DURBAN – Lockdown Legends is an online musical event, organised by Covid-zero it is aimed at raising funds for the South African music industry by members of the industry. The event takes place on Sunday (28 June) from 8pm and will feature performances from artists & DJs of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s era.
“The devastating impact of Covid-19 which has left artists and music industry professionals grappling with their collective inability to generate a much-needed income, Lockdown Legends intends to support those who defined generations of music we all still love and cherish to this day. The event also includes tributes to some of the lost legends by more recent artists from the 2000’s,” said the organisers.
The 50-act lineup certainly covers the spectrum of South African music icons – including big names from the 60s, 70s and 80s like The Staccatos, Clout, PJ Powers & Hotline, Cinema and Wendy Oldfield, all the way through to current day legends such as Dr Victor, Danny K and Vicky Sampson.
With some soulful Afro-Pop tribute performances by Lloyd Cele and newcomer Steve Umculo thrown in, as well as contributions from luminary DJs Benjy Mudie, David Gresham, Sam Lehoko and a handful of others; this big night “in” promises to be a once in a lifetime experience for both old and young.
“75 percent of the proceeds will be channelled directly to the musicians who have worked on this project and 25 percent to other music industry professionals all feeling the Covid-19 blow,”
“Viewers can join in to look back and celebrate with the talents of SA’s retro ‘best of the best’, where they will perform online for all the world to see and hear from the comfort and safety of their home,” said the organisers.
If you’re invested in a slice of lyrical and melodic history, a donation of R10, R20, R50 or R100 will get access to the event. You can also contact Covid-zero at 060 716 6959 or visit www.covid-zero.co.za
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