Television channel SABC 2 is set to invade Bloemfontein tomorrow (Sat) with its popular FamFest featuring some of the country’s top music acts and a parade by actors from some of its leading shows.
The event which kicks off at 10am at the Botanical Gardens will bring, among others some of the big names from Muvhango, 7de Laan, Fokus, Spyskaart, Hectic Nine-9 and Lithapo.
Describing it as a weekend to remember, the SABC said in a statement the event will also feature live performances by Samthing Soweto, Dewald Wasserfall and Appel.
“The evergreen DJ Ganyani and the creative Prince Kaybee will be rocking the crowds with some house and hip hop sets,” read part of the statement.
“The main event takes place on Saturday, 14 December 2019 at Free State Botanical Garden where there will be a plethora of activities including kiddies area for face painting, TV licence activations with a music extravaganza to keep families entertained throughout the day,” it added.
Some of the actors expected include: Maumela Mahuwa and Thokozani Sithole from Muvhango; Markus Haywood and from 7de Laan; George Mokoena and from Hectic Nine-9; Mangaliso Ngema from Lithapo as well as Gospel Classics’ Tshepo Maseko and Thabiso Mokgethi, Gospel Time.
SABC 2 head of public relations Zandile Nkonyeni said in the statement, the channel plans to visit different towns and create viewer touch points, with some of the properties that live on the channel.
The purpose of this activation is to give small towns the opportunity to experience the brand as opposed to the big cities only.
“This concept was brought to life in 2017 with the first activation taking place in Mafikeng, North West. This allows us to take our programmes and talent to the audiences in a relaxed atmosphere where the viewers can interact with our actors.
“We would like to call out Bloemfontein to come out in numbers and experience a unique second to none family day. A fun filled day is definitely loading. Bloemfontein was never ready,” said Nkonyeni.