After a wonderful celebration of Youth Day in 2016, Liefde by die Dam is back in August 2017 to celebrate South African music at Jozi’s spectacular Emmarentia Dam. This full-day family event welcomes music lovers of all ages. Named after Valiant Swart’s chart-topping hit of the same name, Liefde by die Dam is a showcase for the best in local talent. Join the groundbreaking group Die Heuwels Fantasties, revered for their unique music and their energetic live performances. Joining Die Heuwels on the mainstage is iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel, Francois van Coke. Whilst lazing under the leafy trees of Emmarentia, the beloved Afrikaans voice of Laurika Rauch will serenade you, followed by Afrikaans darling Riana Nel. Crowd favourite SAMA nominee Majozi returns this year with his foot stomping, electro indie rock and adding to this stellar line-up is the inspirational Tresor, and South Africa’s own rap superstar, JR. To round off this unbelievable day of entertainment are newcomer Jo Black, whose debut album already reached gold status this year, and guitar virtuoso Loki Rothman. For your day out at the dam there will be a delicious range of South Africa’s best artisan food traders. You can also bring your own picnic and spread your blanket out for the perfect celebration of youth and music. Date: 6 August 2016 Time: 10AM – 6PM Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg Tickets: R165 Online / R200 Gate / R600 PLUS / Under 12: R75 Purchase Online: Liefde Wen Charity: In 2016 they encouraged attendees to leave behind their blankets for Liefde Wen to donate to charitable causes. This was a huge success with hundreds of blankets donated. This year they will be doing the same and encourage attendees to bring their blankets and leave it behind or to drop it off at the entrance for this great cause! Watch this space… we’re having a few interviews with the artists before the event. Lekker!