Experience the Magic of ZA Fest 2024

As the countdown begins, the excitement for ZA Fest with KAMERS Makers debut in KwaZulu-Natal is palpable. The four-day festival will be headlined by the dynamic duo of platinum award-winning artist Jesse Clegg and America’s Got Talent Season 14 finalists, The Ndlovu Youth Choir, who will deliver a one-day-only, extraordinary performance at the Manor House in Salt Rock on Sunday, 16 June 2024.

Jesse Clegg, a captivating live performer with a career spanning more than a decade, has toured internationally, topping radio charts worldwide and performing at the Springboks’ homecoming after their 2023 Rugby World Cup victory in France. At this year’s ZA Fest, Clegg is set to deliver yet another show-stopping performance.

“I’m planning on performing a really broad spectrum of songs – everything from the hits everyone loves, to some fresh new tracks that I’m excited to share. We aim to create a high-energy, dynamic vibe, where it feels like a party where people can get up and dance. But there will also be moments of heart and soul, with more emotional songs that give a bit of perspective,” says Clegg. Enthusing on the nostalgic feeling of performing in Ballito, Clegg adds, “I haven’t played a festival in Ballito for quite a while. It’s like a homecoming. I’ve always loved performing here and I’m looking forward to feeling the crowd’s energy and introducing them to some of my new material that reflects where I am as an artist.” 

Returning to the ZA Fest, the Ndlovu Youth Choir, renowned for capturing hearts worldwide with their vibrant performances on America’s Got Talent, will also take the stage. Since releasing their first single ‘Shape of You’ in 2019, which won Best Independent Music Video at the Hollywood Music Awards, the choir has achieved numerous accolades, including Best Adult Contemporary Album and an International Achievement Award at the South African Music Awards. “The crowd atmosphere in Ballito was electric. We felt such incredible energy and love from the stage. Although we’ve performed worldwide, our performance in Ballito was a highlight of 2023. We can’t wait to be back,” shared Ralf Schmitt, Artistic Director of The Ndlovu Youth Choir. The choir has toured globally and released three albums, showcasing their remarkable talent.

“Preparing for a performance like ZA Fest involves both mental and physical preparation. We need to be musically and choreographically ready, as well as fit enough to sustain our energy throughout the show. We loved performing in Ballito, and the crowd’s love and joy were unforgettable. We can’t wait to bring that energy to ZA Fest,” added Schmitt.

Supporting these international acts is the dynamic performer Jemma Kate. A singer, songwriter, and dancer, Jemma Kate’s breathtaking performances include a three-piece band and troupe of dancers. Her hit single ‘Sweet Love’ took second place for ‘Song of The Year’ on East Coast Radio, making her a rising star to watch. The cast of “Dream On, A Poppins Tale of Joseph”, will open the stage and kickstart the day’s music extravaganza. This Young Performers Project (YPP) show will be performing at The Playhouse in July.

This year, ZA Fest will feature KAMERS Makers, who are appearing in KZN for the first time, bringing a diverse range of national talent to the region; blending handmade artistry, food, music, and stunning locations into an unforgettable experience. Friends and families can look forward to an array of daily markets over the four day festival along with live music, kid-friendly entertainment and East Coast Radio’s personalities on site to help bring the festival magic to life as the official media partner for the event. Gates open at 9am for entry into KAMERS Makers, and the music festivities start at 1.30pm.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this spectacular event. Purchase your tickets on Webtickets: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546619430