Stars sign up for 46664

2005-01-18 08:43

George - The line-up of artists who will be performing at the second 46664 concert were announced on Monday.

The concert is scheduled for March 19 at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate.

Lead singer of Bad Company and Free, Paul Rodgers, will be appearing on stage with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor for the first time. After performing at Fancourt, they will embark on a tour of Europe.

Eurythmics singer, Annie Lennox, who performed in the first 46664 concert in Cape Town, will again take the stage, while new kid on the block Katie Melua and India.Arie will also be adding their voices to the mix.

Local musicians such as Danny K, Mandoza, Karen Zoid, Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle, Blk Sonshine and kwaito group Mafikizolo will also be performing.

The artists will all perform at no charge to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign against HIV/Aids.

Owner of Fancourt, doctor Hasso Plattner, offered to host the concert on the golf estate free of charge. He also undertook to carry all the costs of the show so that all profits will go directly to the foundation.

The focus of this year's concert will be to promote recognition that women are now bearing the brunt of the HIV/Aids pandemic with the fastest increase in infections now showing among women and girls.

"Women must be empowered socially and economically to help them to make the necessary changes to tradition that will encourage awareness about HIV/Aids and allow them to fight the pandemic," the organisers said in a statement.

  • Tickets to the show cost R263 and R350 and are available at Computicket.

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