THERE is no doubt that the top attraction at this year's Macufe is none other than the O'Jays.
While gospel music fans had their fun yesterday at the gospel festival, a segment of this popular music fest, this weekend all the attention will be on the O'Jays.
For fans who cannot make it to the Macufe for this super-talented group, the good news is that there will be other opportunities to see them at what promises to be great gigs.
The O'Jays will bring their musical magic to Cape Town with a performance at the Good Hope Centre on October 13 and to Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome on October 14.
Their first performance in South Africa, of course, will be at Macufe in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The O'Jays are the world's most enduringly popular soul group. South African music lovers should get ready for an explosion of sound and emotion when they are accompanied by a star-studded nine-piece horn section led by Prince Lengoasa.
The Cape Town concert will begin with a performance by Allou April and the Johannesburg concert with a performance by the Jaziel Brothers.
At Macufe in Bloemfontein, Free State, the O'Jays form part of the biggest line-up this year which includes Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Busi Mhlongo, Jimmy Dludlu, Ringo Madlingozi, Ntando, Theo Kgosinkwe and many others.
l Sowetan and Macufe are giving you the chance to win double tickets to the festival on Saturday at the Loch Logan Rose Garden from 10am.
Also up for grabs is a double VIP weekend with one night's accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis at the Protea Hotel Willow Lake.
To stand a chance of winning either of these, simply SMS Macufe followed by your name, ID number and city to 41936.