The 2013 edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival kicks off this week on Friday 5 April and Saturday 6 April 2013, and nothing will stop it because every system is in place. This is what the organisers and their partners seem to say.
Once again, South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town, will explode and be invaded by jazz lovers coming from all four corners of the world.
But there is one thing music lovers must know: beware of fake tickets and armbands that are currently circulating around the city, and selling like hot cakes.
EspAfrika CEO and director of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Rashid Lombard, last week urged members of the public to ensure that they purchase tickets from a reliable source and check the authenticity of these tickets with Computicket.
Lombard also said members of the public will not be able to enter the Festival precinct with an armband only. The festival features a star-studded line-up of over 40 international and African acts across five stages.
In the broadcasting area, the festival broadcasting partner SABC is said to be ready to roll, and has called on its viewers and listeners to check out the event on the followings TV and radio channels:
Umhlobo Wenene: This radio station will provide its listeners with live updates with on the ground Lifestyle reporters on Friday 05 and Saturday 06.
Radio 2000 will broadcast live from the media conference on Thursday 4 April, do live crossings, and interviews with some of the lead performers on Thursday 4 April from, 09h00 –12h00 , Friday 5 April and at 20h00 Saturday 6 April 2013.
Metro FM will do lifestyle crossings from the media conference on Friday 05 and Saturday 06 April 2013. The other channels include Good Hope FM (radio), SABC 1, 2 and 3 (TV).
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said: “Partnerships such as the one with the CTIJF allows for the SABC to remain the catalyst for positive social action and assist in transforming society through the content that it provides.”