Music Musts: Get amped for Kday 2014

Music Musts: Get amped for Kday 2014
By Jonathan Duguid

By Jonathan Duguid

There’s just a few weeks left till the biggest one-day music festival in the Western Cape and the excitement is growing greater and greater as Saturday, March 29 – the day of Kday 2014 – looms closer.
Hosted by 94.5 Kfm and supported by MTN at the Sandringham Farm in Stellenbosch, Kday 2014 is one event you need to get your golden ticket to, because if you don’t, frankly, you’re going to be seriously disappointed in yourself. It’s not everyday you have South Africa’s prime musical talent all performing on one stage for your entertainment. And can I let you in on a secret? Tickets are close to being sold out, so you should really act soon and buy one to ensure that you don’t miss out.

I had the chance to catch up with three of the seventeen acts that will be performing at Kday 2014 and find out how amped they were for this massive family event. The trio of artists I chatted to were Cape Town’s musical son, Jimmy Nevis; Julez from one of my favourite electro groups, GoodLuck; and the man that’s responsible for all of us “Jika’ing”, J-Something from MiCasa.

You’ve probably heard his smooth voice on songs like ‘Elephant Shoes’, ‘Heartboxing’, ‘In Love with You’ and ‘Balloon’, and if you’ve ever seen him perform, he retains that smoothness in a live setting, which of course makes the ladies want him even more, but when I caught up with Jimmy Nevis, I saw a different side to him. Yes, he was smooth, but there was no way he could hide his excitement about Kday 2014.
The first thing Jimmy Nevis told me, when I asked about his feelings about Kday 2014 was that he is “Waaaaay excited!” to be performing. He added, “It’s such a blessing to be part of that line-up”. He went on to say that he couldn’t wait to perform for the crowd alongside the other greats that’ll be on the same stage, saying “I can’t wait to bring it!”

Julez, the bubbly and vibrant lead-singer of GoodLuck, who’ve had awesome hits like ‘Electro Thing’ and ‘Taking It Easy’, told me that the group was thrilled to be performing, saying, “Kday is one of those extraordinary events! You just can’t beat the size and epic-ness of an event like Kday – and the people, and the vibe, and the energy – it’s remarkable!”
MiCasa’s lead-singer, J-Something, is just as cool as he seems in his tracks and music videos. When I briefly caught up with him, he told me that Kday is a very special event for MiCasa, and added, “For us to be there is the highlight of our calendar.”

Other artists that’ll be at Kday will be Elvis Blue, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Dr Victor, LCNVL, Blackbyrd, Danny K, Lloyd Cele, DJ Kent, Watershed, Beatenberg, Daniel Baron, MacStanley, and The Parlotones, who’ll be returning to SA from Los Angeles to perform at the event.
Tickets for Kday 2014 are R180 for adults and R80 for children. You can purchase them at kfm.co.za, or at any Computicket/Shoprite/Checkers branch.
If your wallet is feeling the beginning of the month, don’t fear, because you can WIN TICKETS with 94.5 Kfm and The Next 48hOURS. To enter, simply Tweet: “I can’t wait for #Kday2014 with @945Kfm and @MTNza on 29 March! Get your tickets at kfm.co.za” and you could win one of five sets of double tickets. Remember to follow @945Kfm and @48hoursincapetown. The competition closes on Monday, March 10.

The great thing is you can enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be chosen through an automatic randomizer and will be contacted via Direct Message. The judges’ decision is final.
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
On to music gigs happening this weekend:
On Friday, March 7, catch Mark Haze and Friends live at Die Boer Restaurant in Durbanville. The show starts at 8.30pm, tickets are R100 each, and booking can be done by calling 021 979 1911.

Saturday, March 8, sees the Bob Mowday Brass Band raise money for the Cart Horse Protection Association, by jamming at the Hout Bay Amphitheatre from 3.30pm. Tickets are R100 and for more info, call Andrea on 021 535 3435.
Lastly, on Sunday, March 9, enjoy the Sons of Settlers live at the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West for the reserve’s final sunset concert, starting at 5.30pm. Tickets are R50 each and for more information, call 021 851 4060.

Twitter: @JonathanDuguid