947 and Huawei have spent today dropping announcements of the nine acts that will make up one world-class stage at Huawei Joburg Day on 3rd September.
The 947 team has been broadcasting from venues around Joburg, hosting live performances and interviewing eight of South Africa’s hottest artists. The final act – and you won’t want to miss this one – will be announced at 17h45 on the afternoon drive with Anele.
947’s Breakfast Xpress kicked things off with one of the biggest names on the South African music scene: MiCasa, followed by Matthew Mole, who performed on Stacey Norman’s show. Hip hop and dance fans got their wishes when Stacy announced Kwesta and then Timo ODV.
Greg & Lucky were the lucky ones to welcome Goodluck to the fold, and then gave listeners a live performance from DJ Kent.
Afternoon Drive with Anele made the final three announcements: Kyle and Shekhinah; AKA and… you’ll need to tune in at 17h45 to find out who will be the ninth headliner on the Joburg Day 2016 stage.
All the action from the broadcasts and performances have been brilliantly captured by the Huawei P9 smartphone with its Leica dual-lens and audiences have been able to follow the news on the hashtag #HuaweiJoburgDay.
Listeners were also given the chance to win one of nine P9s by engaging with the station as the artists were revealed.
“When Huawei and 947 announced that Joburg Day was coming back, we called on audiences to tell us which artists they wanted on the line-up,” said 947 station manager, Ravi Naidoo. “We were flooded with suggestions and we believe that we have managed to get nine of the hottest artists in South Africa to join us at Joburg Day 2016.”
“Huawei is super excited about the partnership with 947. It’s evident by the line up, that the hottest SA musicians will be performing at Huawei Joburg Day. With the refreshed Huawei Joburg Day concept, concert goers are in for a unique experience,” said Hawa Hyath, Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Sub Sahara
Huawei Joburg Day with 947 will take place at Crocodile Creek, near Lanseria on Saturday 3rd September. It promises to be an all-day festival of South African music and tickets are on sale now for R380 via www.947.co.za. Tickets are limited and no under 16’s are allowed.
This is the first of three Huawei Joburg Day events and details of the next events will be announced in the months to come.
The 8 confirmed artists for Huawei Joburg Day are:
DJ Kent Kyle