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DIAS FESTIVAL A FESTIVAL OF MUSIC TOO

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24 January 2012

DIAS FESTIVAL A FESTIVAL OF MUSIC TOO

The Dias Festival that will take place in Mossel Bay from 2 February 2012 to 5 February 2012 will include a wide variety of events for music lovers too. Well-known artists such as Emo Adams, Arno Jordaan and Fredi Nest will perform at the festival arena, together with local talent such as Gift Gwe, Marcha Lombard and Alzonia Titus.
 
With the exception of the concert in the Bartholomeu Dias Museum on Thursday, 2 February, entrance to all festival events, including the music concerts, will be free.
 
The well-known singer and TV star, Emo Adams, will be in action on Friday, 3 February at a concert that will take place at the main stage in the festival arena in the Santos caravan park and start at 19:00. Emo, who will be supported by his own band, has been involved in performing arts since the age of six when he performed in District 6: The Musical. He also had a leading role in Kat and the Kings, which was written and produced by David Kramer and the late Taliep Pietersen. Emo has his own TV programme on Kyknet, namely “Jou Show met Emo”. His performance at the festival is sponsored by the ATKV.
 
Arno Jordaan and Fredi Nest will both perform at the festival arena on Saturday, 4 February. Fredi Nest’s show will start at 19:00 and Arno Jordaan will perform from 20:45 onwards.
 
Arno Jordaan, from Pretoria, has five albums behind his name. One of his albums has reached platinum status and two more have reached gold status.
 
Fredi Nest, also from Pretoria, is, in addition to being a successful performer on stage, a well-known songwriter whose songs have been recorded by more than thirty other South African artists. He has personally made seven music albums to date.
 
The supporting programme for Emo Adams will include the talented Gift Gwe from Mossel Bay, whose musical career took off when he finished runner-up in the South African Idols competition in 2005, the Chronics, a local dance group that won Mossel Bay’s Got Talent in 2011, as well as dancers from Angeline’s Dance Academy.
 
Marcha Lombard, who made her name in Supersterre, and Alzonia Titus, an Afrikaans Idols finalist in 2006, will perform on Saturday, 4 February at the Fredi Nest and Arno Jordaan concert.
 
The SA Police Band, will, in addition to participating in the festival street parade on 4 February also do public performances at the Harry Giddey Park on Saturday, 4 February from 19:00 onwards and at the festival arena at 12:00 on Sunday, 5 February, where they will perform classical music.
 
The programme at the Harry Giddey Park will include local community bands such as the Mossel Bay Community Brass Band, the Boys Brigade and Star of Bethlehem Community Brass Band of Great Brak River, the Combined Brigade Band of the Seventh Day Adventist, All Saints Church and others, the Guiding Stars Community Brass Band and the Crusaders Community Brass Band.
 
The Mossel Bay’s Got Talent Show will take place from 11:00 to 18:00 and include performers such as Lezandre, Alzonia Titus, Gevante Fisher, Chelsea Wales, Alicia van Wyk, Bongisa, SJ, Edinia and Amanda.
 
It has been reported earlier that a Dias Festival Music Concert, involving local artists only, will be held at the Bartholomeu Dias Museum on 2 February. This concert starts at 19:30 and tickets are available from the cashiers at the Mossel Bay Municipality at a cost of R25 for adults and R15 for children.