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Anita Froneman

The popular annual Liefde by die Dam concert at Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg is now also becoming a regular event on the Western Cape Festival Calendar. Liefde by die Dam strives to serve as a platform to showcase the best local music. The program features music for young and old, which makes it an ideal day out with your family or friends.

Eight top South African artists and bands will be performing on a fabulous stage in a lovely picnic-style setting. This stellar line- up includes rockers Die Heuwels Fantasties, Francois van Coke and Arno Carstens, rapper Early B and other favourites like Majozi, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Snotkop and Loki Rothman.

The artists on the line- up have exciting things in the pipeline. Loki Rothman will be releasing a new album later this year. “I usually play solo, but I will be performing with a band at the concert. This is a new direction for my music and show. I cant’t wait!” Majozi is also looking forward to be back on the Liefde stage: “People can expect to sing along to all my favorite songs with me. Let’s have a good time!” Arno Carstens will be performing songs from his award-winning album “DieAandblom13”, as well as some other familiar tunes. This is his first show at Liefde by die Dam. 

The popular comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout will be the MC for the day. 

The Liefde by die Dam event, in collaboration with Bok Radio and VIA (channel 147, DSTV), has teamed up with Liefde Wen. For the past three years to collect blankets for the less privileged after the concerts. Bring your own picnic blanket and leave it behind at the end of the day. The Liefde Wen team will make sure that the blankets find new homes where needed.

Pierre Greeff (Die Heuwels Fantasties), one of the organisers of the event, says: “Our recent concert at Emmarentia Dam was attended by 12 000 people. What a vibe! And everything ran smoothly on the day. Meerendal with the beautiful winelands and mountains as backdrop is the perfect venue for our Cape Town show. This year there will be more space and an efficient bar. Come and join us for a lekker party!”

For your day out at the dam there will be a delicious range of South Africa’s best artisan food traders. You can also bring your own picnic baskets.

Tickets at Howler

Unfortunately, VIP tickets are old out.

Kids under 3 have free entry.

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Date: November 16
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: R75-195


Meerendal Wine Estate
Vissershok Road, Durbanville
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Phone: +27 21 612 0015
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Article written by

Anita Froneman