10/08/2016: Bigger, better Dstv Delicious Festival
More festival and more food over two days – and did we say The Jacksons
Calling all #DelishFestFaithfuls for the biggest, best ever and most fabulous DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank. It’s back for the fourth year over two days 8-9 October, with the main headline act for Sunday, 9 October being none other than The Jacksons.
Following a short reunion of the band in 2010 for the Unity Tour the group played its last show together on December 9, 2010 in Osaka, Japan. The previous reunion of the band, nearly 17 years after the group originally disbanded, was in September 2001 – at which time all six Jackson brothers reunited for two performances at Madison Square Garden for a 30th anniversary special commemorating.
The “King of Pop”, last played in South Africa during the HIStory Tour at King’s Park Stadium, Durban, nineteen years ago, on October 15, 1997, but this will mark the first ever performance of the original Jackson brothers as a group in South Africa.
“October 9th 2016 will be historic: in our 50th anniversary year, it is the first time The Jacksons will unite to perform in South Africa. We couldn’t be more excited to close out the amazing DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. South Africans are a great musical people and we can’t wait to see Johannesburg come out and rock with us!” said Jackie Jackson.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to enjoy your biggest all-time Jackson favourite hits like ‘Can you feel it’ and ‘ABC’ in a live outdoor setting with gourmet food and VIP hospitality options.
OnmSaturday, fans can enjoyGrammy Award winning Producer/Artist/DJ, “Little” Louie Vega of Elements of Life fame. Elements of Life is a combinationofJazz, Latin, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Brazilian and World Music all woven with Vega’s golden touch as part of his critically acclaimed live orchestral project which was released in 2013.
Big billings on Saturday’s main stage line-up also goes to Arrested Development,Rollingstone Magazine’s band of the year in 1992, who went on to collect two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist & Best Rap Single (Album Tennessee). They were the first and last rap group to date to win the Grammy’s coveted Best New Artist award.
South Africa’s triple platinum selling trio, Mi Casa, will be one of the headlining acts on the main stage. The award winning group shot to fame in 2011 with “These Streets”, and has continued to reach new heights with every single and album released since. Their unique and relatable sound has ensured they keep the number one spot on South African radio charts; their latest single “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” being the number 1 most Shazam’ed song in South Africa for 6 consecutive weeks.
Their broad popularity has ensured that they perform at sold out concerts all over the world: from Portugal, to Canada, to Holland and Kenya to name a few. They are now focused on tapping into more of their African market with their tour Mi Casa UNLOCK Africa. Mi Casa’s music transcends boundaries, inspiring every listener to dance and sing along.
De La Soul rounds out Saturday’s performance. The original hip hop triofrom New York City, who besides their musical style delivered us the iconic rapper style of baggy pants and hiker boots, also went platinum in the US and UK on their debut album ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ in 1989. This original rapper groupbrought us top hits such as ‘Ring ring ring’ and ‘Me Myself and I’.
Since the 80s they have continued to influence many other rap and hip hop artists.
Sunday sees Louie Vega and Elements of Life on the main stage again. They are joined by SA music star Lira – the multi-platinum selling and 11-times SAMA-winning afro-soul vocalist who refers to her music as “a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African soul” – and Roy Ayers. Ayers, known as the “The Godfather of Neo Soul”, is a pioneer of jazz-funk and is a key figure in acid jazz which is a mixture of jazz into hip-hop and funk. He is most well-known for his signature compositions “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” and “Searchin” and is famous for having more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist.
For a local flavour, our home-grown jazz and afro-pop vocalist Judith Sephuma will help to get you in the mood for the big act of the weekend. Sephuma is known as South Africa’s “Best Jazz Vocalist” having won this title at the Old Mutual ‘Jazz into the Future’competition.
“The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, is the biggest and best of its kind in South Africa. This year is no exception. Ultimately, our sponsorship of the festival helps us to build meaningful relationships with our stakeholders, especially our loyal customers. For the first time in the festival’s history, DStv customers will receive an exclusive 20% discount on tickets to the festival. DStv customers can use their customer number to redeem their discount on the ticketing page from 29 June – 3 July.
Come enjoy the amazing DStv Delicious Festival 2016 with us, More information on the DStv customer discount can be found on delicious.dstv.com” says Nomsa Chabeli Mazibuko, General Manager Marketing for MultiChoice.
DStv Delicious takes place this year for the first time at the 73ha 55-year old Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit that has recently undergone a massive multimillion-Rand upgrade. The prime location, international recognition, world-class facilities, along with its nine entry and exit points make Kyalami the perfect venue choice.
The main stage will offer live performances presenting iconic music artists, while theKaya FM Dance Stage will present a line-up of some of the hottest local and international DJs available.
Couple all this to the Nedbank Green Wine Garden, a decadent food marketoffering the finest foods and delicacies, great gourmet chef food restaurants, includingReuben Riffel, J’Something, Sarah Graham, Somizi, Callie-Anne andLet’s Call it Brunch Banquet, and a bigger and better than ever DStv Kid Zone.
With multiple entrances and exits, a central location and oodles of parking, Kyalami will be a superb location for the DStv Delicious Food & Music Festival and with over 40,000 festival-goers expected overtwo days it looks set to be a festival weekend of a lifetime.
Gates will open at 10am each day; patrons can bring their own camping chairs and umbrellas. Nopicnic baskets, drinks or alcoholare allowed through the gates.Nedbank will provide ATM cash machines, but organisers advise visitors to plan and bring cash.
Tickets are available from www.ticketpro.co.za
General Access Day Pass: R475
General Access Weekend Pass: R810
Kids Zone: R100
Delicious Lounge Day Pass: R1250
Delicious Lounge Weekend Pass: R2100
Decadance Luxury Lounge: R3705
Decadance Weekend Pass: R5925
Jeep Luxury Ticket: R3950
Let’s Call It Brunch Day Pass: R2470
Let’s Call It Brunch Weekend Pass: R3970