Buckle up for the journey of your lifetime. That is the message from South Africaâ€™s 2011 Idols runner up Mark Haze, who will perform at the forthcoming Moon-Rock Festival at Chintheche Inn in Nkhata Bay.
Organisers, Wilderness Safaris Malawi (WSM), named Haze as the only international act at the festival which will run from October 12 to 15.
In an interview through his manager Nicci Hayden, the artist sounded eager about his coming, saying festival-goers should expect to sing along and clap hands.
â€œIâ€™ve heard many stories about Malawi and seen footage on the TV. I am very happy to have been given the opportunity to visit your beautiful country. I am promising Malawians the best in the world of music, a spectacle of international proportionsâ€”a real stadium effect,â€ said Haze.
Haze was the second best singer on South Africaâ€™s Idols 7 in which Dave Van Vuuren won the first prize.
Currently signed to Universal Records, he released his first album, Where Angels Fear to Fly, in July this year.
He said he started researching about Malawian musicians, especially those he will co-star with at the three-day event.
â€œI am currently â€˜googlingâ€™ different groups in your country and have come across some really interesting and talented musicians.Â Of course, I have looked up the artists I am performing with, but I want to see them live as that is when you experience music the best, and then I will let you know what I think in a follow up interview,â€ he said.
According to WSM marketing manager Roshenka De Mel, local performers include Amakhala ku Blantyre star Peter Mawanga and Malingaka Band.