Cape Town - Launched at a time when artists were in desperate need of work, the Unity On The Square music festival is set to return for a second year, this December.
The star-studded festival started by artist and entertainer Loukmaan Adams and business partner and wife Shaakirah Adams, aims to promote a sense of unity, hope, and love this holiday season.
The festival is set to take place at Greenmarket Square, Cape Town CBD, on Saturday, December 17, from 2pm to 11pm.
Artists set to perform include Emo Adams, Mafikizolo, Salome, YoungstaCPT, Loukmaan Adams, Robin Pieters, and Jarrad Ricketts, with additional artists to be named in the coming weeks.
“Last year we were restricted in terms of capacity due to Covid-19 compliance regulations; 2022 will definitely be bigger and better as we will be focusing on a variety of acts which will cater to the entertainment needs of everyone.
“This year we will also dedicate a segment of the festival and acknowledge our Golden Oldies who have paved the way for many successful artists today, artists in this segment will include Terry Fortune, Leslie Kleinsmith and Omar Adams (Loukmaan’s dad),” event organiser, Shaakirah said.
“We will also include our emerging talent and provide the youth with a platform to showcase their talent. We have also included DJ’s such as NV Funk, as part of the acts so people can groove themselves into the beginning of the festive season,” said Adams.
The event will host a number of markets and vendors including halaal food trucks, local traders, a coffee bar, mobile data giveaways, and event and artist merchandise for sale.
The festival is supported by the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government.
Mayco member for Safety and Security, JP Smith said the event provides a platform for local artists and traders to continue to make a living, post-pandemic.
Tickets can be purchased via Quicket, ranging from for R150 each.