Festive season virtual movie nights. Image via: Adobe Stock.

Music for Meals: Brands to host virtual concert for those in need

Looking for a virtual concert? Look no further than Music for Meals – a joint effort between UCOOK, Ellerman House and rain.


Festive season virtual movie nights. Image via: Adobe Stock.

A virtual concert, sure to blow your socks off is looming. In an effort to battle hunger and improve the overall livelihoods of South Africans, local brands have clubbed together to raise funds. Music for Meals, according to Southern Vines, is a joint effort between UCOOK, award-winning luxury boutique hotel, Ellerman House, and SA’s mobile data-only network provider, rain.

The virtual concert is geared up to feature top local and international musicians, on 30 October, and the proceeds from the concert will aid partner organisations in carrying out their respective crisis relief and food-aid initiatives.  


The two-hour-long concert will feature 13 top acts, including USA-based musicians. The line up includes Dave Matthews, Tom Morello, Ard Matthews, Karen Zoid, Lira, Majozi, Ndlovu Youth Choir, The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Springbok Nude Girls, Vusi Mahlasela, Watershed and Zolani Mahola.

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According to Southern Vines, UCOOK CEO David Torr described the concert as a celebration of the two things that bring everyone in the world together — music and food — while raising funds for those in need. 

“Following the success of the UCOOK Food Fund, launched during lockdown, it’s important for us to continue supporting our community and those feeling the effects of COVID-19, as well as raising awareness around hunger,” said Torr.

Arguably the most impressive aspect of Music for Meals is that UCOOK and Ellerman House will be leveraging their existing network to ensure that all capital raised from the concert will go towards making a real, long-term difference. 

Torr said UCOOK is committed to working with the selected organisations to benefit the people who are most in need of help. 

“We are utilising our resources and our relationships with other businesses and individuals to make sure we adequately support our community in this time of crisis.”

“We’re glad to be partnering on a project that’s meeting an important need at a crucial moment,” said rain CMO Khaya Dlanga.


Tickets are priced at just R80 each from Computicket for the event at 19:00 on 30 October. Proceeds collected through ticket purchases and donations will go towards The Click Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund and the support of several short-term hunger relief initiatives being run by the Be The Difference Foundation and the One Bag Full Charity. 

You can book your tickets here.