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The Last Camp Out returns to Thamaga

As the sun sets on another tough year, a year in which Covid-19 once again dominated the headlines, Thamaga will bid 2021 farewell in style, with a music festival under the stars.

After last year’s Corona enforced lay-off, The Last Camp Out returns on 31 December, with organisers promising ‘an epic show’ as they pull out all the stops to make up for lost time.

Addressing the media last Friday, organiser, Lucky Ranko revealed the event, now in its second edition, will include an international flavour, in the form of South African Kwaito star, Zanda Zakuza.

“We are proud to announce that this year’s event will be held at Bedrock Gardens. It will be better as we have included an international act, Zanda Zakuza in the line-up. She has been consistent in the South African music circles,” he noted.

Despite his obvious excitement at the ‘Khaya-Lam’ hit-maker’s scheduled appearance, Ranko pointed out that promoting home grown talent remains an integral part of the Camp Out.

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“Our initiative is to empower local artists who are mostly from our surroundings, which include: Lerofo, Stany Stan, King B, Kwaito Mental, DJ Slym, Coopers Romeo, Fed-T, Mjava, Verlaty and a special appearance by BJB and Lala just to mention a few,” he said.

In another twist to the 2019 show, proceedings will be divided into two sessions, the fun starting early with a family-orientated picnic.

“It will start at 10am until 6pm. There will be activities like swimming and relaxing on one’s camp chairs enjoying Bedrock Garden venue which is fantastic. Kids will also be able to have a feel of the venue festivities as there is a pool specifically designed for them while jumping castles will also be available on the day,” revealed Ranko, adding kiddie tickets are priced at P30.

As the clock ticks towards midnight, the entertainment switches to the music at the opposite end of the spacious venue.

The 12-hour festival runs from 6pm to 6am, with tickets, available at all Spar outlets, as well as selected bars in and around Thamaga, selling for P100 or doubles at P160. Those after the VIP experience will have to fork out P250, while Cooler boxes are allowed after 6pm but come with a P30 gate charge.

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