FROM November 4 to 15, 2020 the Suidoosterfees and Atlantic Studios will be reviving the classic drive-in theatre. Audiences will be able to view music and theatre shows from the safety and comfort of their cars in a spacious drive-in area.
Three of these festival show are big music productions, featuring some of South Africa`s most legendary artists. The shows will be performed live on stage with excellent sound and lighting and to make sure that you experience it to the max, the performances will also be projected onto a big screen. Concertgoers will be able to experience the performance in their cars by tuning in on a FM radio frequency
The charm of the feel of an actual drive-in theatre will make this a new and therefore unforgettable experience. The drive-in events will comply with the national health and safety regulations in terms of the Covid-19 pandemic.
FRANCOIS VAN COKE AND EARLY B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
One of South Africa`s biggest rock stars, Francois van Coke, teams up with popular Afrikaans rapper Early B (pictured above). These two artists are renowned for their spectacular live shows. Early B is well-known for his ability to string words together faster than one can think is even possible and together with van Coke`s charismatic rock persona, this is a show not to be missed.
KLOPSE JOL!,THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
The brothers Emo and Loukmaan Adams will join musical forces in Klopse Jol! with one of Cape Town’s top minstrel groups, a brilliant Cape Malay choir and a super-talented 10-piece band. There will also be appearances by special guest artists, including Nicoleen Saal, the winner of Maak My Famous season two on kykNET, as well as Rjay and Lil-LK, who are well-known for the hit song Wikkel. This will be a unique extravaganza that will tickle your bones with the fun and flair of traditional Cape Town music.
PJ POWERS IN CONCERT WITH THE TYGERBERG CHILDREN’S CHOIR, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
South African legend PJ Powers collaborates with The Tygerberg Children’s Choir in this very special show. Patrons can look forward to hits like Welcome To Africa, The Right To Learn, Jabulani, The World In Union,and a mass choir rendition of Shosholoza. PJ is known for her larger than life, energetic performances and together with the most beautiful choir voices and an excellent band, this promises to be one of the highlights of the festival. The Tygerberg Children’s Choir is led by Karina Erasmus and the band consists of Tigger Reunert (guitar), Schalk Joubert (bass), Rollins Mankge (keys), and Kevin Gibson (drums).
According to professor Brian Figaji, chairman of the Suidoosterfees board, South African audiences are starving for theatre and music productions. Thanks to the support of the festival’s sponsors and Atlantic Studios, the drive-in theatre will offer a safe alternative to shows in indoor theatres. The initiative will provide artists with much-needed income. Drive-in patrons can also look forward to delicious roadhouse fair, served from the kykNET Kokkedoorstoor.
All shows begin at 8pm. Tickets from Computicket: R250 per vehicle, max two people or R300 per vehicle, max four people. Venue address: Atlantic Studios, 7 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens, Cape Town. Queries: Suidooster@media24.com
The kykNET Atlantic Drive-in theatre offers the City of Cape Town the opportunity to celebrate the arts thoroughly after the lockdown period. The city therefore welcomes art lovers from all over the province. Special packages are on offer to enable visitors from afar to share in top class entertainment. Hotel packages from City Lodge, which include breakfast and entry to the drive-in theatre for two persons, as well as roadhouse dinner, are available at R1 600.
More exciting Suidoosterfees-productions to look forward to are Die Variety Show that skriks vir niks, Lottering in Lockdown, Koortjies met Jonathan Rubainand Lag my kla’. The first Afrikaans gospel television series, Koortjies met Jonathan Rubain, is one of the most popular programmes that has ever been broadcast on kykNET en Kie. Guests that appeared in this series, will come together for a variety drive-in concert. For the complete festival programme, click here.
This Suidoosterfees initiative was made possible by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, the Western Cape Department of Sport and Culture, City of Cape Town, kykNET, NATi, Die Burger, Media24, Smile FM and Atlantic Studios.