Press Release: World Aids Concert at Freedom Park, Pretoria 01 December 2018

Press Release


For Immediate Release

27 November 2018

World Aids Concert at Freedom Park, Pretoria 01 December 2018


PRETORIA –  LoveLife, Music Central Africa and Freedom Park will host a World Aids Day multipronged concert on 01 December 2018 at Freedom Park, Pretoria. The World Aids Day Concert may be new, however it is fast becoming the talk of the golden province of Gauteng due to its unique agenda to drive towards zero new HIV infections. The event, set to take place annually on the 1st of December will be launched at Freedom Park, a National Heritage Destination and an Agency of the National Department of Arts and Culture, located at a 52-hectare site on the Salvokop hill, in Pretoria.

The festival, founded by Music Central Africa will fittingly feature two stages, Gospel music between 12 noon and 6pm as well as the Urban stage from 6pm till midnight. An AIDS park manned by the HIV AIDS experts from LoveLife will also be running throughout the day with dialogues on the disease, HIV Aids testing and counselling.  

The Gospel stage line-up will include the platinum selling and award winning songstress Swazi, Putuma Tiso, Godwin Omighale, Sabata, Lombard Matshinge, Verona Pillay and the all-star outfit, Family of Praise. The Urban stage will boast with performances by Malumz on Decks, Siphokazi, Femi Koya, Cruz Afrika, Mawat, and re-introducing the legend Marah Louw performing her latest Jazz and Afro-Pop singles.   

Music Central Africa’s Principal for Urban Genres Donal Shayi says he's the main purpose of the event is to “rally voices behind zero new HIV infections.” "A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit LoveLife towards efforts to combat the disease", he added.

Another unique feature of the event is the Young Talent Zone between 9am and 12 noon where 10 up and coming acts will be afforded a platform to showcase their talent at the concert. “Applications for entry to the Young Talent Zone is open to every South African up and coming talent with forms accessible from the World Aids Day Concert website,” said Andile Nkosi of Music Central Africa.  

Tickets for the event are available at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers. #WorldAidsDayConcert

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 1 December 2018

Time: 9h00 until late

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

Enquiries: Donald Shayi

011 781 4144/ 082 846 8081 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Naomi Madima

012 336 4006/ 060 961 3851

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