Music Musts: Kday’s coming for you

Music Musts: Kday’s coming for you

In November last year, 94.5 Kfm announced to great excitement and applause that Kday 2014 would be taking place on March 29 this year at the Sandringham Farm in Stellenbosch.
For Kday 2014, 94.5 Kfm has teamed up with MTN, and I can tell you one thing: it’s gonna be absolutely awesome, with 17 of the biggest music acts in South Africa all performing on one stage for one day only.

In anticipation of this massive event in the Western Cape music calendar – where local music fans head out for a day of awesomeness and picnicking, with loads of great music on offer – I’ve decided to do a countdown to it, each week giving you a little bit of extra insight, interviews with some of the artists, and tips and advice. And being a presenter for 94.5 Kfm, I may also spill a few secrets along the way. Shhh… don’t tell anyone!
I think what I love about this event is that it’s for the whole family (sadly, there aren’t that many music events that will cater for the entire family nowadays); it features the crème de la crème of SA talent (where each artist is a headliner); and it’s affordable.
Now I know what you’re probably asking yourself: Who are these 17 top SA artists that’ll be performing?

Well, Prime Circle will be there, as will MiCasa, Elvis Blue, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Dr Victor, LCNVL, Blackbyrd, Jimmy Nevis, Danny K, Llyod Cele, Goodluck, DJ Kent, Watershed, Beatenberg, Daniel Baron and MacStanley. And then, the latest addition to the line-up, The Parlotones, who’ll be returning from Los Angeles after playing at the Grammy Awards after party and the Sundance Festival. Also, don’t forget all your favourite Kfm presenters will be at Kday.
Tickets are available now, through Computicket, at R80 for children and R180 for adults. If you haven’t already, I’d highly suggest you book your tickets ASAP as they are seriously selling quickly.
Stay tuned to 94.5Kfm for further information on Kday 2014. You can also follow the feed on Twitter at @945Kfm, and use the official hashtag #kday2014.

As for music events happening this weekend:
On Friday, February 28, Crushanda Forbes, known for her Whitney Houston voice and for being in the Top 12 in ‘Idols SA’ in 2006 and Top 3 in ‘Idols SA’ in 2011, alongside Mark Haze and Dave van Vuuren, will be performing in Mossel Bay at the Garden Route Casino. So, why not take off straight after work and head down the Garden Route. The show kicks-off at 9pm and tickets are R80 each. For more information, call Rudolf on 072 361 3699.
Bring out your 1980s wardrobe and head to The Barnyard Theatre in Tygervalley on Saturday, March 1, for an 80s versus 90s evening, where two decades collide in support of NPO, the St John Ambulance Service. It all kicks-off at 8pm and cover is R135 per person.
For more details, call 021 461 8420.

Lastly, from swing to jazz and everything in between, you’re in for a treat when the UCT Big Band takes to the stage at De Waal Park on Sunday, March 2 at 4pm.
The 18-piece band plus five vocalists will be led by internationally renowned Professor Mike Campbell, in the seventh musical showcase of the annual Concerts in the Park. The event is free, and concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early and bring along their lawn chairs and picnic blankets.