The Lusito Land Festival kicked off between 20-22 April 2019 and will continue this coming weekend with the likes of Amy Jones and Lady Zamar set to perform.
The Lusito Land Festival is South Africa’s biggest Portuguese fiesta and offers a fun-filled weekend for the whole family. The festival offers all things Portuguese, from folk dancing and community artists, to delectable cuisine. This year, the festival will be running in two parts, the first having taken place over the Easter weekend, from 20 to 22 April 2019 at the Cayman Road venue in Johannesburg South. The second weekend, 26 to 28 April 2019, will also be held at the same venue.
On Saturday, 20 April 2019, the festival celebrated 80s rock and paid tribute to the best alternative rock bands of the past decade. The Hey Now, HEY NOW NOW band took centre stage and took the audience on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a stellar two-hour jam-packed performance of 80s alternative music. During the weekend, artists like Mi Casa, Mango Groove, Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels, Rubber DUC, Jo Black and Bobby van Jaarsveld took to the stage.
Although the festival had to be postponed on 22 April 2019 due to bad weather and heavy rains, festival goers had a great time. Facebook user Stephen Bird said, “Had a sensational day out at #LusitoLand yesterday. Although a bit remote, the new venue is fantastic, beautiful green lawns everywhere, awesome restaurants, lots of stalls and spaciously laid out. Had a brilliant time at the funfair, though some of the rides stopped working. The food at Churrasco was simply amazing!!!”
Concert organisers apologised for the postponement on the 22 April 2019 but have ensured festival goers that they could either request a full ticket refund or they could have the ticket reallocated for a selected day between 26 and 28 April.
The music line-up for the weekend of 26-28 April includes performances by Amy Jones, Cinimin and Lady Zamar. Tickets for the festival are available for purchase from Computicket, retailing at R150 for adults and teenagers, R50 for pensioners and children between 6 and 12-years-old and Fun Fair tickets retail from R10.