisanal food vendors.

Tickets are available at the gate at a cost of R70.

For more information visit @Sisonkemusicfestival2019 on Facebook or follow the event on Instagram @Sisonke_Music_Fest.

Battle of the DJs is sponsored by Creative Arts College, PMB and the winner will be walking away with a bursary from the Creative Arts College.

The Sisonke Music Festival is proudly driven by VW Barons Pietermaritzburg. — Supplied.

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