In 29 days, Ugu District Municipality in partnership with Cyassound Holdings will host the district's grandest annual music festival, the 11th edition of the Ugu Jazz Festival on 24 June 2017 at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre.
This annual music extravaganza promises the greatest entertainment of hardcore jazz repertoires from internationally acclaimed jazz legends such as Jimmy Dludlu and Ringo Mandlingozi and soulful afro soul music jams from the modern sounds in the music fraternity which include Amanda Black and Sandz amongst others.
Tickets are already on sale and available at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers stores at R280 for general access, R350 for the Golden Circle and R1200 for VIP access. We have also made provision for limited pay parking space at the venue which is on sale at R150 per ticket.
The Ugu Jazz Festival has gained loyal patrons and we are extremely proud to announce that our ticket sales have enthusiastically improved and we anticipate a sold-out venue soon. We urge those who have not yet bought their tickets to do so now and be part of the district's pride and joy.
Over the years, we have witnessed a tremendous growth of this event and has permanently fixed itself in our annual calendar of events. The Ugu Jazz Festival is now one of the highly-recognised economy boosters in the district. Through it, we have created temporary employment, given growth opportunities to young businesses and attracted business outside the boundaries of Ugu District. This is also one of many initiatives implemented by our Municipality to fight against thee triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality.
To ensure that our patrons have a pleasurable experience at the event whilst also ensuring that nearby residents are not inconvenienced in any way, certain roads will be closed during the and monitored by the Road Traffic Inspectorate, Ray Nkonyeni's Traffic Department and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure easy access and to eliminate traffic congestion on the road. We will also utilise the usual park and ride services where patrons will be transported from the designated parking areas to the event venue.
Ugu District Municipality Mayor,
Cllr MA Chiliza