A Decade of Delicious: DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival Celebrates in Style
It’s time to mark your calendars and get your taste buds ready because the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is back, and this year it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary in grand style. Taking place on September 23 and 24, 2023, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, this milestone edition promises to be a spectacular affair, bringing together a fusion of sensational sounds and mouthwatering cuisine.
Headlining this year’s festival are three Grammy winners who will undoubtedly captivate the crowd with their extraordinary talent. American multi-platinum soul singer Maxwell, Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, and South African Afro-house hitmaker Zakes Bantwini will take the stage, ensuring a cosmopolitan blend of musical flavors.
Joining the trio of Grammy winners are iconic US funk-soul-disco outfit Shalamar and the multi-award-winning local gospel choir Joyous Celebration. With a lineup this exceptional, the good vibes will flow all Heritage Day weekend, creating an unforgettable experience for festival-goers.
The Main Stage on Saturday, September 23, promises an exhilarating start with sensational local DJs Oscar Mbo, Murdah Bongz, and DJ Kent, alongside Afro-soul legend Ringo Madlingozi. DJ Lamiez Holworthy will then take the stage, infusing the atmosphere with old-school sass and setting the tone for an incredible afternoon.
Get ready to be blown away by the trailblazing positive-minded hip-hop of Arrested Development, a two-time Grammy-winning outfit known for incorporating African influences into their music. Their performance promises to deliver a captivating blend of rhythms, flavors, and sounds.
As the sun sets, prepare for a mellow and soulful experience with Grammy-winning American jazz pianist, producer, and songwriter Robert Glasper. His hip-hop-inflected compositions will provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing sundowner session.
Saturday night will undoubtedly be a festival highlight as Nigerian superstar Tems graces the stage. Recently earning Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her collaboration with Rihanna on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, Tems has made waves in the music industry. Her performance at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.
Closing out Saturday night’s electrifying music offering is the multi-talented local singer-songwriter and DJ Zakes Bantwini. Known as the “King of Dance,” Zakes Bantwini’s upbeat style and recent Grammy win for Best Global Music Performance will transform Kyalami into one giant dancefloor.
Sunday’s Main Stage lineup features South Africa’s legendary gospel choir, Joyous Celebration. Heading towards their 30th year of unifying South Africans and spreading joy through music, their performance is not to be missed. Greg The Musical Maestro and Oskido will keep the energy high throughout the day, ensuring a continuous flow of music and celebration.
The British acid jazz act Incognito will take the stage, demonstrating why they are regarded as such an electrifying live act with their uplifting jazz-funk sound. Their previous performance at the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival in 2014 left audiences in awe, and they are sure to do the same this year.
Continuing the positive vibes, Shalamar, one of the best funk, soul, and disco groups of their generation, will grace the festival as part of their 40th anniversary “Friends” tour. Their performance will undoubtedly get everyone grooving to the rhythm.
To conclude the weekend’s festivities on a high note, critically acclaimed artist Maxwell will serenade the audience with his smooth R&B tunes. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Maxwell’s soulful romantic sounds have earned him numerous awards and a dedicated fan base. It’s an opportunity to experience a living legend in person.
Safety and convenience have been prioritized for this milestone festival. Festivalgoers can expect a larger number of food and drink vendors, improved parking and ride-hailing facilities, and the convenience of using bank cards for purchases. These enhancements aim to ensure that attendees enjoy the experience in a safe, fun, and pleasant environment.
Marc Jury, CEO of Multichoice South Africa, the driving force behind the festival, expressed pride in delivering a remarkable festival to celebrate a decade of Delicious. The festival continues to provide memorable experiences for valued customers, and this year’s Grammy lineup is sure to impress.
The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival extends its gratitude to its partners, including headline sponsor DStv, presenting partner LottoStar, and other esteemed sponsors like Mercedes Benz, Sasol, Drip, Windhoek Beer, Flight Centre, Proudly South African, Coca-Cola, Gauteng Tourism Authority, FoodBev SETA, CATHSSETA, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller, and Primedia broadcasting radio stations 947 and 702. Their support has been instrumental in making this sensory celebration possible.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate ten years of the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival powered by LottoStar. Join us over the Heritage Day weekend and create amazing new memories. General admission tickets are available for R950, and DStv Rewards members enjoy a 25% discount on Delicious Tickets. Limited offers are exclusively available to active DStv Rewards members, so make sure to check Rewards on DStv.com or the MyDStv App. Alternatively, indulge yourself with Delicious Terrace Lounge tickets for R3,600 or Zuri Luxury Suite tickets for R7,300 per person. Secure your tickets at www.ticketmaster.co.za.
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