…Fanfest in home stretch
THE Lesotho Times Fanfest scheduled for 3 November 2018 is in its home stretch and organisers say everything is in place.
Now dubbed ‘The mother of all gigs’, the show has a hefty line up that will serenade Maseru from around 2pm until the 6am next Sunday.
The festival is meant to celebrate the Lesotho Time’s over 10 years of service to the country and has a star-studded line-up which includes legends Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) and Tshepo Tshola aka the Village Pope.
The local contingent will include Sway, Juvy, Mtsuzi, Counter Force, Charma Exzit, Kopper, Bootz, DJ Dimo, Together, Smooth and Katz, Fatere and the Super Twins.
The list of South African artistes will also include AKA, Kwesta, Nasty C, Trompies, Thebe, Prince Kaybee, Sho Madjozi, Lerato Kganyago, Amanda Black, Thami and Lady Zamar.
Ms Kiva will be co-hosting the event with comedian Lilaphalapha as well as radio personalities Themba Nyathi and Lady Terror.
Refiloe Mohlotsane of Plan A, who are the organisers of the event, said all their plans are now in place and they are just left with the actual ground work.
“Most of work is done in as far as the planning is concerned and what is left is the actual work on the ground which starts on Monday (tomorrow),” Mohlotsane said.
“The stadium will be a hive of activity from Monday until Sunday when the show ends. We are leaving no stone unturned. This is huge show and we are not taking any shortcuts.”
She also said they are also working with various partners who are coming up with exciting promotional packages for the festival among them Maluti Mountain Brewery and Vodacom who will be running happy hour sessions where customers can buy alcohol for slashed prices.
Other partners for the festival include Sefalana Liquor Lesotho, AVANI Hotels, Vodacom Lesotho, Perfect Car Rental, JC Decaux, D2 Graphix, Afro Media and PC FM.
“We have several promotions as advertised elsewhere in this newspaper. The promotions are courtesy of our partners who want to ensure that revelers have a memorable time at the festival,” she said.
In an interview with our sister paper the Lesotho Times, Mohlotsane allayed security fears and said they have engaged the law enforcement agencies in the country to beef up their private security to ensure public safety.
“No weapons are going to be allowed into the stadium and we urge the public enjoy themselves responsibly. This is about having a memorable time so we do not anticipate any bad behaviour. However, we have engaged the police and other security agencies to help our private security to ensure that the public is safe,” Mohlotsane said.