The SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng is about to hit South Africans with one of his surprises which will involve the public broadcaster hosting its own thank you concert. This will be in form of a concert tagged; Thank You SABC Music Concert.
Via the music concert, the SABC hopes to fill the 40 000 seat Orlando Stadium to its capacity.
Basically, the concert is all about the public broadcaster thanking itself by itself. This was confirmed in a press release sent by the SABC on Tuesday, saying that the concert has its full support.
The statement goes;
“The SABC has welcomed the Thank You SABC Music Concert, and all the artists that will perform have embraced and are proud of the public broadcaster’s initiative to prioritize and support local music.”
Apparently, some big shots in the entertainment industry are already set to mount the stage for the concert which will be held on 10 September. The SABC has cornered artists like – Black Coffee; Mafikizolo; Kwesta and Emtee.
The statement did not fail to mention Hlaudi’s 90% local music quota as it explained;
“Mr. Motsoeneng says that this cross-pollination of music is very important for the public broadcaster, because part of our mandate is to tell the South African story and music plays an important part in ensuring that the SABC fulfills this mandate.”
Meanwhile, the broadcaster is ready to go to any length to attract fans to the concert. Thus, the broadcaster wants to give away free tickets to TV license holders. Otherwise, you will have to pay R100 a pop.
On Morning Live, Mzwakhe Mbuli said;
“If you want complimentary tickets, we have a thousand of them, one thousand free tickets, if you produce your TV license, you’ll enter and celebrate and see all of these internationally acclaimed artists… for free.”
He added that the concert is one of a kind and should be recognised by Guinness Book of World Records.