Details of Ugu Jazz Festival this weekend



“Not just a jazz festival but a catalyst for economic development”
AS the count down for the annual Ugu Jazz Festival has begun, organizers, Eyadini Events, can exclusively reveal that come rain or shine, patrons will be covered – literary.
Event organizer, Mjey Zama, says due to unpredictable weather, they have decided to erect a gigantic marquee at Ugu Sports & Leisure Centre where the event will be staged.
“We want patrons not to worry about rain or cold. The air-conditioned marquee is big enough to cover the whole stadium,” says Mjey.
“We therefore, remind our people not to bring gazebos nor umbrellas but camp chairs and fully-loaded cooler boxes with no glasses,” adds Mjey.
No braai stands are allowed as they will be provided for free.
Confirmed for this unmissable event are Grammy award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lira, Thandiswa Mazwai, Sjava, Thandiswa, Judith Sephuma, Mafikizolo, Lady Zamar, Berita, Port Shepstone-born songstress Naima Kay, Mbuso Khoza, Brenda Mtambo, DJ Siyanda and many more.
The annual Ugu Jazz Festival will be at Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre, Port Shepstone, Saturday 29 June 2019.
Gates open from 10 am and the event runs from midday till 4 am.
Tickets can be purchased at Computickets or Shoprite/Checkers with General access coasting R280;
Golden Circle R350 and VIP R1 200 (includes lunch & supper until 6 with the following drinks on offer: brandy, gin, cognac, whiskey not older than 12 years, vodka, mixers and mcc). Cooler boxes R100.

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  1. Olliver Ransome on

    It will be interesting and instructive to see how the organisers of this function will measure the impact on economic development. I believe this claim is a mere “spin” and predict no effort will be made to do this

  2. The” economic development” refers solely to the financial gain the organisers and others make from the contributions of both RNM and UGU have pledged for this bacchanalian music fest, as indicated by bring” fully-“loaded cooler boxes with no glasses,” as quoted by Mjey Zama, the event organiser. Both municipalities would be better off utilising said monies on necessary infrastructure.

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