New Year to begin with a bang

Yoliswa Sobuwa, Shaanaaz de Jager and Pericles Anetos

TOP international acts are expected to help thousands of Eastern Cape residents usher in the new year at parties around the province.

The lineup for tomorrow’s NYE 2013 New Brighton Beach Party includes Germany’s Ralf Gum, France’s Rocco, Monique Bingham from the US and Britain’s Charles Webster. Kanunu, Point5 as well as DJs Vinny da Vinci, Zero, and Christos, among others, will bring a South African flavour to the event.

The party will see the beach area along the N2 freeway converted into one of the best New Year’s Eve celebration venues in the country, organisers say.

Tickets start at R170 and are available from Computicket. Gates open at noon.

House maestro Vinny da Vinci will also be setting the decks on fire as the headline act for New Year’s Eve celebrations at Hobie Beach and Wells Estate, where more than 100000 revellers are expected to ring in 2014.

When the clock strikes midnight, event organisers will set off fireworks at both venues.

The celebrations will start at 4pm tomorrow and draw to a close at 2am.

DJ Vinny will first play a few sets at Hobie Beach before heading to Wells Estate.

Both events are free.

At KwaNgqoko in New Brighton, the MVP DJs will be on the decks.

The Boardwalk will have a dinner-dance function with a three-course meal. Spokeswoman Caley Phillips said 400 people had bought tickets for the R400-a-head event. There was still space available.

“We are expecting close to 500 people for this event.

“They will be entertained by PE’s own Chapter 3 and Eezy E. Hopefully people will have lots and lots of fun,” she said.

News Café at the Boardwalk will host a “hats-off” party.

Spokeswoman Sandy Zoetmulder said: “We have an exciting lineup of DJs.

“Also, the best-dressed hat will win a picnic basket from JC le Roux. On the ones and twos we will have DJs Urban Blaq, RS and LKay.

“The good news is that there will be no entry fee.”

Vetkuk vs Mahoota, Thebe, Metro FM’s Ishmael Abrams, DJ Claude and DJ Ashley are on the entertainment bill at Cubana tomorrow.

“Our patrons can expect lots of good music and good food,” said a member of club management. “We want them to start 2014 in style and we aim to make them dance till the wee hours of the morning.”

DJ Ashley, also a manager at Cubana, said: “A VIP ticket goes for R200, which will see holders accommodated inside and receiving a meal. Drinks are not part of the package.

“Other tickets cost R150, but holders will not be allowed inside.”

Electro group Locnville, PH Fat and 5FM DJs Rob Forbes and Fix are at the Ruins in St Francis Bay tomorrow.

The 5FM New Year’s Eve concert, an annual music feast, will start at 6.30pm and go on until 4am. Tickets cost between R60 and R590 and are available from Computicket.

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