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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
They were one of the most talked about up-and-coming local bands, before they even had media coverage- but now they’re probably set to get quite a bit more.
The Muffinz (Skabs, Greg, Mthae, Simz and Sfiso) had their official album launch at Katzy’s in Rosebank on Wednesday night, to a packed house of screaming young girls- enough to remind one of the current craze surrounding One Direction. Just like the British boy band, The Muffinz have quite a knack of making young lasses weak, and it was for all to see.
Even Ntsiki Mazwai and Nothende (who pitched together) were seen bopping and jumping gleefully in the crowd.
Through Just Music, the boys have released thei11-track debut effort Have You Heard, and don’t look like they will have much problem selling if this gig is anything to go by.
They performed some of their already popular songs, including “Umsebenzi Wendoda” and Khumbul’ Ekhaya”.
We’ve just seen the running order! Of course it is always “subject to change” when it comes to such gigs, but so far this look sexciting. Nicelys pread through the various stages. See below:
Friday 1 June 2012
17:00 Gates open
21:00 Herbie Tsoaeli
22:00 Trio (Steve Kekana, Babsy Mlangeni and Joe Nina)
Saturday 2 June 2012
12:00 Gates open
18:00 Selaelo Selota
00:00 Jazzanova feat. Paul Randolph (Berlin)
01:15 Zakes Bantwini
12:00 Gates open
15:00 Taiwa Jazz Band
17:00 Asanda Bam
19:00 Adam Glasser (with Pinise Saul and Bheki Khoza)
21:00 Sibongile Khumalo
Dance stage/piano lounge
12:00 Gates open
14:00 Karabo Mohlala
17:00 Hot Water
19:00 Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid
21:00 Toya Delazy
23:00 Mi Casa
01:00 Jam session
She’s been a little quiet of late, what with all the bad press surrounding her activities off-stage, so we were a tad surprised that Simphiwe Dana will be performing with a band on SABC 3′S breakfast show Expresso, next Thursday.
She is writing and has started gradually experimenting in studio, so it may still be too soon for any new material from a prospective follow-up to Kulture Noir (arguably her best effort yet), so the presumption is that she will play one of the popular songs off the 2010 album.
Two days before her appearance will be KB Motsilanyane’s turn to rock the SABC 3 breakfast show’s stage. She will perform “Run Free”- the title track.
First things first: The 46664 fashion range is a little pricey (Stuttafords should give you a clue). Secondly, while some of the tees are cute, others are a little odd- the picture above gives you a clue. If this is indeed how the tees look (with the explanation below it), there really is no need to S-P-E-L-L things out for us, dear designers, we get it!
The 46664 Fashion’s Statement T’s are said to “draw iconic inspiration from intimate access by the brand’s design team to archive material housed in the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory”.
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.
Marie Claire’s annual Naked Issue comes out today, and I must say, I didn’t know they still did this.
This year’s is the biggest they’ve had yet, featuring 31 celebrities including Samkelo Ndlovu and Jafta Mamabolo from Generations, the boys from Lonehill Estate, Shadowclub and Locnville (I do hope it’s a spread!), comedian Tumi Morake and her hubby Mpho Osei-Tutu, as well as model Greg Hammond (remember him? He was the incredibly gorgeous guy carrying a sack of sugar over his shoulder in an Archers Aqua ad? With the orange overall half on? It’s from about a decade ago but I STILL remember it in detail. That’s how beautiful he is.)
Anyway, Jack Parow is on the cover (along with Jenna Pietersen) and I’m slightly disturbed that, well, Jack Parow is even in the naked issue. He’s awesome and everything but hardly my idea of eye candy. Same goes for Trevor Gumbi. And Joey Rasdien…
But then again, it’s for a good cause (the Burn Foundation Southern Africa). I guess it’s the intention that counts. Still, that won’t save my poor eyes from burning, though.
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.