I can’t speak on behalf of those to the left and right of the African continent, but I can vouch for millions of South Africans when I say summer in the Southern Hemisphere is amazeballs. We get to enjoy the outdoors, have braais (barbeques) with friends and family, people are in good moods and it’s just brilliant. Add the festive season into the mix and you’ve got tens of thousands in their element.
Now every year people from SA’s interior make their annual pilgrimages to the coastal regions for some fun in the sun. The weather is great and it’s a wonderful way to spend you summer vacations. I’m usually one of those people but this year I’m in Jozi *sigh. Alas, it’s quiet so you can get a lot done and kick off the new year feeling somewhat content and satisfied with what you’ve achieved… is that enough justification for me to be here? Haha.
So the big question on my lips and many others is what shall we do to ring in the New Year? If you’re in Jozi like me, here’s one of the many options (I just like the sound of this one though). It’s the 5FM Blacktie & Barefoot (NYE)5 Beach Party. The party is set to take place at Outer Limits Broadacres on the 31st. The station’s Catherine, Fix, C-Live will all be joined on stage by DJ Roxxi, Didi, Vybe & Chizzy, Spinn Bad and Shai.
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Read the full press release below:
JOHANNESBURG’S BIGGEST NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY WELCOMES 2013 AT THE BEACH WITH 5FM
The organisers of the 5FM Black Tie & Barefoot (NYE)5Beach Party have confirmed the full DJ line-ups for the two dance floors at the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Johannesburg. 5FM’s official New Year’s Eve event in Johannesburg will be staged on a massive scale at Outer Limits Broadacres in Johannesburg on Monday, 31 December 2012. And, it’s all happening around the biggest beach Jozi has ever seen!
5FM DJs C-LIVE, FIX and CATHERINE will be joined on the decks by Global Spin Award-winner DJ Roxxi (Best DJ – Africa), Didi, Vybe & Chizzy, Spinn Bad and Shai on the decks.
However, the headline DJs won’t be the only ones stepping into the limelight for 2012’s last party celebration. Two DJ slots have been reserved for aspirant young DJs to make their mark and “Be The DJ” for the night – giving local talent the opportunity to submit their mixes for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: sharing the stage with 5FM and SA’s best DJs, and unearthing the exposure every new DJ craves.
The 5FM Black Tie & Barefoot (NYE)5 Beach Party
Outer Limits, Cedar Road, Broadacres (Fourways), JHB
Monday, 31 December 2012
Doors open 5pm until sunrise 2013
The 5FM Black Tie & Barefoot Beach
DJ Spinn Bad
VIP/Indoor Dance Floor
DJ Vybe & Chizzy
DJ Jozi (winner from public DJ Search)
DJ Virtual (winner from public DJ Search)
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The music policy for the 5FM Black Tie & Barefoot (NYE)5Beach Party presents party animals with the music they want to party to: celebrate the start of 2013 with an eclectic mix of the hottest, most rocking beats – from house, hip hop and R&B up to the latest international chart hits. It is also tradition for the 5FM Black Tie & Barefoot Party to play all the pop hits which defined the past year. Get ready for a mix of the best hits from 2012, to give everyone a chance to hear their special track that’s been on repeat all year long.
Special extended areas are being added to the venue for a truly sublime New Year’s Eve experience. If you are not at the beach this year, this rocking party will bring it to you. No matter the weather, this event has got it covered for a NYE party experience to remember: apart from the indoor floor, 70% of the outdoor area will be covered by a tent the size of half a rugby field; the only tent of its sort in South Africa!
Say hello to 2013 on a manmade beach: feel the sand under your feet, taste the premier selection of beachfront cocktails, see the sexy bodies moving in rhythm to the stylish DJ beats and get all the holiday party thrills you want at Johannesburg’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration. Multiple undercover bars, dance floor arenas as well as an indoor VIP experience, where the champagne will flow all night long, will be waiting for you as the sun sets on 2012.
The dress code is simple: dress up black tie-style, but also dress down in beach gear and go barefoot to enjoy the holiday-glamour to full effect. The first 3 000 guests each receive a complimentary, souvenir-edition black tie on arrival. The dress code requires a “Black Tie” but “Barefoot” means that the rest of the code is very much left open to interpretation (or imagination).
And if that’s not enough: all those wanting to capture the memory of this momentous New Year’s celebration can enhance their looks with fun party props, and pose next to cut-outs of their favourite stars. Special styling stations will be set up at the party – for boys and girls to indulge in authentic New Year’s Eve accessories to flash those looks that turn the heads. Once the look is perfected, our paparazzi photographers will capture the moment, custom-frame it digitally, and post it to the Twitter– and Facebook-universe live from the event!
VIP ticketholders will have their own indoor party lounge, as well as private bathroom facilities and preferred parking space. Each VIP will receive a complimentary dinky-bottle of “bubbly” at midnight, along with canapés on arrival. Add to the mix the best in trendy cocktails, ‘bubbly’, canapés, chic decor, hot party beats plus lots more, and you have the perfect recipe for the most explosive New Year’s Eve celebration this side of the beach.
The 5FM Black Tie & Barefoot (NYE)5Beach Party is produced by the team who brought Johannesburg the now legendary JET Sunset Beach NYE party last year; along with the creators of the original Black Tie & Barefoot party in Durban 2010. They are trucking in 35 tons of beach sand, along with 2000m2 Bedouin tenting, sexy beach officers as well as all the party extras to make New Year’s Eve 2012/2013 a spectacular explosion of a party!
Get set for another larger-than-life beach experience in Johannesburg, courtesy of national youth radio station 5FM. If party animals are not making the trek to the coast this year, 5FM will show them how to party it up on an ever larger scale, along with the best in 5FM talent and other DJ superstars. The aim is to get 2013 off to a rocking start: life’s a beach, put on a black tie!