DIARY 29 Oct: Burning Carnival Music Festival

Date: 29 October
Venue: Mall of Africa, Joburg
For the first time in South Africa, The Burning Carnival World Tour will kick off in Johannesburg. This one of a kind festival fuses music, entertainment, costumes and self-expression, with three special themed tents, a large central arena, an art tent, a VIP dinner table with three course meals prepared by an international chef, fun and entertainment park, therapeutic sunset letter burning ceremony to let go and move forward, and plenty of other highlights to look forward to over the course of the full day event. Guests will have the chance to dress up according to their own fantasies, themes, imaginations and creativity, making this event the ultimate celebration of expression. 

Burning Carnival organiser Stephan Dau (creator of worldwide Events like HOLI ONE or TH GRAND WHITE Dinner) says, “We create a feeling of optimism, love, fun and togetherness. We want people to discover themselves and celebrate love and life with their best friends to express themselves and impress others with their costumes and behaviour, with an opportunity to SHINE!  It’s a great big fantasy world for adults.”

Guests with musical or artistic talents are encouraged to get involved by showcasing their talents at the event, either in The Arena, which features on-stage performances, or the Art Tent, which will feature a wide range of artistic mediums.

The Arena and Acts: 
The central stage area is where the magic will take place. Here are a couple of headlining acts  that will be perfroming live at this event:

Daniel Baron: a South African artist with a dance music nr.1 hit. “Children of the sun”
Goodluck: One of South Africa’s most exciting live electronic band, challenging audiences from around the world to take interest in a modern sound that is being hailed as truly African with the ability to cross over to an international electronic pop audience.
Newcomers like Vimo, Chunda Munki and many more…

If you would like to perform at the Burning Carnival, performers can apply for the chance to be the Best Performer at Burning Carnival Music Festival, and win R5000. To apply, send an email with images to julia@burningcarnival.com with the following details: name, contact number, type of performance and time of performance.  

The Art Tent:
The Art Tent will showcase modern art in all of its many forms. Partygoers will be able to celebrate the diversity of art within South Africa, while artists are invited to showcase works of art to display at the event. For further information on how to showcase work at the event, contact julia@burningcarnival.com.

The Burning:
At sunset, there will be a healing, uplifting burning ceremony. Guests are invited to bring along a letter that represents any aspect of life that they would like to release. As a group, letters and past obstacles will be symbolically burnt, allowing a sense of freedom as the group moves onward together. This main event is aimed to inspire optimism, togetherness, love and letting go. Guests will be able to rediscover themselves and find freedom, looking towards the future together as a group.

Fun Park & Food Market:
There will be a number of carnival rides and booths at the Fun Park. There will also be a small market, offering supper tables, delicious food and other unique items.

General Info:
Times: 11h00 – 11pm; Aftershowparty 11pm-2am
Ticket Price: Phase 1 (from 06.09.2016): R350; Phase 2 (from 13.09.2016): R400; Phase 3 (from 10.10.2016): R450. VIP  ticket package, 200 available at R990 gets you. Additional VIP dance floor,  three drink vouchers and aftershow party 11 - 2am. VVIP ticket package, 300 available at R1500 gets you.  Three course dinner, Your own private dance floor, three drink vouchers and aftershow party 11-2am
Website & Social: www.burningcarnival.com. Twitter: @BurningCarnival Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Burning-Carnival-1206441076041782/ Instagram: @burningcarnival