The duo says that music fans can look forward to a line-up of top local artists at 17:00. Thando Makhunga, 947's station manager, says that the artists are excited to give 'Joburgers' a virtual experience like no other.

"2020 has changed our lives in a myriad of ways. But the power of music and its ability to move us come rain, shine, bad or good days is constant. The return of Huawei Joburg Day in this unique format heralds the resurgence of the city," says Makhunga.

"We are strong, we keep going. So, to celebrate the spirit of Johannesburg, Huawei and 947 will put on a show to remember in the comfort of your own home. And best of all, it's free," adds Makhunga.

The two-hour event will execute from two locations. The first location is Blueberry Hotel, which is well known for its 360-degree view of Johannesburg. The second location is a customised studio that allows for the virtual spectacular to be seamlessly produced.

The objective is to create an integrated audio-visual experience for listeners, as well as a world-class production for artists. Behind-the-scenes content and artist interviews will give viewers a look at the real people behind the music, with a host of 947 presenters getting involved.

"This year, we've experienced once again how technology allows us to connect with Johannesburg on a deeper level, just like they connect with us on-air and on social media daily," says Makhunga. "The partnership with Huawei allows the brand to showcase its tech leadership positioning, particularly the Huawei Watch Fit." 

Huawei vice director for consumer business in South Africa Jun Sun says, "Huawei has been a proud sponsor of Joburg Day for the past four years, as we are avid supporters of South African music."

"Music is a great vehicle for connection and at Huawei we believe in the power of connecting people through our smartphones, laptops and tablets. Music is also about moving people, both physically and emotionally, which is what products like our new Huawei Watch Fit smartwatch do," adds Sun.

"We are excited about this new virtual format of our much-loved festival and are sure that music fans out there will have a whole new experience this year," Sun concludes.

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