With radio stations such as 947, KFM, Jacaranda FM, East Coast Radio and more having a yearly music festival, I have always felt that 5FM have missed out on this opportunity. Granted, the stations mentioned above are regional so it’s an easier decision regarding dates and city of choice but I’ve always felt 5FM would put on a kick-ass festival. Today, the station announced that they’ve got an incredible line-up as they take on 947’s Joburg Day with outdoor festival Joburg Live Loud on the 12th of September. What’s interesting is that 947’s Joburg Day is usually held on the second week of September so I wonder if they will decide to change the date of the festival or not this year.
This festival will be huge as over 30 South African musicians and DJs have been confirmed to play at Marks Park, Emmarentia in Johannesburg from 10am – 9pm. The parties were also held in Cape Town and Durban earlier this year, but the Johannesburg show will be the biggest event 5FM has put together in the past few years which is super exciting for the brand.
5FM Station Manager Justine Cullinan says, “5FM broadcasts daily with one aim in mind and that is to bring the cultures of youthful South Africans together through the power of music. The station has been planning the launch of a wholly 5FM-owned station property for some time and it’s finally here! Our vision for Joburg Live Loud is to showcase the best in local music on stage for everyone to get together and live loud!”
So, who exactly can we expect at the festival? The station have confirmed the following acts:
Zebra & Giraffe
Gangs of Ballet
Venue: Marks Park Sports Centre, Emmarentia , Johannesburg.
Date: 12th September 2015.
Time: 10h00 until 21h00.
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