The 2020 Suidoosterfees and Atlantic Studios will revive the classic drive-in theatre. From 4 to 15 November 2020, festival productions will be available in a brand-new format with audiences watching it on the big screen from the safety and comfort of their cars.
Productions will be beamed onto the silver screen while being performed live on an outdoor stage. Patrons will be able to follow the soundtrack in their cars by tuning in on an FM radio frequency. The drive-in events will comply with the national health and safety regulations in terms of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shows to look forward to include Klopse Jol!, PJ Powers and the Tygerberg Children’s Choir, Die Variety Show that skriks vir niks, Lottering in Lockdown (pictured above), Francois van Coke and Early B, Koortjies met Jonathan Rubain and Lag my kla’.
2020 Suidoosterfees shows
Emo and Loukmaan Adams will join musical forces in Klopse Jol! with a Cape Malay choir, a minstrel group and a 10-piece band. South African legend PJ Powers (pictured right) collaborates with the Tygerberg Children’s Choir to present a music extravaganza at the drive-in. Patrons can look forward to hits like ‘Welcome to Africa’, ‘The right to learn’, ‘Jabulani’, ‘The world in union’ and a mass choir rendition of ‘Shosholoza’.
Audiences can also look forward to a production with South Africa’s greatest rocker and rapper, Francois van Coke and Early B. They will share a stage for the first time ever. Gary Naidoo is starring in Die Variety Show that skriks vir niks. In Marc Lottering’s show, the popular comedian will share inside info about his adventures during lockdown. His hilarious take on online meetings and homeschooling is not to be missed.
Lag my kla’ emanates from an online competition that was launched to identify and develop the skills of promising young comedians. This project, presented in collaboration with Son, kykNET and Suidoosterfees, saw Shimmy Isaacs, Rezah Forbes en Solomon Cupido fine-tuning newcomers’ skills. Winners of this year’s Lag my kla competition will perform with their mentors.
Koortjies met Jonathan Rubain, the first Afrikaans gospel series on kykNET en Kie, is one of the most popular TV series ever. Artists who appeared in the TV series will perform in the festival’s drive-in variety show.
What: The 2020 Suidoosterfees
When: Atlantic Studios, Montague Gardens from 4 to 15 November 2020