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Woordfees coverage to air on DStv, GOtv

Coverage of South African arts festival Toyota SU Woordfees will be made available on MultiChoice’s pay TV platforms DStv and GOtv next month.

Gideon Khobane

Content from the festival, whose theme is ‘wild,’ includes the kykNET Theatre, contemporary music via the Toyota Big Five concerts and Standard Bank jazz set, classical music, the Savanna stand-up comedy series, the Media24 discussion series, the Strauss & Co visual arts programme and dance.

Pop-up channel Woordfees TV will air the events from the festival in Afrikaans with English subtitles.

Gideon Khobane, MultiChoice Group executive of general entertainment, said: “We’re proud to again be associated with Woordfees TV. Not only does the channel allow us to bring entertainment relevant to our customers, it also aligns to our commitment to support and grow local content.

“By giving our Afrikaans viewers access to the Woordfees festival through the channel, we are able to support arts, culture, entertainment and literature by broadening the audience of the already popular festival.”

Festival director Saartjie Botha added: “You go wild when you no longer have anything left to lose or hide; when you want to tear away from fear and reservation. Sometimes it is precisely what is needed to inject new courage and breath into life and give it new meaning.

“Wild is authentic and essential for the kind of art that challenges everything and opens doors to new perspectives. Nothing is wilder and more liberating than the imagination, and our pent-up creative energies are ready to gush forth after two years of limbo.”

Woordfees TV will broadcast from July 15 to 28 on DStv channel 150 in South Africa and also on GOtv channel 27 in Namibia.

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