Backsberg Estate Cellars Hosts Local Music Sensation
Paarl winery Backsberg Estate Cellars is to host 15 top South African musicians for the final show in the second series of kykNET television’s hugely popular Die Wasgoedlyn musical journey on Sunday, 5 February. This pioneering series, known for its range of music genres as well as diverse and engaging personalities, has made Die Wasgoedlyn one of the most important local music concepts in years, and 15 of the artists will be performing at Backsberg for the public, as well as the television cameras.
Artists who will be rocking, rapping and serenading Backsberg’s audience include Anton Goosen, Piet Botha, Valiant Swart, Albert Frost, Akkedis, Willem Welsyn, Theo Crouse, Churchill Naudé, Riku and Jackie Lätti.
“Afrikaans has attained a bad reputation in the past in some circles,” says Riku Lätti, the musician behind Die Wasgoedlyn. “We are here to set the record straight.” Hence Die Wasgoedlyn, and since 2015 Lätti and his production crew have criss-crossed South Africa to visit the homes of legendary artists, listening to the stories and performing with them. Now fans of Die Wasgoedlyn and the artists performing on the day will be able to enjoy the stories, the music and the vibe live on the expansive lawns of Backsberg Estate Cellars in the shadow of the Simonsberg.
Ticket prices (book at www.quicket.co.za)
R215 (entry at the gate on the day)
R100 for students
R265 (pre-booked and including a Backsberg picnic basket)
Children under 12 free.
Gates open 15.00 and show starts at 16:00.
Wine, beer and Backsberg Brandy for sale at the venue. No own-alcohol.
Bring your own blanket and chair.