Riebeek to rock at Rock The Hage

2018-03-22 06:00

IT will be rock n roll at Riebeek this weekend as the school is hosting the annual Rock The Hage concert in association with the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South.

Making this event special for the band, Daytrippers, is that they celebrate 50 years playing together with the original members.

The Daytrippers, Poltergeist (with musicians from the UK and Australia), Riaan Vogel and the Riebeek College Band will perform on both nights.

Friday’s performances include Anton Calitz, a teacher at Riebeek College who will perform with the Silver Horse Band, and Tank (an international act who had hits in the 1970s).

Saturday’s performances will include Bedlam, Axyl, Beanie Rebels and In the Mix.

The Riebeek band was established with funds donated by Kim Clement and Rock The Hage, with the aim to buy music equipment for the schools. This eclectic group of young rockers and stunning performers will dazzle with their stage presence and distinctive sound.

“We are excited to be extending a warm Riebeek welcome to the music lovers of the Metro. We hope to see many of our Old Girls join us for an informal reunion and we are grateful to our parents and Rotary for their involvement.

“We are also thrilled to have the audience watch our young band members hold their own against the greats who will perform on our stage,” said Riebeek Principal, Kieran Stear.

Every performance of this edgy, electrifying Riebeek group has led to standing ovations so concert goers are in for a musical delight. The girls may appear petite but once they belt out their sounds, their power is undeniable.

Well known musician, John van Vuuren, has again been co-ordinating the line-up of this nostalgic annual event that conjures up, for many, the years of growing up in Uitenhage in the 1970s and 1980s. This blast from the past, with an infusion of the young and new in the form of the Riebeek band, spans generations though with the mix of musos performing.

Rock the Hage offers a weekend of good food (on sale at the venue), good music and good company. Soft drinks are available for sale at the venue, and adults are invited to bring their own refreshments.

Tickets are available at R70 per person and can be obtained from the Uitenhage South Rotary members or Alan Reynolds on 082 556 4585 or between 07:30 and 15:30 at Riebeek College. Tickets will be sold at the door if space permits it, so it is advisable to obtain your tickets ahead of time. Riebeek College does have a right of admission policy in place.

  • Rock the Hage will take place tomorrow and Saturday, starting at 18:00 and ending at approximately 23:30. Doors will open at 17:30 for music enthusiasts wanting to secure a good spot.

-HEILIE COMBRINCK

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