Con­cert for June dis­as­ters

Top mu­sos unite to help those af­fected

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - ROBIN ADAMS

LOOK­ING for a fun way to spend tonight, while sup­port­ing a char­i­ta­ble cause? Look no fur­ther than the United in Hope Ben­e­fit Con­cert, tak­ing place at Cape Town’s Grand Arena tonight.

In­de­pen­dent Me­dia is part­ner­ing with lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion Good­hope FM for this event, which will feature some of the coun­try’s big­gest en­ter­tain­ers, all in the name of char­ity.

All pro­ceeds from tonight’s event will go to those af­fected by the Cape storm and the Knysna fires that left a trail of dev­as­ta­tion in their wake in June, as well as the Com­mu­nity Chest and the South African Red Cross So­ci­ety for their huge re­lief ef­forts in those com­mu­ni­ties.

The Voice South Africa sea­son two win­ner Craig Lu­cas head­lines a stel­lar line- up which in­cludes Loc­nville, Chad Saaiman, Nasty C, Tre­sor, CODA Africa, The Black Ties, Grassy Spark, Sweet Re­sis­tance and Chi­ano Sky, all of whom are do­nat­ing their time and tal­ents pro bono.

Fun­ny­men Dalin Oliver and Carl We­ber are guar­an­teed to keep the crowd in stitches, while SA’s top ven­tril­o­quist, Con­rad Koch of Ch­ester Miss­ing fame, is also on board to keep guests en­ter­tained.

Good Hope FM DJs Ky­eezi, Danilo Ac­quisto, Nigel Pierce, Dan Corder and Stan Mars will MC the event.

Cape Town mayor Pa­tri­cia de Lille has also thrown her weight be­hind the ben­e­fit con­cert, com­mend­ing the sup­port the event has re­ceived thus far.

“There has been a re­mark­able out­pour­ing of con­cern and it is heart-warm­ing to know that the acts of goodwill con­tinue with the United in Hope ben­e­fit con­cert,” she said, adding that the event will help make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in the lives of those who lost so much in the dis­as­ters.

Tick­ets for the United in Hope con­cert cost R150 and are avail­able to pur­chase on­line from Com­puticket.com. Doors on the night will open at 5pm, with the con­cert sched­uled to be­gin at 6pm.

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Rock band Grassy Spark are among top acts who will per­form at the United in Hope Ben­e­fit Con­cert tonight in aid of peo­ple af­fected by the re­cent Cape storm and the fires in Knysna.

Elec­tro duo Loc­nville

Chad Saaiman

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