Tuesday, 30 August 2016

DAVID GUETTA TO PERFORM AT ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND THE PRODIGAL SON, MARTIN GARRIX WILL RETURN TO THE ULTRA MAIN STAGE!




On the same day that limited Tier 1 tickets go on sale, ULTRA South Africa has rocked the local market by announcing two of the world's biggest names in dance music, David Guetta and Martin Garrix, to headline the 2017 festival taking place on Friday, 24 February at the Cape Town Stadium (new venue), and Saturday, 25 February at its Jo'burg home, the Nasrec Expo Centre.
As this is the Phase 1 Lineup Announcement, expect the festival to reveal more of the most in-demand artists as well as a host of SA’s best in the coming months.
David Guetta, the French DJ who hasn’t performed in South Africa in over 5 years, and who has since achieved such career highlights as opening and closing Euro 2016, is no stranger to the Ultra family. Already this year he has rocked the masses having played ULTRA Music Festival Miami in March and ULTRA Europe in July.

Martin Garrix returns to Ultra South Africa after having been one of the first international ULTRA South Africa DJs that played in year one (2014), and also in year two (2015), and with local fans having begged for his return ever since. Known as 'EDM's youngest superstar', Martin continues to top global charts, sell multi -platinum records, and headline festival main stages worldwide.

Limited Tier 1 tickets are ON SALE NOW exclusively on www.ultrasouthafrica.com

Ticket prices for all phases are:

Cape Town

General Access :

Tier 1: R750
Tier 2: R850

VIP:

Tier 1: R1300
Tier 2: R1600

Johannesburg

General Access :

Tier 1: R800
Tier 2: R950

VIP:

Tier 1: R1400
Tier 2: R1800

VVIP:
Tier 1: R3000
Tier 2: R4000

*Please note : These prices are not inclusive of booking fees.
Prices for tables will be available on enquiry and available exclusively to VIP ticketholders.

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Friday, 29 July 2016

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA RETURNS FOR 4TH YEAR!



EARLY BIRD TICKET REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

CAPE TOWN – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
CAPE TOWN STADIUM

JOHANNESBURG – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
NASREC EXPO CENTRE

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA proudly announces its return with the 2017 festival dates, a brand new venue for Cape Town, and for those that are quick on the draw, a limited number of early bird tickets that will be available at the lowest prices guaranteed.

As South Africa’s biggest electronic music festival, ULTRA South Africa has built a name that, like the global brand, is synonymous with the world best DJs, and the hottest destination venues, coupled with the most advanced sound and lighting production SA has ever seen.  ULTRA South Africa has continued to raise the festival bar year on year, and 2017 will be no different. 

Five months after the 2016 shows, it can finally be revealed that Africa’s largest electronic music festival will be held for the first time in 2017 at the iconic and world-renowned CAPE TOWN STADIUM, Green Point on Friday, February 24.  This venue, the landmark of the Mother City, will create an entirely new ULTRA experience for Capetonian electronic music lovers, ensuring that loyal patrons will experience something entirely unique, while new Ultranauts will have a completely unforgettable festival experience.

The Johannesburg event will remain at its lifelong home, the NASREC EXPO CENTRE on Saturday, February 25, offering the same earth-shaking music experience that it has every year. 

Early bird registration opened to an overwhelming response on 20th July, and early bird tickets go on sale (for those that registered) on Tuesday 2nd August on a first come, first served basis. Please note that this will be the best ticket price for ULTRA South Africa 2017; see all three phases of ticket prices below.  



Cape Town

General Access :

Early bird (limited): R650
Tier 1: R750
Tier 2: R850


VIP:
Early bird (limited): R1000
Tier 1: R1300
Tier 2: R1600
Johannesburg

General Access:

Early bird (limited): R650
Tier 1: R800
Tier 2: R950

VIP:
Early bird (limited): R1000
Tier 1: R1400
Tier 2: R1800

VVIP:
Tier 1: R3000
Tier 2: R4000



Please note: These prices are not inclusive of booking fees.

Prices for tables will be available on enquiry and available exclusively to VIP ticketholders.

Follow ULTRA SA on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates on artists, tickets and festival updates.




Friday, 30 October 2015

ULTRA ANNOUNCES PHASE ONE LINE UP


Ultra South Africa dropped some exciting news this week.  The annual, electrifying and long awaited music festival has officially announced their phase one line up for the 4 day event happening across Cape Town and Johannesburg in February 2016. Once again the folks at UMF have managed to secure some of the freshest and most legendary acts from across the world and Africa to get our feet stomping at the Ostrich farm from dusk till dawn early next year.

 

Headliners



Skrillex

Zedd

Support




Black Coffee

 Dash Berlin
 

Robin Schulz

The Martinez Brothers

Seth Troxler





Follow ULTRA SA on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates on artists, tickets and camping, and for those that haven’t yet, relive the breath-taking thrills of ULTRA South Africa by watching the stunning 2015 aftermovie.












Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Ford Go Further Africa | Event




On the 11th of August at 9am, a few of us media and fashion folk caught a quick flight from Cape Town to the hustle city of Johannesburg for a two day trip with FORD SOUTH AFRICA for their annual Ford Go further event.  Although it was my first year attending this convention, I have had the privilege of testing out and reviewing a ford vehicle before (which you can view here) which was great, so I was really excited to attend the convention and see what ford had in store for us.
We arrived at O.R Tambo, took the 10 minute Gautrain to Sandton and were then shuttled to our “oh so chic” hotel for the night, The Maslow.  We were given 30 minutes to freshen up and headed straight to the Sandton convention centre for the first part of the #GOFURTHERAFRICA convention.
One lap around the packed venue filled with Cars, Games and amazing food, the bell rang and the informative presentation was about to begin.
For those of you who have no idea why they host this event annually, it’s simply to inform the continent of Africa what Ford as an innovative company has been busy creating and doing for the past year and also what they will be releasing over the next year or so.  Below are a few images from the convention and also a few of the new and innovative products that’ll be released soon.
We were introduced to the CEO of ford for Sub Sahara Africa and a few other influential employees of the Ford brand.  They shared with us all the amazing things they are doing right now like building vehicles with Eco boost engines, making  it light on fuel , keeping the carbon footprint of our planet  low but also keeping that ford power and efficiency the brand promises.  

Projects and Products

  The New RS 
Focus RS introduces advanced performance technologies, and is the first Ford RS equipped with selectable drive modes - including industry-first drift mode, as well as launch control. With a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque, the high-performance road car features the most powerful Ford RS braking system ever.
“The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that sets new benchmarks for driving exhilaration on the road and track,” said Raj Nair, Ford Motor Company group vice president, Global Product Development.
  
   The Mustang

The Ford Mustang has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. Design and performance are two of the essential attributes that have made Mustang appeal to millions of fans for five decades.
“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”
With 320kW and 536Nm on tap, the 5.0-litre V8 fastback model with six-speed manual transmission reaches 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.8 seconds – making this the fastest Ford ever in SSA.

 The new Ranger
Due to be launched in the Sub-Saharan Africa region in the fourth quarter of 2015, it will once again be produced at Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria and exported to 148 markets in Africa and Europe.
“The new Ford Ranger brings a new level of comfort and refinement to its segment without compromising on the rugged capability that our customers demand,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. “It represents a smarter kind of tough, and will help our customers to achieve more, whether at work or with their families.”
Featuring an updated, more muscular front end, and a stylish, smart and functional new interior, the new Ranger builds upon a reputation of capability, innovation and comfort that has helped the Ranger to stand apart from traditional pickup trucks. It also boasts an array of new cutting-edge technologies that enable new levels of connectivity, convenience and utility.
 “When we set out to improve upon the Ford Ranger, we knew we had our work cut out for us: The current Ranger is one of the toughest, most capable trucks out there,” Delate says. “But thanks to our proud truck heritage and global expertise in the utility segment, we’ve made what was great even better, with a bold new look, improved efficiency and a new level of refinement.”

The Everest 
“With the all-new Everest, we’re further strengthening our showroom line-up with a fully capable and competitive premium SUV that works equally well as a comfortable and refined family vehicle or taking on the roughest terrains,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company of South Africa. “It’s a completely new vehicle inside and out with a host of first-in-class features, providing unmatched value in its segment.”


The Ford Figo
·         Ford’s vision for global compact car with advanced technology and clever design

·         Eye-catching styling for five-door hatchback and new four-door sedan

·         Innovative features, superb quality, exceptional fuel efficiency and overall value

Ford Performance
“The Ford Performance brand is all about driving innovation through performance, taking advantage of every technological breakthrough and product enhancement from each of our motorsport campaigns and road-going cars to create unique performance vehicles, parts, accessories and experiences for customers,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
The Ford BMax

“The new Ford B-MAX really challenges traditional small car thinking,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA). “Its ingenious design opens the doors – quite literally – to exciting new ideas about what's possible with a compact vehicle.”


Many people don’t realise that as bloggers, attending events and conferences are actually part of the job, so having all our friends stay at one hotel and getting to hang out with each other all day before we headed back to our day to day hustles, really felt like a family vaycay.  That being said, I really feel so blessed and honoured to be part of the Ford South Africa family and even more excited and proud of what they’re doing as a car brand right now.  So before I go, I’d like to say thanks to Ensly Dooms (the awesome guy responsible for the brands coolness) for having me and well done on the week’s events.
Part two to follow soon the #BmaxLAunch


Monday, 27 July 2015

ASICS TIGER X Sport & Lifestyle

 Asics has recently re-launched the Asics Tiger brand for their sport and lifestyle market!

Available:  The Scented Pack (Burgundy)

This pack is inspired by a vanilla scent, which means you can now look good, feel good and smell fresh all at the same time.
Retail Price R1500.00

Available: Fresh Pack

The world has not given up on the all-white trend yet and we love that Asics hasn't given up on it either.  These all white sneakers are a must have for spring summer this year.

Retail R1700.00

go out and get yours now!


The Asics Tiger Scented and Fresh packs are available at leading retailers nationwide.

 For more information please call: Asics South Africa 021 300 7710


Monday, 15 June 2015

10 Reasons why the Ford Eco Sport may be my next car





























If you know me, you would know that the car I mission in on a daily is nothing glamorous at all,  In fact, its a 1989 model which even makes it a few years older than me.  However, I hope that it's my first before many others and the fact that my hardworking parents got it for me as a gift a couple of years back means more to me than anything else. I feel like it's a good life lesson, not having or expecting things to come easy, which only means you as a person would work so much more harder for everything you want in this life.  For me though,  knowing that my car didn't  come easy just makes me treasure the memories my friends and I have shared in my little old faithful so much more but sometimes, like many others,  we need a change.  A change that will open up our minds to what the future could possibly hold and just to give us a small taste of what we can one day work towards and this was exactly what I needed. 
 
So you can imagine the excitement I felt when our lovely friends at ford South Africa dropped off the Ford Eco Sport for me to drive around in and basically run all my errands in.  before I give to much away,  below are 10 reasons why I would definitely consider buying this smooth ride in the future.
 

1. It's a compact SUV



I've always pictured myself driving a big SUV someday.  However, on many attempts I felt as though I wasn't able to control a vehicle of that size.  The ford eco sport however, was the perfect fit. It was almost as big as a usual SUV but also small enough to pass as a slightly bigger car in my opinion.  From the first pull away everything just balanced.  I could make the sharp turns without fail and even cut through busy roads without thinking I'm going over the lines in the street and not being able to tell.
 

2. I could hear myself breath


Communication barriers were a thing of the past once I got into the eco sport.  Sometimes we are so use to it, we don't even realise how loud and annoying old cars are and this beaut had to bring it to my attention.  Even with the radio on I was able to have a clear conversation with my passengers.
Constant win! 

3. Bluetooth and handset sync


To be honest,  I'm not the most tech savvy person, so finding that this car could be synced to your handset device in a few minutes literally gave me Goosebumps ( a little dramatic...I know).  A few minutes later all my data from my cell phone was synced into the car and there I was jamming to my playlist and even making calls from the car.  How Kris Jenner is that?  I know right.
 
 

4. Voice Command

 

If syncing everything from my cell phone to the car wasn't enough, I later on realised by a click of a button I could make voice commands.  So there I was, going "Call Mom" and in a split second, the lady would go " Calling Mom" you could say I was in AWE.
 

5. 1.0 Ecoboost

We all know that filling up your tank in South Africa is no fun.  With the rate at which fuel is going up, we'd much rather get a pair of cool sneakers and run from A to B.  The Eco Sport however was so economic and lite, you could just feel it in the drive it gave you.  I was lucky enough to get the car with a full tank of petrol and by the 7th day after a hard week of missioning and long drives,  the tank was just under half full.  This could never have been if I were driving my car as much as I did with the Ford. 
 

6. Cruise control


We all get abit lazy at times,  some of us more then others and I believe there are little things we can cut down on to increase our energy levels a tad bit more, even if it means resting your feet while operating a vehicle.  If you are one who is always chasing a different sunset, or even just love road trips, The Ford eco Sport offers a cruise control function which by a click of a button you can set the speed at which you want the car to move and voila!  You no longer have to accelerate and the car would literally move at the speed you wish.  amazing right?  totes!
 

7. Reverse or Parking Sensor


To many of us, driving may not be as much of a problem as parking ( side eyes most of his friends) but with this amazing feature, reversing or parking in general, parallel or alley docking will never be the same.  The sensors around the car would indicate when you are to close to a wall or another vehicle, show you exactly how much space you still have to back up and even made a beeping sound so you knew exactly when it was time to hit the break.
 
 

8. Airbags and Central locking

 

Now I know I might be stone aged over here, but my car, as much as I love it, is a driving hazard (lets be honest).  With a maximum of only two safety belts in working order and no airbags at all, we all know how big a problem this can be at the end of the day.  I really felt so much more safer driving around with the Eco Sport and knowing that I had full control of all doors, windows and if anything should happen, there are airbags all around this amazing piece of machinery to save lives in the event of an accident.
 

9. Leather Interior and detailed finishes

 

You probably all want to know...does the carpet match the drapes right?  Indeed it does.  There's just something about the smell of a new car that gets me going, even more so, a car with a chic, sophisticated and detailed interior.  The inside interior is made of the softest leather but also hard enough to not tare anytime soon.  Ample interior lighting throughout, a place to store coffee mugs or holders, a separate compartment for your sunnies and lets not begin to talk about the Air con/heater, definitely the cosiest I've felt inside a car in a while.
 
 

10. Spacious


If you have as much belongings as me,  you would know that travelling with a full car can be a complete struggle when you have a laptop bag, an overnight bag, a camera bag, two pairs of shoes and a gym bag to cart around with, however, the eco sport was quite spacious from inside and could easily accommodate my passengers and all my baggage too.  From the inside of the vehicle, the boot looks like a tiny storage space behind the backseat leaving a very narrow space to even get things into the boot via the inside of the car, however, once opened up from the outside, there is so much space for you to pack enough goods for a long weekends.
 
 
I hope my 10 reasons were as valid as I thought they would be.  All in all I am definitely marking this beast as one of the top three vehicles I would purchase in the future.  you can even ask the guy who fetched it from my house,  I didn't want to part with it :(

Thank you Ford South Africa!!!

Follow ford @ fordsouthafrica
 
Thabiet Amardien