South Africa’s top Afrikaans performers will share the stage at the Bakgat Somer Opskop on Saturday, 10 December at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town.
Doors open at 19h00 and tickets are available from Computicket between R150 and R240 and R80 for anyone under 12. Special discounts are available for pensioners.
More About the Artists:
- Steve Hofmeyr: Versatile singer, songwriter and actor Steve is one of the country’s most successful local artists and he has also gained international success since performing the 1997 duet with Belgium singer Dana Winner. You don’t bring me flowers went to number two on the Belgium charts and the pair thereafter performed to packed audiences in both countries. Hofmeyr’s many multi-platinum albums have earned him sales of one and a half million copies.
- Snotkop: Francois Henning is better known as Snotkop. However for a brief spell he was also known as Lekgoa and produced a Kwaito CD under that name in 2000. Since then he has gravitated back to Afrikaans music.
- Emo Adams: Talented singer, dancer and actor Emo Adams got his first break in the David Kramer and Taliep Petersen production District 6 the musical followed by Kat and the Kings. He appeared in KykNET’s Ali Barber in the role of Lovebite. He has released a debut album entitled Tall, dark and Afrikaans which includes an interesting collaboration with David Kramer called Die nuwe oukraalliedjie.
- Andries Vermeulen: Andries Vermeulen displays a sense of humour as salty as the west coast where he hails from. His debut album has been nominated for a SAMA award for the best Afrikaans comedy album of the year.
- Manie Jackson: Pretoria-born Manie Jackson is well known for his moving ballads. The singer, songwriter and poet is inspired by musicians such as Bles Bridges, Carike Keuzenkamp, Rina Hugo and Elvis Presley. Since his debut in a 1997 national talent contest Manie has gathered a large following with hits such as Die Hemel Weet.
- Andriette Norman: In 2007 the young Capetonian Andriette Norman’s strong vocal range and ability saw her placed as one of the top three Idols. Since then, her debut CD Diamant and follow up album Dink Aan My have gained her a multitude of fans.
- Die Broers: The talented young brothers Christo, Cobus and Nic, are well known for their harmonies and foot tapping hits such as Toeter Skoeter, Huis Toe and Trein na Margate. They’ve come a long way from singing in the primary school choir and to date have released three albums and two DVDs.
- Bobby van Jaarsveld: The multi award-winning young singer and actor from Paarl is among the most popular male performers in South Africa. In 2010 he won the SAMA award for best Afrikaans Pop Album for Net vir Jou. The popular singer can also be seen in the 2010 film Honey.
- Karlien van Jaarsveld: Karlien van Jaarsveld is the older sister of popular performer Bobby van Jaarsveld. Equally talented as her famous brother, she first began performing on stage with him as his guitarist and backing vocalist. In 2008 she decided to go solo. She can also be seen in the Afrikaans film Platteland also starring Steve Hofmeyr.