Last Saturday the 28th of September 2019, RX Radio hosted its first-ever Youth Music Festival that took place on the field next to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The festival, which was an idea sparked by the Child and Young Reporters of RX Radio, was a day of music, dancing, food, games, and laughter.
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato opened the festival on the warm September Saturday and welcomed the crowd to enjoy all the musical acts that took place on the day. These acts included the likes of Majozi, Yanga Sobetwa, Acoustic Element, Anecnote, Jarred Ricketts, 14-year old singer Talitha, pianist Qden, Tankiso and Gqom group Havoc Fam. There were also local and up-and-coming artists and dancers such as Langer en Kleintjie, GENIE D, Nich Job, Lord Richie, Tercia, DJ Jakes, Gasko, Blasé Squad, and Tatum Tae Legolie. After every performance, RX Radio Child and Young Reporters were there to interview the artists about themselves and the festival.
But the entertainment didn’t stop there! There were also numerous dancing competitions where both children and parents showed off their dancing skills and the winners walked away with RX Radio Youth Music Festival t-shirts. Jarred Ricketts, who is also one of the finalists in the SABC 3 Presenter Search 2019, also gave away some of his CD’s to four lucky winners.
The vibrant atmosphere of the festival was made complete with delicious food and jumping castles. A Jabulani from The Reach for a Dream Foundation entertained all the attendees with his tricks and balloon animal skills. Western Cape On Wellness (WoW) was also there to turn part of the field into a playground when they brought along scoring-nets, soccer balls and skipping ropes for the kids.
RX Radio would like to thank all of those involved in making this day a success – including the artists, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Ultra Events, Event Solutions, City of Cape Town, Dimension Tents, Nando’s Waterfront and Athlone, Quicket, Rand Air, My School, Paul Bothner Music, Western Cape on Wellness, SASP and Caltex.
Picture Credits: RX Radio and Shirley Emms Photography