More than 10 renowned South African artistes are expected to perform at this year’s edition of the Gwanda Gospel Festival to be held in next month.

The annual three day gospel and music event which is the brainchild of the Gwanda-born businessman Justice Maphosa has already gathered momentum.

Artists billed to perform on the 1st of September at Phelandaba stadium include Bethusile, Veliswa, Lobose Kgobela and Solly Mahlangu.

Oliver Mtukudzi

The line-up of local artists who will share the stage with the South African musicians includes Minister Mahendere, Zimpraise, Zcc Mbungo, Nkiwane, Tholakele and music icon Oliver Mtukudzi who will be also celebrating his birthday the same month as one of the headlining artists.

Sponsor of the event Justice Maphosa said they are ready for the world class event.

Last year the festival included the likes of Hlengiwe Mahlaba and Lusanda Spiritual Group.