‘Record-breaking’ attendance at DStv Fest

Seen at the Cartoon Network tent for the children are Nazreen, and Nasheef Correia, 1, from Bonteheuwel.

More than 41 000 people visited the DStv Mitchell’s Plain Festival in association with the Plainsman this past weekend, a record-breaking attendance figure said, festival founder and director, Rozario Brown.

He added that the attendance on Friday November 29 and Sunday December 1 had been better than usual.

The festival took place at the Westridge Gardens from Friday November 29 to Sunday December 1.

The effectiveness of the festival’s child tagging initiative was illustrated when two lost children were reunited with their parents.

Local resident and community worker Shaakiera Hardien tags all children under 6, noting their parents’ details, in case they go missing.

Once again, the festival was incident-free with most vendors and traders reporting a successful weekend.

“We wish to thank all those who attended, with their continued support for this festival, the public, the media, the sponsors, the City of Cape Town, the provincial government, the cleaning staff and all the local artists, DJs and entertainers,” Mr Brown said.

“Most importantly, we wish to commend the people for ensuring that there’s no incidents recorded at this year’s event. Most of the vendors have expressed their appreciation for being allowed to come and trade at the event and some indicated that they’ve exceeded all previous years’ turnover.

“We look forward to 2020 and an even better and more exciting event,” he added.