This year Skouspel will be more glamorous than ever. Not only will the best in Afrikaans performers be there, but a host of fashion designers will be showcasing their latest designs at the event. Taking place on the weekends of 7 to 9 October and 14 to 16 October, the Skouspel weekends offer the ideal getaway for the whole family – an adventurous setting, unforgettable music and entertainment for everyone from seven to seventy. This year there’s even more to look forward to, with the Shoprite Checkers championship boerewors competition, prizes and giveaways from Clover as well as additional performances by the Campbells on Friday 7 October and Friday 14 October. Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to at this year’s Skouspel.
Huisgenoot-Tempo and the Skouspel programme
As a reminder of this special event we’re putting together a glossy programme that will be sold at Skouspel. In it you’ll find beautiful photographs of each of the artists taking part as well as a behind-the-scenes feature on this magical production. This keepsake will be printed on glossy paper and will be sold with Huisgenoot Tempo at R50.
This year’s Skouspel Vrouedag offers something special for the ladies. The singer Nianell talks to Huisgenoot Tempo editor Wicus Pretorius about her latest book, Om te Weet Wie Ek Is, and she and Jak de Priester will perform some of their most popular songs. Revlon will do mini makeovers and each lady will go home with a pamper pack containing a gift and a copy of the latest Huisgenoot Mooi. The event starts at 9 am and includes light snacks, tea and coffee. It’s the perfect way to spend your morning while the rest of the family sets off for some entertainment at the Valley of Waves. Tickets are available at Computicket and cost R200 each. Nianell’s book will also be on sale at a special price.
Beachy offer for day visitors
If you can’t stay the weekend it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the Sun City fun. Make use of our Beachy offer for day visitors and you can enjoy the following:
- The crowning of the Shoprite Checkers championship boerewors king, which takes place at Sun City’s Valley of Waves on Saturday 8 October. Visitors will be able to taste the finalists’ recipes.
- Clover will be hosting a range of fun activities, competitions and giveaways on Saturday 15 October at Valley of Waves.
The Beachy offer costs R160 per person and grants you access to all of these activities as well as a free hamburger or chicken burger, chips and cooldrink. You’ll also be able to visit the Huisgenoot readers’ stall where there will be t-shirts, CDs, magazines and other products on sale. Gates open at 9 am and close at 6 pm. This offer is available for any of the days of the Skouspel weekends: 8 and 9 October and 15 and 16 October. Tickets available at Computicket.
From Skouspel to Aardklop
Only the most popular and in-demand artists perform at Skouspel, and they don’t like to disappoint their fans. That’s why we’re flying some of the artists to Potchefstroom to perform at the Treffer na Treffer concert at Aardklop on 6 October (a day before Skouspel starts). Treffer na Treffer will be the only Huisgenoot show at Aardklop this year, so if you’re going to be there it’s the ticket you should get. The show starts at 6 pm at the Clover music arena on the Aardklop festival terrain and tickets are available at Computicket. Reserved seats cost R125 and unreserved seats R95.
Skouspel is once again supported by a host of loyal sponsors this year. Checkers, Clover, Sun City, kykNET and Computicket are being joined by Virseker, who are also sponsoring Skouspel Vrouedag, SkouspelPlus 2012 and the Huisgenoot Tempotoekennings and Huisgenoot Tempo Liedjieskryfkompetisie.
If you’d like to attend Skouspel you’ll have to hurry! The only tickets left are for the concerts on Sunday 9 and 16 October. Tickets available at Computicket and prices range from R280 to R620.
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