Pos­i­tiv­ity at Mitchells Plain fes­ti­val

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - METRO - WEEK­END AR­GUS RE­PORTER

MITCHELLS Plain will come alive next week­end as Judy Boucher, Sy­bil and Camilo Lom­bard take to the stage to per­form some of their big­gest hits.

The an­nual DStv Mitchells Plain Fes­ti­val will cel­e­brate its 10th year with some of the coun­try’s lo­cal artists dis­play­ing their tal­ents and singing new songs, while many small busi­ness own­ers ex­hibit their in­no­va­tive of­fer­ings.

More than 40 000 peo­ple are ex­pected to at­tend.

One of the big­gest at­trac­tions this year will be the ex­tended SANDF dis­play, which cov­ers more than 2 000m².

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Rozario Brown said this year’s aim was to cel­e­brate the progress and the pos­i­tiv­ity com­ing out of for­got­ten com­mu­ni­ties.

In­ter­na­tional singers Boucher and Sy­bil are best known for their R&B songs and will be on the stage on day two of the fes­ti­val.

Brown said more than the in­ter­na­tional acts, she was most ex­cited about the mas­sive air and biker shows that have been added for the first time this year.

“This event cre­ates more than 1 500 part-time job op­por­tu­ni­ties for our lo­cals. We are aim­ing to get more than 1 000 young peo­ple tested for HIV/Aids and TB at this year’s fes­ti­val,” said Brown.

She said over the past few years, the fes­ti­val had taken a zero-tol­er­ance ap­proach to pro­mot­ing aware­ness around the is­sue of bul­ly­ing.

This year, the fo­cus would be on the neg­a­tive ef­fects of bul­ly­ing on young peo­ple.

The Mitchells Plain Fes­ti­val starts on Fri­day and runs un­til Sun­day. Tick­ets are avail­able at Com­puticket. For Fri­day and Satur­day en­try is R50 for peo­ple over 13 and R30 for chil­dren, aged 6 – 12.

Free en­try for pen­sion­ers, the dis­abled and chil­dren un­der 6.

On Sun­day (when Sy­bil and Boucher per­form) tick­ets are R150 for peo­ple over 13, R60 for chil­dren aged 6 to 12 and pen­sion­ers and free for chil­dren un­der 6.

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