Local muso Fruit Vendor wins opening slot at Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival

2014-08-21 11:35

Cape Town - The Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival organisers, together with Music Experience ran a competition to give new talent a chance to win the opening slot at this year's festival.

The finals took place on Wednesday night where the judges had a really tough time choosing a winner. In the end though, Josh Prinsloo, also known as Fruit Vendor, was crowned the ultimate winner who will be performing at the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Festival at the Baxter Theatre on Saturday 30 August.

As part of the prize, Josh also walked away with a brand new Alvarez guitar from Music Experience.

With more than 50 entries, organiser Gavin Minter explained that Fruit Vendor was chosen as the winner as "he brought something totally new and fresh to the table, unlike anything else we have heard before. He included a folky spoken word element that really impressed us."

Minter also said that the standard was so high that they decided to also include the two runners up, Jennifer Eaves and Hatchetman, in the opening line-up for the event.

This will be the 6th instalment of The Sedgwick's Old Brown Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival with some of SA's top artists performing completely acoustic in an intimate, concert-style setting. These performances will be delivered in the form of collaborations and stripped down to the essence of the songs. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa's best songwriters and musicians.

The artists include:

Vusi Mahlasela / Ard Matthews
Deep South / Errol Dyers  
Reza Khota / Derek Gripper  
Jesse Jordan / Mark Haze  
Louise Day / Tatum
Farryl Purkiss / Digby and the Lullaby  
Wayne Pauli / Nuka  
Blacksmith / Dave Ferguson  
James Grace / Saudiq Khan  
Evelyn Hart / Carla Conradie
Jack Mantis / Touchwood
Miles Sievwright / Jeremy Douglas

Tickets cost between R165 - R185 and are available from Computicket.

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