THE ANNUAL gatherings of all times is about to unfold in Durban.
Yes, old-bugger it’s Africa’s greatest horseracing event- Vodacom Durban July- that has been scheduled for July 7 2018 at the Greyville Racecourse.
This year’s theme ‘It is Time’ will see over 50 000 culture-loving aficionados of fashion, race goers, pundits and of course ‘hangers-on’ descending in the City, synonymous for young-beautiful things (borrowed from my colleague who shall remain anonymous) and sunny weather enough to wander on the beach, as winter breaks-in some parts of mzansi…
One of the highlights will be the THE Glenlivet JazzTown, a ‘must-attend’ or faux pas if you may, that will feature sought after jazz luminaries. The premium brand is also a regular at the SunMet in Cape Town.
It is headed by ‘King Tha’ born Thandiswa Mazwai, balladeer Ringo, crooner Vusi Nova, Jazz singer and pianist Nomfundo Xaluva; and Standard Bank Young Artist award-winning pianist Bokani Dyer – with funk vinyl and rare groove king DJ Bob and Hip Hop DJ PH on the decks, throughout the day.
True artistry and a heritage of excellence is the thread that runs through this experience with whisky and jazz taking centre stage. Each is very much part of South Africa’s premium lifestyle. This is also true of each of the artists on the line-up – each of them is a definitive artist who embodies true artistry and excellent – just like the music genre of jazz – and this is true for The Glenlivet Whisky – the definitive single malt whisky and the Vodacom Durban July – Africa’s greatest race day.
“This year’s theme is ‘It is Time’ – and guests are encouraged to dress up and add their own authentic creative flair to this premier lifestyle showcase, which highlights the partnership between two definitive brands. THE Glenlivet is the single malt that has set the standard for single malt whisky world-wide since 1824, while the Vodacom Durban July draws on a sporting legacy spanning three centuries.
This affiliation speaks to a heritage of excellence shaped by tradition – the perfect backdrop for top class performers to build on the roots of jazz,” commented THE Glenlivet Brand Manager Eugene Lenford.
Guests will be entertained in a sophisticated marquee environment with stylish décor inspired by an award-winning interior designer.
It’s a 5-star hospitality experience through and through. And added to this is the glass fronted marquee overlooking the race course – so they are very much part of Africa’s greatest race day.
At stake a whopping R4, 25million to one lucky horse and its jockey –got the thrill already ‘cos it is time?