MTN Joyous Celebration to Record Latest Album in Soweto

Multi award-winning gospel group, MTN Joyous Celebration are putting final touches to their much anticipated recording of their new CD and DVD at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto, Pimville on 19-21 December 2014.

This will be first time that the multitudes of fans of MTN Joyous Celebration will be exposed to the material from the upcoming album, live on stage by the choir led by the incredibly talented musical genius that is Lindelani Mkhize with the Sunday show (21 December) broadcast live on SABC 1.

“We are very excited about the upcoming recording of MTN Joyous Celebration 19 which will see the group break new ground yet again by performing in Soweto for the first time ever. Our partnership with MTN Joyous Celebration further affirms our support for South African music and musicians and we look forward to another blockbuster event at the Grace Bible Church”, said Larry Annetts; MTN SA Chief Marketing Officer.

Having performed to sold out audiences countrywide throughout 2014 with their “One Purpose” tour, MTN Joyous Celebration are expected to draw record numbers to the recording of their 19th album with their first ever performance in Soweto.

“From our rehearsals I can safely say that our fans should prepare to be blessed, not only will with a fresh different sound but it will take them back to the very first time they fell in love with gospel music and the MTN Joyous Celebration brand” added Lindelani Mkhize co-founder of the ensemble.

Tickets are on sale and are selling out fast. Prices start at R150 and they can be booked via http://www.computicket.com or any Shoprite/Checkers outlet.

For more information and updates; join My Joyous Celebrationon Facebook and follow @joyousSA on twitter.

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Delicious International Food & Music Festival Goes to Cape Town

SA’S BIGGEST FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL COMES TO THE MOTHER CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS DECEMBER!!!

Experience a global culinary adventure while partying to the sounds of six award-winning acts including the UK’s Soul II Soul and SA’s MiCasa.

South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza – the not-to-be-missed DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank – makes its debut in Cape Town on Sunday, December 28, 2014 and promises to be the holiday season’s hottest ticket.

The event promises a feast of food to tantalise the taste buds as well as world-class entertainment from a lineup that includes UK acid jazz and funk pioneers Brand New Heavies and British club favourites Soul II Soul.

They will be joined by award-winning South African acts Freshly Ground, MiCasa and The Soil along with Cape Town’s modern folk artist Jeremy Loops in a day-long feast of food and music, aimed at those with a sense of adventure and a passion for the tastier side of life.

Visitors will experience flavourful local street food at the Delicoius gourmet market with a variety of food booths, mobile kitchens and food trucks to choose from. Festival goers also have the choice of dining at the pop up ‘Delicious Restaurant’ hosted by award-winning South African chef Garth Stroebel or try beef on an authentic Argentinian BBQ.

Hamilton’s Rugby Club and surrounding common fields in Greenpoint offer the perfect setting for this flavoursome banquet of great food and music.

General admission for the DStv Delicious Festival is R450. Delicious Lounge pass tickets are R850 and includes tented lounge, VIP parking, VIP entrance, Premium Cash Bar and VIP bathrooms.

Visit http://www.computicket.com or phone 0861 915 8000 to book. The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank is held in proud association with Whirlpool, Castle Milk Stout, Mitsubishi Motors and Nescafé Dolce Gusto.

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Jill Scott to Serenade Jozi for One Night Only!!!

Smooth sounds of a dynamic soprano who infuses R&B, spoken word, jazz and hip hop, epitomizes the songstress that is Jill Scott.

Airey Scott together with Kaya FM, Mzanzi Magic and Tsogo Sun bring us the The No.1 Lady, for one night only in Johannesburg on the 13 December 2014 at the Coca-Cola Dome.

This summer Johannesburg will be catapulted into the world of Miss Jill Scott, as she carries her fans along on a melodic live journey with her dynamic voice for one night only this December. Johannesburg audiences will be treated to the full Jill Scott experience at a seated concert at The Coca –Cola Dome.

Promoters Airey Scott, known for the recent Kendrick Lamar and 2Chainz SA tours, are excited to finally be bringing Jill Scott out to Johannesburg.

“Having only ever performed in Cape Town in the past, we felt that it was only right to bring Jill Scott to Johannesburg and offer the market this exclusive experience,” said promoter Stuart Scott.

Limited tickets for the seated concert are available at Computicket now. These range from R390 to R1020.

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Start Your Engines for the V2 Pride Afterparty

Following a successful re-launch almost a month ago, where some of Joburg’s most trendy came in droves for their staple of top level entertainment, Vula Vala Productions is doing it again this October.

Decked on a rooftop venue that overlooks the iconic Jo’burg skyline under bright city lights, V2 has chosen a suitable venue both safe and refreshingly ambient for networking and connecting on a weekend night out. For the past 4 years, the V2 Experience has branded itself popular for its themed parties and October 25 will be no exception.

Setting the tone for this year’s Johannesburg Pride, the V2 public event is pulling out all the stops to welcome partygoers of all nations, creed or orientation.

“V2 has the highest equity in the entertainment circles, new faces and old without discrimination,” said organizer Matlotlo Gary Malekane-Nkosi referring to the entertainment venue’s varied audience. Topping it off, a tribute will be paid to late Kwaito singer, Lebo Mathosa popularly known as The Lioness who died in a car crash.

For those who are not familiar with the profile of V2, the team consists of young creatives who call themselves the custodians of wholesome entertainment and lifestyle that endorses quality events in a safe environment to be proud of. Trading in their previous Selby venue in Johannesburg, to Braamfontein’s central suburb, the crossover gave the organisers thumbs up from the patrons who arrived in numbers at last month’s launch. This included some of the entertainment industry’s well known choreographers, top stylists and image consultants, young professionals and a variety of party revelers.

Ticking every box when it comes to celebrating the best of Johannesburg out in the spring night, V2 sounds like a treat to bask in the skyline and dance the night away. The entertainment starts at 7 PM.

The V2 Pride Aftreparty details:

Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Venue: V2, 17 Wolmarans Street, 10th Floor Bullion Place, Braamfontein
Time: 19H00 PM
Entrance: R60 before 10 PM, R80 thereafter. R120 VIP

For event details contact 083 862 5157 or email matt.malekane@gmail.com

Come and celebrate spring and pride at V2!!!

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Win Tickets to the SANDTON CRAFT BEER FAIR this Weekend!!!

Spring has sprung in full bloom and Johannesburg’s most popular Beer Fair is readying itself for a fantastic weekend of fun, food, live music and beer.

This fabulous Sandton affair, taking place from the 20th to the 21st of September 2014, boasts a total of 15 wide spread breweries with over 40 different selections of beers and ciders alongside the delicious variety of food vendors, from Mexican to a Champagne Oyster Bar.

Over the past few years South Africa has experienced an enormous hike in the craft beer market and it has become a growing trend. The Sandton Craft Beer Fair brings South Africa’s most exclusive breweries together and offers the public an experience of tasting, learning and enjoying about the beers and ciders on offer.

Bring your friends, family and dress in your favourite Spring attire and come and enjoy the Sandton Craft Beer Fair!

Kids play area will be available (FREE entrance for kids under 12)…

Venue: The Sands: 58 Wierda Road East, Sandton, Johannesburg
Date: Saturday, 20th September and Sunday, 21st September 2014
Time: Doors open at 11AM
Tickets: R150 (Door), R120 (Pre-sold)

Pre-sold tickets can be purchased via www.thesands.nutickets.co.za/events

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The winner will be notified via email by Friday, close of business.

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Gear Up for the 5th Annual Vaal Beach Party 2014!!!

To kick start epic festivities leading to the 5th Annual Vaal Beach Party main event, Masia Sound Productions (MSP) is very excited to announce an electric comedy session featuring SA’s top award winning comedians such as Mashabela, Trevor Gumbi, Sammy Fever and Vaal Finest Comedians to name-drop a few.

The comedy session will be held on Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at Vereeniging Civic Theatre. Doors open at 18:00 and the event starts at 7pm-11pm. Tickets are now available at all Computicket outlets nationwide from R120 and R150 at the door (Tickets are only limited to 800). Drinks and food will be sold at the venue. Free secured parking and disabled facilities are available.

The fun continues with The Pre-Party at Mbazo Lounge in Vanderbijlpark on Friday, 26th September 2014 from 7pm-2am. The Pre-Party is set to create hype and showcase Vaal’s upcoming DJ’s. There will be entertainment by SA’s top deejays and Vaal finest including the likes of Vetkuk vs Mahoota, Major Leguez DJz, Goddard, Hydro, Kevin, Graveyard and more… Tickets will be available at the door for R50 before 10pm and R80 thereafter (Tickets are limited to 1000). Drinks and food will be sold at the venue and parking with patrol marshals will be available at per tip. Strictly no under 18’s.

The 5th Annual Vaal Beach Party main event, to be held on Saturday 27 September 2014 from 12pm-5am at Dickinson Park by the river banks in Vereeniging, is said to be thee most anticipated and attended of the entire weekend. This year the event is set to be hosting +/- 15 000 people from all over South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Those in attendance will be entertained by well-known, award winning and most demanded SA acts including the likes of Black Coffee, Uhuru, Heavy K, Khuli Chana, KO ft. KidX, Admiral and Jahseed, Thebe, Shimza, iFani, Euphonik, Casper Nyovest and many more. Popular television presenter Lerato Kganyago, Bujy, and Happy K will be celebrity MC’s.

Tickets to the main event are available at all Computicket outlets nationwide for R150 pre sale, R180 at the venue and R500 VIP (VIP includes secured parking, complimentary drinks and a lunch meal). Cooler boxes with cans and plastic bottles are allowed, food and drinks will also be sold inside.

Open parking and disabled facilities are available. Weapons, braai stands, glass bottles, drugs or any harmful objects will not be allowed at the venue. Strictly no under 18’s.

The festivities will be end on a mellow and chilled note at the Sunday Soul Session on Sunday, 28 September 2014 from 12pm midday till 11pm at Dickinson Park by the river banks in Vereeniging.

Acts on stage includes the legendary Ringo, Liquideep, Shwi Nomtekhala, Vinny da Vincy, Wilson B Nkosi, Paul Mtirara, Ishmael Abrahams, Chocolatebar and many more…

Tickets are available at all Computicket outlets nationwide for R120 pre sale, R150 at the venue and R500 VIP (VIP includes secured parking, 1 complimentary drink and a lunch meal). Cooler boxes with cans and plastic bottles are allowed, food and drinks will also be sold inside. Open Parking and disabled facilities available. Weapons, braai stands, glass bottles, drugs or any harmful objects will not be allowed at the venue. Strictly no under 18’s.

This is an all weekend festival you can’t afford to miss after been locked up indoors the whole of winter. So go get your tickets, prepare your outfits, picnic baskets, blankets, folding chairs, umbrellas, etc. and come enjoy a great time outdoors in Mzansi’s beautiful spring weather with interesting people from all nations.

For more info on all events visit http://www.vaalbeachparty.co.za

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Only the Best at Macufe 2014, From Start to Finish

MACUFE is set to start on a high and end on an even higher note. Cultural tourists will delight on a potpourri of the finest talent in music, arts, craft, fashion, comedy, poetry and a top-level game of professional football.

The 17 year-old cultural event of note opens on Friday October 3rd at The Dome (Old Grey Sports Ground) – with a show of youthful vibrancy and positive energy in the form of Tshepe, a hip-hop sound unique to the Free State. Presented in a battle of the djs format the show will feature among others Tsepe, Cashtime and Tbo Touch. Tickets are available at Computicket for only R50.

For a mere R170; the mid-week blues will certainly be laughed away on Wednesday, 8 October when Mzansi’s top comedians including Cape Town’s Marc Lottering; Kroonstad-born comic David Kau, Joey Rasdien and Skhumba Hlophe take to the stage at the Dome.

Sibongile Khumalo and Jimmy Dludlu share the stage with U.S guitarist Earl Klugh at The Indoor Jazz on October 9 at the Dome while Christelle Michele, Chantay Savage, Zahara and Choko appear in The Divas Concert on Friday 10 October at the same venue. Tickets cost R250.

Macufe’s Main Festival at Rose Gardens on Saturday 11 October features award winning acts such as Mafikizolo, Jonas Gwangwa, Ringo, Thandiswa Mazwai, Zahara, Sibongile Khumalo, McCoy Mrubata, Paul Hanmer, Feya Faku, Herbie Tsoaeli, Don Laka with Botshabelo Strings, Jimmy Dludlu, Max-Hoba,Victor Kgantlape, Press, Choko and Oliver Mtukudzi. Tickets cost R320.

Concluding on a note fused with the joyful trumpeting sounds of the vuvuzela will be the popular Macufe cup that sees two of the well-supported PSL teams Bloemfontein Celtics and Kaizer Chiefs battle-it out on Sunday 12th October at Free-State Stadium. Tickets vary from R30 for Juveniles, R50 open-stand, R60 Grand Stand and R2166 for VIP’s.

Early bookings will definitely ensure the enjoyment of a stress free 17th Macufe that has the theme “20 Years of Melodi Ya Tokoloho.” Tickets to all events are available at Computicket nation-wide.

Macufe is proudly supported by the Free State’s Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation department, National Department of Arts and Culture, Mangaung Municipality, National Arts Council and Free State Tourism.

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