Last year’s inaugural Delicious festival was such a success that it attracted 20 000 visitors!   The family lifestyle event is now back with a delectable bang!

The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented in association with Castle Milk Stout, Whirlpool, Mitsubishi Motors and Kaya FM, will again lay on a lavish feast of entertainment and culinary fare, this time in the picturesque setting of the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmarentia Dam on 31 May 2014.

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A couple of weeks ago DStv hosted a media launch party giving us a taste of what to expect at this years’s festival.  Local celebrity chefs such as Siba Mtongana, Jenny Morris and Benny Masekwameng, were present at the launch.  Five themed food stations were delectably adorned with mouthwatering delicacies.  Each station represented a mood varying from elegant, indulgent, fresh, exotic and local.   Live music kept everyone on their feet, singing along and dancing the night away.

“We understand that on some days you may feel like something rustic, fresh and simple and on others crave a cheeseburger and fries followed by a scoop of indulgent ice-cream.” Explains Colleen Goodman, Head of Retension for DStv.  “The festival will provide gourmet food shopping as well as Michelin dining, staying true to DStv’s promise of giving you so much more than you expect.” Goodman continued.

If the launch is anything to go by, the festival is set to be an astounding event.  Have a look at some of the tweets from the people that attended:




From a food perspective one can expect cooking demonstrations, pop-up restaurants and artisan food markets.  Festival goers can also look forward to the MasterChef South Africa Kitchen, in association with Woolworths.  Benny Masekwameng will be heading the 100-seater restaurant accompanied by past contestants including Season 2 winner, Kamini Pather.  Viewers as well as festival goers will get an opportunity to taste some the show’s favourite dishes from the three course meal on offer at a cost of R550 per person.

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Rachel Khoo from the BBC Lifestyle series, Rachel Khoo Kitchen Notebook:  Cosmopolitan Cook will demonstrate her culinary excellence and dazzle festival goers with her creativity.  Khoo’s 100 seater restaurant will be offering starters, mains and dessert tasting plates from her forthcoming series.

The official beer partner, Castle Milk Stout, will offer festival-goers the opportunity to be hosted by Vicky Crease (Vicky Crease catering and events) who will guide them through a four course beer and food pairing experience.

Visitors will have a field day navigating the world of food at the various market stalls selecting goodies for a leisurely gourmet picnic or opting to dine at one of the pop-up restaurants.  There will also be ample time to relax to the sounds of leading local and international acts.  Children will be kept entertained in the kids’ area hosted by DStv, which will include attractions featuring Nickelodeon and Boomerang characters.

General admission for the DStv Delicious Festival is R450, but a limited number of early-bird tickets are available from Computicket at R350 (R100 for under-12s; free entrance for children under three). Visit or phone 0861 915 8000 to book.A restricted number of VIP tickets are available at R850 apiece.

Heres the exciting part…..Mzansi Style Cuisine Readers get a chance to win some ticket to the festival….

Give Away

THEE readers stand a chance to win double tickets valued at R450 each!  That’s not all, the three winners will be entered into another draw and one lucky reader will win a  Mitsubishi Foley BBQ Clip Light with a Magnetic Base valued at R300, see picture below.

All you need to do is tell us what you are looking forward to experiencing .  Please enter only if you are 100% certain that you will be in Joburg during the festival.  Leave your response on the comment section of this post.  Entries will be closed on Friday the 24th May 2014.  Winners will be announced on this blog on Saturday the 25th May 2014.  Good Luck!


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For more info visit the DStv website

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16 Response Comments

  • Marieka  May 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Oh no, I am based in the foodie capital! Would have loved to go!

  • Flee  May 20, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Finally an event that us Joburgers can enjoy, and not be envious of the fair Cape events… Sorry Marieka…
    Am def going to this!!

    • Flee  May 20, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Oh Thuli, do I enter here, or would i need to go to DSTV site to enter. ??

    • Thuli  May 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

      Hahaha! Flee! You cracking me up early on a Tuesday morning! It’s about time hey! I hope you enter! 🙂 Askies Marieka!

      Enter on the comments section Flee!

  • Flee  May 20, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Ok so I would love to attend the delicious festival because, my man has hatched a plan to “kidnap” Vusi from Blackanese and keep him in our Kitchen (not really lol), but I will be scouting all of the stalls for Ideas on what to make for dinner while we both dance through the day… This truly sounds like an awesome event!!

  • Meshack Lebogo  May 20, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Good Music, Good Food, Good People And Good Life

  • Jesmine  May 20, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I loooove food, good music, good vibes and just good old South African style chilling. It is going to be an amazing event at my favourite place in the entire world, Emmerentia Dam, I literally live around the corner. Oh please, pretty please pick me 🙂

  • Thembi  May 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    OMG….The FOODIE & lover of FUN that I am is looking forward to GREAT food, GOOD entertainment not just for me but for my 7 year old (at the Kids Fun Zone), the beautiful outdoors, meeting new people, expanding my cooking skills and having lots & lots & lots of FUN…I’d definitely make the day a day to remember!!!! Thank you

  • Chanel Govender  May 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Looking forward to possibly participating in a “mystery box” challenge, and listening to the good sounds of Goldfish and Soul 2 Soul!

  • Nothando  May 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The Brand New Heavies. I love this band with my whole heart.
    I was there last year, I loved Jamiroquai, I must go back. The food is a must.

  • Makhosi Mndebele  May 21, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I would love to go but I can’t afford the tickets, I would love to take my BFF with as she’s always taking me out to concerts. It would be such a fun experience plus I LOVE food.

  • Gugulethu  May 22, 2014 at 6:23 am

    PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME… I love food, I love music, Plus I’m in Joburg, how do you say no to this lovely smile 🙂

  • Gabi  May 22, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Looking forward to the Brand New Heavies in an outdoor event. This would be an amazing experience for me. A tick on my bucket list.

  • thembi.ntsume  May 25, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Hi Thuli…THANK U so much 4 the tix…Nw counting down 2 the 31st & hoping 2 see u…#DancingUp&Down!!!
    P.S: I hve not received any mail as yet …

  • veronica.mndebele  May 26, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Thank you so much Thuli,still don’t believe I won. I have sent you an email with my contact details.

    • Thuli  May 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

      You are welcome guys! Just have fun at the festival and make memories! 🙂


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