The RedSquare DJ KnockOut Challenge continues to grow infinitely.
Mzansi’s popular showbiz royal, Zodwa Wabantu, will MC at the media and
per-invite only launch on Saturday, 14 September 2019.
Somizi ‘Somgaga’ Mhlongo is billed to join Zodwa on December 16, 2019, to
co-MC and entertain at the must-attend DJ KnockOut final.
The biggest and summer hot annual gig takes place at Dickinson Park in
The RedSquare DJ Knockout subscribes to an age-old truth about the most
successful businesses allowing customers the space to have an input in
shaping the service or product offered to satisfie their desires or needs.
This year’s line-up for the RedSquare DJ KnockOut Challenge was mainly
determined by DJ KnockOut’s over fifteen thousand followers on its social
media platform, Facebook.
Topping the list of artists demanded by the audience was the growing bigger
and bigger artist and performer Nasty C.
Casper Nyovest was voted second but had to pull out of the KnockOut
Challenge because of pre-arranged personal engagement a day before the
DJ Knockout final.
Areece, Kabza de Small, A.K.A, and Prince Kay-Bee were among other acts
voted for to be part of the annual major lifestyle event that is hosted by the
“The RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge has become a year-end party for
young music, entertainment and lifestyle fans. So, since there was a sense of
the patron’s ownership of the experience offered at the Knockout, it only
made sense to engage them on who they would want to see performing at
the final,” said Victor Selaelo, RedSquare Marketing Manager.
Still to be announced were local artists from the Vaal, Y-FM DJ’s and few
more top surprise acts.
There were exciting developments on the battle segment of the RedSquare
Stakes have been upped, with prize money for the overall winner increased
from R120 000 to R150 000.
The second prize was moved from R10 000 to R15 000 and third prize from
R5 000 to R10 000.
Once more, the top ten finalists get sponsored to attend a DJ course at
Boston City Campus.
Over twelve thousand patrons attended the 2018 RedSquare Dj KnockOut
Challenge final at Dickinson Park, Vereeniging.
Most form part of throngs following the competition on social media.
“The growth of the RedSquare DJ KnockOut Challenge was great news for all
emerging DJ’s making the final cut. It means getting exposed to and
presented with an opportunity to make an impression in front of a broader
audience. The KnockOut Challenge is now fertile ground on which the
finalists could plant the seeds of their professional careers,” said Selaelo.
The emerging Dj’s interested in taking part in the RedSquare Dj KnockOut
Challenge can fill in entry forms by visiting:
There are only one thousand tickets available at R120 for early-birds.
Following which they will sell for R180 at Ticketpros.
At the gates, tickets will sell at R220 with an extra R50 for a cooler box.
A BIT ABOUT THE RED SQUARE DJ KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE
DJ Shimza was the first winner of the RedSquare DJ Knockout Challenge in
2007. He has since become the biggest name in African show business.
In the DJ KnockOut, Mzansi’s emerging DJ’s are presented with a suitable
vehicle to boost their careers. The competition has participants challenging
themselves and each other to bring out their best. Previous first-prize
winners’ include DJ Kwanele, Dj Romeo DJ Divalash, DJ Pentse, Dj Lite, Dj
Khomza, and Dj Bhaze. Most of the winners were now living their dream.
Most have grown from playing at birthday parties, in their townships, to
organizing own gigs. Through such initiatives, they create employment and
stimulate economic activity.
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