Organisers of the hit international food and music festival, Delicious have pulled out all the stops to provide a star studded 2 day musical line-up featuring 5 celebrity chefs and 8 marquees headed by Grammy award winning super group Jamiroquai.
Supporting Jamiroquai will be a host of leading South African artists namely; LIRA, Prime Circle, Khuli Chana, Mi Casa, Danny K, Household Funk and BlackByrd; they have now been joined by Kabomo, Dj QB Smith, Dj Kenzero, Sai & Ribatone and Maleh at the lounge of the festival’s official beer sponsor, Castle Milk Stout.
Presented by DStv in association with Checkers, Ocean Basket, Castle Milk Stout; and Sowetan; Delicious has been described as the music festival for food lovers or a food festival for music lovers. The first of its kind, Delicious is set to take the South African entertainment and culinary world by storm in Johannesburg from 5 – 6 October 2013 at the Blue Hills Equestrian Estate.
At various times throughout the festival, top SA artists will be performing unplugged sets in the Castle Milk Stout space, allowing guests to soak up their smooth sounds, up-close-and–personal, while savouring a glass of the rich, full-flavoured Castle Milk Stout. Visitors may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an interview with one of the festival musicians or international chefs discussing their craft in the official media area at the Castle Milk Stout lounge.
Fresh from a mind-blowing performance at the Rock N Coke Festival in Istanbul, Jamiroquai arrive in South Africa having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and a Grammy Award in 1998.
Jamiroquai are a band on fire – led by Jay Kay, one of the most charismatic frontmen Britain has ever produced, with a shelf-full of awards, including five MTV gongs to name a few. The band is currently recording their eighth studio album and promise to treat fans at Delicious to some of their newer, unreleased material.
LIRA has graced the covers of numerous fashion & lifestyle magazines & won a multitude of accolades from The South African Music Awards (10), MTV Africa Awards, Channel O Awards, Metro FM & MOJO Awards as well as Glamour Magazine South Africa’s 2008 “Woman of the Year.” LIRA is the first African artist to release a full HD DVD in Blu Ray (3x Platinum) and is the highest selling vocalist in South Africa.
Since they first burst out of Witbank some 11 years ago, Prime Circle’s career has been an inspiration that has spawned hundreds of garage bands across South Africa, with starry-eyed young rockers hoping that one day, they might make it big the way Ross Learmonth, Dirk Bisschoff, Marco Gomes, Neil Breytenbach and Dale Schnettler have. Prime Circle are undoubtedly rock superstars and have recently returned from an extensive European Tour where they shared the stage with 3 Doors Down.
Having recently released another trailblazing album, crowd favourites Mi Casa are a band with unique individuals, who bring their explosive talent together to create a unique and original sound. With a string of awards, the trio’s chemistry continues to blow crowds away with each performance, from one side of the globe to the other.
Hip Hop king Khuli Chana is a talented musician who practices the skill of rhyming in vernacular rap. He brings a different flavour and sound, not only to this type of music but also to the Hip-Hop scene; this has seen him walk away with three SAMA’s, Channel O Music Video Awards, Hype Music Awards and a South African Traditional Music Award (SATMA).
Singer, songwriter and actor Danny K needs little introduction. The four time SAMA winner has also picked up a string of fashion accolades for his impeccable dress sense. He has two consecutive Kids Choice Awards, two consecutive People’s Choice Awards, You magazine Award for Best SA Musician; and The South African STYLE Award.
Formed six years ago, HouseHold Funk (HHF) enjoys working with different artists and keeping their sets fresh. You can expect to hear the latest sounds /music from HHF, as well as their own original material which they continue to work on and push out every year. They continue to entertain as a group on their own stage and alongside various international DJs/Artists locally and abroad.
Having spent the past three years earning their stripes and honing their skills, the dynamic young trio that is BlackByrd emphatically announced their arrival on the big stage with a stunning debut album which earned them 4 SAMA nominations in 2013.
‘Its Personal’, the brand that provides artists with a respectable platform to showcase their “sound” will host a deep house tent for the rhythmic and soulful attendees that would like to get their groove on at the festival.
Their line up for Saturday 5th October features Ricky H, Kyle Watson, Pimpsquad and JustSmart. Sunday 6th October sees Brad S, Ryan Dent, Craig Massiv and JustSmart pump the beats from the decks.
Just to whet your appetite before the festival tune into Channel O, channel 320 to catch some of your local artist’s original African videos. For something a little more cosmopolitan, MTV Base DStv Channel 321 is the channel for you. Looking for something a little more urban? Tune into Trace Urban on channel 325, only on DStv.
Delicious will open daily at 11:00 and promises to be a fantastic and entertaining day out for the entire family. General admission entry will cost R380.
Delicious in a dash
• 2 days
• 5 chefs
• 8 marquees
• 3 pop-up restaurants
• 1 pop-up sushi bar
• 1 artisan food market
• 1 children’s zone
• 1 international headline music act
• 12 South African bands
Saturday and Sunday
Castle Milk Stout stage
Dj QB Smith
Sai & Ribatone