Franklin, Joyous headline big gig
By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:00 AM | Categorized As Weekender | With 0 Comments

page 15Ramosidi Matekane, Kimberly

THE inaugural Diamond City Revival Festival 2013 is finally here – and the organisers, the Northern Cape provincial government and Maverick State, have secured the services of top gospel artist Kirk Franklin to set the stage on fire.

Franklin, an internationally acclaimed performer, will be in the country to tantalize ear drums of music lovers at a venue situated just a stone’s throw from the Free State province, the Griquas Rugby Park, in the Northern Cape.

And show organisers say the festival will be a musical extravaganza of the year as it will also showcase local talent in the form of household choir Joyous Celebration, as well as 2012 SA Idols winner Khaya Mthethwa.

The festival will be held on December 8.

Franklin, who penned the famed gospel hits such as the Bread of Life, is expected to perform alongside Joyous Celebration in a collaboration that is said to be going to lead fans into worship and praise at the top of their voices.

Mthethwa will perform at the festival with the Gospel Alive Choir from his new TV show.

Jabu Hlongwane, co-founder of Joyous Celebration, said it is going to be a humbling experience to share the stage with Franklin.

“We are looking forward to sharing the stage with one of the world’s best gospel stars, which has produced hits that have inspired us in our gospel journey,” he said.

Those who attend the show will get to listen to the group’s hits which include Uthando Lwam, Thixo Bawo, and Lord I Can Feel and Leaning.

Tickets for this show are available from Computicket or any Shoprite outlet at a starting price of R180.

Gates open at 10am and the show will start two hours later at 12.

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