Public viewing areas bring soccer and music feast to all

PUBLIC Viewing Areas around the country will provide opportunities to entertain those who cannot make it to various stadiums for the World Cup.

PUBLIC Viewing Areas around the country will provide opportunities to entertain those who cannot make it to various stadiums for the World Cup.

In Mogale City, Ntando, Robbie Malinga, Spikiri and Kelly Khumalo have been lined up to perform.

In Randburg all the fun is happening at the Indawo Public Viewing Area at St Stithians College tonight. Apart from screening the Bafana-Mexico opening match, the second fixture - France vs Uruguay in Cape Town - will also be shown live. Lira, pictured, Goldfish, HHP and DJ Fresh will entertain.

l Buyel' Ekhaya 2010 Music Festival will thrill the community at Mthatha Stadium, from noon today.

The line-up includes Don Laka, Ringo, Tsepo Tshola, Big Nuz, Theo Kgosinkwe, Siphokazi, Phinda Mtya, MXO, DJ Slyzo, DJ Sgubhu and Tulz.

Tomorrow, the stadium will host another concert featuring local artists from at 11am, ahead of the match between Korea and Greece at 1.30pm. At Ellis Park Nigeria and Argentina lock horns at 4pm. There will be more entertainment at 8.30pm when England play America and broadcast live. Maskandi sensation Phuz'ikhemisi will close the activities.

l The biggest and trendiest African Village will plant its roots on the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown. It's on the doorstep of the Soweto Hotel for those who don't want to drive at night.

Set as a cultural melting pot, the village will boast African cuisine from various countries. There will also be fashion catwalks showcasing our attire.

There will be a beer garden, shebeens CD stalls and many others selling crafts, art and all things World Cup.

It is conveniently located near the Sun International hotel.

Stands are still available for R5000.

For an all Africa experience, this is a place to be, and it's free. For a map on how to get there, check this website: sowetoallafricavillage.co.za.

l In line with the spirit of 2010, the stars of the 1980's will rock Mafikeng at the Letlamoreng Dam, tomorrow from 10am.

The line-up includes Ali Katt, Mercy Pakela, Sydney of Bomama's Baby, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, PJ Powers, Steve Kekana, Condry Ziqubu, Winnie Khumalo Penny Penny and Joe Shirimane.

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