Live Music Fest to Mark World Music Day Celebrations

THE countdown to one of the biggest live music concerts has begun with only a week left until the World Music Day celebrations. The event, which is marked annually, will be celebrated in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Keetmanshoop and Ongwediva next Saturday, 21 June.

Namibians will join music revellers worldwide in enjoying live music from close to 120 groups or solo artists performing at the four towns. As usual on World Music Day, all artists have committed to perform for free, and all concerts are free for the public.

Windhoek will be hosting two concerts to accommodate an ever increasing number of artists who want to perform.

During the day, from 10h00 to 18h00, the action will happen at the Palm Tree Park, next to the train station in Bahnhof street.

From 20h00, the music continues at the Warehouse Theatre with live acts including hip-hop star Wambuseun, afro-pop artist Patricia, reggae-man Ngatu and the Formula Band, indie-musician TONETiC and NAMA 2014 Female Artist of the Year, Erna Chimu. In line with previous years, Windhoek’s concert will be comprised of live music only, while the other towns will accommodate acts with backing tracks.

Swakopmund’s concert will take place at the Amphitheatre from 11h00 to 19h00, while Keetmanshoop activities start at 10h00 at the Multi-Purpose Youth Centre. The shows in Ongwediva will kick off at 09h00 at the Maroela Mall, ending at around 17h00.

Source : The Namibian