Sun Met promises “Decades of Glamour” and local entertainment

Sun Met promises “Decades of Glamour” and local entertainment

South Africa’s oldest horse race and Cape Town’s most anticipated social event makes its way to Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, January 28.

The prestigious event will return this time with a myriad of fresh, entertaining and unexpected activities. Sun International launched their sponsorship of the Sun Met with Mumm in September last year.

“Building on our partnerships of the Melbourne Cup and Kentucky Derby, we look forward to bringing our daring spirit to life on the African continent in the French ethos of ‘art de vivre’, celebrating heritage and glamour in all its forms”, said Etienne Cassuto-Brand Manager of Mumm.

The event has been a firm favourite with the public dating back to its earliest years, when people attended the race dressed in their finest to see and be seen. Today the 133-year old race is firmly established as a highlight on the social calendar. The theme for the 2017 Sun Met is “Decades of Glamour”. The idea is to allow the public to pick their favourite fashion decade, source their outfits with their friends and enhance their overall experience of The Sun Met. From vintage to modern, daring to classic the theme explores fashion trends dating back to the 1920s and presents a host of exciting opportunities for all those fashionistas, horseracing fans and punters attending the event to express themselves through style and poise.

The Sun Met celebrated with Mumm has announced a stellar entertainment line-up for this year’s event.

Race goers can rub shoulders with the who’s who of the horse racing, media, fashion and entertainment industry at this revered sporting event. The event will feature an entertainment line-up including the likes of Sketchy Bongo featuring Kyle Deutsch and Shekhinah, Goodluck, Euphonik and Mi Casa.

The likes of Sergio Ines, Melody Molale, Sarah Langa, I See A Different You and Jerri Mokgofe will all be styled in their ‘Decades of Glamour’ attire by the SA fashion prodigy Casper Bosman. The cognoscenti of South African style will also all be in attendance elevating the glamour theme to the stratosphere. Jeannie D, Minnie Dlamini and Khanyi Mbau are just a few of SA’s high-profiled stars and celebrities who will rock different decades on the day.

A public arena will host a variety of premium culinary experiences, bar facilities and music and entertainment by some of SA’s hottest acts.

Apart from all the entertainment and glamour, The Sun Met also offers equestrian enthusiasts the opportunity to see South Africa’s finest thoroughbreds compete in 13 nail-biting races for a stake of R2.5 million in the main event.

COO of Sun International, Rob Collins said: “Sun International has been delivering high quality experiences since its inception. With this year’s entertainment, fashion and star studded celebrity list, the Sun Met will continue our bloodline in this regard.”

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