DStv iRock Music Festival 2016 is giving local artists from the Limpopo an opportunity to perform alongside some of the South African music industry tot acts in a “DStv iRock Limpopo 2016 Battle for the Stage”competition.
Solo artists or bands are invited to enter the competition in one of three categories: Hip-Hop to open for Emtee at the DStv iRock pre-party on Friday, 23 September; any music genre to open the DStv iRock Main Stage at the Polokwane Rugby Fields on Saturday, 24 September alongside some of the country’s hottest music acts including AKA, Nathi, Riky Rick, Shekinah and many more; and Comedy to open for the brand new addition to the weekend fun, the DStv iRock Comedy Festival on Thursday, 22 September 2016.
“The DStv iRock Battle for the Stage competition is an unmissable opportunity for previously undiscovered talent in the Limpopo region. We’ve seen the formula work with talent search reality shows like Idols SA and The Voice SA; and for the past three years talented musicians from the area like vocalist Calandray and DJ Gao Deep have successfully opened the DStv iRock Limpopo music festival and launched their careers,” says Nomsa Chabeli Mazibuko, General Manager Marketing at MultiChoice.
“And this year, in addition to the music events, we’ve added a comedy night – opening the festival to a brand new audience and a whole new pool of talent,” she continues.
So, you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of DStv iRock Limpopo 2016?
All you need to do to win is to record a one-minute long digital clip of your performance. Upload the clip on your own Facebook page and tag @DStv #DStviRock. Entrants can also send videos with the keyword DStviRock via Whatsapp on 072 663 4621, or SMS to 44899 (SMS costs R1.50). Finalists will be required to provide a clear, high resolution image and short biography.
The prize includes access to the DStv iRock VIP area, where the winner will get a chance to interact with media, celebrities, and other performers; an opportunity to be featured on V-Entertainment on Vuzu (DStv Channel 116); an interview in The Daily Sun Newspaper; as well as a R10 000 cash prize.
The competition is open from Thursday, 11 August to midnight (00:00) on Friday, 09 September 2016. The winner will be announced on the DStv website; the DStv iRock Facebook page and in the entertainment section of The Daily Sun Newspaper on Friday, 16 September 2016.
FYI: DStv iRock Limpopo 2016 is presented by Nedbank; Media 24; Bacardi; Red Bull; Limpopo Provincial Government; Tourism Limpopo; Polokwane Municipality and Mall of the North.
Gates at the Polokwane Rugby Fields will open at 12:00 on Saturday, 24 September 2016. General Access tickets are selling at R200 and VIP range from R750 – R1000; VVIP is also available at R2000. To ensure that you keep connected, follow DStv iRock on @iROCKmusicfest #DStviRock #LetiRockmoveyou; or visit the Facebook page: irockmusicfestival.