Take three very funny guys, add a huge dollop of sticky green slime, stir in thousands of kids and parents, music, activities and more – and you have the perfect recipe for NickFest 2017, South Africa’s biggest family–centric festival.
Japes, pranks, stunts, celebrity slimings, comic clowning around and inspired silliness galore will be the order of the day as Jason, Nicholas and Donovan Goliath have been announced as hosts for South Africa’s biggest family festival – Nickfest 2017 set for 25-26 March at TicketPro Dome. The festival will present a fantastic line-up of family friendly musicians, entertainers, activities and more.
Among the many kid-tastic attractions at NickFest will be the legendary Slime Area, an 625-metre square space where kids will be able to slither around, bathe, battle and shower in 10,000 litres of gloriously gooey slime. Don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes – because there’s no way you’re getting out of here anything other than 100 percent slimed.
Goliath & Goliath are among the most recognisable comedy entertainers in South Africa. In 2015, Jason Goliath (founder of Goliath & Goliath) was recognised as one of Africa’s best comedians and even represented Africa in Montreal, Canada at the Just for Laughs Festival.
Donovan Goliath first burst onto the comedy scene in 2010 when he took to the stage at the Comedy Underground in Melville, Johannesburg, proving a hit from the start as people rolled in the aisles with laughter. This was all the inspiration he needed to keep writing and performing. He has been entertaining South Africans ever since, and it’s been a great ride.
He may be the youngest of the three, but that has not stopped Nicholas from rapidly ascending the entertainment ladder. He is a highly sought-after MC, a regular on the comedy circuit, and a regular on TV (having appeared in three popular Comedy Central stand-up specials).
During the two-day festival, The TicketPro Dome will be completely transformed into a Nickelodeon wonderland inspired by the channel’s colourful on-screen worlds. There will be two sessions each day, with morning sessions starting at 9:00 am and afternoon sessions starting at 3:00 pm.
Tickets for NickFest are on sale at ticketpros.co.za , priced R290 per head or R270 per person for a family of 4-6 people. Groups of 10 or more people enjoy a discounted price of R250 per head. Entrance is free for children younger than two. Entrance to the Slime Area costs R150 per person (tickets sold separately; kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).