Last year I had the privilege of visiting the quaint and awesome town of Knysna as part of the build to the annual Knysna Festival. I had such a great time there and at that stage I said I’d go down this year for the actual festival. I thought let me get my running on and while I’m down there I could do the 21km. Unfortunately I wont be doing the run anymore, nor will I be heading down to Knysna, but next year it’s on. That’s for sure.
That aside, the festival is on and this year they’re going digital. The festival organisers have launched a very user-friendly app as part of Pick n Pay’s Goodness Campaign. The app has replaces the booklet and it is part of an ongoing effort to a paper-free festival. It can be downloaded on various devices including BlackBerry, Android, iPhones and iPads. The app provides all the necessary information needed to enjoy the festival and its various offering including directions, events, the festival schedule, news and competitions
So if you’re heading down to Knysna, be sure to get this app. Good luck to all the runners. How do you spell FOMO? J.A.S.O.N 😉
On Sunday I got to see Swedish legends, Roxette live in concert again. The band toured the country last year and due to the huge response and popular demand, they came back. I must admit I enjoyed this concert more. I think Marie was a lot more lively and energetic. I’m not knocking her, that’s the last thing I want to do. I just think she’s probably doing a lot better now than what she was a year ago. I think the band jelled well this year too. When she struggles vocally, Per steps in as did the backup singer. It was nice to hear songs like Crash! Boom! Bang! on the set list this year. All in all, 93% of the tickets were sold and I can guarantee you that most of them enjoyed the concert. I most certainly did. These pics were captured on my BlackBerry. Maybe Nikon or Canon can give me one of their cameras to play around with come the next Big Concert 🙂
UPDATE: Got word from the label reps that Craig will only be in SA next week- the 16th. So stay tuned. More on this to follow.
One of my favourite stars Craig David is apparently heading back to South Africa this week. On Idols last night, host ProVerb announced that the R&B star will be a guest judge in this week’s episode. This season really has been the biggest yet. Nice.
I can’t seem to find any deets about what else he’ll be doing in the country, but I presume he’ll do the usual safari vibe. I’m also assuming that he’ll be at the BlackBerry secret gig with fellow Brit star Tinie Tempah. That’s just an assumption, but he why not hey. I’ve already put in my request to interview the star again. Hopefully it’ll come through but we’ll see. In the mean time, check out my interview with Mr David from last year at the One & Only in Cape Town:
If you’re not using an iPhone chances are you’re on a BlackBerry (like me). I think I’d be officially lost without mine, but that isn’t the purpose of this post. What you’re probably more interested in is BlackBerry’s first Secret Gig. The gig will be held next weekend in a secret venue in Johannesburg and it’ll feature Hip Hop superstar Tinie Tempah.
He’ll be jetting in next Saturday for the performance and I’m told he’s shooting out the next day, so this is big, exclusive and you will want to be part of it. Here’s how:
Listen to 5FM’s Grant and Anele between 12-3 everyday until the 7th of this month. You’ll need to listen out for the Broadcast my Life feature and add them on BBM: 231ACB18. You could win yourselves one of two Superfan VIP packages to the gig. This includes a shuttle to and from the secret venue, a meet and greet opportunity, accommodation and of course of tickets to the all important and exclusive party. Nice hey! If you’re outside of Jozi, you will win a return ticket too.
The competition runs until 8 September 2011 and only 500 people will be there. Don’ be like me and miss out on this party. It’s going to be insane!
Match.com If you’re looking for love this year, download this free app to help you find love wherever you are. Whether you’re out shopping, having dinner with your friends or travelling around town, you can reply to messages, see who has been in touch and update your profile on the move.