Media Preview: Cape Town welcomes the world

The City of Cape Town has arranged a spectacular street festival to welcome the world to the Mother City, on the eve of the FIFA 2010 World Cup™ kickoff.

The event on Thursday, June 10, will include a 2 000-strong carnival parade, switching on special soccer-themed lights in Adderley Street and a star-studded concert at Grand Parade, to signal Cape Town’s hospitality for the World Cup kick off on June 11.

About 17 000 revellers are expected to gather at the FIFA Fan Fest on the Grand Parade and another 50 000 in Cape Town’s inner city.

The star-studded line-up caters for all tastes and includes international crooner, Eddy Grant, and Haindling, a Bavarian band. All other performers are South African and there will be several new Cape Town acts.

All media are invited to join Executive Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson for the media preview.

Date: Tuesday June 1, 2010
Time: 18h00
Venue: City Hall Balcony, Grand Parade, Darling Street, Cape Town


Issued on behalf of the Communication Department, City of Cape Town

Media Queries:
• Pieter Cronjé, Director Communication and 2010 Spokesman, City of Cape Town, Tel: 400 4592 or Cell: 082 465 4965
• Leonora de Souzwa-Zilwa, Events Manager, City of Cape Town, 082 658 3279
• Frikkie Odendaal, Afrikom Strategic Communications, Tel: 021 423 7263 or Cell: 082 577 0409

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