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Posted by on Sep 26, 2009 in Current Events, Entertainment, Greg | 4 comments

Bright Blue – Reunited For ECC25 Concert

ECC25 The End Conscription Campaign (ECC) was a national NGO with a strong international support network. In the 1980’s, the ECC campaigned for an end to the conscription of white, male South Africans into the then SA Defence Force. They represented conscientious objectors and supported an end to South African military involvement in Namibia and the townships of the country.

The ECC is celebrating 25 years since it was founded by hosting a series of events during late September and October. The major centres are all planning a variety of participative, creative and educational events to mark this historic occasion. The national programme of activities culminates in a weekend at the Spier Estate in Stellenbosch, on 30 October to 01 November.

On Saturday 31 October, for the first time in over 23 years, all five members of the band Bright Blue will be reunited on stage. The once-off concert will also feature Freshlyground and The Rudimentals.

To be staged in the Spier Amphitheatre on the Estate, the concert will celebrate the efforts made by many in the anti-apartheid movement to bring an end to conscription, and will be supported by an art, poster and photographic exhibition, and other events. More details about the celebrations can be found on the ECC25 website.

The performance by Bright Blue, probably best remembered for their powerful anthem Weeping, will see all five members of the band on stage together for the first time in over 23 years.

Tickets for the concert are available from Computicket at R180.00


  1. Maybe they should start a "Bring back conscription" campaign, so as to teach a bit of self-dicipline to the youth…….

  2. Self discipline – is there ever enough?

  3. Damn awesome song! And that video…. hell that is sooo 80's dudes!

    • Agree on both counts JoBra: great song, hugely 80's video!

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