Ugu Jazz Festival draws crowds

South Coast-born artist Naima Kay ‘owned the stage’ at the festival. PHOTO: omega moagi
South Coast-born artist Naima Kay ‘owned the stage’ at the festival. PHOTO: omega moagi

The main event on Saturday night featured Amanda Black, Sjava, Sands, Zakes Bantwini, Jimmy Dludlu and Ringo Madlingozi.

During the day festival-goers were entertained with “teaser” performances, which encouraged them come out in full force for the main event in the evening.
Organisers said the event was well attended with no major problems.
“There was minor congestion at the intersections near the parking areas due to a shortage of security marshals. Other than that, everything went smoothly,” said Cyasound Holdings CEO, Siyabonga Msomi.
“We’d like to thank patrons for attending and our partners for their sponsorship and support. We are also indebted to local law enforcement for their commitment to ensure a safe and enjoyable event,” he said.
Ugu District Municipality spokesperson said the twist to this year’s event was the fresh pool of younger artists and Afro-pop artists who were brought in to increase the event fan base.

“As the custodians of the event we always plan for this music extravaganza to improve every year. This is in terms of the quality of the performances, hospitality, our park and ride services, security as well as improving the economy of the district, among others. The 11the edition was a great success,” said Ugu municipal spokesperson France Zama.

The main event on Saturday night featured Amanda Black, Sjava, Sands, Zakes Bantwini, Jimmy Dludlu and Ringo Madlingozi.

During the day festival-goers were entertained with “teaser” performances, which encouraged them come out in full force for the main event in the evening.
Organisers said the event was well attended with no major problems.
“There was minor congestion at the intersections near the parking areas due to a shortage of security marshals. Other than that, everything went smoothly,” said Cyasound Holdings CEO, Siyabonga Msomi.
“We’d like to thank patrons for attending and our partners for their sponsorship and support. We are also indebted to local law enforcement for their commitment to ensure a safe and enjoyable event,” he said.
Ugu District Municipality spokesperson said the twist to this year’s event was the fresh pool of younger artists and Afro-pop artists who were brought in to increase the event fan base.

“As the custodians of the event we always plan for this music extravaganza to improve every year. This is in terms of the quality of the performances, hospitality, our park and ride services, security as well as improving the economy of the district, among others. The 11the edition was a great success,” said Ugu municipal spokesperson France Zama.

MUSIC lovers from across the country converged on the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre last weekend for the 11th Annual Ugu Jazz Festival.

The main event on Saturday night featured Amanda Black, Sjava, Sands, Zakes Bantwini, Jimmy Dludlu and Ringo Madlingozi.

During the day festival-goers were entertained with “teaser” performances, which encouraged them come out in full force for the main event in the evening.

Organisers said the event was well attended with no major problems.

“There was minor congestion at the intersections near the parking areas due to a shortage of security marshals. Other than that, everything went smoothly,” said Cyasound Holdings CEO, Siyabonga Msomi.

“We’d like to thank patrons for attending and our partners for their sponsorship and support. We are also indebted to local law enforcement for their commitment to ensure a safe and enjoyable event,” he said.

Ugu District Municipality spokesperson said the twist to this year’s event was the fresh pool of younger artists and Afro-pop artists who were brought in to increase the event fan base.

“As the custodians of the event we always plan for this music extravaganza to improve every year. This is in terms of the quality of the performances, hospitality, our park and ride services, security as well as improving the economy of the district, among others. The 11the edition was a great success,” said Ugu municipal spokesperson, France Zama.

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