More to Boys' High Festival than rugby

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:46
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Of course, the rugby is the main attarction at Paarl Boys' High's 150th birthday party at the Brufg Stree Staddium in the fiorst weerk of SApril. Of course, social mixing is a big attraction, Biut beyond both of those, there will be live entertainment fromn five top bands. 

The entertainment will include appearances by Juan Boucher (3 April), Snotkop (4 April), Spoegwolf (6 April) while Die Heuwels Fantasties and Francois van Coke will close the festival in style on 7 April 2018.  
 
One of Bellville’s most famous sons, Francois van Coke, who himself had dreams of pursuing a career in rugby, will rock out the festival with his show scheduled for 21.30 on Saturday evening.

Performing artist Juan Boucher shared his excitement in being a part of the celebrations.  "Rugby is a big part of the South African culture as is music and I’m super excited to be part of a rugby Festival in the lovely town of Paarl in the heart of schoolboy rugby."
 
Wimpie van der Sandt CEO of Bok Radio, the official entertainment partners for the festival, said: “Bok Radio is proud to be associated with the World Schools Festival and look forward to doing what we do best, entertaining the Western Cape community with the very best in local entertainment. The artists appearing at the festival are all gold and platinum selling acts in South Africa and were carefully selected to cater for a wide range of spectators, young and old, and to be in the same class as the rugby that will be played on the field at the tournament.” 
 
The tournament that will feature 10 top schools in South Africa and 10 teams from five contiunents in the world.
 
The final day of the tournament will also culminate in a match between the SA Legends and Boishaai Legends which will see past heroes bring the curtain down. 
 
The festival will promote the traditional values of the sport forging relationships across continents through the shared love of rugby.
 
The entertainment is included in the price of the festival tickets which can be purchased at www.computicket.com or at the gates.

From Mari Nel

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