Wed 01 Jul 2015, 07:26
Susan Boyle to perform at SuperSkouspel presented by Huisgenoot in collaboration with kykNet and Big Concerts.
Huisgenoot Skouspel, the pioneering Afrikaans music concert that’s rocked Sun City annually over the past 15 years, becomes SuperSkouspel this year.
Instead of consisting of several shows over two weekends, just one major concert accommodating 30 000 people will be held on Saturday, 19 September, at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
This year Huisgenoot has joined forces with kykNet and Big Concerts to reinvent Skouspel.
“Huisgenoot is the country’s biggest magazine, kykNet is the biggest channel on DStv and Big Concerts the leading concert promoter in Africa,” says Henriëtte Loubser, editor of Huisgenoot. “We’ll be making history by staging an Afrikaans music concert for the whole family in the biggest stadium in Africa.”
The date of the event has been selected to coincide with Heritage Day on 24 September and the Rugby World Cup tournament. “We’ll be celebrating our South African heritage with Afrikaans as the main character,” says Karen Meiring, head of kykNet. “SuperSkouspel has many suprises in store – it’s Afrikaans music like you’ve never heard it before,” she added.
“Staged at the FNB Stadium, SuperSkouspel will be the concert of the year,” says veteran promoter Attie van Wyk and Justin van Wyk, managing director of Big Concerts. “This world-class production will be the first at the stadium to have the stage in the centre of the arena to guarantee an intimate outdoors experience that’s accessible to all.”
The line-up of artists for the event includes popular icons such as David Kramer and Leon Schuster who will perform some of their hits. Other Skouspel favourites on the bill are Kurt Darren, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Karen Zoid, Adam Tas, Emo Adams, Andriëtte and Adam. Francois van Coke, one of several new Skouspel voices featured, will perform his hit with Zoid, Toe Vind ek Jou (Then I Found You). Concert-goers can also look forward to appearances by bands such as Mango Groove and Freshly Ground.
A highlight of the evening will be international guest artist Susan Boyle of Britain’s Got Talent fame. The Scottish singing sensation will be performing in Africa for the first time and only appear at SuperSkouspel during her visit.
At the helm of the production are creative director Ian von Memerty and musical director Janine Neethling, both formidable talents in the local entertainment industry. Performers will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra and two choirs.
Checkers is the main sponsor of the event for the 13th successive year while Clover has also again come on board.
The Springboks’ first World Cup rugby match (against Japan), due to start at 17:45, will be broadcast live on big screens at the stadium to concert-goers. The SuperSkouspel show starts at 20:00 on 19 September.
Tickets, available at Computicket from 09:00 on Friday, 26 June, start at R199. Safe parking and park-and-ride options from various parts of Gauteng are also available from Computicket.