Hopefuls audition for fest

Members if Psycho Academy School of Hip Hop, based at Portland Indoor Sports Centre, got the crowd on their feet.

Dance crews, singers and performers are perfecting their moves, clearing their throats and rehearsing to showcase their talents at the 2017 DStv Mitchell’s Plain Festival, which is less than two months away.

The Plainsman is the media print partner of the festival.

About 60 artists auditioned at Westgate Mall on Saturday September 30, to secure their spot at the three-day festival at Westridge Gardens, starting on Friday December 1.

Each performer had 90 seconds to wow judges, among them Mitchell’s Plain songbird Salome Damon Johansen, formerly from Lentegeur; Sheval Arendse, councillor for Ward 82 and chairperson of Wolfgat Sub-council; Laaiqah Anthony, from Pam Golding Properties; and Zelna Hadlow, from Capitec Bank.

Festival founder and director, Rozario Brown, said they were still perusing the judges’ scorecards.

Artists will know whether they have made the cut from later today, Wednesday October 4.

“Of those who auditioned, we are hoping to put through 20 artists but the quality wasn’t what we had hoped,” he said.

Mr Brown said only about 10 of the performances would make it to the festival.

“In total we’ll have more than 50 artists, DJs and entertainers performing at the festival,” he said.

A full programme for the festival weekend will be announced on the DStv Mitchell’s Plain Festival Facebook page by Friday October 6.