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Virgin Festival Comes to South Africa

In 1996, Virgin UK launched the first Virgin Festival and it has been a growing success ever since. It is hosted in Hylands Park (Chelmsford) and Weston Park (Staffordshire) and this year alone more than a hundred and eighty thousand Virgin Festival enthusiasts attended the music festival, which is held annually in August. The festival later spread to countries such as Canada, the United States of America and Australia, and finally, the Virgin Festival will be launched in South Africa this December.

With so many Virgin products now available in South Africa, many were waiting for this massive international music festival to be hosted. The announcement that the Virgin Festival will be in Johannesburg on the 13th of December and in Cape Town on the 16th of December has seen an unbelievable amount of excitement and tickets have already been selling without all the acts being confirmed. In Johannesburg, the festival will be held at the Botanical Gardens (Emmarentia) and in Cape Town, the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch will the host of the event.

More than eighteen local and international bands and musicians will be entertaining the estimated crowds of over sixty thousand, non-stop for twelve hours. Some of the bands that have already confirmed their presence at the festival include The Dirty Skirts, Eddy Grant, Snoop, One Republic, Goldfish, Zebra and Giraffe, The Parlotones, Maroon 5, Jozi and the Sugababes. Over and above magnificent music performances, the festival will have numerous food stalls, a dance stage, off stage entertainment and a variety of activities for audience members to enjoy. Virgin has been known to be a company that supports fun, excitement and adventure, and the Virgin Festival is going to be no different.

Tickets to the festival have already gone on sale through Computicket and the price for students is R325, the cost for general admission is R495 and for golden circle tickets the price is R600 per person. Sir Richard Branson was quoted saying in regard to the launch of the festival in South Africa: “Music and entertainment have played a huge role at Virgin since the ’70s, when I launched Virgin Records. I am delighted that Virgin Festival will continue to make music a big part of people’s lives and especially here in South Africa.” It is a festival that should not be missed and music lovers should secure their tickets to this festival of fun immediately.


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