Arrangements are going well for the 2015 Dias Festival in Mossel Bay from 29 January 2015 to 1 February 2015, and, as in 2013, the Eqstra Flying Lions aerobatics team in the Harvards will again be something to look out for.
With its theme of “Where Cultures Meet,” entry to the festival, which is co-ordinated by the Municipality to market Mossel Bay as well as to stimulate the local economy, will again be free.
Some of the country’s best-known artists such as Emo Adams and his Take Note band and Idols finalists Lloyd Cele, Karin Kortje and Jody Williams will all be in action on the sound stage at the festival arena in the Santos caravan park. Other popular artists who will perform at the festival are Loyiso Bala, Armand Hofmeyr, Pieter Mohr, Freddie Nest, Gerrie Pretorius, David Fourie, Willem Botha, Ampie du Preez, Monique, Nadine, Michael Lindt and Snotkop.
There will be another motor sport gymkhana and folk dancers from several countries will also participate in the festival. There will also be a street parade. The programme will include a fun walk for dogs, while an air show as well as aerobatics championships will also form part of the festival.
The festival will, as is customary, kick off on the Thursday night with a special cultural programme in the Bartolomeu Dias Museum. The festival will be opened officially by Dr Ivan Meyer, the Western Cape Minister of Finance.
Unlike the previous years, Bartolomeu Dias will this year arrive by tram at die festival arena. There will however be flag jumps with the flags of participating countries. At least three Consul Generals have already confirmed their participation in this year’s festival.Last published 09 June 2016