The annual DStv Mitchells Plain festival was lit this weekend, with more than 40 000 people attending, and a first for international stars Sybil and Judy Boucher, who had the mense jolling on Saturday.
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato were among the special guests on Saturday, joining the cast from kykNET’s soapies, Suidooster and Arends- vlei, alongside MC Luigi de Klerk.
Mense went bos for all the acts on stage, especially for 13-year-old Atlantis songbird, Talitha, who performed a medley of songs to a loudly cheering audience.
But it was the humorous and on-point dance act from the Unknown Dance Crew that took the cake. Dressed in black with red masks, these talented local dancers had mense hooked from start to finish.
DJ Tyrone Paulsen from HeartFM did a live broadcast and excited mense could give shout outs live on air.
Charlene Arends, 28, from Lentegeur, says she attends the festival “faithfully” every year.
“I never miss out on the festival. I buy tickets for me and my family every year so we can enjoy all our favourite artists on one stage. This event never disappoints!” she says.
The SANDF gave people lots to see as they hosted the Silver Falcons Air Show.
Event organiser Rozario Brown said the event was a success following months of hard work.
“The mayor’s public commitment to continue supporting the festival is a definite vote of confidence, which we appreciate.
“The highlight was the bumper crowds, the overwhelming support and the fact that we recorded no incidents at all,” says Brown.