DStv Delicious International Festival Local Line-up

Legendary local acts to burn up the stage at DStv Delicious Festival

A line-up of legendary South African artists is set to thrill audiences at the fifth DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival when Hugh Masekela, Thandiswa Mazwai and Black Coffee Live with band take to the stage on 7 and 8 October at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand.

 

Jazz legend, Hugh Masekela, hardly needs an introduction. The world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer started playing trumpet when he was 14 and began to hone his Afro-Jazz sound in the late 1950s. Notably, he performed in the 1959 musical, King Kong, which was written by Todd Matshikiza. Soon thereafter, he performed as a member of the South African group, the Jazz Epistles, along with Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonas Gwangwa. They were the first African jazz group to record an LP and perform to record-breaking audiences in Johannesburg and Cape Town through late 1959 to early 1960.

The Witbank-born Masekela’s rich history includes performing in different jazz ensembles, attending the Manhattan School of Music, living and working in the United States, touring with Paul Simon, being featured in the documentary ‘Amandla!’, releasing an autobiography, recording numerous albums and creating a series of videos on ESPN with his son, Selema Masekela.

 

The sublime South African songstress, Thandiswa Mazwai, is set to raise temperatures at this year’s festival. This influential artist’s career took off in 1998 with Bongo Maffin, one of South Africa’s pioneering kwaito bands. After six award-winning albums with Bongo Maffin, she went solo. Her debut album, Zabalaza (2004), achieved double platinum status and won numerous awards including a Kora for Best African Female Artist and four South African Music Awards (SAMAs). It was also nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Planet Award.

Mazwai’s critically acclaimed second album ‘Ibokwe’ (2009) reached gold status within weeks of release and her live DVD ‘Dance of the forgotten Free’ (2010) won SAMAs for Best Female Artist and Best Live DVD in 2011.The Guardian recently referred to her as “South Africa’s finest female contemporary singer.”

 

Black Coffee will elevate energy levels at Kyalami with his distinctive home-brewed afro-house band. Delicious fans are in for a rare treat as this won’t be a normal DJ set by the renowned DJ, Black Coffee will perform live with a band (backing vocalists, percussionist and keyboardist). A record producer and DJ, Black Coffee has released five albums and a live DVD under his Johannesburg-based record label, Soulistic Music. He is arguably the most prominent electronic music producer in Africa, whose big break occurred shortly after being chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy. In September 2015, he won the Breakthrough DJ of the Year award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, a few weeks after the release of his fifth studio album, Pieces of Me.

 

"The involvement of African acts at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is important to us. The opportunity for visitors to experience 3 globally recognized African artists over one weekend is a critical part of DStv’s endorsement of local, African content.  The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is truly South African, and this is why we have become the only event to be a member of the Proudly South African campaign" commented Nomsa Mazibuko, Group Head of Marketing at MultiChoice.

 

These incredible acts will share the stage with a fantastic line-up of international artists, Common, Imagination featuring Leee John,Alexander O'Neal, Omar and Femi Kuti.

 

The full line-up is as follows:
Saturday: Common, Thandiswa Mazwai and Black Coffee Live
Sunday: Hugh Masekela, Omar, Alexander O’Neal, Imagination feat Leee John and Femi Kuti
 
Tickets are officially on sale and available from deliciousfestival.com or ticketpro.co.za
 
General Access Ticket
R495 per person per day
R800 per person for a weekend pass (Saturday & Sunday)
Includes the following:
 Access into festival grounds
 Access to general public areas (General Access standing area, food market, exhibitions, DStv channel activations, the GA public bars)
 
Ciroc Terrace Lounge
R1295 per person per day
R2100 per person for a weekend pass (Saturday & Sunday)
Includes the following:
 Situated on exclusive VIP terrace
 VIP Lounge
VIP Parking (one parking pass per two tickets bought, parking pass will be emailed)
VIP Entrance
VIP Bathrooms
Premium Cash Bar
Tented lounge and furniture
Hostesses
Viewing Deck, sight lines to main stage and view over festival
Fenced garden
 
Kids Zone
R150 per child per day (restricted to ages: 3-13)
Includes the following:
Access into festival grounds
Access to general public areas (General Access standing area, food market, exhibitions, DStv channel activations)
Access into Kids Zone area for Kids ages 3 to 13 years
 
Decadance Luxury Hospitality
One Day Package: R3 500 pp ex VAT
Weekend Package (Sat & Sun): R6 500 pp ex VAT
Package entitles the guest to:
Entrance tickets into the DStv Delicious festival grounds
VIP parking
Entrance into the DECADANCE LUXURY LOUNGE
VIP luxury lounge and décor
Private viewing deck within the DECADANCE LUXURY LOUNGE
Full upscale canapé and tasting menu for lunch with light dinner menu options
Cheese board harvest table
Tea and Coffee bar
Private bespoke bar facilities
Full complimentary bar from 11h00 - 21h00
VIP MIB Security
VIP toilet facilities
LED screens with LIVE concert feed in lounges
Fully staffed facility including dedicated Waitresses, Hostesses, Bar staff and Senior Management
 
DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is held in proud association with Coca-Cola, Gauteng Tourism Authority, The Tim Tebeila Foundation, Proudly South African, Jeep, Flight Centre, Kaya FM, Independent Newspapers, Generosity Water, J&B, Ciroc, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards and Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
 
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