For the second edition of Unity on the Square, the City of Cape Town has partnered with local artists under the stewardship of Loukmaan Adams. The festival will be held in Greenmarket Square on Saturday, 17 December.
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Twenty musicians with 25 years of experience in the music business will perform at the Unity on the Square concert.
The line-up also includes Mafikizolo, Emo Adams, David Kramer, Loukmaan Adams, NV Funk, Jimmy Nevis, Youngsta CPT, Salome, Terry Fortune, Robin Pieters, Jarrad Rikkets, DJ Ready D, Berry, Crushanda Forbes, Mister Cee, Alister Izobell, Quinton Manuels, Leslie Kleinsmith and Sylvia Mdunyekwa.
The event aims to bring people together and support artists who have been impacted by the global pandemic.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, said:
“The City of Cape Town is thrilled to partner with local artists once again for Unity on the Square. The first edition in 2021 might have been restricted by Covid-19, but it laid the perfect foundation for the event’s growth going forward, and we believe it has the potential to be a catalyst for the local entertainment industry.”
He continued, “This is an exciting event that provides a platform for local artists and traders to continue making a living after the pandemic. As the City, we are delighted to get behind an initiative that seeks to revitalise the local performing arts and entertainment industry while also providing opportunities for local entrepreneurs.”
Gates for the event will open at 11am with the first act set to perform at 2pm.
A number of vendors and food trucks will be available throughout the day.
The City’s Arts and Culture Branch will host a pop-up stand and exhibition to assist those who want to apply for the Emerging Artists Programme or busking and art permits.
General entrance tickets are available for R180, and R250 will get you into the VIP section. Children under 12 enter free.
Motorists are advised that some roads in the vicinity of Greenmarket Square may be temporarily closed or have traffic restrictions.
- Date: Saturday 17 December
- Time: 11am to 11pm
- Location: Greenmarket Square | Burg Street and Longmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre.
- Tickets: Quicket
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