Raphael Saadiq, Tiwa Savage, Corinne Bailey Rae in Delicious Fest Line Up

Since the beginning of time two fundamental experiences have brought people together in harmony – food and music, and no event in the world has achieved this quite like the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival.

This year, the team at DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival have outdone themselves by adding even more flavour and a world class line-up to celebrate Heritage Weekend at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on the 21st and 22nd of September.

International megastars Raphael Saadiq, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tiwa Savage and a host of artists from Kalawa Jazmee Records (to be announced) will perform live on the Delicious Main Stage in what is being tipped as the biggest DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival to date.

Corinne Bailey Rae to hit South African shores for live treatments to her rich catalogue of soulful classics.

Corinne Bailey Rae to hit South African shores for live treatments to her rich catalogue of soulful classics. Image: Supplied

If you need a living definition of delicious music, look no further than Corinne Bailey Rae who is consistent proof of that. The RnB / Soul legend was the fourth female artist in British history to have her first album debut at number one.

Amongst many other nominations and awards to list, she has scooped two prestigious Grammy Awards, and her soulful songs feature in many TV series and films.

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Joining Corinne Bailey Rae on the Delicious Main Stage is none other than Africa’s shining star, Tiwa Savage. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, Tiwa Savage has taken the world by storm and will give an all African excellence at DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival.

The Nigerian powerhouse is set to deliver heat at this year's looming DStv Delicious Music and Food Festival

The Nigerian powerhouse is set to deliver heat at this year’s looming DStv Delicious Music and Food Festival

With an academic background in music and having shared the stage with the likes of Beyonce and Davido, she will bring a high musical IQ whilst keeping every person at the festival on their feet in a production that continues to wow the masses.

Known for some of our favourite tunes “Lova Lova”, “All Over”, and “Ma Lo” featuring Wizkid & Spellz, you should polish up your afro-beat dance moves and wear your favourite kicks because second of her on the breathtaking stage will be a wololo.

On Saturday, 21st September festival goers will celebrate 25 Years of Kalawa Jazmee Records on the Delicious Main Stage. This record label has not only defined culture these last 25 years, but its music and artists have played an integral role in each of our South African lives.

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South African’s always knew what time it is with Boom Shaka, and they boldly told abuti to “bula boot” with Thebe. There are memories of Uhuru, Mafikizolo, Brothers of Peace, and so many more of the Kalawa Jazmee Records’ artists ingrained in the identity held as a nation, and as individuals.

It is with great joy and honour that the record label and some of these culture-shifting, heritage-influencing acts will be closing off the Delicious Main Stage in a true celebration of the South Africa we love.

Other carefully handpicked performances on the Delicious Main Stage on Saturday, 21st September are the Ralf Gum All Stars featuring Monique Bingham, Mafikizolo, Kafele Bandele, Portia Monique, Ayanda Jiya, Bongi Mvuyana, Joseph Junior, and Nivalito.

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The Sunday Delicious Main Stage line-up will include Ralf Gum All Stars, the “Suited” smash-hit singer Shekinah, the ever graceful Lira, and Tortured Soul featuring Lisa Shaw will bring us to our feet with their hits “Don’t Hold Me Down” and “Enjoy It Now”.

Headlining the show on Sunday 22nd September is the phenomenal artist with a deep contemporary creative vision – the epic singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Raphael Saadiq. With an impeccable past of multi-faceted creation and soul-evolution this hugely gifted musician will no doubt pull on your heartstrings.

He has received many well-deserved awards not to mention three Grammys. Raphael has collaborated with the likes of Macy Gray, the late Whitney Houston, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone, Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and many more. As an innovative artistic powerhouse, he was even included in Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in 2012.

This August, Raphael is dropping his first solo album in eight years and it promises to bring even more magic to our ears.

He has also announced that “Tony! Toni! Tone!” will be reuniting to bring our favourite hits to stages around the world! This man is pure artistic soul who never fails to impress and promises an immersive live performance that’ll usher you into your Heritage Day.

The music doesn’t begin and end on the Delicious Main Stage. DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival has partnered up with Red Bull to bring you the Red Bull presents the Delicious Dance Arena. The Dance Arena performances will be announced soon.

It is only through the support of several sponsors that this sensory extravaganza can take place and inspire so many people.

This festival is in proud association with DStv who’ve been part of the Delicious story from the very beginning, and Samsung, VISA, Engen, South African Airways, Jeep, Flight Centre, Red Bull, Johnnie Walker, Windhoek, Proudly South African and The Star who have helped to make it all happen.

“As DStv, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with only the best in local and international entertainment at their fingertips. We look forward to once again bringing our customers world-class experiences with their favourite food, music and lifestyle shows.”

“DStv is delighted to be part of such a colourful and indulgent festival that brings friends and families together under one beautiful African sky.

As a driving force of the premium festival, we look forward to immersing our customers and festival goers in global acts like Corinne Bailey Rae, Raphael Saadiq and Nigerian superstar, Tiwa Savage.

We would like to encourage everyone to come and enjoy #EverythingDelicious with us in September.” shared Simon Camerer, DStv Chief Customer Officer for Marketing & Sales.

Set to be a celebration of diversity, light, taste and sensation the not-to-be-missed tantalise your taste buds.

Ticket prices range from R550 for a Delicious Early Bird General Access Day Pass, to R4370 for the Ambassador Luxury Suite, allowing you access into different areas of the festival grounds.

The Delicious Early Bird General Access Pass
R550 per person per day
R900 per person for a weekend pass (Saturday & Sunday)
Includes the following:
See over 20 acclaimed local and international talent over the event day on the 3 official stages: The Delicious Main Stage, Delicious Dance Arena, and the NEW Delicious Food Stage. NO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL BE PERMITTED INTO AREAS THAT SERVE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Persons under the age of 3 enter for free.

The Delicious Lounge
R1550 per person per day
R2880 per person for a weekend pass (Saturday & Sunday)
Includes the following:
10 hours of music, food, and entertainment with the added benefit of covered seating and sight of the Delicious Main Stage from the VIP Hospitality Terrace. Access the private VIP Cash Bar within the unit, and the designated Private VIP Toilets. NO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE VIP LOUNGE.

The Ambassador Luxury Suite
R4370 per person per day
R7820 per person full weekend
Includes the following:
Rub shoulders with the stars and esteemed guests at the festival’s premium hospitality unit hosted by Lorna Maseko and Kenzhero. With your food, drink (excluding premium spirits), and entertainment sorted, you needn’t want for anything on the event day. Enjoy a VIP experience done right with VIP Parking, covered lounge and patio seating areas, Private VIP Toilets, and unrivalled views of the Delicious Main Stage. NO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE VIP LOUNGE.

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