Important information for Bruce Springsteen at the FNB Stadium

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IMPORTANT TRANSPORT INFORMATION

1ST FEBRUARY 2014: FNB STADIUM

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Big Concerts have been working in close consultation with Stadium Management South Africa in improving the transport systems for concert goers. As such, there are special transport plans in place for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band live at FNB Stadium.

Arrive Early

 

–      A large crowd is expected in and around FNB Stadium and the NASREC precinct;

–      Gates open at 16h30. Please arrive early to avoid queues.

–      Beer & beverage gardens will be in operation outside of the Stadium from 12h00.

Public Transport

 

Due to historical traffic congestion at the Stadium, public transport will be the main form of transport to the FNB Stadium. The details are as follows:

 

PARK & RIDE

 

An extended Park and Ride service will be running from 13h00 till 17h00 at the following locations:

–      Alberton City – R120 return;

–      Cedar Square (Fourways) – R120 return;

–      Coca Cola Dome (Northgate) – R120 return;

–      East Rand Mall – R120 return;

–      Emerald Casino (Vaal) – R160 return;

–      Menlyn Shopping Centre (Pretoria) – R160 return;

–      Silverstar Casino (West Rand) – R120 return;

–      Royal Elephant – R160 return.

NOTE: Last bus will depart from the Stadium drop-off point strictly 1 hour after the event.

BOOKINGS: From Computicket

ENQUIRIES: charmaine@parkandride.co.za or selma@parkandride.co.za

SHUTTLES

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President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela

America’s first black president paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president in what was a very moving and special address. Obama brought a tear too many an eye, but he inspired many others with his words in what will go down as one of the most moving and amazing addresses Obama has made to date.

Bruce Springsteen heading to SA in 2014

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And so they just keep on coming… Rock superstar and legend, Bruce Springsteen will be heading to South Africa for the first time at the end of January next year. He’ll be joined by the E Street Band for the three gigs; two in Cape Town (weird) and one in Johannesburg (I’m almost certain they’ll add another date here).

Are you a fan? Will you be going? Well best you take note of the ticketing information below. Tickets go on sale on the 30th of October for the Johannesburg leg, while the Cape Town sales go live on Friday the 1st of November. Prices are really good too. Trust me, you will not want to miss this one!

LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SOUTH AFRICA

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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Big Concerts is excited to announce that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be coming to South Africa for the very first time to perform 3 concerts. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band live Tuesday 28th January 2014 and Wednesday 29th January 2014 at the Bellville Velodrome Cape Town and 1st February 2014 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg. Another Big Concerts Experience. Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen heading to SA in 2014”

Gallery: Rihanna brings the Diamonds World Tour to Jozi

The diamond was shining bright last night… Pop princess kicked off her first headline tour to South Africa on Sunday evening. The Pour It Up singer brought her Diamonds World Tour to over 60 000 fans at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Yes, the traffic was a ball ache, and many complained about her not changing her outfit and about the sound, but I digged it. There is something very awesome about Rihanna and I’m stoked I got to see her. The way the crowd sang her songs back to her was great too! My best moment? The Take A Bow, Love the Way you lie and Cold Case Love melody… Damn, I loved that. She then went into We Found Love after that and you can just imagine how the crowd erupted. I have a little clip of that, but I’ll share that later. For now though, check out some of my pictures from the Diamonds World Tour – the Jozi edition 🙂

If you have any parking suggestions or ways to ease the congestion issues, leave a comment and I will gladly pass it on to the right people.

RIhanna’s Diamond World Tour at Soccer City FAQs

Rihanna Diamonds World Tour comes to South Africa

Rihanna Navy, the moment has arrived. The starlet is making her way to South Africa once again. Only this time she’ll be the headline act and she’ll be shining like the diamond that she is. Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour kicks off in South Africa this coming Sunday and believe you me it is going to be epic! A lot of you will be making your way to the FNB Stadium on Sunday and you might have a few questions for organisers. So here’s a little something that might answer those questions you might have:

JOHANNESBURG FAQ

 

Show Information:

Gates Open: 5pm

GTA (Opening Act):  6.30pm

Rihanna: 8pm

Please note times are subject to change. We recommend arriving early to avoid queues.

 

Venue Map & Information:

Please view the venue map sent with this document.

Don’t forget to bring with you on the day: your tickets, ID (if you intend to consume alcohol), cash (NO ATMs on site) and appropriate clothes for any weather conditions.

Prohibited Items

Umbrellas, motorbike helmets, cameras or recording devices including tablets (iPads) are NOT permitted.

Food and beverages will be available for sale inside and outside the stadium. No food or beverages (including alcohol) may be brought to the stadium and no drinking will be allowed in any areas other than the licensed public bars outside and inside the stadium. Security will confiscate any alcohol in the car parks, and refuse entry into the venue to any persons that are intoxicated.

Please note that tickets are not available to purchase at the stadium. SAPS will be taking action to anyone caught buying or selling tickets or illegal merchandise outside the venue.

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Watch Rihanna’s Pour It Up

Pour It Up, Pour It Up… TJO, the hotness that is this video. Rihanna you’re a good girl gone bad, but DAMN do we love it! Bring on the 13th of October, FNB Stadium.

You might love Rihanna’s Pour It Up video, so if you do have a look at this clip to catch a glimpse of what went down behind the scenes:

Pictures: Justin Bieber live in Johannesburg

Justin Bieber live in concert at the FNB Stadium on the 12th of May 2013. Check out some of my pics.

Justin Bieber in Jozi: FAQs

Cape Town had its chance last night and now we prep for Bieber’s big performance in Jozi this coming Sunday (Mother’s Day). If you’re making your way through to the FNB Stadium, here’s all the info you need to know:

All you need to know to make sure you get into the stadium as quick and easy as possible:

1. Make sure you book your transport ticket before show day:

Park and Ride: Click here for more information

Park and Rail: Click here for more information

Parking: Click here for more information

2. If you have a GOLDEN CIRCLE STANDING or GENERAL ADMISSION STANDING ticket then you must enter through GATE M to collect your armband. Please note that there will be two separate queues. One for Golden Circle ticket holders and one for General Standing ticket holders. There is no armband collection inside the venue. If you enter through the wrong gate you will have to go all the way back to GATE M.

3. SEATED ticket holders please enter through GATE C, GATE H and GATE K.

4. If you purchased tickets to the Stadium Management Lounge you must enter through GATE C and proceed to Foyer A.

5. Click here to download the detailed venue map. Please print a copy of the venue map and give it to your children regardless of whether they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. It shows entrance points and the location of the information point.

6. If you bought your tickets online (print at home) please make sure you print out your E-ticket, fold it as indicated on the ticket prior to arriving at the event to avoid creasing and damaging the barcodes, and ensure that you bring your E-ticket with you to the venue as we cannot reprint E-tickets at the venue for safety and security reasons. Your E-ticket needs to be of high print quality to ensure a positive scan at the venue. Please note we cannot scan tickets off any mobile device.

7. For E-tickets purchased from bigconcerts.co.za, please review your printer settings before you print. The document must print to its actual size so that the folding lines print to the edge of the paper. If the document is fit to print to the paper size it will print the barcode too far away from the edge of the paper, and the barcode scanners at the turnstiles will be unable to read your ticket. Click here to see instructions on how to fold your E-ticket.

8. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a legal guardian

9. Children between the ages of 14-18 years of age who are not accompanied by a legal guardian must have the emergency contact number for their parent or legal guardian saved under the name ICE on their mobile phones, or it must be written on a small piece of paper which is to be kept inside their wallets so that medical personnel can contact this person in the event of a medical emergency.

 

  1. We have set up a Lost and Found centre at the venue, which is located at Entrance U by Turnstile 15. Click here to view the map. Please print this map out and educate your children on how to find this facility in the event that they are separated from their group, parent or legal guardian.

 

  1. We have also set up a dedicated call centre number which can be reached on 011 759 7215 should you need to contact the Lost and Found Centre.

 

  1. Please make sure that your make your children aware of the dangers of talking to strangers, accepting food or beverages from strangers or getting into any vehicle with strangers. Please advise your children to call 011 759 7215 or go to the Lost and Found centre if they can any concerts about their safety and security.

 

  1. Anyone caught drinking underage or giving alcohol to minors will be arrested.

 

  1. Don’t forget to bring with you on the day: your tickets, ID (if you intend to consume alcohol), cash (NO ATMs on site) and appropriate clothes for any weather conditions.

 

  1. Umbrellas, cameras or recording devices including iPads are NOT permitted.

 

  1. Food and beverages will be available for sale inside and outside the stadium. No alcohol may be brought to the stadium and no drinking will be allowed in any areas other than the licensed public bars outside and inside the stadium. Security will confiscate any alcohol in the car parks, and refuse entry into the venue to any persons that are intoxicated.

Complete event information can be found at www.bigconcerts.co.za.

 

Bieber, Bon Jovi and the SAMAs – A busy week in entertainment

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What’s good friends? It’s Monday morning in my part of the world and it’s going to be a mad busy week. Why? Well here’s a little breakdown of what is crackening this week:

1. The 19th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) brought to you by MTN. It all goes down in Sun City this coming Friday and Saturday. Friday focuses on the technical, behind the scenes awards. Now this part of the weekend isn’t televised, but it’s fun and an important night too. I will be there and I’ll bring you some pics, news and highlights from that ceremony.

Saturday evening is the big show. Here’s a list of some of the performers expected to take to the stage:
Dr Thomas Chauke
Zozo
Sangre Superbeat
Toya Delazy
Kabomo
Zonke
ChianoSky
DJ Zinhle
Reason
Proverb
Desmond and the Tutus
The Muffinz
Lira
Vetkuk & Mahoota

Guest presenters include Menzi Ngubane, Sophie Ndaba, Zolisa Xaluva, Thami Mgqolo, Rapulana Seiphemo and Tsholo Monedi. Who will be the big host? The big winners? Find out on Saturday by checking out the live broadcast on SABC1 or follow my tweets (@JasonVonBerg) for details.

2. If the SAMAs aren’t your vibe then maybe Bon Jovi is. The legendary band will be rocking out at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday evening. Bummed to be missing it, but hey the SAMAs have called and I shall answer 😉

3. Justin Bieber! Arguably the biggest name in entertainment at the moment kicks off his first South African tour this coming Wednesday in Cape Town. This will be massive and already Bieber fever has reached a level that nobody can control. If you’re going to be at the CT gig, let us know what it’s like. Oh and moms and dads, best you be getting your earplugs sorted ahead of the performance… we’d hate for you to be left hard of hearing afterwards. Sunday evening Jozi gets its chance to see the Biebs. I’ll be there, sadly sans the video camera because Bieber’s camp doesn’t allow for that, but I’ll be snapping some pics for the occasion.

4. Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to shower your mums this Sunday. A good breakfast, a lovely brunch, a delicious dinner… Some nice flowers, a few gifts and lots of love and you’re well on your way to being the kid ever!

Van Coke Kartel to open for Metallica

Next week we celebrate our Freedom in SA and what better way than to rock out to Metallica. The band are heading back to SA for a series of shows. It’s going to be a massive, epic, rocking tour and the news just gets better… well for Van Coke Kartel, Chromium and Pestroy at least. VCK will open for Metallica in Cape Town, while Chromium and Pestroy will have the duties of warming things up in Jozi. Full press release below: Continue reading “Van Coke Kartel to open for Metallica”