FNB Launches Gospel Festival

FIRST National Bank has joined forces with The David Camp to bring Namibia an annual gospel festival, ‘Hallelujah Namibia’, featuring gospel musicians from Namibia and South Africa.

Launched in Windhoek on Tuesday, the festival will take place during the first week of November at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek, said FNB Group Communication Manager Victoria Muranda.

The organisers have invited well over 10 artists from South Africa to perform at the festival, like Elvis Blue, Loyiso Bala, Nadine Blom, Nianell, Ivan Siegelaar, Loyd Cele, Gerhard Steyn and Louise Britz, to name a few.

Despite the Namibian music scene being saturated with gospel artists, only a handful have been approached to take part in the festival so far.

The Namibian line-up consists of Sanet Lambrecht, Ponti Dikuua and the Maranatha Choir. However, Muranda said they are still busy selecting the Namibian artists and that more will join the line-up.

A few better known gospel artists are yet to be approached to take part in the festival.

“We are still busy with the selection and we will keep you posted,” said Muranda.

“Louis Brittz will come through to Namibia in July to help with the selection of talent as a pre show and for artists to take part next year,” Muranda said.

The festival will stretch over one day with different sections for various age groups.

“The morning will be for the youngsters, just before lunch for the teenagers and the big show will start in the afternoon at 18h00,” organiser Henry Strauss said.

For pavilion seating, tickets cost N$150, standard tickets cost N$180, to sit on the lawn will cost N$200 and golden circle tickets cost N$250.

All children and pensioners get 50% discount and if you buy 10 tickets, you get one free.

Tickets will be available at Computicket as from 1 July, and tickets will also be sold at the venue.

Source : The Namibian