Tuesday, 25 November 2014

World Jam Music Festival Gets Postponed

The organizers of the World Jam Music Festival, in consultation with the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs have, after total evaluation, taken a responsible decision to postpone the event until a suitable date in 2015.

Whilst the entire event is planned, approved and ready to go, the event organizers and province understand that a tough economic year and sudden, massive event congestion, has placed severe burden on the ticket buying public, who have not been able to give the support required through ticket sales.

Out of consideration and respect for the performance and attendance requirements of the artists and our suppliers’ commitments, it was decided it would be in the best interest of all involved to reschedule the festival. In this way Durban and the people of KwaZulu-Natal will have more of a chance to embrace and take ownership of our own product.

To date, a comprehensive communication campaign has ensured media advertising, positive publicity, support, and belief in the event from the media. Many of the local and international artists have shown their support through media interviews and excitement on their part. Those who are available for the new dates will continue with the festival.

The event organizers, Province and valued suppliers all remain supportive of the decision and committed to the event, and will work together towards the new date. Ticket holders may claim a refund from Computicket, until the next date is published.

Friday, 21 November 2014


This festive season visitors to Gateway can look forward to an exciting, sparkling and fun filled experience.  There is something for everyone! Children can look forward to a larger-than-life Toyland and our shopper competition will put shoppers in line to win daily prizes valued at over R500 000 with the overall prize being a shopping trip to magical Mumbai.
Partygoers and music lovers can look forward to some of the hottest international DJ’s on New Year’s Eve, an event for Durban’s trend setters on Sunday the 14th of December and Justin Bieber fans will be treated to a spectacular production at the Barnyard Theatre when they host “Bieber and Buddies”.
During the festive season Gateway and Toys R Us will create a larger than life Toyland experience in the Expo Xplore area near the Wave House. Children will be treated to; photos with Santa, character meet and greets including Toys R Us’ Geoffrey the Giraffe, electronic car tracks with Ride-Ons, PlayStation units, LEGO, colouring in stations and so much more. The kids’ court will run from the 6th until the 24th of December from 9am to 7pm daily. Entrance into the court will cost R20 per person.
In the days leading up to Christmas, Gateway shoppers will be invited to engage in an exciting challenge that will test their knowledge of the mall. The campaign will be launched on the 20th of November and shoppers stand to win amazing daily prizes including; a trip to Mumbai, jewellery, dining experiences, fashion vouchers as well as beauty hampers. The overall winner who will win the trip to Mumbai will be announced on the 24th of December – now that’s a real Festive Season celebration!
When it comes to electro and house music DJ’s, the pinnacle of success is playing in one of the famous clubs in Ibiza. Eight of the ten DJ’s on the Ibiza World Tour will be at the Wave House this New Year’s Eve.
The lineup includes; young duo, Cedric and Edgar who go by the name of Klingande (France); a DJ who has achieved worldwide success, Michael Calfan (France); one of America’s finest, Peyton; the messenger for house and techno music, Da Cat (France); one of South Africa’s best duos, Pascal and Pearce; the new phenomenon from the Netherlands, Dennis Kruissen; Deep CafĂ© pioneer, Nigel Stately; experimental DJ, Kool & Kabul (Germany) as well as Belgium DJ, C Delgado.
Tickets are available at Computicket at R540 for general access and R1800 for VIP.

GoodSundae creates an experience away from the club scene. KZN’s biggest urban market trend setters have been seen at previous GoodSundae events. They come to do what they love – to see and to be seen. This event will see performances by some of South Africa’s best artists.
Tickets are available at Computicket at R150 for general access and R250 for VIP.
Teens are in for a treat this festive season when The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway hosts, “Bieber & Buddies” on the 20th and 27th of December 2014 as well as the 3rd and 10th of January 2015.
The Kidz Rock band, singers and dancers will take audiences on an awesome journey with three boys who have a desire to be Justin Bieber. Yes, they want look like, dance like and sound like their hero, but what will their friends (especially girlfriends) think, and what will their challenges be when they strive to achieve their goal? Never say Never as these buddies reach for their dream which is to stage a Justin Bieber concert at their high school.
Tickets are only R90 per person. The theatre opens at 12h30 and the show starts at 14h00. For bookings and enquiries please contact the Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or gateway@barnyardtheatres.co.za
·         Friday, 5 December – Thursday, 11 December 2014: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Friday, 12 December – Tuesday, 23 December 2014: 09h00 – 22h00
·         Wednesday, 24 December 2014: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Thursday, 25 December 2014: Voluntary Trading
·         Friday, 26 December 2014 – Tuesday, 30 December 2014: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Wednesday, 31 December 2014: 09h00 – 20h00
·         Thursday, 1 January 2015: Voluntary Trading
·         Friday, 2 January – Saturday, 3 January 2015: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Sunday, 4 January 2015: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Normal trading hours will resume from Monday, 5 January 2015

During the festive season our main priority is safeguarding our shoppers and tenants. Additional security personnel have been allocated to enhance security during this time.
We’re continuously working with the local police services to ensure that the correct measures are in place in the event of an emergency.
In addition to this, our retailers who have their own security arrangements within their own premises, operate their own surveillance cameras in their areas.
All our security technologies are checked constantly and all efforts are made to increase tenant and shopper awareness around this period as well.
We advise our shoppers to always be vigilant and careful with their personal belongings – either in their vehicles or on their person.

Shoppers should not leave any valuables in their vehicles and should physically check that their vehicles are locked when using a remote locking device.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

World Jam Music Festival - Get Your Mind Blown

If you had any doubt about whether the festive season for 2014 is officially upon us then clearly you haven't been watching much television cause all the adverts on tv are themed for the festive time or maybe you have been watching just that you're not easily convinced. Either way whatever the case may be, knowing about the World Jam Music Festival should do more than just convince you about what time is it, it should also ensure that you are looking forward to this world class music extravaganza and no I am not saying 'extravaganza' for the sake of hyperbole. Trust me when I say its gonna be the most awesome event to welcome us to summer 2014!
Oh Did I mention the best DJ twins on the Southern Hemisphere? Locnville?

What makes this event the place to be is the fact that it caters for everyone, people of every culture, age and varied musical tastes.
The event takes place at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on the 6th and 7th of December. International singer Kelis will be there to give you a taste of her Milkshake and The Kooks will also be bringing it Down along with an many other acts such as Freshly Ground, Chianosky, Just Jinjer, Desmond and the tutus and many more.
Get your tickets now at Computickets which range around R300-R950 for a day pass and from R550 to R1615 for a two day pass.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Let the good times roll with the Magic Company at Suncoast!

With summer approaching us already and all the fashion soirees that happen during the season you do want 
The Magic Company at SUNCOAST has undergone a R2.5 million revamp! The newly refurbished ‘magical world’ has introduced a variety of action packed activities for kids to escape to. Launched at the end of September the entertainment area has been revived with some state of the art entertainment.

The refreshed arcade brings four new kiddies rides, six New Generation Ice Ball Machines, two Batman Driving games and an 8 player Roller Coaster Penny Pusher. The highlight of the games arcade is the adventurous 4D X Rider simulator, which now includes exciting new motion sensing videos. With a variety of rides to choose from, the mini theatre boasts a large 4D plasma screen and four in-motion seats guaranteed to thrill.  

Louise Howell, Marketing Manager said, “Come out and play!” “The fun activities at The Magic Company are suitable for both adults and kiddies to enjoy so forget your age and take time-out!” she added.

In addition The Magic Company has upgraded its ticket shredder station to a four door facility to ensure efficient ticket dispensing. Get to The Magic Company located near the main entrance to the complex in close proximity to the movies…you know you want to!