Music Musts: KDay 2014 to showcase the best of SA talent

Music Musts: KDay 2014 to showcase the best of SA talent
By Jonathan Duguid

By Jonathan Duguid

Believe it or not, KDay 2014 is a week away. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling to hold in how excited I am for this event. As I’ve said previously, and I’ll say it again, it’s not every day that one comes across a music festival, the line-up of which is purely South African and that welcomes everyone: from kids to their parents, to varsity and college kids, to grandparents. There really is something for everyone at Kfm’s annual KDay and this year, with Kfm having teamed up with MTN, is set to be the best one yet.

Taking to the stage at KDay on March 29 at Sandringham Farm just outside Stellenbosch will be The Parlotones, Prime Circle, MiCasa, Jimmy Nevis, Goodluck, Elvis Blue, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Dr Victor, LCNVL, Blackbyrd, Danny K, Lloyd Cele, DJ Kent, Watershed, Beatenberg, Daniel Baron and MacStanley.
If you’re a frequent reader of this column, you’ll know that something I am very pro for is supporting local music. Give me the chance to tell you about how amazing South African talent is, and I will.
I spoke to Colleen Louw, Kfm’s Station Manager about KDay 2014 with MTN, and how important it is to be supporting Mzansi’s talent.

I asked Louw what the event meant to Kfm. She told me that “As the biggest music station in the Western Cape, Kfm uses this day as an opportunity to focus on enjoying living the good life through music.”
When I asked Louw if supporting South African music was important to the radio station, her answer was a resounding yes. She went on to say that supporting local music is a priority to Kfm and the station is always looking at creative ways of showcasing local talent.

I was interested to find why Louw thought that we, as South Africans, should be supporting the talent of our great nation. She said, “Apart from being patriotic, supporting local music is easy. Our musicians can compete at an international level and our country is abundant with musical talent.”
I couldn’t agree more with Colleen. And I have to say it’s great to see such wonderful support for local music from the biggest radio station in the Western Cape.

Lastly, I asked Louw what she was looking forward to most at KDay 2014. She told me, “Sitting back and listening to the quality of our local musicians who could be on a stage anywhere in the world.”
If you haven’t got your tickets yet, then I’ve got some bad news – they’re all sold out. But don’t fear, for where there’s a will, there’s a way – and there is a way that you can win tickets: listen to 94.5 Kfm and visit the Kfm website (kfm.co.za) and you could win! And if you don’t manage to win tickets, you still don’t have to miss out, as you’ll be able to live stream the event at kday.kfm.co.za. How cool is that?

Follow the feed on Twitter at @945Kfm, and use the official hashtag #KDay2014 for further updates.

Music gigs happening this weekend:

On Friday, March 21, catch Crimson House, Pebbleman, and Jesse Jordan live at the Durbanville Golf Club. The show starts at 8pm, tickets are R70 each, and booking can be done by calling 021 976 8120.
Saturday, March 22, will see Boulevard Blues performing at the Cape Farm House from 3pm. Tickets are R65, and for more information, email Sarah at info@capefarmhouse.co.za.
Lastly, on Sunday, March 23, enjoy Desmond and the Tutus and Shortstaw live at Kirstenbosch Gardens, starting at 5.30pm. Tickets are R85-R120 each and can be bought at webtickets.co.za.

Twitter: @JonathanDuguid