The gigs you need to get to: Free State, Eastern Cape, Limpopo and North West
» David Kau’s Annual Christmas Party
When: December 25
Where: Kroonpark Holiday Resort, Kroonstad
Cost: Tickets available at eQtickets or at any Spar
for R100 or R300 (VIP). R120 at the door.
This year marks the 11th instalment of comedian David Kau’s annual Christmas Party, which he hosts in his hometown in Free State.
The event has cemented itself as the place to be for funseekers on Christmas Day. This year, he promises a line-up of more than 15 DJs, including DJ Dimplez, Naked, Lulo Cafe, Milkshake, Franky and other guest artists.
» Mainstay Beach Party
When: December 26
Where: 3 Pools in Willows, Port Elizabeth
Cost: R100 at Computicket
Currently in its seventh year, this popular beach party will guarantee fun times.
Performers include Dino Bravo, Mi Casa and 10 of Port Elizabeth’s hottest DJs. Contact Darren Mungur on 082 632 6563 for more information.
» Ebubeleni Arts Festival
When: December 29
Where: Adcock Stadium, Korsten, Port Elizabeth
Cost: R150 (golden circle), R120 (general access) at Computicket
This outdoor concert features some of Mzansi’s finest artists, including The Parlotones, Toya Delazy, AKA, Mi Casa, Zonke, Stimela and Theo Kgosinkwe. They will play alongside some home-grown Ebhayi bands. It’s a perfect outing for the family. Contact Marc Mahambehlala on 011 053 6124 or 076 771 4062 for more information.
» Mhlaliville Annual Festive Explosion
When: December 29
Ga Matlala, Limpopo
Cost: R40 at the door
Socialise and catch up with friends while enjoying good music provided by Chymamusique (featured in the latest House Afrika Grooves CD) and local DJs Lefa, Ma Boss, Theo, Banza, Danny the Techno King and Xolani the Guitarist.
Hip-hop acts Dime and Afronation will also entertain while comedy will be provided by Tau Maserumule.
The event starts at midday with the main bash on Sunday. For more information contact Neville at 084 853 4209
» DJ Nation Annual Bash
When: December 28
Where: Taung Sports Ground, Taung
Cost: R120-R140 at Computicket
Put your dancing shoes on and get your singing voice ready to jam alongside house music vocal-queen, Monique Bingham.
She has collaborated with many local and international DJs, and is sure to make this event memorable.