The station has been home to two music competitions — the one being the Intervarsity Music Challenge on 5Drive
with Nick Hamman (Weekdays from 15:00 to 18:00) and the other being Unlock Your Talent on 5 Breakfast
with Dan Corder (Weekdays from 06:00 to 09:00).
In each, the station has searched for hidden musical talent from around the country. The station has now announced that all the winners of the Unlock Your Talent competition, with Cobi Mai representing Pretoria, Blurk Isis in Johannesburg, Matt Gardiner in Durban — as well as two Cape Town bands, Face & the Features and Year of Dogs.
The Unlock Your Talent competition would initially culminate in five parties across the country, where the winning bands in different provinces would open at a live event for popular favourites December Streets. 5FM's
business unit manager JD Mostert says that 5FM
has always been a firm music promoter in South Africa and invested in showcasing the best in local talent.
"We were excited to get back out there, support the industry and be in front of our audiences. However, the health and safety of our all our stakeholders remain of the utmost importance to us. We are very fortunate to be able to utilise the SABC's world-class facilities and produce a virtual event unlike any other which allows to extend this campaign even further," says Mostert.
The very first Unlock your Talent gig on New Year's Eve will start at 18:00 with Dan Corder and Zanele Potelwa as MCs. It will feature a performance by:
- December Streets
- the winning bands from various provinces
- the winner of the Intervarsity Music Challenge, and
- 5FM DJs on the decks.
The line-up comprises the following:
- 18:00: Jodie Michelle — Intervarsity Music Challenge Top 5 Finalist
- 18:15: Stephanie B
- 18:45: Cobi Mai — Unlock Your Talent Pretoria Winner
- 19:00: Kyle Cassim
- 19:30: Blurk Isis — Unlock Your Talent Joburg Winner
- 19:45: Zanele Potelwa
- 20:15: Matt Gardiner — Unlock Your Talent Durban Winner
- 20:30: Kid Fonque
- 21:00: Face & the Features — Unlock Your Talent Cape Town Winner
- 21:15: Ms Cosmo
- 21:45: Year of Dogs — Unlock Your Talent Cape Town Winner
- 22:00: Roger Goode
- 22:30: December Streets
- 23:30: Das Kapital
- 00:00: The event ends.
The station concludes, "This New Year's Eve, party with us safely in the comfort of your home. Tune in on Friday, 31 December and follow 5FM
on all social media platforms so that you don't miss out."
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