Those who appreciate good food and music will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds at the upcoming ‘Delicious’ festival – South Africa’s first international food and music festival.
Presented by DStv in association with Checkers, Ocean Basket, the Sunday Times and the Sowetan, Delicious will take place at Blue Hills Equestrian Estate in Johannesburg on the 5th and 6th of October. The event is shaping up to be an event to remember thanks to a stellar line-up of celebrity chefs and entertainers, including Jamiroquai.
According to the festival’s organisers, Delicious has come about chiefly in response to a fast growing ‘foodie’ following in South Africa. Programmes such as Master Chef and Come Dine With Me have become firm favourites; artisan food markets have become regular weekend outings and health conscious cooking is gaining in popularity. Pairing this love for food with good music was simply the next natural step.
On the food front, three international ‘pop-up’ restaurants showcasing signature dishes by celebrity chefs Aldo Zilli, Ed Baines and John Burton Race will feature. Patrons will be able to enjoy these chef’s fine cuisine from a raised vantage point overlooking the crowd and performers. These restaurants will be taking bookings for lunch and dinner sittings daily. Limited seats are available so it’s advisable to book early.
In addition to the pop-up restaurants, there will also be a huge artisan food market encompassing a vast array of African, European and pan-Asian cuisine. Many of these are already firm favourites with Johannesburg’s local market lovers. Once patrons have chosen their nibbles (the majority of which will be organic) they will be able to settle down with a picnic basket on the lawns of the picturesque estate and enjoy the music.
Headlining the music is renowned international act Jamiroquai who will be supported by a host of top South African artists namely; Lira, Danny K, Khuli Chana, Prime Circle and Mi Casa.
Official beer partner Castle Milk Stout will set up a trendy and elegant area for festival-goers and ‘Its Personal’ will host a deep house tent for the rhythmic and soulful attendees that would like to get their groove on. Child-friendly areas will also be available so that parents can enjoy themselves safe in the knowledge that their little ones are in good hands.
With Jamiroquai’s signature mix of funk, jazz, disco and house and the combination of beautiful sunshine, rolling lawns, delicious food and wine - there will be no better place to be than Blue Hills Equestrian Estate this weekend.
Hospitality packages are available. General admission entry will cost R380. Delicious will open daily at 12pm. Tickets are available through Computicket. Children under 12 will be charged R100. Children under 3 are free.