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Vic Falls Carnival Announces Line-up

Spend New Year's at one of the seven Wonder of the World in Vic Falls!

12 Jul 2017 / Press Release / written by TATC Staff

Africa’s most exciting festival, The Vic Falls Carnival, returns in 2017 for a once-in-a-lifetime New Years’ experience from 29 – 31 December 2017.

For the first time in Vic Falls Carnival history, Africa’s multi award-winning DJ royalty, Black Coffee, will take to the decks on the 30th December. Considering his meteoric rise to fame, he has proved his worth on his South African Music Award-winning album “Home Brewed”, this DJ and Producer defies convention.

Joining Black Coffee is musical heavyweight from the heart of the Congo, Tresor. A multi-award winning, platinum selling, breakout singer-songwriter and producer Tresor released his debut album, ‘VII’ in September last year.

Due to high demand, The Kiffness will bring their insane hair whipping, multi-instrument electric performance back to The Falls. These tongue-in-cheek playful guys have the best sense of humour in the business and know how to create a killer track.

Zambian RnB hit maker Mampi will bring her energetic, rhythmic performance to the stage, adding some real African flavour to the line-up. Founder of Neverland and Zimbabwean local Jason Le Roux will curate and perform at the iconic African Carnival Train party, making sure every beat elevates the crowd. While Vic Falls locals, Flying Bantu will raise your spirits with their Afro-fusion of rock, reggae, jazz and funk.

Get dressed up in traditional African fabrics, paint your faces and bring masks for a journey unlike any other through the African bushveld with legendary DJ Francis onboard as you speed past lions and elephants. The train stops in a secret bush location in the Vic Falls wildlife park for an unforgettable night under the stars with back to back DJ’s including Neverland founder DJ Jason Le Roux.

30 December 2017 – CONCERT FT. BLACK COFFEE
Start your New Year’s celebration early with an electric night of the best in live house, African, indie and electro-pop. What’s the best way to get warmed up? With a strong piping- hot mix from Africa’s biggest artist Black Coffee headlining the night with many more artists to be announced. The action doesn’t stop there, head into town for a host of parties at popular local venues, like Shoestrings Lodge.

Bring your own flags, paint your face in your home colours and represent your roots as we all come together to countdown to 2018. There’s absolutely no better way to see in the New Year than in Vic Falls, One of the Seven Wonders of the World with non-stop entertainment. Jam until the sun comes up with a host of amazing artists including Tresor, the music sensation from the heart of the Congo, the kings of energetic must-dance-to live performance The Kiffness, Zambian queen of dancehall Mampi, local Vic Falls’ Flying Bantu and many more. Ring in the countdown with thousands of adventure-loving travellers from all over the world, fire breathers, traditional dancers and experience a once-in-a-lifetime New Years!

The excitement doesn’t stop at the festival grounds – spend your days white water rafting, bungee jumping, on an elephant back safari or sip on a cocktail whilst you watch the vulture feeding at Safari Lodge. All festival-goers receive 10% off all adventure packages when booked with your festival ticket!

3 Day Pass: $90 or R1170
Incl. Train Party 29th Dec, Concert ft Black Coffee 30th Dec & New Year’s Concert 31st Dec.

2 Day Pass: $65 or R845
Incl. Concert ft Black Coffee 30th Dec & New Year’s Concert 31st Dec.

1 Day Pass: $50 or R650
Incl. New Year’s Unity Concert

Get your passes now – South Africa, Africa & rest of World – buy tickets here:

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