Those attending the J&B Met this weekend will not only be attending the county’s top equestrian event, but will also experience the country’s top talent.
South Africa’s hottest acts will be performing on the ‘Schweppes Gig Rig in Association with GoodhopeFM’ at Kenilworth on Saturday, January 30, in the Racing It’s a Rush Public Village, cementing the J&B Met as a social event not to be missed.
Situated on the Winning Straight, the “Racing. It’s a Rush Public Village” ticket holders will have access to a phenomenal food village, bars and ample space to sit and relax.
Bands on the night include Crazy White Boy, Jimmy Nevis, The Kiffness and DJ Ready D.
Labelled “The future of dance music in South Africa,” Crazy White Boy is the brainchild of South African producers Ryan Murgatroyd and Konstantinos Karatamoglou. Both experienced and successful DJs and producers in their own right, their collaboration has seen them become a leading presence in the South African and global music market. With numerous awards and accolades to their name, Crazy White Boy have opened for many world famous international acts and are about to embark on yet another European tour.
No stranger to the South African entertainment scene is Jimmy Nevis. The born and bred Capetonian 23 year old has achieved extensive commercial radio success and has shared the stage with some of South Africa’s top musicians.
Their instrumental talent combined with a love for hype and uninhibited dancing means that The Kiffness have become a real South African crowd pleaser. Members David Scott and Clem Carr are fast becoming one of South Africa’s favourite live electronic acts with their popular jazzy, groovy and uplifting house music
In no need of an introduction is South African hip hop DJ and turntablist, DJ Ready D. He is best known as the DJ for breakthrough hip hop group Prophets of the City in the 1990s and has won the South African DMC Championship four times, as well as the coveted DJ of the Decade award. Various publications rated DJ Ready D amongst the top 30 hip hop DJs in the world. DJ Ready D has toured Europe extensively alongside groups like Public Enemy, Fugees, Ice T, Will Smith and Black Eyed Peas.
Some of Cape Town’s finest DJ’s are included in the line-up for the event including Sox, Dean Fuel, Strange Lovers, Brett Aitken, Kanan K7 & Larkin.
The MC’s for the 2016 J&B Met include some of the country’s more recognisable comedic and broadcast talent. Actor and comedian Kurt Schoonraad, who will also be performing one of his famous comedy acts on the night, has been making South Africans laugh for almost 20 years.
DJ Loyd is host of the Weekend Drive on GoodHope FM and will be bringing his kaleidoscope of skills to the stage on Saturday.
Also in the line-up is funny man Dalin Oliver, Sports Presenter on Good Hope FM’s Breakfast show. Carissa Cupido completes the team of MC’s.
Celebrating their 39th year as event sponsor, what started off as a small sponsorship for J&B is now South Africa’s longest running sports sponsorship and the race itself is now the oldest horserace in the country.
In honour of the brand’s heritage and legacy, the theme for the 2016 J&B Met is “A Rare Blend”.
* Tickets are available through Computicket.
There are also a host of hospitality options available. Ticket enquires can be made on www.jbscotch.co.za or by calling Kenilworth Racecourse on 021 7001600.