Some of Cape Town’s favourite performers are coming together this Valentine's Day to put on an online entertainment spectacle to celebrate love.
The Love on Line Fest will not only be a live show but will also be streamed.
The production has a lekker blend of music and comedy with a diverse line-up, from singers to comedians to online influencers.
The line-up includes Alen the Carguard, Jamie Barthus, Ekraam Cupido, Austin Rose, Fransiena Willemse and Shakir Chuqy.
Should you choose to be part of the live audience you will be treated to a three-course meal, including krief, steak and lekker desserts, and a meet and greet with the artists after the show.
There are, however, limited seats available for the live show due to the lockdown regulations. The live show in Paarl starts at 1pm, so you can treat your Valentine to a nice lunch while supporting these local talents.
Producer Shameemah Jacobs says the pandemic has been extremely tough on the entertainment industry, but she hopes this show will restore flagging spirits.
“It’s been tough on all artists during this pandemic and we want to gift them with an opportunity to make use of their gifts while gifting the audience with a beautiful memory at the height of the pandemic.
“Love is important because it is love for each other that carried most of us throughout this pandemic and these artists deserve your support.
“We want this to be a success for them not only in the quality of the show produced or how the show is received by both the live and online audiences, but also make it a financial success for all involved, because it has been so long since most of the artists on our line-up have worked.”
Alen the Carguard says he hasn’t had gigs since the lockdown started in March last year.
“Ek kyk vorentoe vir die show, ek het sieke 10 maande laas a paid show gedoen en ek het ’n familie en kinders om aan te dink.
“Soe ek hoep almal sal support. Ek wiet daar is mense wat swaarder as ons sukkel in die tyd, but vir my is die show meer ’n way vir ons om ons dignity terug te kry en wat bietere way as om liefde te celebrate.”
Actor Austin Rose, who starred in the film, Noem My Skollie, agreed and said: “Covid-19 has been a tough period for me too so I am looking forward to just standing in front of a (live) audience and feeling the love and happiness inside the room, even though it will only be 50 people in a 150-seater venue.
“I am hoping to make them smile and move them, but one thing is sure, I am going to leave it all on that stage because it's been a long time.”
With the first batch of the vaccine having arrived in South Africa on Monday, I think there is a sense of hope but people still need to survive during this period and be able to provide for themselves and their families, so your support is vital.
Tickets to the live show, taking place at Lugar Bellissimo in Paarl, are selling for only R300 per person.
Tickets for the online show cost R150.
To book, call or text Shameemah Jacobs on the WhatsApp line 078 775 2742.
Strict Coronavirus protocols will be in place and nobody will enter the venue without a mask.
With that said, surprise your partner, take them to the show and support these artists.
They need your support now more than ever.