Bollywood singer KK promises to deliver a top-notch show at The Globe
SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment, has built a new multipurpose venue, The Globe, as part of a R1,6 billion redevelopment on the Golden Mile.
With a towering dome that reaches 15,8 m high and an interior floor space of 1 994 m2, the new venue can comfortably hold 2 200 people.
It offers a selection of configuration layouts and has a custom-built eightmetre by 10 m stage, two big screens, state-of-the-art lighting and audio-visual sound equipment, and sturdy interior trusses for the suspension of additional equipment.
The versatility of The Globe means it can host world-class expos, music concerts, comedy shows, festivals, sport screenings, ceremonies, car shows and more.
Louise Howell, Suncoast marketing manager, said: “At the heart of the redevelopment has been the enhancement of the Durban beach front entertainment experience into a premier destination for locals and visitors alike.
“The Globe is a portion of our investment in entertainment and events for the enjoyment of all.”
Opening the venue on December 8 will Indian playback singer Krishna Kumar Kunnath, aka KK.
The mesmerising Bollywood sensation will perform upbeat favourites including Tadap Tadap, Zara Sa, Awarapan Banjarapan and Tu Hi Meri Shab.
“We are excited to be bringing out one of Bollywood’s all-time favourite playback singers.
“This is KK’s first performance in South Africa and it’s worth mentioning that this will be the first show in Suncoast’s new events venue, The Globe,” said Blu Blood managing director Osman Osman.
“KK’s visit coincides with the completion of our developments at Suncoast,” said Mike Dowsley, executive director at Suncoast, “so it is fitting to have an artist of KK’s stature to celebrate the launch of The Globe ... we look forward to hosting many more incredible events in our new venue.”
KK, who lives in Dehli, considers himself extremely fortunate to have made singing his career.
He said: “Many of my fellow performers have boasted about the beauty of South Africa and its people, which I am looking forward to experiencing.
“I will be doing a mix of my songs, from the more upbeat songs to crooning the audience with some of my more romantic numbers. I have a great show in store.”
Tickets are from R280 at Computicket.
Other acts expected to feature at the venue in the coming weeks are comedians Loyisa Gola and Riaad Moosa.
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Krishna Kumar Kunnath, aka KK, will be performing at Suncoast’s new venue, The Globe.