Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz
The end of September will be ushered in by the smooth sounds of jazz flowing through the streets of Sandton. Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 27 to 29 September 2018, the Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz will spoil the crowd with artists such as Ayanda Sikade, New York Round Midnight and many more. This is one of those festivals in Joburg that act as a rite of passage for all jazz and music lovers in South Africa.
#DISTRICT Global Street Festival
Two Stages, three clubs, a food and wine theatre, a global cinema, a performing arts theatre and arts exhibitions… In many ways #DISTRICT Festival is a force to be reckoned with. As different festivals rolled into one, it has its own character and special attractions. Taking place from 13 to 14 October 2018, the musical programme will fuse world beats, pop, rock, jazz, soul and electronica, while showcasing both international, locally established, and upcoming artists.
Can Do In The City
Can Do brings you the hottest music festival this side of the sunny season. Fans of Sticky Fingers, Shortstraw and Wolf Alice will be delighted to catch their favourite local acts live on stage as Ellis Park is transformed into a rocking wonderland. Visitors can also expect food trucks and chill zones at the event. Tickets cost R295 and the event is taking place on 07 October 2018.
DSTV Delicious Festival
Feed your soul at the DSTV Delicious Festival happening on 22 and 23 September 2018 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. With the year-on-year growth and success, it goes without saying that this year’s festival will be the best yet. This mega event attracts an estimated 40 000 visitors over the two-day festival, from all walks of life. Festival-goers can expect live music and food celebrated in unison and served as a beautiful pairing catered to every type of palate. This is one of those festivals in Joburg that you can’t miss out on.
Tops At Spar Bierfest
Building on the national success of Tops at Spar Bierfest’s past, this year sees the well-loved event touting their signature look across it’s 3 000-seater brauhaus marquee, whilst retaining all the key elements that makes the annual event so spectacularly Bierfest. This year’s Okotberfest inspired celebration will take place in Pretoria.
RMB WineX Wine Festival
More than 150 exhibitors representing a smorgasbord of big brands, boutique wineries and wine routes will treat guests at the RMB WineX wine festival. The event will see up to 800 wines, fine brandies and Cape Port available for tasting and purchase. Visitors can also expect the best in the local food scene to feed the masses. From authentic Arabic to exclusively South African, there will be something for every palate at this exciting event, making it one of the top food and drink festivals in Joburg.
By Shawn Greyling
*Note that we only concentrated on the major festivals taking place during the second half of 2018. If we missed any of your favourite Festivals In Joburg, let us know in the comments section below!