The 2024 SA20 entertainment lineup. Photo: Via SA20 website.

Grammy Award winner to headline SA20 opening ceremony

SA20 organisers have revealed the names of the star-studded music and entertainment lineup that’ll perform during the glitzy opening ceremony of the 2024 campaign.


The 2024 SA20 entertainment lineup. Photo: Via SA20 website.

Grammy award-winning Zakes Bantwini will headline the entertainment for the opening SA20 match between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Joburg Super Kings in Gqeberha on Wednesday.

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With lively performances planned at all opening matches at each venue this week, the stage is set to welcome Season 2 of the league in spectacular fashion.

The opening ceremony will start at 16h20 at St George’s Park, and gates opened at 14h30.


“I am super excited and honoured to be part of the opening match of SA20 Season 2 in Gqeberha,” said Bantwini, who will be supported by local duo Veranda Panda during the innings break

“The energy, passion and enthusiasm that this League represents is incredible, and I can’t wait to infuse my music with the spirit of cricket. It’s a celebration of our culture, and I am ready to light up the stage for the fans and the players. Let’s make this opening match an unforgettable experience.”

Kyle Deutsch will uplift the SA20 crowds with iconic reggae vibes at Kingsmead on Thursday, 11 January, whilst NV Funk is set to bring a lively and energetic atmosphere to the stage at Boland Park on Friday, 12 January, ensuring an incredible experience for all.

The big hits and entertainment don’t stop there, with Legendary band Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels and the effervescent Loufi thrilling fans at Wanderers and Centurion over the weekend. Mr. Green and I will complete the opening week’s entertainment lineup with a party vibe like no other at the first match at Newlands on Tuesday, 16 January. The exciting performances for the SA20 playoffs will be announced shortly.

Fans are in for an incredible stadium experience to match the entertainment, with activities to cater to the entire family on the cards. From the Catch 2 Million Castle Lite Party Zone to kiss cams, face-painters, magicians and giveaways, there will be something for everyone.

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SA20 broadcast infographic
A broadcast infographic. Photo: Via official SA20 website.