Summer House Festival this weekend
House music lovers can look forward to an exciting line up of some of South Africa and Namibia’s biggest house DJs at the 3rd annual House Festival set to take place this Saturday, 3 September at the Western Suburbs Sports Field in Windhoek.
South African twin house DJs Revolution, DJ Euphonik, DJ Ganyani, DJ Merlon and local DJs - the KFC DJs and DJ Stiga - will be spinning tables at this year’s festival, which according to organisers, Global Entertainment, will be bigger and better than the last two festivals.
“We looked at our last two festivals and outlined the problems we experienced…, including issues of security and problems with parking. This year, we are promising a bigger stage set up and better lighting.
“We are working with ConSoAV, who are providing us with stage equipment so that we can give festival attendants a more exhilarating experience,” a representative from Global Entertainment said upon inquiry.
“We saw from the previous festivals that hiring one security company is not enough even with the [help] of the police, so this year we decided to hire three different security companies. We also noticed that some security companies give us people who are not qualified to do their job; they just go to Katutura and pick up people who they ‘think’ can do the job.
“This year we will have a total of 50 trained security guards, who will be assisted by police officers in uniform as well as undercover cops from NamPol. The police will have a station in the venue.”
The representative said this year’s acts were chosen on the basis that their songs are currently making waves on local and South African radio stations.
DJ Euphonik (real name Themba Mbongeni Nkosi) is famous for his 2013 hits: African Girl and Love High, and is one of South Africa’s most sought after club DJs.
Identical brothers, George and Joseph Mothiba, make up Revolution, a powerful DJ duo that has been releasing classic house albums for over ten years.
The duo became household names in 2002 after their third album The Journey sold more copies than any other album in South Africa in that year. They are famous for their hits Light of life (2005) and Teka Munike (2011).
DJ Ganyani is the name behind 2013 radio and club hit Xigubu, which took South Africa and Namibia by storm.
Durban-born DJ Merlon is the man behind the 2015 club banger Kose Kuze.
The representative further said that there will be enough toilets to accommodate the crowd, and that food and drinks from outside will not be allowed as there will be a big cash bar and a food court where attendants can get refreshments.
The organisers warned attendants to be cautious of their surroundings as they enjoy themselves, adding that it is not always easy for the security forces to ensure each and everyone’s safety.
The representative could, however, not say how many tickets have been sold so far, saying Namibians are fond of buying tickets at the last hour.
Tickets to the Summer House Festival are available at Computicket outlets for N$150. Doors open at 14h00.