A Delicious Weekend
Great food, great performances and fun crowd is what DSTV Delicious 2017 delivered, despite the rain. We checked out day 2 of South Africa’s biggest food and music festival at the Kyalami Race Circuit in Johannesburg.
The event that attracts an estimated 40 000 visitors over the two-day festival was not slowed down by the wet weekend as music and food lovers braved the rain to satisfy their taste bud and great live performances. For the experimental foodies who also happen to enjoy good music from back in the years, this was a must attend event. Food stalls and caravans catering for different taste buds from various South African cuisine, Asian, Mediterranean etc. fried, baked, sweet, grilled, savoury, chilled – however you prefer your delicacy, Delicious Festival had you covered. The DSTV Bake Off show as well as the Food Network hosted cooking presentation at their pop up restaurants, while giving fans an opportunity to interact with celebrity chefs. A tip for next time you attend the delicious event, if you are confused as to which food to buy from the multitudes of food vendors, look for long queues. If it’s popular – then it must be worth it. However, there are hidden treasures all around the food court, explore the culinary galore for a full experience for your taste buds.
On stage, the Sunday chill mood was set by favourite throw-backs – artists serving the crowd with their famous songs from yesteryears. Day 2 line consisted of Femi Kuti, Imagination feat. Lee John joined by HHP and Sipho Hotstix, Alexander O’Neal, and Bongo Muffin put up exciting performances that had the crowd dancing and singing along to old classics. Due to an eye injury, the legendary Hugh Masekela could not perform. Although that was disappointing, the rest of the performances did make up for it.
DSTV Delicious festival draws in a crowd from various corners of the continent. It is also a playground for South Africa’s celebrity culture. Musicians, actors, socialites, fashion creatives and the more opulent festival attendees the various VIP marquees catering for their different tastes (and budgets).
The festival was everything a lifestylista could envision for a relaxed Sunday – good music, good food, good crowd, people looking good – all in a picnic ambience (when it wasn’t raining of course). Follow DSTV Delicious Festival social media platforms and be on the lookout for the 2018 edition