DStv iRock Limpopo kicked off yesterday with comedy headlined by David Kau at Jack Botes Hall in Polokwane.

The festival also features a new music workshop this year, where singer Donald Moatshe will be part of the panel.

As different people tackle topics affecting up-and-coming artists, Donald will look at both how artists present
themselves and how they should look.

He told SunBuzz he was excited to be part of the workshop because he is at the point in his career where he wants to empower young artists and share his knowledge.

“I will be talking about the importance of a good image, telling up-and-coming artists why appearance is important in all aspects and why it makes selling yourself easier.”

The I Deserve hitmaker said he has always been impressed by artists who look after themselves and it has helped him to be the artist he is today.

Donald said when you take good care of yourself, people become interested in what you are going to say as an artist.

“Sometimes it differs according to the genre you are in. Hip hop guys have to have that bad boy image, while R&B guys need to be softly spoken and well groomed.

“The music you make will also affect how you carry yourself.”

Donald said he lives his music and has always looked after himself.

At a battle of the stages competition which took place before the festival, the winners will perform at the main event tomorrow.

One of these winners, Vic Mash, said it took him nine years to perfect his craft.

The rapper (37), whose real name is Victor Mogale, from Seshego in Polokwane, said the opportunity will open doors for him and allow him to introduce his new sound to hip hop fans.

“Winning this competition is great because I will get to share the stage with the greatest artists shaping the Mzansi music scene.

“It came as a shock that I won with my kind of sound.”

Vic Mash labels his sound as “sbanzy” because he tells township tales and it has a pantsula element.

“The sound taking over currently is trap music. I want to introduce something original.

“My vision will change the music industry,” said Vic Mash.

This heritage weekend in Limpopo promises to be one to remember!

Today there will be a workshop in the morning and later jazz legends will be performing at Meropa Gardens. Thomas Chauke and Gemma Griffiths are the headliners.

The main event takes place tomorrow at Polokwane Cricket Club, with performances from Okmalumkoolkat, DJ Mshega and Culoe Da Song, among others.

The weekend will end with some great entertainment from Metro FM DJs.

Tickets for the festival are available at Computicket. Main event tickets are on sale for R150 for general access and buy one, get one free cost R250.

Early bird VIP costs R2 500 for two, including a bottle of Bisquit, Cruz Vodka and mixers. Gates to the Polokwane Cricket Club will open at 12pm tomorrow.

Source: Dailysun