Special award for PJ Powers

Michaelhouse Festival of Music

Music fans from the Midlands and beyond will soon be flocking to the fourth Michaelhouse Festival of Music which takes place at the school grounds from Friday to Sunday, May 11-13.

This festival offers a unique musical experience with a carefully curated programme featuring myriad musical genres – from rock to choral; orchestral to hip-hop; acoustic to jazz. The programme includes top national industry professionals sharing the programme with emerging talent and school choirs and bands.

On Friday night, the festival acknowledges a leading South African artist with the Luminary Award -this year PJ Powers will be recognised for her decades-long contribution to original South African music. She headlines the Friday night entertainment in the theatre joined by her band.

Other headline acts include Kahn Morbee of The Parlotones fame, and his band, Freddy L, who is making a name for himself after making it into the top 16 of The Voice and hip-hop star ByLwanstra.

Morbee will be the main act on Saturday night performing many of his original indie rock numbers. Opening for him will be Durban’s home-grown talent Freddy L. Leading up to the main event on Saturday, KZN born and bred hip hop artist, ByLwanstra, offers soulful, jazzy and old school beats with hard hitting rhymes and detailed storytelling.

ByLwanstra, the KZN hip hop artist who will be performing at the Michaelhouse Festival of Music.
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The main focus on Sunday will be a concert with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, joined by Kahn Morbee and PJ Powers, under the baton of festival director, William Silk. The internationally renowned KZN Midlands Youth Choir, fresh from their trip to the UK, will also be performing.

Venues this year will include the two main quads on the campus, giving a fabulous open air feel to the festival and offering al fresco music stages.

For more visit the festival’s Facebook page or contact William Silk on musicfestival@michaelhouse.org.