Johannesburg: Globetrotting Cape Town-based duo, Locnville, will perform at the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 opening concert on September 9 at Emmarentia Botanic Gardens.
The identical twin brothers, Andrew and Brian Chaplin, who have become household favourites, following the release of their first single `Sun in my Pocket`, will perform as support to Spanish music sensation Enrique Iglesias in the `Enrique Live` Concert, an event which will formally inaugurate the League that gets underway a day later at the Wanderers Stadium.
"This is great news for the fans. Locnville have been playing to sell out audiences across the world, and we are delighted that they are part of the Airtel CLT20 opening concert," CLT20 Governing Council member Gerald Majola said.
Speaking from Finland, where Locnville are currently touring in support of their debut album `Sun In My Pocket`, Brian and Andrew Chaplin said: "We remember watching the CLT20 tournament last year, wishing we were a part of it. And now we are, which is fantastic for us! This is a really great opportunity for us on the back of the incredible success that we are seeing from our European promotional activity."
Enrique Live concert kick starts an action packed 17 days in South Africa, which sees 10 of the world`s best franchise teams, battle it out for Twenty20 glory in the CLT20 from September 10-26.
The 10 teams are loaded with international stars including Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Muttiah Muralidaran, Shaun Tait, Mahela Jayawardene, Dale Steyn, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh and Mike Hussey.
The CLT20 gets underway on September 10 at Wanderers Stadium, when the Highveld Lions host the Mumbai Indians. The three other venues hosting the matches are Centurion, Kingsmead, and St George`s Park.
Kingsmead and Centurion will host the two semifinals while the Wanderers plays host to the final on September 26.