ICYMI: Spring Parties And Comedy Awards

Spring is finally upon us and, in true spring style, there were parties galore in Jozi this past weekend. From Friday to Sunday, the Jozi calendar was filled with all sorts of cool and fun spring events to attend, not forgetting the Savanna Comic Choice Awards. So in case you missed out on any of these cool events, here is what happened…


Photo Credit: Mojak Lehoko

If you have not already heard, Red Bull Music Academy was hosting a number of events in various cities around South Africa, and this weekend, it all went down in Jozi. The event featured industry heavyweights like Fat Freddy’s Drop (New Zealand), Patoranking (Nigeria), Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Christian Tiger School and more than 50 other artists from across the country. The musical journey took place across the city for four days, at seven iconic venues, including Bassline, 1 Fox, And Club, Kitcheners, Carfax, Great Dane and Zone 6 in Soweto!


The weekend was also filled with revving engines and fast cars. The SA Festival of Motoring hosted a fun-filled day of thrills and spills at the Kyalami Circuit. The festival showcased different sports cars, test drives and live entertainment for everyone who popped by.

SA Motoring Festival


So the sun was shining, the umbrellas were out, and Joburgers came out in their numbers to enjoy song after song from their favourite local artists at this year’s Huawei Joburg Day. Artists included Black Coffee, Mi Casa, Matthew Mole, Kwesta, Timo ODV, GOODLUCK, DJ KENT SA, Kyle Deutsch, Shekhinah Donnell and AKA. This musical festival will surely go down as one of the biggest and best music festivals to remember.

Hauwei Joburg Day
Photo Credit: Mi Casa



Savanna Comic Choice Awards
Photo Credit: Savanna Comic Awards

In the world of comedy, South Africa confirmed its place on the cutting edge of comedy on Saturday night. Ten of South Africa’s funniest comedians walked away with the most prestigious award local comedy has to offer. The night was full of laughter and jokes, with a great production by John Vlismas and Taffia Keight, directed by Rob van Vuuren. In addition, the awards featured funny men from the rest of the continent, and had audiences laughing from the outset.


Sundays are always the perfect day to relax and enjoy good music in the company of friends and family. People took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and headed to Zoo Lake for Jazz on the Lake. Plus, everyone loves a free event. It formed part of the 24th Edition of the Arts Alive International Festival.

Jazz on the Lake
Photo Credit: Joburg Theatre

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