Die veertiende Woordfees van die Universiteit Stellenbosch vind plaas van 1 tot 10 Maart 2013. Oor die feestema “hemels” sê prof. Dorothea van Zyl, feesdirekteur: “Die skrywers en kunstenaars is die sterre aan ons firmament – wat ons saam met ons lojale donateurs en ondersteuners wil ophemel en vir wie ons hemel en aarde sal versit.”Die hoofdonateurs van die US Woordfees is die Universiteit van Stellenbosch, Die Burger, Sanlam (Musiekfees), ATKV en Die Dagbreek Trust. Volgens dr. Johan van Zyl, Sanlam se uitvoerende hoof, sien hy baie uit na dié fees der feeste: “Te oordeel aan die sukses wat die Woordfees die afgelope 13 jaar behaal het, vertrou mens dat die paar dae in Maart elke jaar ŉ stukkie hemel op aarde is.
Soak up the sun, pitch a tent, relax and rock out with the mind-blowing line-up at the 2012 Synergy Live - more than 100 local and international bands, live acts, comedians and DJ's are set to perform at Theewaters Sport Club from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December on four different stages for 3 whole days, for one insane party. Get ready for the goosebumps as this years festival highlight is none other than English rock, meets punk, meets electronic dance music group - The Prodigy! When it comes to full blown, ear and eye shatteringly explosive performances, The Prodigy stands heads and shoulders above the rest - this is one performance you don’t want to miss! If the FOMO fears and tears are building up, STOP -
The line-up of this year’s outdoor arts festival Slenterfees, which takes place on the Neethlingshof estate outside Stellenbosch on 4 March, is jam-packed with fun-filled activities. These include a braai demonstration, a wine and food pairing and a sunset music concert featuring hugely popular groups Romanz and The Gugulethu Tenors. Slenterfees forms part of the University of Stellenbosch’s annual Woordfees which this year takes place from March 2 to 11. During the time of the Woordfees, KykNET will also be hosting a range of picnic concerts. Slenterfees, which like Woordfees itself also has sustainability as a central theme, starts at 12:00. Visitors can look forward to Braaipraatjies
Referred to as "Bob Dylan of the northern suburbs", "pirate of the caravan park" and "an Afrikaans Eminem", Zander Tyler is more popularly known for his on-stage persona as Jack Parow - one of South Africa's most prominent popular culture icons. As "Cooler as Ekke"has monopolized African airwaves, Afrikaans, Mothercity-made Jack Parow, has become one of South Africa's local loves. At the early end of the decade, musical movements that tore Afrikaans music apart from religious zeal, resulted in the Belville Rock city phenomena - and so spawned bands the likes of Fokofpolisiekar,aKing, and Van Coke Kartel. So while Afrikaans music was once ripe with religious evangelism, the noughties saw it slowly became synonymous with