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West Coast Events
For some of the best events on the West Coast check out what’s on offer at Mykonos Casino.
For some of the best events on the West Coast check out what’s on offer at Mykonos Casino.
From Friday, 15 December 2017 to Saturday, 16 December 2017
The festival Grounds at Mykonos Langebaan, will play host to the highly-anticipated annual Mykonos Festival on Friday, 15 December 2017 and Saturday, 16 December 2017. This is yet another initiative by Mykonos Casino and Club Mykonos Resort to bring only the best in family entertainment to the West Coast area, with exciting competitions and entertainment for all ages.
The Mykonos Festival caters to everyone. Families have especially come to love this annual event and always look forward to the great acts who come to perform. As a result, we always aim to have an exciting line-up to cater to all musical tastes. The Mykonos Festival is taking place in a secured marquee tent and the festival grounds have a variety of craft and food stalls and a kids’ zone to enjoy.
The two-day event will see local MC, Petra Mei take the stage and the entertainment line–up boasts acts such as Snotkop, The Rockets, Die Jaloersbokkies, Lloyd Cele, Francois van Coke, Emo Adams, Jay, Refentse, Elandre Schwartz, Samantha Leonard, Goodluck and Juanita Du Plessis.
The festive season is family time and family is important to us, we are delighted to offer our guests and their families’ fun activities such as the Mykonos festival and we urge fans to head to Computicket and purchase their tickets. As a result, we always aim to have an exciting line-up to cater to all musical palates.
Lekker Local Music Lined Up for the 2017 Mykonos Festival
The Friday line-up will feature the following well-known artists:
We will be opening the festival grounds on Friday with a spectacular air show performed by the Silver Falcons. This aerobatic display team from the South African Air Force is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, so you will not want to miss what promises to be a show to remember! You can also look forward to a performance by the talented members of the West Coast Youth Orchestra.
The Saturday line-up will feature the following well-known artists:
You will be entertained by some wonderful local acts as well, including, The Empire dance Academy, Die Stoftrappers van Redelinghuys, Greek dancers by Afrodizzy Acts and Jimmy Celebrity Braai competition
We urge you to head to Computicket and purchase your tickets to what promises to be another wonderful event for the whole family.
View the Jimmy's Celebrity Braai Competition
Performing on 15 December 2017:
Formed in 2013 by the children of the late Taliep Petersen -Jawaahier Petersen and Ashur Petersen - in collaboration with Nedine Blom, the ensemble celebrates South Africa’s diversity through the medium of music. All three provide vocals, with Nedine also on the keyboard and Ashur on guitar.
Other band members are Yazeed Williams on double bass, Rhyno Domingo on keys, Carlton Adams on trumpet, Shaan Wocker on drums and Junaid Galant supplying traditional Malay vocals.
Despite the band members’ differing historical and traditional backgrounds, they are bound by the language and cultural nuances of Afrikaans.
At the Festival, the Ghoema award-winning ensemble will no doubt be playing hits like Two for the Price of One, Vier Anni Bos, More More Tannie, Beestepote and Grietjie van Garies, so book your tickets to come sing along.
Francois van Coke
As one of South Africa’s most seasoned stage performers, Francois got his start in the music industry while in high school by participating in a battle of the bands' competition. He then lent his vocal talents to other bands before starting Fokofpolisiekar.
Formed in 2003, Fokofpolisiekar, aimed to shock conservative Afrikaners at the time – starting with Francois’ own mother, who apparently cried for a day or two when she heard the name of the band. The six members made history when one of their songs, Hemel op die Platteland, became the first Afrikaans song to be play-listed on national radio station, 5FM.
After releasing hit albums and touring the UK, Netherlands and Belgium, the members of Fokofpolisiekar took a hiatus to focus on solo projects. Francois started performing solo music under his own name and later established Van Coke Kartel in 2007.
Lloyd first won the hearts of South Africans when he took part in the 2010 edition of Idols, where he was the runner-up.
After Idols, Lloyd released Thanks To You, followed by the much loved Make It Easy, which won song of the year at the 2012 South African Music Awards (SAMAs). Thanks To You inspired his dance hit, My Air - one of the country’s biggest chart toppers. Lloyd’s next big track was the Zulu ballad Thando, featuring Loyiso Bala.
In addition to winning several SAMAs for his work, highlights of Lloyd’s career include having Tonight, the first single off his 2014 album Grey Matter, being chosen as the theme song for the popular TV show Top Billing and hosting The Lloyd Cele show on Durban’s Vuma FM for three years.
Snotkop (real name Francois Henning) first appeared on the SA music scene at the age of 15, performing Kwaito. In the late 1990s he adopted the stage name Lekgoa and was signed to the Gallo record label, releasing two albums - Basetsana in 1999 and Ngamla Yoba in 2002.
In 2005, he took on the name Snotkop and launched his self-titled album, followed by So Damn Sexy in 2008 and Francois Henning was Hier in 2009. With the release of Ek Laaik Van Jol in 2012, he became one of the top-selling Afrikaans artists in Africa. The album led to him winning best sokkie dans album at the 18th South African Music Awards (SAMAs). He followed this success with the launch of three albums – Oppas in 2012, Soos 'n boss in 2014 and most recently, HKGK.
With catchy songs like Surrender, Situation and Ooh La La La, it’s not surprising that The Rockets have enjoyed loads of local and international success. Over and above being nominated for South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and playing sold-out concerts across the country, the band spends more than six months of the year performing outside of South Africa, with numerous shows in Australia, the Middle East, Seychelles and other parts of Africa.
In addition, The Rockets’ infectious, world-class music has made them the natural choice for supporting top international acts like Ronan Keating, Usher, Alicia Keys, P.Diddy, Shayne Ward, Will Young, The Spice Girls, Wet Wet Wet and Billy Ocean.
West Coast Youth Orchestra
The West Coast Youth Orchestra is based in Hopefield, but work closely with the West Coast community, local Government and 12 local schools, with outreach & skills development programs currently running in Saldanha, Vredenburg, Langebaan and Hopefield. Their target group is the youths and young adults of the West Coast but we strongly believe that any musician should have the opportunity to join one of their programs regardless of their background. They provide opportunities for youth music tuition, development orchestras, higher music education and tertiary skills development in music sector that is not available on the West Coast. The West Youth Orchestra will be performing at the festival at 14h10 on Friday, 15 December 2017 and some of their songs will include “Despacito”, “Stand by me”, “Mama Thembu’s wedding” and “Fly me to the moon”.
We will be opening the festival grounds on Friday with a spectacular air show performed by the Silver Falcons, between 13h30 and 14h00. This aerobatic display team from the South African Air Force is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year on 9 December, so you will not want to miss what promises to be a show to remember!
Performing on 16 December 2017:
The popular singer has enjoyed over 15 years in the entertainment industry, keeping his finger on the pulse of local music and adapting his style the entire time.
Emo is best-known for his collaborations with the legendary David Kramer and late Taliep Petersen, as well as for his roles in District 6: The Musical and Kat and the Kings. These days, you can catch his winning combination of comedy and crooning on KykNET’s Jou Show Met Emo, which is now in its tenth season.
MC, Petra Mei (15 and 16 December)
Born and bred in the West Coast, Petra’s gift for public speaking was discovered when she was just nine years old. After making her first formal speech in front of 500 youngsters at a national youth camp, she went on to become the first coloured pupil in the history of the West Coast to win the title of Public Speaker for the West Coast and OBOS Region.
Some of the highlights of her career have included hosting the Jazz on the Rocks festival, emceeing the Mayor’s Inauguration Ball, presenting a radio show on RSG and interviewing a variety of South African celebrities. With experience like this, she is the ideal host for the upcoming event.
Jay entered the South African entertainment industry in 1996, beginning his career in musical theatre by starring in shows like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and A Lad in a Lamp, for which he was nominated for an acting prize.
The singer, model and actor’s most recognisable achievement before starting his solo career was being the lead singer for top South African boy band, Eden.
The band’s original members were Jay, Paulo Azevedo, Johan Vorster and Sean Else. They made their debut during the Aardklop Festival, followed by a countrywide tour to promote their first album, In. Together they released four albums, a compilation album called Dekade and a live DVD. In 2011, it was announced that Eden would be taking a hiatus so that the guys could pursue their own projects.
Juanita Du Plessis
The country music wonder from Windhoek began her career in 1998 with her debut album, Juanita. That year she won three awards from the Namibian Country Music Association for best singer, best songwriter and outstanding achievement.
Since then, she has released 17 albums and six DVDs – all of which have gone platinum multiple times. Juanita has also won numerous awards for her work, including being crowned as the most popular female artist for seven consecutive years at Huisgenoot's Tempo Awards.
With Juliet Harding on vocals, Matthew O’Connell on the saxophone and keyboard and Ben Peters as producer, GoodLuck has created a modern sound that is being hailed as truly African with the ability to cross over internationally.
The band has enjoyed a successful career over the past six years, with highlights such as being nominated for a slew of South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and sharing stages with Groove Armada, Bassment Jaxx, The Petshop Boys and Paul Oakenfold. Plus, in 2015 they were selected to open for Pharrell Williams, as part of his world tour.
Among the artist's who will be performing at the annual Mykonos Festival is Elandre Schwartz, who got his big break last year after the video of his rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s Tougher than the Rest went viral, with over 400,000 views.
The 22-year-old’s online success landed him a record deal with one of the biggest Afrikaans labels in the country – Select Music.
Since then, he has released singles like Eendag, Your Man and Forever, which have quickly become fan favourites.
Elandre will be sharing the stage with local music legends such as Francois van Coke, Lloyd Cele, Snotkop, Emo Adams, Goodluck and Juanita du Plessis.
Refentse began his singing career on the street corners of Unitapark in Vereeniging. One day, an elderly lady was so taken with his performance that she asked his permission to film him and put it on Facebook. Within four days the video had over 120,000 likes.
A similar situation presented itself in Oudtshoorn in 2015. While he was busking, one of Refentse’s favourite female artists, Karen Zoid, spotted him and invited him to join her on stage at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees that was taking place in the same city. In addition to meeting some of South Africa’s most famous artists, Refentse signed his first music contract that evening.
His debut album, My Hart Bly in n Taal, quickly became a popular download on iTunes and his covers of Lisa se Klavier, De lay Ray and Ou Ryperd on YouTube continue to get a slew of views.
Greek Dancers Of Afrodizzy Acts
Greek Dancing has been strong in Cape Town as long as the Hellenic Community has been in existence. In the past 25 years the students of the school have performed at weddings, private functions and parties, corporate events, Infecting the City, Community Chest Carnivals, charity events, the 2004 Olympic Flame arrival, restaurants and National Day celebrations.
The dances taught and performed are traditional as are the costumes worn. We represent the broad spectrum of the Hellenic cultural diversity, from all the Islands, to the Mainland, to Macedonia, to Pontiac, to Florina, to Asia Minor, as well as the more modern (early 1900’s) ‘Zorba’-style dances.
The Empire Dance Academy
The Empire Dance Academy is a Hip Hop academy opened by Mother and Son September 2017.
As a Hip Hop dancer Adrian Williamson was one of the first kids to received official protea colours in 2016 and represented South Africa in Vegas against world class dancers like the Royal family. He has represented South Africa on numerous occasions and in 2015 he won a world championship in Croatia with Dance Star. He has a passion and love for dance. It is this passion that made us decide to share his talent and love with other kids in Langebaan as well as sponsor underprivileged kids to give them the opportunity to achieve greatness. We were invited to attend and perform at the Blow the Whistle event, were we gave two kids a one Year sponsorships to develop their talents. Adrian has previously attended and danced on stage at Mykonos festival in 2015 and 2016. He is looking forward to show case our local talents in this upcoming event on the 16 December 2017.
“Die Stoftrappers van Redelinghuys” started their career by winning the talent competition in Redelinghuys and on 27 Mei 2017 they won the West Coast youth talent dance competition with their “Rieldans” routine and these 4 children has become so popular in the West Coast and are regular performers and will performing at the Mykonos Festival on 16 December at 14h45.
Samantha took part in the Voice 2017 and her rip-roaring rendition of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s hit “Bang Bang” at the blind auditions and had all four of the coaches pressing their buzzers and getting heated amongst each other as they begged Samantha to join their team. But Samantha had her heart set on one coach from the very beginning and that was Karen Zoid. She wowed South Africans at the final of the Voice and this pretty brunette was the 3rd runner up.
Samantha has been singing since the age of three and with the wholehearted support of her parents is living her dream, gigging all around South Africa.
The Jimmy’s celebrity braai competition will take place on 16 December at the Mykonos Festival from 10h00 – 12h00.
There will be 3 braai teams with celebrity team leaders Piet Marais and Frik Oosthuizen from the popular program “Laat die Potte Prut” and Chef, Tiaan Langenegger, KykNet 1st Kokkedoor winner of 2013. Members of the public will also be chosen to join the celebrity judges and artists and work with Jimmy’s variety of steakhouse sauces.
The ladies from the movie “Susters”, Diaan Lawrenson (better known for her role as Paula in Sewende laan), Quanita Adams (better known for her role in Binnelanders as Zadie September and the movie Forgiven) and Leah (singing sensation, actress and dancer) will join the 3 braai teams.