Zakes Bantwini announces plans to host SA’s first ever drive-in concert.
The world as we know it is not what it used to be. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a ban on gatherings all over the world prohibiting music concerts from happening. But, we hear that might be changing very soon.
Mzansi Disc Jockey and producer, Zakes Bantwini has plans to bring music concerts back to the country. However, he has something different in mind. The latest Havard student took to his Instagram page to reveal that he has plans to host SA’s first ever drive-in concert.
If you have no idea what that means, it means people would sit in their cars and watch live performances. He revealed he’s currently working with the government on how to stage a safe concert while practicing social distancing. He’s organising the concert with DJ Sox, Kgolo Daguru, and FJ Mshayi. It is expected to start with at least 50 cars with only two people in it, first in Durban, Joburg and then in Cape Town.
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A conglomerate of SA’s leading entertainers Zakes Bantwini, Dj Sox , Kgolo Daguru(Events promoter & Nighclub Mogul) and Dj Mshayi (Co owner of Rands CPT) have joined forces to put together an innovative outdoor festival. For the past 2 months we've been engaging with the government to propose the re-opening of the entertainment sector as soon as possible by introducing SA‘s First COVID 19 Drive in Concert. " The Drive in Concert " is a music festival specifically designed to create jobs for entertainers while still following strict safety measures on social distancing. ‘Big gatherings mainly in the Arts and Culture are facing a bigger challenge as they are being categorized as high risk. Which means if we do not invent new platforms for artist to perform to an audience then the entertainment industry will suffer the longest’. Stated Zakhele Madida. Other countries like Denmark have already started this trend of Drive in Shows and it has proven to be successful. ‘Fact is, the DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE has been around forever. It is nothing new under the sun, from watching a movie, enjoying a live show at a drive-in venue or simply buying your favourite burger. However the SA DRIVE IN CONCERT is going to be the first in SA and it’s main purpose is to provide jobs during this Covid 19 pandemic’ said Kgolo Mthembu The Organizers are confident in the execution of this huge project as they have prepared a detailed plan , from health and safety precautions to production. More information will be available on their social Media platforms DRIVEINCONCERT_SA (Facebook and Instagram) also has the hashtag #DriveInConcertSA.