UPDATE: The Cape Town Bike Festival has unfortunately been cancelled due to a lack of sponsorship and poor ticket sales. It’s a real pity as the event would’ve been something totally different for the city and the stadium could’ve really used it. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for Cape Town Stadium…
The Cape Town Stadium will be rocking from 16 to 18 December 2011. That’s when the first ever Cape Town Bike Festival hits the Mother City for three days of non-stop action. The festival will include a huge bike expo, the ‘Masters of Dirt’ extreme motocross show, a Miss Biker SA competition and loads of live entertainment including performances by international bands like Seether.
The core of festival is the expo which will take place in a dedicated undercover area in the stadium. Bike enthusiasts will have the opportunity of experiencing the latest from famous bike brands, along with everything from fashion and lifestyle merchandise, to hot new gadgets and biking accessories.
The biking action in the arena will include Supercross, Junior MX racing, scooter competitions and thrills from SA’s top stunt rider Brian Capper. The highlight will be the ‘Masters of Dirt’ show every night, which features FMX, quad bikes, massive stunts and pyrotechnics. And don’t forget the AMD Custom Bike Build Contest, which should be a popular attraction.
The Miss Biker SA competition will span over the three days and you’ll have the opportunity of meeting the finalists. Catch up with them during the festival at various autograph signings or have your photo taken with these beautiful ladies. The winner of this year’s Miss Biker SA competition will be the face of the 2012 Cape Town Bike Festival.
Live entertainment at the Cape Town Bike Festival will include performances by international and local bands, as well as top DJs. The first big act confirmed for the festival is rock band Seether. They’ll be on stage on Friday 16 December 2011. More bands will be announced soon.
UPDATE: The entertainment line-up at the 2011 Cape Town Bike Festival includes:
- Friday 16 December 2011: Peechy Keen, The Plastics, Zebra & Giraffe, Seether
- Saturday 17 December 2011: The Graeme Watkins Project, Taxi Violence, Mark Haze, Haddaway (famous for the track ‘What Is Love’)
- Sunday 18 December 2011: Tidal Waves, GoodLuck, Locnville, Macstanley (Flat Stanley)
There are various ticket options available for the festival. Prices range from R85 for an expo-only ticket and R220 upwards for a full day ticket. Tickets are available from Computicket.
There are also three day packages available, which will give you the best seats in the stadium and unlimited access to all events. To register for the three day package, visit www.capetownbikefestival.com.
Apart from everything already mentioned, there’ll also be loads of shopping, tattoo demos and exhibitions, a beer garden and plenty of food stalls at the Cape Town Bike Festival. It’s set to be the largest festival of it’s kind ever held in South Africa and it’s happening right here in Cape Town. Enjoy!