All is set for Sound and Light Concert

Entertainers Promotions, the organizers of the annual Sound and Light Concert which is scheduled from September 29-30 at the golden sandsof Livingstonia Beach Hotel in Salima have said all preparations for the event which will start this Friday are done.

Its all systems go for the concert

Speaking during a press briefing on Wednesday at Livingstonia Beach Hotel, Entertainers Promotions Public Relations Manager Duffy Chikakuda said all preparations from the artists, security and mounting of the stage are done.

“We are more than ready. All the artists have confirmed and are ready. We are now just waiting for Friday to kick start the concert,” said Chikakuda who was joined at the briefing by Entertainers Director Tonderai Jai Banda and the Hotels representatives Nedson Chikuta and Elizabeth Kambuwa who are General Manager and Sales and Marketing Executive respectively.

The concert will be held with “Expose Talent to the World” as a theme.

“This is a show that is aimed at nurturing and promoting local talent. This is why there is a combination of both gospel and secular artists, veterans and upcoming artists,” he said.

On the issue of security, Banda said they have hired enough security personell to safeguard peoples property.

“Security is our priority, we have hired enough security taking into consideration that Sunbird Hotels have their own too. But suffice to say that people should also be able to take care of their belongings as we will also be giving them maximum security,” he said.

Kambuwa said as sponsors, Sunbird Hotels are ready to host the show to the satisfaction of fans.

“We are 100 percent ready. We are always happy to be associated with the promotion of local artists. It is also our wish to give out our best to the fans be it from security, food and drinks.

“On security, we have enough trained personel and we assure all this that are coming for the concert that they are in safe hands. We should also keep in mind that safety safety begines with you, there will be rules to be put on place so following them will give us an easy job to protect people and their property,” she said.

Apart from Sunbird Hotels, the show is also sponsored by Skyband which among other things, it will provide free Wi-Fi internet to the music lovers.

Currently, tickets for the show are being sold  in all the country’s cities mainly in Total Service Stations.

“In Lilongwe, the tickets are being sold at Walkers Total Service Station, City Center Service Station and Gateway Mall Total Service Station, in Salina, they are being sold at Kaphatenga Total Service Station and Living Estonia Beach Hotel.

“In Blantyre they are being sold at Polytechnic Service station while in Mzuzu they are being sold at City Center Service Station opposite Standard Bank,” Said Entertainers Promotions Director Tonderai Jai Banda.

Among other advantages of the concert, Banda said that they have invited European promoters at the concert to enable Malawian artists who are expected to perform at the show to have some international exposure.

“We want to give room for the promoters to have a feel of what Malawi artists can offer on the international platform. We want these promoters to be inviting our artists to their festivals and not the current case where Malawian musicians are always invited by fellow countrymen in diaspora to perform there.

“As entertainers, we believe that coupled with our international stage and quality sound, if our musicians give it all during the event, they will have a chance to sign deals with these European promoters,” said Banda.

The notable big names on the line up include Soldier Lucius Banda and Zembani Band, Sir Paul Banda, Alleluyah Band  The Black Missionaries,  Billy Kaunda, Police Orchestra, Skeffa Chimoto, Edgar and Davis, Tay Grin, Lulu and Theo Thomson among others.

The uocoming artists included Sir Patricks, Beanca Wadada and Queen Fyah, Steve Spesho, Kwin Bee, Roy View and Ishan Cyapital among others.

Charges at the concert are at K7000 per head for tickets buyers while at the door fun lovers will have to part ways with K10000

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