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WIN TICKETS TO THE REDD’S STREET CARNIVAL

It’s the Redd’s Street Carnival once more so tell your friends to tell their friends it’s time to paint the town red with Redd’s. Come join the fun at the Redd’s carnival at new beach Durban beach front, lower marine parade on the 28th of November. Be part of the procession and catch the cultural entertainment at 17:30.

The procession will open the festivities up to an uncontained after party for adult consumers at New Beach, where festival-goers can expect to dance the night away to a mind- blowing line-up of leading local artist such as Cashtime, Dreamteam, Riky rick, Chad Da Don, Nasty C, P.H WTF, DJ Feel and many more, who will undoubtedly leave them entertained.

Tickets for the after party will be available for over 18s for R100.00 at Computicket and will be available at the door for the same price on the day of the carnival. Doors open at 18h00 and the after party will continue until midnight.

For an impossible to contain experience join REDD’S as they tantalize your senses with CRISPAAHHH moments.

Win yourself and a friend tickets to this supercharged carnival extravaganza, all you have to do is share this blog post and tell us who you wanna bring along to paint the town red with Redd’s. And you can even win yourself a six pack of refreshing crisp Redd’s to get you started on your Redd’s Carnival.

 

 

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JOHN NEWMAN JOBURG CONCERT MOVED TO STAND-ALONE CITY SHOW

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John Newman’s international success continues with the UK modern soul sensation’s first highly anticipated tour to South Africa. Always happy to give South Africans great music, presenting partner Virgin Mobile, radio powerhouse 5FM and Seed Experiences have announced that John Newman will now perform live in concert on Thursday 24 April at Joburg’s Town Hall Lane, Newtown. Due to unforeseen global tour rescheduling, the Joburg show set to take place at Sowing the Seeds Music Festival, has been moved to a one-night performance in Joburg.

“Working together with John Newman’s management and booking agency to find a solution that best suits everyone especially the fans, John Newman will now perform a day earlier in Joburg. We believe he is perfectly suited to an urban concert experience and along with Virgin Mobile our presenting partner, we look forward to bringing his fans a night to remember,” says Brian Little, Seed Experiences managing director. “True to our brand heritage, Virgin Mobile loves music – it’s in our DNA. That’s why we’re excited to be bringing the latest music to eager fans, by being involved in urban concert events such as the John Newman SA tour.

Through our partnership with Seed Experiences we aim to give concert goers a unique Virgin Mobile experience to remember,” says Jason Hair, Virgin Mobile Chief Operating Officer. “Along with our partners Virgin Mobile and 5FM, we can now give our South African fans the opportunity to enjoy one of two great John Newman experiences in Cape Town and Joburg. Fresh from the recent successes of a sold-out Bastille SA tour and the highly praised Olmeca presents Mad Decent Block Party, Seed Experiences continues their momentum by producing a John Newman concert event like no other.

Be ready for a sizzling, swinging, roaring music experience; with décor, lighting and production to match. It’s the return of the era of big sound and big style. As one British music review put it: “Hearing John Newman live, you’re truly in the presence of something big. It’s as mesmerising as it is memorable”. The UK “blue-eyed boy” has burst onto the international music scene and critics and fans alike are calling John Newman the new voice of modern soul.

His breakthrough sound, catchy lyrics and unique voice are filling the airwaves from London to Los Angeles. The four-time Brit award nominee – including for Best British Male Solo Artist and Best British Single – is best known for his infectious tracks ‘Losing Sleep’, ‘Love Me Again’ and ‘Cheating’. ‘Love Me Again’ has already sold over two million singles worldwide, peaked at no. 1 on iTunes and charts in several countries, and has racked up a whopping one hundred million views on YouTube.

This is not a music event you want to miss. So dress the part, get your swing on and prepare to be mesmerised by John Newman live in concert, presented by Virgin Mobile, powered by 5FM. A stellar local supporting lineup will be announced soon; stay close to Seed Experiences on Facebook and Twitter for all the news and tune into 5FM for updates and chances to win tickets.

Tickets are on sale through www.webtickets.co.za General Admission: R395, VIP: R695 Good Hope Centre, Cape Town – 23 April 2014 Buy tickets here: http://www.webtickets.co.za/johnnewmanCPT Town Hall Lane, 66 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg – 24 April 2014 Buy tickets here:http://www.webtickets.co.za/johnnewmanJHB

Sowing the Seeds ticket purchases and updates:   Seed Experiences and Webtickets will contact all Sowing the Seeds Music Festival ticket holders directly regarding transfers or refunds. Should you not hear anything please contact Webtickets directly on 0861 22 55 98 orinfo@webtickets.co.za.   For further information on Sowing the Seeds Music Festival please watch out for any updates onhttps://www.facebook.com/SowingTheSeedsSA

Links Facebook: www.facebook.com/SeedExperiences Twitter: @SeedExperiences Event queries: hello@weareseed.co.za Media queries: mike@one-eyedjack.co.za Website: www.weareseed.co.za   Virgin Mobile links Website: www.virginmobile.co.za Facebook: www.facebook.com/VirginMobileSA Twitter: twitter.com/virginmobilesa   5FM: Website:www.5FM.co.za Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepowerof5FM Twitter: @5FM     #JohnNewmanSA

All Seed Experiences events are supported by GWM and Puma South Africa.

JOHN VLISMAS RETURNS…

 

John Vlismas is back. And this time he has brought the fate of mankind with him. After the extraordinary success of the multimedia feast that was ‘40’ last year, John Vlismas has embarked on an exploration through the fiery depths of the world coming to an end. The anarchic comedian has ruffled some feathers, insulted some Afrikaans icon that likes to speed on the highway and show us all his take current affairs, but ‘Revelations’ promises to be something a bit different from what he has done in the past.

Every generation is determined to believe in the world ending in their lifetime, from Mayan calendars to the Big Kill, to particle experiments gone wrong, even Obama being the Antichrist, and yet we always survive.

This is the one of the themes of Vlismas’ latest orgy of dark belly laughter.  Other nerves he promises to attack with razors are: family, friends, children, peace, hope, faith and charity, as well as an all-out attack on the current president, or “that totally busted thief of an **shole” as he refers to the head of state.

Vlismas also says that while he has focused on massive production design recently, this show will also be a return to basics – “comedy is an intimate act between me and you, f*** the tricks and whistles, this show is about the jokes, the speed, the taboos – I’m going back to basics here, more laughs per minute… there’ll be some nice touches, but this is all about me and the crowd having a really good time…”

“As middle age advances, I feel the urgency to poke holes in accepted reality increase… we’re running out of time to point out the flaws in our own plot, and the arc has already peaked – so this show is to make sure that no stone has been left unturned, and by stone, I mean racism, corruption and mentally retarded country singers called Sunette.”

He describes his show as a “sacred cow apocalypse” while his mother claims it is a “surgical tour de force to be reckoned with” (she may have been drinking, it was already late morning when we called.) His father commented, “Oh, Christ, is he still trying to be funny?” and a former geography teacher was heard to say – “he’s very odd, I’m not surprised the other boys tried to kill him.” We say “revelations” is a razor sharp rampage, a stand-up monster tap dancing across your mind. Open up, here he comes…

Catch John Vlismas, in his usual foul but thought-provoking mood with sound, lights and jokes that will leave your brain begging to be hosed down.

Seriously, you don’t want to miss this extravaganza of your mind going ‘I can’t believe he just said that and I just saw that!’ Who knows, there just might be a well-known local music act that performs at the show but you will just have to go and find out for yourself, won’t you.
“Revelations” – Sacred Cow Apocalypse.

The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino Complex, JHB.

 23 & 24 May 2014 – 2 Nights, 3 shows only.

 Tickets are available now at Computicket

LINKS

COMPUTICKET:

http://online.computicket.com/web/event/john_vlilsmas_in_revelations/790487737

JOHN VLISMAS:

 John Vlismas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealjohnvlismas

John Vlismas Twitter: @fortyshort

 

DREAMSHADE – SWISS MELODIC HEAVY METAL TOUR

 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to rock to the sounds of DREAMSHADE a heavy metal band, presented by Favour The Brave Agency. This concert is your gateway to party like a rock star.

Favour The Brave Agency in collaboration with Horang Music is proud to present Swiss based Melodic Heavy Metal extraordinaires, DREAMSHADE (SPINEFARM RECORDS) Live in South Africa. DREAMSHADE have been shredding through stages across Europe and USA in promotion of their highly acclaimed latest release “The Gift Of Life”.

Playing their infectious style of heavy metal in the vein of IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ALL THAT REMAINS; the band has taken the metal world by storm with their melodic hooks and amazing performances. DREAMSHADE will be supported by newcomers THE DRIFT throughout their tour that spans across Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth & Cape Town.

 Tour dates below:

08/05 – Live-The Venue, Durban
09/05 – Pool City, Port Elizabeth
10/05 – Mercury Live, Cape Town
16/05 –Arcade Empire, Pretoria
17/05 –Rumours Lounge, Johannesburg

Watch DREAMSHADE’s latest video “Your Voice” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-dgzwXrDro

Download DREAMSHADE MUSIC  https://www.mediafire.com/?7m48bo3vta3thbn

Tickets are on sale nationwide through www.computicket.co.za as well as at Computicket outlets and Checkers stores.

British Airways Showcases its £5 billion Investment In Johannesburg

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British Airways brought together the best of Britain and South Africa at 30 000 feet on 6 February over Johannesburg to showcase how its £5 billion investment is benefitting customers.
Some 200 guests including top Springbok try scorer Bryan Habana, lock Flip van der Merwe, Freshlyground singer Zolani Mahola and a host of others were treated to two hours of non-stop entertainment and extravagance on board British Airways’ new A380, the airline’s largest and most modern aircraft.
Guests enjoyed a very special Champagne high tea at take off created specially by The Saxon and South Africa’s top chef, David Higgs featuring a raspberry union jack macaroon and vanilla biscuit dress.
The A380 became the longest runway in the sky for a fashion show of British Designer collections for the summer season presented by Harrods, the world’s most famous luxury department store. Looks were shown from Stella McCartney, Jenny Packham, Alexander Mcqueen, Victoria Beckham, Mathew Williamson, Ralph & Russo and Temperley and teamed with Jimmy Choo shoes and jewellery by Astley Clarke, Monica Vinader, Shaun Leane + Lara Bohinc.

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It then doubled as a 30 000 foot-high stage for a live performance by multi-award winning Afro-fusion band Freshlyground, who’s lead singer Zolani opened the 2010 World Cup singing Waka Waka with Shikira. Freshlyground performed a unique rendition of Shake it and Flower Duet Lakme, British Airways’ iconic theme tune.
During the past fortnight the aircraft has visited three major cities in South Africa. Since 27 January it has been based at King Shaka International Airport for flight crew training. During this time winner s of the #Man vs Plane online challenge got to try and emulate Bryan Habana’s 2013 race against the A380, which became a YouTube sensation. Then the superjumbo paid a fleeting visit to Cape Town for a world first fly past over Table Mountain, before arriving in Johannesburg for the launch event.
Modern, fuel-efficient aircraft are the mainstay of British Airways’ five-year investment programme in products and the A380 is the third of 12, all of which will be in daily service by 2017. It has also ordered 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and is the first airline in Europe to operate both aircraft types.
The aircraft will begin operating between London and Johannesburg on 12 February. This is only the third route to be confirmed after Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Initially it will operate three times a week, with the other 11 Boeing 747-400 weekly frequencies. The A380 service will increase to six weekly services by 6 March, resulting in a net capacity increase on the route.
British Airways operated by Comair, which operates domestic and regional flights in southern Africa, is also currently enhancing its fleet and recently took delivery of its first 737-800, next generation Boeing. Comair is investing R3.5 billion to replace its current fleet of 737-300 and -400 aircraft, with the more modern, fuel-efficient aircraft. A second 737-800 is due to be delivered in the half of 2014.
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British Airways has a history of innovation in South Africa.
Speaking on at two-hour launch flight, Frank van der Post, British Airways’ managing director brands and customer experience, and Erik Venter, Comair chief executive outlined the enhancements being introduced for domestic, regional and international customers.
It has worked with top chefs to improve the quality and choice of food on board with the A380 First service includes a five-course tasting menu. Locally Comair runs its own in-flight catering operation, Food Directions, to provide customers with top-quality, fresh, tasty meals including hot, cold and snack meal options.
On the ground a new international departures lounge, modelled on the Galleries Lounges in Terminal 5, has just opened at Cape Town International Airport. The departures lounge at OR Tambo, which has been reconfigured to accommodate the A380, will be refurbished toward the end of the year.
British Airways operated by Comair’ lounges, known as the SLOW Lounges, have proved popular with travellers and have set new standards for South African airport lounges, winning numerous local and international awards. Owing to high demand, the Cape Town facility will be expanded later this month, providing more space and comfort.
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A new British Airways credit card, launched this week in partnership with Barclays, offers priority check in and other benefits, and the best Avios earn rate in South Africa.
“We’ve long been clear about how important South Africa is on our route network. Over the past 82 years we’ve grown our schedules, established and developed local partnerships and invested in our customers. We’ve just announced that we’re increasing our Cape Town schedule by three a week this winter. This and the introduction of the A380 to Johannesburg is a further, unambiguous demonstration of our confidence,” said Keith Williams.
Erik Venter, said that over the past 18 years many South Africans first experience of British Airways had been on a flight operated by Comair. Its new aircraft, improved on-board catering, more opportunities to earn frequent flyer benefits and privileges and seamless connections with international flights gives customers even more reason to fly British Airways.