KDay 2014 – all the must-knows

KDay 2014 – all the must-knows

By Jonathan Duguid

In the words of Michael Jackson, “Can you feel it, Can you feel it, Can you feel it?” KDay 2014 with 94.5 Kfm and MTN is on our doorstep: it’s happening this Saturday, March 29. Yup, the wait is over. How time certainly has flown-by.

This week, I’m just going to be focusing on KDay 2014, taking place at Sandringham Farm, Stellenbosch, for no other reason than you shouldn’t be anywhere else, really. And yes, I know that tickets are sold out, but don’t fear – if you weren’t able to beg, buy or borrow any tickets, you can still be apart of all the action, as it’s all going to be streamed online, live at kday.kfm.co.za.

For those of you who have managed to get a hold of tickets I’m going to be giving you all the answers to the questions you may have.

Let’s start off with recommended travel route:

  • N1 Heading Towards Worcester
  • Exit 39, turn right onto R309, then right onto Sandringham Road
  • Exit 34 Lucullus Street/ Maroela Weg, turn right, then left into Sandringham Road
  • Car-pooling is highly recommended

Now once you get to Sandringham Farm, you’re going to want to know about parking:

  • Over flow parking will be available; traffic will be directed on the day.
  • A free shuttle service will transport concert-goers from the parking area to the venue and back.

If you’re like me, and you don’t travel anywhere lightly, you’ll need to know what’s allowed and not allowed, as nobody wants to have to shlep back to the car because security won’t let you in with a kitchen sink.

So, the things that are allowed at KDay 2014 are:

  • Picnic baskets
  • Cooler boxes
  • Food
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Low beach chairs
  • Umbrellas – a demarcated area will be available (Umbrella Zone)
  • Having fun!

The things that aren’t allowed are:

  • Glassware (Plastic only)
  • Alcoholic beverages (Cooler boxes and picnic baskets will be checked and alcohol will be confiscated)
  • Drugs
  • Smoking in the crowd
  • Gazebos
  • Camping Chairs
  • Tents
  • Gas braais
  • Weapons
  • Ball games
  • Foul language
  • Bad attitudes

It’s cool knowing what you are and aren’t allowed, but how about what you should bring?

  • Water and fruits to keep you hydrated
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhats
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash to purchase food and drinks

Now that you know what you should have, you may wonder what awaits you at KDay 2014, apart from 17 of SA’s best artists:

  • Vendors (food and drinks) with Halaal options available
  • Beer garden for over 18’s only – IDs need to be presented on request (open between 11am and 8.30pm)
  • Kiddies play area (open between 9am to 7pm). Note that this is not a drop-off; parents are encouraged to accompany their kids.
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Umbrella zone
  • Strict security
  • Medics
  • Ablution facilities

There’s also gonna be some good food on offer. Take a look at all the awesome food providers and what they’ll have on offer:

  • Chip & Dip – Hot Chips and Dips
  • Brazilliant Express – Coffees and hot beverages
  • Ocean Basket – Seafood
  • Spur – Burgers, Chicken and Chips
  • Mobile Pizzaria – Pizzas
  • Mistress of Spices & Indian Foods – Indian Foods
  • Chip Twisters – Chip twisters
  • Caterkid – Popcorn and candy floss
  • Simply Asia – Asian cuisine
  • Show Off Chefs – Schwarmas
  • Runaway Dogs – Hot dogs and soft drinks
  • Geez Geez Biltong – Biltong
  • Party Pourers – Bar Services
  • Ola – Ice-creams

For more information, stay tuned to 94.5 Kfm, visit kfm.co.za; or follow @945Kfm on Twitter with the official hashtag #KDay2014

Twitter: @JonathanDuguid