Top SA musicians lined up for Port Festival

Popular South African musicians and groups, including Freshlyground and Cassper Nyovest, are lined up to entertain crowds at the Cape Town Port Festival, which takes place from Saturday April 30 to Sunday May 1.

Transnet National Ports Authority is using the festival to expose the public to the activities of its ports and opportunities in the maritime industry.

“Port-goers can mingle with celebrities, dance along to South Africa’s top artists and DJs, and enjoy a picnic with their loved ones – all within the environment of one of South Africa’s thriving commercial ports,” said Sipho Nzuza, Cape Town port manager.

Visitors to the festival can look forward to the infectious sounds of Freshlyground, fronted by charismatic lead singer Zolani Mahola.

Another crowd-puller, South African Hip Hop Awards winner Cassper Nyovest’s debut album, Tsholofelo, launched in July 2014, went platinum within eight months and debuted at number one across all genres on iTunes, when it was released digitally.

Also lined up to play are Beatenberg – the Cape Town pop music trio made up of lead singer and guitarist, Matthew Field, bass player Ross Dorkin and drummer Robin Brink.

Their 2014 album, The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg, saw their collaboration with DJ Clock on Pluto (Remember You) become the number one most popular song on South African radio for over 19 consecutive weeks.

Cape Town pop singer, song writer and producer, Jimmy Nevis, is also on the bill, having been nominated for numerous awards and rocking the air waves with hit singles including Heartboxing, Balloon and 7764.

The festival will also include vessel displays, sail-pasts, yacht races, tug rides and more, as well as a kiddies’ park, market stalls, and a careers and business exhibition.

Entry to the Cape Town Port Festival is free. Festivities will take place at A Berth and Duncan Dock from 10am to 10pm on the Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on the Sunday.

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