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.
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
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.
Today Khanyi Mbau and David Kau are hosting Metro FM’s drive-time show as part of the stations celebrity week. The show is usually co-hosted by Glen Lewis and Unathi Msengana under the name, The Avenue. But this week local stars like Sophie Ndaba, Khuli Roberts and Julius Malema got an opportunity to play DJ for a day.
Yesterday Julius Malema and Minenhle Dlamini took over the slot and their show was named The Juju Drive. The pair attracted thousands of listeners to the station. With most people tuning in to hear the outspoken Youth League President on air. Issues relating to politics were forbidden. The pair kept the show casual as they talked about their taste in partners, partying and pronunciation.
A definite highlight was when Minnie bought up the question of whether people should look for a partner in clubs/ parties. Julius said if/ when you do, you wake up in the morning and ask yourself ” what did I bring home?”. He also teased musician, Zakes Bantwini’s pronunciation of the word “wasting” saying that it sounds like hes added the letter R to it, making it sound like he’s saying “worsting”
This celebrity week on Metro is meant to highlight the line-up changes that they are making. And today they held a press conference to announce their new line-up. This reshuffling has caused quite a stir as some of the attendees were not too happy with some of the changes.
The main changes include T-bo Touch taking over the afternoon drive-time show. And Glen Lewis and Unathi Msengana are moving to the morning show.
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