All set for RTC Sum­mer Fest

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

ALL roads lead to the RTC Events Cen­tre in Berea this Satur­day where an ar­ray of lo­cal and South African artistes are billed to per­form at the RTC Sum­mer Fest.

The 23 South African acts will share the stage with 15 lo­cal artistes in the in­au­gu­ral event which en­ter­tain­ment com­pany, Rock The City in­tend to stage on an an­nual ba­sis.

Rock The City’s lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, DJ Vesta this week told the Week­ender that the South African com­pany “in­tends to pro­vide the best en­ter­tain­ment Le­sotho has ever seen” as ev­i­denced by its in­au­gu­ral Boleswa In­ter­var­sity Bash in March this year “which many said was the best”.

“Most lo­cal events are fo­cused on reap­ing prof­its from the on­set than in­vest­ing in mak­ing their events be­come some­thing that peo­ple can write home about,” DJ Vesta said, adding, “but if you look at our lineup and the price we are charg­ing, it is ev­i­dent that we are build­ing RTC for we be­lieve prof­its will come when we have proved we are the best”.

He said the South African con­tin­gent would be made up of Em­tee, Fifi Cooper, A-reece, Tuks Sen­ganga, Prince Kay­bee, Mpumi, Mobi Dixon, L-tido, Sdut­lanoma1000, Dr Malinga, Sjava, DJ Micks, DJ SK, Maraza, Dr Moruti, Liq­uid DJ, Mono T, Nok­wazi, Zihle Ngidi, DJ Mlungu, Inga, Trade­mark and Stone Candi while Le­sotho would be rep­re­sented by J Cob, Afro DJ, Mavele, Kot In­fo­erno, Juvy, Za­gro DJS, DJ Boots, Notty Boy, Sir Nic, Box Fr3sh, Monyase DJ, DJ Kop­per, KTA Kings, 3rd Code and him­self.

DJ Vesta also said they took lo­cal acts se­ri­ously hence their de­ci­sion to al­low them to charge their own per­for­mance fees rather than make of­fers to them.

He also said all their shows would be held at the RTC Events Cen­tre near the Palace Ho­tel in or­der to give rev­ellers a “dif­fer­ent set­ting and vibe” while de­stroy­ing the no­tion that the “town of Maseru should be the place where ev­ery­thing hap­pens”.

“We have ar­ranged with taxi op­er­a­tors on the Maseru to Ma­put­soe route to avail trans­port through­out the day and night of the show and charge only M15 from Maseru and Tey­ateya­neng,” he said.

south African hip hop artist L-tido. Rock The city lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive DJ Vesta.

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