They given the nod as last year’s Best Hospitality Facility at the Durban July, and with MTV Base releasing the list of performers set to rock their marquee on July 6 and 7, it’s hard to see them not winning it again.
Very few people that go to the race event go to put bets on their favourite horses- that’s why hospitality matters more than the goings-on on the course. So securing the biggest stars and catering for your marquee puts you ahead of the pack.
Without trying to great controversy, it is disappointing that no female artists are on the bill. But MTV Base can still be forgiven, because Donald, Mi Casa, Zakes Bantwini, Teargas, Pro Kid, JR, Lulo Cafe, Black Coffee, Dimplez and DJ Vigilante will be on hand to entertain invitees. The MTV Base Lifestyle Oasis Village will be located in the Ascot Village.
Before all the glitz of the main day, a pre-party will be held at De La Sol at 10pm, and will feature DJs Vinny Da Vinci, Sphectacula & Naves, and again Lulo Cafe.
Tickets are R650 per person at Computicket or for VVIP bookings, people are to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Alternatively call 031 312 9435. MTV Base on DStv channel 322 will also acrry furtehr details.
This may be a little late, but we captured some pictures from different gigs in the past couple of weeks that we wanted to share. Enjoy!
Mam’ Sibongile Khumalo brought along with her a popping voice and new songs. She performed indoors, and unlike the dancing going on outside, where HHP and Lira (she sampled electronic sounds and even did a short cover of Rihanna’s We Found Love) performed, Khumalo had her crowd seated and in silence. That voice is still magic after all these years.
A year since the release of their self-titled debut album The Soil was released, and the talented acapella trio (Ntsika Ngxanga, Luphindo Ngxanga, and Buhlebendalo Mda), have announced they will be hitting four universities nationwide in support of their offering. We like the unofficial competition for the young ears between these guys and The Muffinz. Both have been gathering quite a bit of momentum, and especially in the case of The Soil, through word-of-mouth.
THE DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
20 July 2012 – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – Wits Theatre [starts: 18h00 – tickets: R80 at the door]
10 August 2012 – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PE [starts: 18h00 – tickets R 70 at the door]
17 August 2012 – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – Cape Town Intervarsity Special, CTICC, Marimba Restaurant [starts: 18h00 - tickets R50 at the door]
31 August 2012 – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – UJ Arts & Culture Theatre, Kingsway [starts: 18h00 - tickets R 70 at the door]
On Friday they will be playing on Metro FM with Glen and Unathi, before playing teh UGU Festival in Port Shepstone on June 23.
This past weekend saw a lot of parties, and of course it’s always impossible to keep up, hence The Social was unable to make sweet young ‘un Boitumelo Thulo’s birthday party at Taboo nightclub in Sandton. But word is it was as sweet as her smile.
Yes, it’s been a long while since I’ve tattled with you all. So sorry.
But I’m here now, so, let’s get to it.
If you have nothing to do with this weekend, it can’t be because you’re broke (pay day was a week ago). Whatever your reasons for planning on staying at home this weekend, I can give you more reasons not to. Here’s what’s up in the next few days:
First of all, there’s Jozifest. I mean, sure, the name’s not as cool as Download Festival or Ozzfest, but it’s distinctly local and so Joburg. It’s a music festival that will have artists such as 340ml, Lark, Fokofpolisiekar and Tidal Waves (among so many others!). Die Antwoord was meant to perform but they had to pull out cos they got an invite to be on a BIG late-night show in the States…. Anyway, Jozifest takes place on 3, 4 and 5 February. Click here for more information.
If festivals aren’t your thing, you might be interested in a fashion show that takes place at a two-floor restaurant. Yes. Fashion show. At a restaurant. The event is called Live-Style, and it takes place on 4 February at Shikisha in Newtown. Soweto rockers Reeburth will be playing (their singer has a really nice body *drool*), along with DJs Gimmick and Rodney. The fashion will be provided by Livestock Cottonwear, who are based in Pimville. The food and drinks will be provided by Shikisha (I did say it’s a restaurant) but not free of charge, obviously. So, whether you want to dine, drool, enjoy the tunes or the scenery, Live-Style is a must. Read more about it here.
If none of that interests you, legendary German DJ/ producer Paul van Dyk is playing in the country tonight. He plays two shows in one day: Durban at 4pm and Joburg at 8pm. Tickets are R250 – R430. Read more here.
Don’t say I don’t care about you.
Yes, yes, we all know that public holidays in SA = braais, booze and hangovers.
But there’s far too much happening outside your yard this Heritage Weekend for you to do the usual shtick of braaing with the friends.
First of all, there’s STR CRD (that’s Street Cred, for the un-hip people who don’t know) on 24 September. It’s a street festival that covers music, fashion, art, technology and skateboarding, among other cool things. This year’s Str Crd takes place in Joburg, at the hip Maboneng Precinct. Musicians such as Dirty Paraffin, BLK JKS and Theophilus London will be there. You should be there too. Tickets for Str Crd are available here (you can only buy them online)
If you’re more into house music, check out the Castle Lite Spring Fiesta at Wild Waters Complex in Boksburg, also on Heritage Day. There will be five dancefloors with a whole lot of DJs playing, such as Lulo Cafe, Black Coffee, Culoe de Song, Liquideep, Mi Casa, DJ Kent… Phew, it’s going to be massive. Book for tickets here.
If gigs and festivals aren’t your scene, then perhaps SA Fashion Week might interest you. Surely the most prestigious and hotly-anticipated event on the SA fashion calendar, SAFW will take place at the posh Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosebank, Joburg. Designers showing this year include Clive Rundle, Amanda Laird Cherry, Black Coffee and Gert Johan Coetzee. The Nelson Mandela-associated brand, 46664 Apparel, will make its runway debut at SAFW, which takes place from 22 – 25 September. For more info, visit the official SAFW website, dahling! *kisses on both cheeks*
For the more cultured among us, there’s Joburg Art Fair. The fair places the spotlight on contemporary African art and takes place over three days. So if you’re one to throw around terms such as “Cubist” and “Impressionist” and to name-drop Rembrandt and Caravaggio, this is the place for you. If you’re looking into starting an art collection or scoping out the African art scene, the Joburg Art Fair is a must-do. Tickets are R100 for a one-day pass. You can book online here.
There’s lot of cool stuff to do this weekend. Don’t disappoint me and have a braai with your mates. Be adventurous, get out there, be social.
Who knows, we might rub shoulders somewhere.
The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, its spring time and once again time for Arts Alive. The month long festival has all sorts of entertainment for all types of people.
It consists of all forms of art from music concerts, theatre,comedy shows if you are in Johannesburg this month you have no reason to be bored.
One of the highlights for the festival is the Africa Unites concert which includes Nigerian artist ASA and Eric Winana it takes place on the Friday 2 September at Bassline.
The Jazz on the Lake on Sunday 4 September at Zoo lake with a line up which includes Melanie Scholtz and 340ml also promises to be a great time.
Other events to catch in the next week are Reggae night at Bassline in Newtown.If you are into Dance Season of Simplicity will be shown at Joburg Theatre from the 2 – 4 September.
Prize of Peace is a theatre show about Nelson Mandela and F.W De Klerk set in the Grand Hotel in Oslo. The show is set on the night before they won their joint Nobel Peace Prize. It will be shown throughout the month of September at Old Mutual Theatre on the Square at the Sandton Square.
The Social will be tweeting live from some of the events throughout the month. Follow us on @TimesliveSocial
As someone who’s perpetually cold, there are very few events that can get me excited enough to switch off my electric blanket and put on my dancing shoes. MTV Base’s Spanking New VS Brand New gig is one of them. To celebrate their first year on DSTV compact, MTV Base is taking over club Hush in Rosebank to host one hell of a party.
With headlining performances by Zakes Bantwini and Tumi And The Volume accompanied by DJ’s Vigilante, Kenzhero, Switch, Lulo Cafe, Franky and Spehectacular, I’d describe it as the best of local house and hip-hop .
MTV Base is notorious for throwing epic parties so R100 is a small price to pay.