ERYKAH BADU, neo-soul icon is headed to South Africa for 2018 DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival sixth edition.
This was confirmed by the organisers, who also indicated the New Zealand’s young soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei, would also make appearance.
The sought-after fest is a two-day affair scheduled for September 22 to 23 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand.
Although relatively unknown to some Rakei made his presence felt during the Cape Town festival and from then onwards, fans seem not to get enough of him; whereas Badu needs no introduction or whatsoever.
In 2014 as she was preparing for her SA tour, Erykah, who is a strict vegan demanded her food reflect as much, as she has reportedly asked for “lots of spring water, soups, pasta, apples, pears, peaches, mangoes, bananas and green salads”.
She also asked that her bedding and pillows be 100 per cent cotton, as she is allergic to feathers.
Erykah is a strict vegan, and her food demands reflect as much, as she has reportedly asked for “lots of spring water, soups, pasta, apples, pears, peaches, mangoes, bananas and green salads”.
However, not allowed in her dressing room are oranges and pineapples, nor “sugar, butter, milk, eggs, salt, all types of cheeses, meat”.
Question is what demands will be tabled this time?
The musical line-up is further beefed-up by the funk DJ collective, Jazzanova, and the British acid jazz band, D’Influence.
The musical jamboree element is fused with all types of food cuisine prepared by the likes of Chef Reuben Riffel.
Festival Director, Lloyd Cornwall said: “People want to go see high quality live music and enjoy amazing food at the same time so what better way to experience this than over the Heritage Day long weekend?
DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival attracts an estimated 40,000 visitors over the weekend due to unwavering standards of talent, production, safely and value for money. There is no other event in South Africa like the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. We can’t wait to get it on again”
He added: “The event is also special because we’re committed to keeping it local. The tens of thousands of visitors to the festival spend their money on the hundreds of local food and drink outlets, which keeps the revenue generated with the local economy. We’re extremely proud that more than 80% of our supply chain is local.”
Other line-up of artists will be confirmed at later stage.
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