Cape Town Welcomes the World | Western Cape Government


Cape Town Welcomes the World

30 May 2010

The City of Cape Town has arranged a spectacular street festival to 'welcome the world to the Mother City', on the eve of the Fifa 2010 World Cup kick-off.


The event on Thursday, June 10 will include a two thousand (2 000) strong carnival parade, the switching on of special soccer-themed lights in Adderley Street, and a star-studded concert at Grand Parade, to signal Cape Town's hospitality for the World Cup kick off on June 11.

About seventeen thousand (17 000) revellers are expected to gather at the Fifa Fan Fest on the Grand Parade and another fifty thousand (50 000) in the streets of Cape Town's inner city.

The star-studded line-up caters for all tastes, and includes international crooner, Eddy Grant, and the Haindling Bavarian Band. All other performers are South African, including several new Cape Town acts.

All media are invited to join Executive Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson for the following media preview:

Date: Tuesday 1 June 2010

Time: 18:00 (6pm)

Venue: City Hall Balcony, Grand Parade, Darling Street, Cape Town

Issued by:
Communication Department
City of Cape Town



Media Enquiries: 

Pieter Cronjé

Director Communication

2010 Spokesman

City of Cape Town

Tel: 021 400 4592

Cell: 082 465 4965


Leonora de Souzwa-Zilwa

Events Manager

City of Cape Town

Cell: 082 658 3279


Frikkie Odendaal

Afrikom Strategic Communications

Tel: 021 423 7263

Cell: 082 577 0409