Troy and Farmboy, two of the most talked-about Hip-Hop artists in the city, will be headliners at Mochini’s annual celebration.
Festival director Teboho Majara expressed satisfaction in the line-up, saying it was worth the wait.
The event is scheduled for September 28 in Ficksburg.
Majara said this year’s line-up speaks to what is current and seeks to accommodate patrons of different genres.
Speaking of the inclusion of Hip-Hop artists, Majara said, “Hip-Hop has always been part of the festival. The only difference was that we had Hip-Hop DJs coming through. However, the demand over the years for us to bring relevant Hip-Hop artists that speaks to the audience has been there and this year we decided to comply.”
Majara further noted, “We are known for bringing something new to the table every year and things are not different this time around. While we move forward, relevance continues to be the order of the day for us and this is what we are doing again this year.”
Last year’s headliners, 2Point 1 popularly known for hits like Docha and now Batho Bana will also perform at the festival. Speaking on the duo, Majara said, “We said 90% was strictly local and we’re keeping to that. We brought the duo last year much to the delight of our fans and we are looking at bringing them back again, precisely because of their relevance in the music industry not only locally but nationally as well.”
The full-line up is expected to be released tomorrow with other local acts set to make the cut.
Reluctant to speak on the other local acts that are set to form part of the music celebration, a cagey Majara pleaded for patience, saying, “All will be revealed tomorrow.”
Since its introduction, the annual celebration continues to be counted among the biggest in the small farming town in the eastern Free State, second to the Cherry Festival.
Majara conceded the pressure of living up to expectations. “We’ve set the bar high for ourselves and we’re continuously expected to living up to those expectations, anything less than the best is not an option for us.”