Deck the halls with boughs of holly ... then put on your dancing shoes for a New Year’s party. Phuti Mathobela lists the best festive season events
DJ Shimza’s Annual One Man Show Mehlareng Stadium, Tembisa December 25, from 12pm Tickets R150 to R300 at computicket.com DJ Shimza, real name Ashley Raphala, is the pioneer of this musical spectacle. He ropes in his incredible musician friends and colleagues to perform for thousands of fans every Christmas Day. This year will feature none other than Cassper Nyovest. Studio NYE V.6 Ellis Park Tennis Club December 31, from 3pm Tickets R150 at the door This year’s line-up will focus on all the local acts and DJs that enabled us to make 2016 such a prolific and memorable year, including Kenzhero, Rambo, DJ Doowap and many more. The V&A Waterfront continues to raise the bar with its annual New Year celebration. In additi on to the spectacular midnigh t fireworks display visitors have come to love, the celebrations will continue with a festival atmosphere that includes different entertainmen t zones and various carnivallike performers keeping visitors entertained. Ekurhuleni New Year’s Extravaganza Dries Niemandt Park, Johannesburg December 31, from 12pm Tickets R150 to R500 at computicket.com Expect a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. MCs include Khanyi Mbau and Ntando, and the line-up includes Kwesta, Khuli Chana, Bucie, Black Motion and Shimza. Food and beverages will be sold inside the venue. Fact Durban Rocks New Year’s Eve Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban December 31, from 6pm Tickets R300 to R2 000 at computicket.com After the record-breaking July edition of Fact Durban Rocks, the countdown has already started for the live December event with SABC1 Come Duze. Headlining this year’s event is Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest, along with the #EzaseAfro Family with Durban’s finest: DJ Tira and DJ Sox, NaakMusiQ, Babes Wodumo and many more.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE V&A WATERFRONT
EKURHULENI NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA Khanyi Mbau
DJ SHIMZA’S ANNUAL ONE MAN SHOW
STUDIO NYE V.6 Kenzhero