The sixth edition of the Delicious International Food and Music Festival is set to bring some serious food for the soul, with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu headlining the two-day fest at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand on Saturday and Sunday.
New Zealand’s young soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei, who recently wowed local fans when he played his first-ever South African gig in Cape Town, will also join Badu. The musical line-up is further beefed-up by the funk DJ collective, Jazzanova, and the British acid jazz band, D’Influence. Over the years, music legends including Common, TKZee, Chaka Khan, Jamiroquai, Hugh Masekela, De La Soul, Lira, Macy Gray, Thandiswa Mazwai & Bongo Maffin, and Black Coffee, have blessed the main stage.
This food and music fest, has also become a firm calendar favourite with foodies where great culinary creatives share their passions at the Delicious Mile - the festival’s Gourmet Street-Food Market. This year festival goers can expect an even bigger and better gastronomical experience at this extensive market. Along the way, they can also visit the Coca-Cola Taste of the City, which will boast 10 pop-up restaurants that will serve up their signature dishes.
Patrons can enjoy a delectable multi-course meal perfectly curated by Reuben Riffel who is making a come-back to the festival. The long-table restaurant will have its own private bar with a variety of drinks that, knowing Riffel, should perfectly complement every bite.
Delicious has previously hosted some of the biggest culinary experts including MasterChef SA Judge Pete Goffe-Wood, chefs Reza Mahammad, Siba Mtongana, Jenny Morris, Rachel Khoo, Ed Baines, John Burton Race and more.
Expect pop-up stalls and food trucks with sumptuous, freshly prepared food and dessert, and a variety of beverages to suit any palette and diet.
“People want to go see high quality live music and enjoy amazing food at the same time so what better way to experience this than over the Heritage Day long weekend? DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival attracts an estimated 40,000 visitors over the weekend due to unwavering standards of talent, production, safely and value for money. There is no other event in South Africa like THE DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. We can’t wait to get it on again”, says Festival Director, Lloyd Cornwall.
He adds, “The event is also special because we’re committed to keeping it local. The tens of thousands of visitors to the festival spend their money on the hundreds of local food and drink outlets, which keeps the revenue generated with the local economy. We’re extremely proud that more than 80% of our supply chain is local.”
Tickets range from R280 for Vodacom Kids Zone passes for children between the ages of 3-13, to R1 450 to access The Delicious Lounge in association with Tanqueray and Johnnie Walker. General access passes start at R550. Visit www.deliciousfestival.com or go to https://dstvdelicious.howler.co.za/Delicious2018 to find out more out ticket offerings.