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Oscars of theatre coming to Pretoria

The third annual kykNET Fiëstas, popularly referred to as the Oscars of Afrikaans theatre, will, for the first time ever, take place at the iconic South African State Theatre in Pretoria.
To be held on Thursday, 21 March 2013, the Fiëstas honours the best Afrikaans artists and productions which debuted at festivals countrywide in 2012.

Always a truly memorable and downright glitzy affair, the Fiëstas will be directed by South African theatre icon, Ian von Memerty.

"This year's kykNET Fiëstas will be an awards ceremony of note. With Ian von Memerty in the director's chair, and the magnificent State Theatre as our venue, we are looking forward to an event that will pay a fitting homage to the country's outstanding Afrikaans productions and talent," says Karen Meiring, channel head of kykNET.

Apart from paying tribute to those on the stage, the Fiëstas also celebrates the teams working behind the scenes. The Fiëstas will again present Lifetime Achievement awards in different forms of art such as Music, Theatre and Literature.

Last year, the famous South African soprano, Mimi Coertze, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to music, while the productions Rooiland and Lot walked away with seven awards, including best new Afrikaans production and best production respectively.

The full list of Fiëstas nominees will be announced on kykNET at 19:30 on 25 February 2012.

Tickets to attend the kykNET Fiëstas will be available at Computicket. For more information, follow KykNET on Facebook.

SPONSORS - PLATINUM: kykNET GOLD: Clover; Die Dagbreek Trust; Toyota.

Clover's press office