Aida hosts Cansa benefit concert

The Krugersdorp office of giant real estate group Aida is hosting the star-studded music festival being held this weekend to benefit the West Rand branch of the Cancer Association (Cansa).

The concert is being held at The Cradle Konka in Krugersdorp on Saturday 5 August and artists include well-known names such as Anneli van Rooyen, Ruco, Charles Rudd, Tobi Jooste, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Wouter van Deventer and Marliese Scheepers. Tickets are R30 each for adults and R15 each for children under 15.

The event will kick off at 10h00 with vocal performances by learners from the Bastion Hoërskool. There will be a two-hour lunch break during which festival goers can watch the Springbok vs Australia rugby match on a big-screen TV while lunches are sold by the local Lions Club and several food stalls. The artists will then perform until 17h00.

Aida Krugersdorp principal Johann de Bruyn says the festival - planned to co-incide with National Cancer Awareness Week - has drawn tremendous support from local businesses.

"The local branches of Absa and Nedbank and local attorneys have come on board as major sponsors while smaller businesses are donating goods that will be sold at a lunchtime auction to raise additional funds.

"All funds generated at the auction and from ticket sales will be donated to Cansa while stallholders will pay a percentage of their takings to the fund. All artists have waived the performance fees and the venue was made available free of charge," he notes.

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