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Finally, the much-awaited Joburg Day is here and the organisers, 94.7FM, are expecting 30 000 people to descend on Crocodile Creek Polo Club, opposite Lanseria Airport.
The first band will be on stage at 10am and the line-up is an exceptional example of the high quality of commercial music being produced in this country.
Look out for Jeremy Loops who is fast becoming a favourite with his one-man looping band. He is not just a novelty, however, as he has some really good folk/pop songs. Goldfish are in the mix with some new material from their forthcoming album.
Prime Circle have long been the kings of live rock music. Gangs of Ballet are the current favourite pop/ rock band on the circuit and have an excellent live show to boot.
The Parlotones are back in the country with a new album and their hits always go down a treat no matter how overexposed some people think they are.
Liquideep will give dance fans a fairytale experience. Then there is Jack Parow who has put Zef rap on the map. Lcnvl is there for the teen girls. Watch out for those lean, mean muscles, er, I mean beats.
Idols fans will be overjoyed with the appearances of Lloyd Cele and Elvis Blue, while Capetonian Jimmy Nevis has flown up.
Doors open at 8am and the final act goes on at 9pm.
It’ll be a long day and far, far away, so elect a driver. – Therese Owen
Generally, most of us use Sundays to relax. A lot of excitement comes with a Friday and it is usually carried over to Saturday so by the time we get to Sunday it makes sense to just kick back.
This is perhaps why the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens gig falls on the last day of the weekend. It is the type of outdoor setting where you and your loved ones can enjoy the beauty of the Botanical Gardens and that of the music around you.
It is a camping chair and picnic basket kind of setting that will have you relaxing just the way you need to before another dreaded Monday comes around.
On the playlist will be the Idols SA finalist Sindi Nene who will show us why she was a big deal on the TV show. She has some new material and that should be refreshing.
Speaking of new music, Mafikizolo (pictured) will also be showing us why this has been a great year for them. While you may know the duo’s hit song, Khona, they have many more hits in the kitty and there’s no better place to hear them than at this event.
Food and alcohol will be available for sale at a restaurant in the gardens.
The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens are situated in Station Street in Roodepoort.
The gates will open at 11am. Tickets are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za for R80 or purchase them pre-sale at the gardens: for R90 or R100 on the day at the gardens and online for R100. However, children under 13 enter free. – Munya Vomo