Brand new Vodacom uMgungundlovu Youth Easter Music Festival to debut at Mayors Garden (PMB) this weekend
Easter weekend looks set to be a festive one for Pietermaritzburg, as the first ever Vodacom uMgungundlovu Youth Easter Music Festival kicks off a weekend of quality music at Mayors Garden (Friday 23 April 2011). As a Pre-Party for the Vodacom uMgungundlovu Easter Jazz Festival the following day (Saturday 24 April), the Youth event will feature some of South Africa's top Kwaito musicians and DJ's.
Alberts Breed, Vodacom KZN Managing Executive, said that "Vodacom is proud to be able to entertain KZN's capital city. By sponsoring an event such as this, Vodacom aims to not only ensure that the people of Pietermaritzburg enjoy their Easter weekend, but also to provide opportunities for aspiring and promising artists to take the stage. There is so much going on with the two Vodacom uMgungundlovu events that I am sure Pietermaritzburg will be packed to capacity!"
The entertainment at the uMgungundlovu Youth Easter Music Festival kicks off at 7pm. Kwaito artists will include Mdu Masilela, Trompies, L'vovo, Durban Poizn, Msawawa, Da Babes, Sosha, Big Nuz, Benzy No Mzeyks, Ayenel, DJ Oros and Amagroovies, with DJ's Tira, Bongz, Mahoota vs. Vetkuk, Stibobo, Webster, Happy Gal, Twitty, DJ Nutty, keeping the crowd on their feet late into the night. Tickets for the Vodacom uMgungundlovu Youth Easter Music Festival will be available from Shoprite/Checkers and Computicket for only R100 each.
Wanita Ngcobo of event organisers Touch Africa Events said that "this event is important as we need to increase the tourism potential in Pietermaritzburg in order to stimulate the local economy. Additionally, we will always strive to discover and explore the home-grown talent that exists in our community, and by doing so hopefully contribute in positive ways to developing and growing a section of the music industry that has been neglected of late. We are thankful for Vodacom's help in this regard". Having organised the well known Durban Jazz Festival for nine years and the Ugu Jazz Festival for three years, Touch Africa is clearly able to deliver a top quality event.
The following day (Saturday 24 April), the Vodacom uMgungundlovu Easter Music Festival will descend upon picturesque Midmar Dam, offering festival goers a day of epic live jazz and gospel performances.
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