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Spring Fiesta unveils full artist line-up

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Having already announced ‘KINGS OF TOMORROW [Sandy Rivera] Ft Julie McKnight & April’ & welcomed British deep house pioneer ‘Jimpster’ as the international guests at the 7th annual Spring Fiesta set to take place on the 7th October at Wild Waters in Ekurhuleni. The organisers just dropped the full lineup set to rock the 6 stages. Festival Director, Ricardo da Costa says “We’re excited to bring you a production experience that is going to blow your mind. If you thought our 37m high butterfly was impressive last year..wait till you see what we have planned for the real headliners…THE FANS” #Springfiesta2017 HERE WE GO!

 

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINERS 

▪ KINGS OF TOMORROW [Sandy Rivera]

▪ Julie McKnight & April

▪ Jimpster

 

DJ’s

▪ Black Coffee

▪ Dj Tira

▪ Lars Behrenroth

▪ Rocco

▪ Euphonik

▪ Dj Kent

▪ Speedsta

▪ Shimza

▪ Dj Clock

▪ DJ Fresh

▪ Dj Vigilante

▪ Dimplez

▪ Lulo Café

▪ Mo-Flava

▪ Milkshake

▪ Mshega

▪ LKG

▪ Rock Da Shades Djz

▪ Major League Djz

▪ Capital

▪ Christos & Vinny Da Vinci

▪ PH

▪ Kid Fonque

▪ Slique

▪ Big Sky

▪ Da Capo

▪ DJ Maphorisa

▪ Ms Cosmo

▪ Ralf Gum

▪ Twins on Decks

▪ Distruction Boyz

▪ Dj Franky

▪ Jazzuelle

▪ DJ Hudson

▪ Thee Gobbs

▪ Jaws

▪ Clive Bean

▪ Soul Bee

▪ Sean Kross & Vino

▪ Radix

▪ Tha Muzik

▪ Lebza The Villain

▪ Geezy

▪ Fargo

▪ Kholi & Shorts

▪ Bat

▪ Sj Da Dj

▪ Mgiftana

▪ Onny

▪ Stabito

▪ Kgotso M

▪ Da Lootz

▪ Zai Maya

▪ Dj Storm

▪ Bhav

▪ Funky Soul

▪ Deep Rebel

▪ Golf Finger

▪ Kuxx

▪ Warras “The Shady Lurker”

▪ Exquisite Vince

▪ Calvin Fallo

▪ MFR Souls

LIVE ACTS

▪ AKA

▪ Riky Rick

▪ Black Motion

▪ Nasty C

▪ Big Nuz

▪ Okmalumkoolkat

▪ Lady Zamar

▪ Ma-E

▪ Mpumi

▪ Zano

▪ A-Reece

▪ Yanga

▪ Gemini Major

 

TICKETING INFO

 

Shout Out to all Fiesta Freaks who purchased their Early Bird tickets.

Phase 2 Tickets are now available  @ Ticket-Pro Outlets [CNA, Edgars, Jet] & on www.soulcandi.nutickets.co.za / www.springfiesta.co.za

▪ General Access Ticket

o Phase 2 : R250 + R10

o Phase 3:  R350 + R10

 

▪ VIP Access Tickets

o Phase 2: R550 + R20

o Phase 3: R750 + R25

 

▪ VVIP Access Ticket

o Phase 2: R850 + R30

o Phase 3: R1000 + R30

FLIGHTS & PACKAGE DEALS

Don’t live in Gauteng or South Africa, and you want to be part of #SpringFiiesta2017? We’re excited to announce our partnership with South African Airways.  SAA are offering Patrons 5-18% discounted off airfares for flights within a 2 week period before or after the 7th October 2017.

 

Simply book on www.flysaa.com and use the following promo code: SFSAA2017 upon checking out. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

 

We also have exclusive affordable package deals to take your 2017 Spring Fiesta experience to the Next level. Our Package deals include tickets to Spring Fiesta, accommodation, a shuttle to & from Spring Fiesta. Book your package deal @www.soulcandi.nutickets.co.za  to be part of the Spring Fiesta ambiance.

 

▪ Silver Package

▪ Gold Package

▪ Platinum Package

 

The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta is brought to you by Smirnoff & supported by Power Play, Heineken, Metro Fm, SABC 1, South African Airways and Soul Candi Live.

For more updates connect with us on these platforms

www.springfiesta.co.za

▪ Facebook Page: Spring Fiesta
▪ Twitter @SpringFiestaSA
▪ Instagram @SpringFiestaParty

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Red Bull Culture Clash event crew line-up announced

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Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals. Two groups of 30 selected participants—producers, vocalists, DJs, and instrumentalists from around the world—come together in a new city each year for two weeks of collaborations, lectures, and performances.

The Academy began in 1998, and has been traversing the globe since. In 2010 it took place in London, when the first Culture Clash was hosted as part of a five week-long city festival.

Preparations for Red Bull Culture Clash are heating up at a rapid pace as headline artists AKA, DJ Tira, Patoranking and Admiral & Jahseed, enlist some of the industry’s top musicians to back their respective crews for an epic show that is being labelled the biggest live music battle experience the continent has ever seen.

Check out the downright impressive Red Bull Culture Clash crew list below.


AFRICAN STORM SOUND SYSTEM featuring:

  • ADMIRAL & JAHSEED
  • DANCE HALL QUEENS
  • TOL A$$ MO
  • OSKIDO
  • SPEEDY
  • SECRET GUESTS 

RED HOT SOUND SYSTEM featuring:

  • PATORANKING
  • GEMINI MAJOR
  • DJ SNYPES
  • MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ
  • JUPITAR
  • SECRET GUESTS

DURBAN MASSACRE SOUND SYSTEM featuring:

  • DJ TIRA
  • NAAK MUSIQ
  • DISTRUCTION BOYZ
  • L’VOVO
  • PROFESSOR
  • DUNCAN
  • BIG NUZ
  • KILLER KAU
  • SECRET GUESTS

TOP BOYZ SOUND SYSTEM featuring:

  • AKA
  • ANATII
  • JR
  • MASTER A FLAT
  • YANGA CHIEF
  • DJ FANATIC
  • TWINS ON DECKS
  • SECRET GUESTS

The list of talent to expect on the night doesn’t stop here. Crews will be introducing additional surprise artists during the event as part of their arsenal of musical weaponry they bring to the battle.

In the lead up to the event, AKA notes “None of the teams have what it takes to beat our Top Boyz Sound System. We’re making sure we have all the right elements – world class talent, infectious energy and impressive sound and lighting – to bring fans a one-of-a-kind performance. The crowd and competition won’t know what hit them! Get ready SA, we’re coming for you.”

Be prepared for a night of larger-than-life sounds and surprises and show support for your ‘chosen crew’, as it’s the response from the crowd that decides the winner on the night.

Follow Red Bull Culture Clash on redbull.co.za; Twitter @RedBullZA, Facebook @redbull, Instagram @redbullza  and YouTube. Join the conversation using #RedBullCultureClash.

Don’t miss out on the action! Get your tickets for Red Bull Culture Clash 2017 from Computicket. Doors open from 6pm on 23 September at Orlando Stadium.

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Grit is Gold at Africa Property Investment Summit

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SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG – JSE-and Mauritius-listed company, GRIT Real Estate Income Group, will be attending the noteworthy platform for real estate investment in Africa this week at the Sandton Convention Centre to discuss current trends, share industry experiences, and hopefully emerge having made positive connections in the various African countries.

As a top tier Gold Sponsor to the Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo (API), GRIT will be connecting with the most influential local and international Africa property stakeholders, in the promise to seek meaningful and profitable investment into a range of real estate, infrastructure projects and developments across the continent.

The API Summit gathers the region’s most senior investors, developers, operators and professionals providing the right platform to do deals across the region.

It is in this precise vein that Grit is Gold. It pioneered the concept of providing investors direct access to real estate ownership in Africa’s high-growth markets (excluding South Africa).

This is a dynamic, high-growth company that has established a strong portfolio of retail, corporate residential, hospitality, warehousing and commercial office assets in Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritius and Zambia, with a view to expand into more markets, especially where REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) legislation has been promulgated.

Grit distributes its income to shareholders in US dollars, making it a currency hedge in addition to participating in superior distribution growth. The Company recently distributed its sixth consecutive distribution to shareholders and targets a dividend yield of over 7% in US dollars.

Grit CEO, Bronwyn Corbett has two days of bespoke networking opportunities, focussing on Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, discussing the impact that structured real estate investments can have on development of the continent.

Given the strong correlation between the investment case of REITs on the one hand and the investment mandate of pension funds on the other, REIT legislation has been a significant catalyst in the growth of listed real estate investments in those markets.

Although Grit distributes its income in the same way as a REIT does, it is not a REIT and pays the relevant taxes in-country.

For South African investors, this means they are charged a lower foreign dividend tax on their earnings, as opposed to a higher income tax compared to distributions from South African listed REITs.

Says Grit CEO, Bronwyn Corbett“We offer investors exposure to hard currency income at emerging market growth rates, making us a unique addition to any investment portfolio.

Our risk is mitigated by the quality of our tenants, including the likes of Vodacom, Barclays, Beachcomber and Lux Resorts as well as the long-term hard currency leases we have entered into.

Going forward, we are targeting growth in our current countries of operation as well as in new jurisdictions including Botswana, Rwanda and Ghana.”

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The future of creative innovation & technology takes centre stage at 2017 Fak’ugesi Conference

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With its bold and daring theme of ‘brave tech hearts beat as one’ the 2017 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will once again pioneer uniquely African technology and creativity in an electrifying ten-day programme, from 6 to 16 September, to showcase the power of innovative collaboration.

This year’s festival once again promises a unique, fresh and exciting line up of events, including, for the first time, the Fak’ugesi Conference taking place on 14 September. This one-day event titled “The Future of Creative Innovation” sets its focus on highlighting important conversations on the role of collaboration and interdisciplinary practice for creativity, technology and innovation in Africa.

The 2017 Fak’ugesi Conference will take a closer look at the present and future of collaborative practices and digital culture in Southern Africa and the Sub-Saharan region. Panellists and keynote speakers will also engage questions around inter and multidisciplinary digital practices in support of the growth of creative and community-led innovative technology in Johannesburg, South Africa and beyond.

The day’s events will be introduced by one of South Africa’s most well-established fine artists, William Kentridge, in a keynote address titled “Enough and More Than Enough”. Kentridge’s immense intellectual generosity and interest in young Johannesburg makers and artists through the Centre for the Less Good Idea, will lead to the first panel discussion with Kentridge and the Centre’s Season 2 Curators: Jamal Nxedlana, Nthlanthla Muthlangu and Tegan Bristow, chaired by Bronwyn Lace.

Following this, two fascinating panels will address the state of Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality, their current uses, and industry focus’ in Southern Africa. The first, supported by Maxum Digital (Innovation Hub) engages new South African practices in VR. The second, supported by Ericsson, takes a bold look at new Mixed Reality technologies and community led urban design.  These will run parallel to panels exploring the intersections of music, film and new technologies, in a double panel series curated by Weheartbeat in extension of the Fak’ugesi Beats Lab at the Festival. Each Fak’ugesi Beat panel features the cutting edge beat makers and videographers that have come to contribute to the 2017 Fak’ugesi Beats Lab and Festival Finale.

As one of the most distinguished ambassadors of digital culture and engagement in Africa, Jepchumba will deliver the second keynote address titled “The African Digital Renaissance, New Frontiers and New Territories”.  Jepchumba will then lead discussions into an extensive Pan-African conversation on questions facing digital culture on the continent. These discussions will also include contributions by participants in the ColabNowNow project; a ten-day program of digital storytelling and making that will take place during this year’s Fak’ugesi Festival.

2017 Festival Director, Tegan Bristow says, “The Fak’ugesi Conference and Festival not only allows for vital skills development and exchange but also acts as a platform where digital practices can be interrogated, questioned and collaboratively produced. It’s thanks to the Fak’ugesi Conference partners Tshimologong, Ericsson, Maxum Digital & Innovation Hub, French Institute and British Council Connect ZA that this is possible.”

After an exciting and thought-provoking programme, the 2017 Fak’ugesi Conference will close with a celebratory performance and beats demo by Fak’ugesi Beats Lab residents Masego from the UK and EvilNeedle from France.

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