The two Sun City weekends, which took place from 7 to 9 October and 14 to 16 October, made up the 12th Skouspel and a host of firsts were celebrated.
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The most performers ever seen on the Skouspel stage, seven female and 38 male artists, took part in this year’s event at the Sun City Superbowl.
This year Coenie de Villiers was honoured for his contribution to Afrikaans music and several artists were assisted by Coenie in performing a selection of his hits – Jennifer Jones, Snotkop and hot band Die Heuwels Fantasties among others.
The year’s Skouspel was made extra special with a range of new elements. Giant screens with thematic videos complemented the mulimillion rand stage, in step with international trends. This was also the first year that dancers formed part of the act.
A range of top fashion designers and design houses took care of the outfits such as Karen ter Morshuizen of Lunar, Stefania Morland, Suzaan Heyns, Diaan Daniels, Heni, 46664, Shaldon Kopman for Naked Ape, Errol Arendz shoes, Klûk CGDT, Hip Hop, Thula Sindi, David Tlale and Joel Janse van Vuuren.
Eugenie Drakes of Piece provided the African-inspired jewellery. Designers well known for contributions to previous year’s Skouspel outfits were also there: Kobus Dippenaar, Gert-Johan Coetzee and Dazelle Venter. House of Monatic’s C2 label dressed the men in tailored suits.
Italian singer Patrizio Buanne, the first international star to grace the Skouspel stage, impressed audiences when he sang a few lines of a song in Afrikaans and Nianell launched her first book, Knowing Who I Am, at Skouspel Vrouedag, sponsored by Virseker.
Skouspel was made possible by a range of faithful sponsors: Checkers, Clover, Virseker, Sun City, M-Net, KykNet and Computicket.
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