In a fitting tribute to one of the most iconic figures in South African music history, the Johnny Clegg Tribute Show, featuring some of South Africa’s top performers, will take place on Sunday
17th of July, 2022 at the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (Johannesburg) and marks the third anniversary of Johnny’s passing.
Johnny Clegg had the special quality of being able to unite people across all backgrounds and generations with his music. His music has always been a beacon of hope and inspiration and in a time when South Africans and the world need it the most, the lyrics to Great Heart stand true.
Biggest line-up of performers since ‘Concert in the Park’ to pay tribute to the iconic Johnny Clegg.
He certainly captured the hearts of a nation and the tribute concert will feature fellow musicians on one stage that will commemorate his life and his musical career, including the likes of lifetime friend Sipho Mchunu, Soweto Gospel Choir, Just Jinjer, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Karen Zoid, The One Who Sings (Zolani Mahola), Francois van Coke, Springbok Nude Girls, Majozi, Ross Learmonth, Kurt Darren, Arno Carstens, Jesse Clegg and the Johnny Clegg band. There will also be a dance tribute performed by dancers from Zululand and the local hostels.
The One Who sings (Zolani Mahola) had this to say, “I am so happy to be included in this tribute to the late great that was Johnny Clegg. His legacy of what it is to truly be oneself and share that self with the world has in no small way I am sure contributed to who I am today. I am The One Who Sings because Johnny Clegg and other giants like him sang their heart songs loud and clear for all to hear. And for that he shall never be forgotten.”
Soweto Gospel Choir said, “Soweto Gospel Choir is truly honoured to be a part of the Johnny Clegg Tribute concert, alongside so many South African music legends. Just as Johnny was a legend. We had a 15-year association and friendship with Johnny, sharing the stage with him many times. We admired his talent, his mentorship and his friendship immensely, as he became part of our Soweto Gospel Choir family. We will always keep his legacy in our hearts.”
“I really have fond memories of Johnny and all the work he did. He adored me and I adored him. Johnny gave so much to the cultural and music language of this country and it is an honour to be on the bill to pay tribute to a giant,“ said Sipho Hotstix Mabuse.
Bright Blue, Ella Mental and éVoid are specially flying back to South Africa for this event – the last two having performed alongside Johnny at the Ellis Park Stadium iconic Concert in the Park in 1985.
Francois van Coke said “I had the privilege of meeting and sharing the stage with Johnny once. His humility really stood out for me. I have been a fan since I can remember and will be a fan forever.”
The Johnny Clegg Tribute Show is presented by Real Concerts in partnership with 947 and 702. Says Randall Abrahams, CEO Primedia Broadcasting: “Johnny was, and will always be, an icon in South African music. And in our broader society – Johnny managed to build bridges and foster social cohesion like no other entertainer has done. His legacy should be celebrated and his flame kept alive.”
Johnny Clegg – The Tribute Show will take place on Sunday, 17th July 2022 at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (entrance on Thomas Bowler Street). Gates open at 10h00 with performances commencing at 11h00 until 18h00.
Money will be raised at the event for the Click Foundation, supporting ‘The Friends of Johnny Clegg’ charity which was established with Johnny in December 2018.
Adult General: R475
Children (under 12): R225
Children (under 12): R325
VIP Adult: R1600
VIP Children (under 12): R1600
VIP Includes: (Golden Circle access, VIP Parking, access to VIP marquee with seating, private cash bar and bathroom facilities, and a full view of the stage)
Official secure parking from 09h00 will be available at Roosevelt High School and can be purchased for R25 per vehicle via Computicket. Access is via the entry gate on c/o Thomas Bowler Street and 5th Avenue.
“The Capital Hotels are really proud to be the official accommodation sponsor of the Johnny Clegg Tribute show. There is no better way to pay tribute to one of South Africa’s greatest icons” said The Garnet Basson, COO of The Capital Hotels. Enjoy a 15% discount when you book your accommodation with The Capital Hotels www.thecapital.co.za/la-famiglia.