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RedSquare DJs Challenge to steam ahead as rules change thanks to pandemic

Although many thought this years’ RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge would be postponed as a result of the pandemic, organisers have gone out of their
ways to ascertain aspiring DJs the challenge will go ahead, with strict
Coronavirus health protocols, though.

This means the ceremonial venue Dickinson Park in Vereeniging that has
played hosts to thousands of fans for years’, will not be ideal this year’s
since only 500 patrons will be permitted.

The new venue, date and full artists line-up will be communicated at later stage.

Launched 2007 as a vehicle to boost careers and unearth raw talent of DJs
in mzansi, the challenge also forms part of Halewood International CSI
initiative.

The competition continues to produce ‘no-hopers’ to become established
brands in their own right- both male and female such as international
trailblazer and Tembisa born DJ Shimza, female DJ Divalash, DJ Pentse and
DJ Lite, amongst others.

Over forty outlets in selected provinces are scheduled to host auditions at
end of October to run until the closing month of November 2020.

At the media launch Director of Market Development at Halewood Artisanal
Spirit producers of RedSquare, Victor Selaelo said: “We have received
tens-of-thousands of entries over the years.

Annually, numbers of entrants increases and to us that proves beyond any
reasonable doubt that there were many young people hungry for an
opportunity to put their DJ talent to good use. And we were not going to
disappoint them. There was a willingness to take online the DJ Knockout
Challenge.”

Fans have been urged to be wary of fake ticket scams.

This year’s winner pockets R100 000, second and third places take home R10
000 and R 5000, respectively.

Who knows a winner might compose a hit on social distancing, washing-hands and no kissing- just putting the challenge out there…

Entry forms available at www.djknockoutchallenge.co.za

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