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Everything you need to know about Emmarentia Live

2016-07-19 09:29
Emmarentia Live, Supplied
Emmarentia Live, Supplied

Cape Town - On Tuesday, 9 August beautiful Emmarentia Dam in Gauteng will be host to five of South Africa’s best and brightest musical acts for the Emmarentia Live music festival. 

There will be something for everyone with house, afro pop and so much more on display.

In case you didn't know: 9 August is Women’s day, a public holiday, in South Africa. This is in remembrance of the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in protest of the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the "pass laws".

Here’s a list of the five acts that will be rocking the stage, info about the festival where to get tickets. 

The 5 hot local acts at Emmarentia Live:

1. Freshlyground. 

These legends of SA music, led by singer Zolani Mahola, have made hit after hit; making them a crowd favourite before they’ve even stepped on stage. Ticket holders can look forward to singing along to well-known songs like Doo Be Doo, I’d Like and Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) while basking in the serene settings. 

Here’s one of their biggest hits I’d Like:

2. Mi Casa.

The three talented musicians who form local radio staple, Mi Casa, know how to get crowds moving. Their house-centric hits are easy listening gold. 

Here’s one of their biggest smashes Jika:

3. Gangs of Ballet.

Bringing the alternative rock element to this varied festival line-up are Gangs of Ballet. The four musos who make up the band blend well-crafted melodies and heartfelt lyrics in songs that have taken the radio and YouTube by storm. 

Here’s one of their most popular videos called Hello Sweet World.

4. Mango Groove.

If you grew up in the 90’s in South Africa, you probably know a Mango Groove song. They brought the famous Kwela sounds to a wider audience across the rainbow nation.

Here’s one of their biggest hits Special Star, which was dedicated to the king of Kwela Spokes Mashiyane:

5. GoodLuck.

With their combination of radio friendly EDM and sweet vocals GoodLuck (comprising of Juliet Harding and Ben Peters) have toured the world and opened for the likes of Pharrell Williams.

Here’s of their latest hits, Thinking About You:

More info about the Emmarentia Live music festival:

Acoustic rock newcomers Bad Peter will also be there performing songs from their debut EP: Let Go.

Along with live acts there will also be wine on sale, craft food stalls and a beer garden at this public holiday party for all ages. 

The concert kicks off at 10am.

Where to get tickets for Emmarentia Live and how much they cost:

Tickets can be bought on the festival website, here.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: R299
Children (6-12): R50
Kids under 6 get free entrance
Gate on the day: R349 (if available)