Yes to hats and sunscreen; no to cooler boxes. Yes to using public transport and an even bigger YES to bringing your party A-game! Here’s all you need to know about the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, which is vibing its way into the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit over the Heritage Day weekend of 24 and 25 September 2022.
What to bring
Bring sunscreen, a hat, a camping chair and/or a picnic blanket – and, of course, your appetite for awesome summery fun in the sun – and settle in for an epic weekend of food and entertainment!
What not to bring
No cooler boxes, please, and no picnic baskets. You are at the festival to sample the amazing food and beverages on offer, so please leave your food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and bottled water at home. Please note that no beach or golf umbrellas or pillows will be permitted in the grounds, and the drinking of alcohol in the parking areas is forbidden. A strict no pass-out policy will be in place at the festival.
The festival is a cashless zone, operated by Howler. We advise General Access ticket holders to preload your Howler wristband with money online before you get to the festival. However, there will be top-up stations onsite should you need to load more cash to get the most out of the event.
How to get there
Parking is limited (see below), so we recommend using the Gautrain and/or a ride-hailing service such as Uber to get to the event. There will be an Uber drop-off zone just inside the main gate. By using public transport, you can party guilt-free!
Parking at the festival is extremely limited and will cost R100 in cash, payable upon your arrival at the festival. So, if you need to use your own wheels to get there, arrive early with cash in hand. First come, first park! VIP hospitality ticket-holders are requested to print out your parking permit and display it on your dashboard, and you will be directed to the VIP parking area.
On Saturday 24 September 2022, gates open at 10am and the show ends at 9.30pm. On Sunday 25 September 2022, gates open at 10am and the show ends at 8.30pm. The early birds will get the best spots!
Main Stage line-up
Saturday sees Nigerian superstar Burna Boy headlining the Main Stage along with his sister Nissi, as well as Stereo MCs, G-Force and Major League DJz and local kwaito legends Mdu, Kabelo, Thebe, Arthur, Trompies and Dino Bravo.
Sunday’s Main Stage line-up features neo-soul star Angie Stone as well as Babyface, Digable Planets and G-Force, plus Simphiwe Dana, Zenzi Makeba Lee and Msaki delivering an unforgettable Miriam Makeba Tribute.
Channel O Drip Stage line-up
Saturday’s dance party will be pumping with the sounds of amapiano and rap by Mellow & Sleazy, Mr JazzIQ, Blxckie, Kamo Mphela and DBN Gogo.
On Sunday, you can look forward to two amazing Smirnoff Infusions combos: Ami Faku (Afro-soul), Kelvin Momo (amapiano) and Nduduzo Makhathini (jazz); and Sha Sha (amapiano), Maglera Doe Boy (Hip Hop) and Dlala Thukzin (gqom/Afrotech).
Don’t miss the incomparable performance poet Lebo Mashile on both days, narrating the event and inspiring the crowds with her stirring spoken-word rhymes.
Ready for a rewarding experience? Head to the Delicious Picnic Lawn, join the DStv Rewards programme, spin the Wheel of Happiness and stand a chance to win amazing instant prizes, such as TVs, Uber vouchers and a My Kitchen Rules cooking experience. In the DStv Rewards Lounge, savour an all-inclusive VIP experience with unmatched views of the Main Stage and no queues (!) for food, beverages or toilet access, and enjoy premier dining in the comfort of a luxury lounge, with a menu inspired by chef Siba Mtongana. Plus, you’ll have access to private parking or a shuttle service between the venue and the Mall of Africa. Time to party in style?
This is your chance to be a fashionista and flaunt your Delicious style – but be sure to wear comfortable shoes! Why not snap a few selfies and tag #DStvDeliciousFestival2022 when sharing on social media?
Mr D Delicious Food Mile
Are you ready for some irresistible cosmopolitan taste sensations? From Greek and Balkan street food to Mozambican prawns and our very own kotas and shisanyama, there’s a mile of food vendors just waiting to dish up delectactable global cuisine!
My Kitchen Rules
Crazy about the homegrown reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules? A pop-up express restaurant with J’Something and David Higgs will offer takeaways inspired by the contestants on the show, as well as exclusive masterclass cooking demonstrations.
BBC Studios Ice Cream Café
Come and create a refreshing experience that brings the five BBC Studios channels – BBC Brit, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News – to creamy, dreamy life! At the BBC Studios Ice Cream Café, thanks to the wacky team from Ice Cream Ninjas, you can experience an ice cream stall with a fun, interactive twist … With ice cream toppings, flavours and creations themed according to the BBC Studios channels, guests can mix, match and play to create an ice cream like no other!
In addition to soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages, festival-goers can quench their thirst with the likes of Windhoek beer, Tanqueray gin, Smirnoff Infusions and Fitch & Leedes. Fitch & Leedes will be conducting mixology masterclasses throughout the day – come and make your own bespoke cocktail! The Tanqueray Terraces and VIP Lounge offers festival-goers a T&T for every palate. Come and visit for a taste of the new Tanqueray Royale.
Plus, Windhoek will take over the VIP viewing deck (now the Windhoek WIP Experience Deck) to offer a beer pairing experience to “Windhoek Important Persons”. Come and enjoy an ice-cold Windhoek beer with a birds-eye view of the stage. No VIP pass? Come to the Windhoek Pairing Lounge next to the food stalls, for an all-access pass to live DJ sets in a premium lounge setting. And the Windhoek Main Bar will boast an incredible 40m of uninterrupted bar access. For all those festival-goers looking for a non-alcoholic option – Windhoek also has you covered: its non-alcoholic beer will be available at the festival.
Chefs with Compassion
Support NGO Chefs with Compassion by purchasing a plate signed by the amazing Chef Nti for just R50. Plus, you can buy a care pack containing non-perishable food at participating Sasol Delight stores and at the Sasol Gazebo next to the Chefs with Compassion stand, to do your bit to combat hunger. Pop by and stand a chance to win a commemorative magnum of red wine and the opportunity to savour sundowners on the Main Stage!
Samsung Galaxy Flex Zone
Samsung is flipping the script on mobile experiences! Join Samsung at the festival and unfold a new world with the Galaxy Z Flip4. Get set for an interactive, engaging hands-on experience test-driving the new Galaxy Z Flip4, creating share-worthy moments in this awesome experiential zone.
Prepare to take over Instagram at the Live Flex Studio, which will demonstrate the device’s multi-angle and hands-free capture capability. Retouch your make-up at the self-care station and then use the flex cam to shoot unrivalled portraits and selfies. Visit the phone charging station if you need a quick power-up of your phone battery to keep those happy snaps flowing all day long.
Proudly South African Village
As the country’s #BuyLocal advocacy campaign turns 21 this year, Proudly SA will host 21 member companies who will be selling their delicious food and beverages at the festival, from an irresistible gemmer (ginger) drink to idombolo (dumplings).
In addition to these “local is lekker” vendors, look out for the Proudly SA Chill Zone – a 360-degree camera activation with loads of spot prizes – as well as the Proudly SA Pop-Up Shop where festival-goers can buy amazing homegrown goodies.
DStv Delicious Festival: Our Story & Recipes cookbook
Take the festival home with you! This brand-new recipe book, chock-full of celebrity recipes and outlining the flavoursome history of Mzansi’s favourite food and music festival, will be available to purchase at the Proudly SA stalls. You can also pre-order the book from www.thatfoodguyshop.co.za. Definitely a collector’s item!
Sanlam Instatrap Oasis & confidence camera
Keep an eye out for the Sanlam roving confidence camera that will shine the spotlight on confident festival-goers, giving you a chance to walk away with vouchers from Africa’s leading luxury fashion and lifestyle brand, Maxhosa Africa. You can also be an influencer for the day by heading over to the Sanlam Instatrap Oasis to capture and share lasting memories of you and your friends enjoying life with confidence on your socials.
Sasol Delight Pop-Up Store
Come and satisfy your snack cravings and quench your thirst at the Sasol Delight Pop-Up Store. Feel the need for speed? Hit the track using the Sasol racing simulators, with the “champion” winning free fuel for a year!
While you’re there, why not sign up for Sasol Rewards to earn 30 points a litre on fuel? Besides gaining exclusive access to the Sasol Rewards balcony where you can chill out in style, you’ll also stand in line to be upgraded to VIP tickets, simply by registering.
At the Viacom stall, come and strike a pose in the photobooth and enjoy meet-and-greets with the stars promoting the brand-new BET daily drama series God for Us All, Guluva for Himself, starting on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on 26 September 2022. Get ready for family secrets to unfold and relationships to be tested!
SuperPicks Viewing Area
It’s a big sporting weekend, but there’s no need to miss out on all the sporting action while enjoying the festival! Head to the SuperPicks Viewing Area to catch the Springboks in action versus Argentina, live from Hollywoodbets Kings Park in Durban, as well as all the cricket and soccer fixtures for the weekend. A bar will be available onsite.
There will be security at the main entrance to Kyalami, and throughout the precinct, during the festival.
Slip on those Proudly South African threads – and don’t forget your sunscreen and your award-winning smile or pout (for all those selfies) – and prime yourself for the ultimate summertime party! The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival is brought to you by DStv, Samsung, Sasol Rewards, Sanlam, Mercedes-Benz, Windhoek Beer, Tanqueray, Smirnoff Infusions, Fitch & Leeds, Proudly South African, Flight Centre and the Gauteng Tourism Authority. And a big thank-you to our awesome broadcast sponsors, 702 and 947!
Visit https://deliciousfestival.com/ for more details on the festival, head to Howler to load up your wristband, and email email@example.com to order the DStv Delicious Festival: Our Story & Recipes recipe book.
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