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Friday night and there’s only one place to go if you like your music hot – the ZARfest. Performers have promised a scorching show.
FANS of Timbaland will be heading to the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate on Friday night, where the ZARfest concert will be going down.


LilKimLil'Kim promises fans a dance feast “South Africa gave me the greatest African experience. When I go on stage fans can expect a performance that has never been seen in Africa,” he said at a media conference in Sandton on Wednesday.

The Apologise hit maker, who brought his family to South Africa, will be performing on 3 June with the likes of queen of hip-hop Lil’ Kim, rapper Fat Joe, renowned DJ Scratch and RnB singer and dancer Ciara.

Ciara, who is in the country for the first time, has been tweeting about the friendliness of South Africa and its people since she landed here. And she walked into Wednesday’s news conference with a wide smile and a promise of a spectacular performance of her well-known hits and new music.

Fat Joe is something of a regular visitor to South Africa; he is here for the third time. “I love Africa,” he said. “I have been all over the continent, but I must say South Africa is the best of them all. On Friday, I am going to deliver a not-to-be-missed performance.”

Lil’ Kim, queen of hip-hop and a former Dancing with the Stars contestant, waved when she entered the conference room. She kept the assorted journalists laughing with jokes she made during the interviews.


CiaraCiara: South Africans are friendly“I love to dance and dressing up, so my fans should just expect Lil’ Kim on stage,” she said.

DJ Scratch appeared to be friendly and reachable; he mingled even after the conference had ended. Scratch explained that he had always been hungry for the opportunity to come to this country. He had loved every moment and did not want this trip to end.

ZARfest is organised by Kenny Kunene, the controversial businessman and nightclub owner who is known for eating sushi off half-naked models. The concert is part of his the first birthday celebrations of his club, ZAR Lounge.

“This is going to be an annual event celebrating ZAR’s birthday,” said Kunene; he is a co-owner of the club, which is in Sandton. It opened on 10 June 2010. A ZAR Lounge opened in Cape Town on 14 February.

Tickets for ZARfest are available at Computicket; normal tickets cost R300, silver tickets are R500 and gold tickets are R700. The gates open at 6pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.

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