One of SA’s most established day-festivals is making a comeback this Autumn, so rally your ‘mense’ pick out your weekend-best outfits, and get those picnic baskets ready to rumble!
Liefde By Die Dam, named after Valiant Swart’s famous hit song with the same name, showcases the best in local music in a picnic-style setting. It’s the perfect day out for all ages with a diverse line-up of acts, delicious food, a fully stocked bar spot and non-stop entertainment.
The first batch of tickets for this popular event that is held annually in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, sold out within a day of the announcement in February. Fortunately, the restrictions imposed on event numbers have now been amended – which allows for an increase in capacity. The Cape Town massive picnic party will grace Meerendal Wine Estate this year.
Pierre Greeff from Die Heuwels Fantasties, who is also one of the organisers of Liefde, says that they are thrilled to be able to make more tickets available for both events. He says: “Liefde by die Dam has always been a big day out, with big names on a big stage in front of a big crowd. We are very happy that we can present the event in the style and scale that it is used to. Festivalgoers can expect to see their personal favourite artists with the best sound on a fantastic stage. We are working non-stop to prepare everything so that people can have the absolute best day out.”
The popular actor and comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout will be the MC at both concerts this year.
Bezuidenhout, who kept us going through harsh lockdowns with his “Feeling good, feeling positive!” conversations on social media, says that festivalgoers can expect “a big one!” He explains: “The artists are hungry to perform. And we know that people are also hungry for a hell of a show! There is lots of love to go around. So come to the jol mense, let`s get together and fill each other up!”
Here are the well-loved artists that will be performing in Cape Town:
- Die Heuwels Fantasties
- Demi Lee Moore
- Bernice West
- Youngsta CPT
- Robbie Wessels Refentse
- Schalk Bezuidenhout
- When: 9 April
- Where: Meerendal Wine Estate
- Tickets: Book your tickets at: www.liefdebydiedam.co.za | General admission: R295 for adults | R75 for kiddies