Festival time in Wynberg

Former Idols SA contestant, London Louw is set to perform at this years festival.

It’s almost time for the annual Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival, taking place on Friday and Saturday March 2 and 3, at the old Community Chest Carnival grounds, Maynardville Carnival site, Church Street in Wynberg.

The Southern Mail is the Plainsman’s sister paper.

Last year’s inaugural event attracted just over 13 000 people and this year festival organisers hope to see 15 000 festival goers enjoying the rich history and culture of Wynberg.

The event will once again feature a host of local artists, bands, entertainers and DJs, from across the Mother City.

There’ll be a variety of more than 80 local and international food and fashion stalls as well as the original Community Chest Carnival amusement rides offering breathtaking rides for adults and children.

Two of the first confirmed artists for the festival who promise to take the audience by storm with their performances are Garner Nel, who sings rock, pop and ballades with classical elements and London Louw, who finished in the top 6 of the 2014 season of Idols SA. GoodHope FM and Dr Jules will be broadcasting live from the festival on both days.

The City of Cape Town’s safety and security directorate, including fire and rescue, traffic services, law enforcement and Metro police, will be doing a massive display of its capabilities at the festival.

A variety of kiddies entertainment will be available, including pop a balloon, face painting and other exciting shows. Great prizes will be up for grabs.

Festival organiser, Rozario Brown, said they would like to use this year’s Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival as a drop-off point for those attending the event and wishing to drop off bottled water, which they shall distribute to old aged homes in the surrounding areas.

“We urge every person attending this festival to please bring along at least one bottle of clean, drinkable water to distribute to needy and less fortunate people,” appealed Mr Brown.

Local artists, entertainers and those wishing to be part of the entertainment line-up for this event, should contact Junaid on 021 391 0140/1 during office hours.

Limited space are still available for those wishing to sell or market their goods and services to the expected 15 000 festival goers. Most food stalls have been taken already.

For trading or exhibition space, contact Sharon on 021 391 0140 or email her on Sharon@mitchellplsinfestival.com

Tickets to the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival is now available at Computicket or at the gates.

Tickets are R25 for children aged between 6 and 12 years old, R45 for those 13 and over and pensioners, physically disabled and children under 6 enter free.