Moonchild Sanelly. Picture: Supplied

Local artist Moonchild Sanelly has launched a crowdfund to help finance her upcoming stint as the opening act for Die Antwoord. 

The "Makhe" entertainer is set to tour Europe in August with South African group Die Antwoord, and is reaching out to fans to help supplement her funding for the tour. 

While she does receive a booking fee from Roc Nation, it's not enough to cover the costs of the month-long tour, which include travel, accommodation and extra living costs for herself and her team. 

On her crowdfunding page Moonchild wrote: "I have been given the opportunity to open for my favourite band in the entire world on their European Tour, Die Antwoord. Although I am getting paid for my performances, a month on the road is expensive with travel & accom to cover in between shows for myself and my travel party. So... I am calling on my BooBeam community, brands and next level general mutha f**kers to help me achieve this next massive step in my career.(sic)"

The goal set for the crowdfunding page is $7100 which roughly amounts to R98 0000. However, Moonchild isn't expecting fans to open their wallets without get something out of the deal, so she designed "packages" that you can "purchase" based on your donation amount.

What fans get in return:

  • $40 (R550) gets you a Future Baby T-shirt.
  • $80 (R1,100) gets you the "Moon Pack": gets you access all of her music (digital). A Future Baby T plus a free ticket for you and a friend to my Homecoming Show after the EU Tour in September and also be an extra on her next music video shoot.
  • $100 (R1,370) gets you the "Call the Moon": a one on one WhatsApp call with Moonchild.
  • $1,000 (13,700) gets you the "Full Moon Pack": a private performance at no additional cost, if you live in South Africa. 

To support Moonchild's crowdfunding you can visit her Indiegogo page https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/moonchild-sanelly-opens-for-die-antwoord-band#/