Media Release – Newtwon2010 – Entertainment galore at Newtown PVA

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Entertainment galore at Newtown PVA 


The City of Johannesburg’s 2010 World Cup ™ Public Viewing Area at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown will be a hive of activity during the tournament, screening all the games on big screens and offering a range of DJs, dancers and musicians to keep the party pumping. 


Until 11 July 2010, soccer lovers who can’t be at the games will be flocking to the PVA, located in the heart of Joburg’s vibey cultural hub, where a buzzing cosmopolitan atmosphere will prevail. 

Various stalls food and retail stalls will be on offer, and the live entertainment planned for before and after match screenings will add to the Square’s festive atmosphere.  Bring a blanket and a vuvuzela, and celebrate 2010 in authentic, exuberant African style! 

Expect to see Jozi FM DJs on the decks between matches, as well as the likes of DJ Menace, DJ Hunose, DJ Magedeza and DJ Kool (Nigeria). Dancers in a range of genres will get the crowds on their feet and jiving, including gumboot, Diski, pantsula, Bollywood and belly dancers, as well as breakdancers. 

The Newtown PVA will also feature musicians from some of the countries playing in the World Cup first-round matches, adding to the cross-cultural spirit. Among these are artists such as Segun (Nigeria), Afro-Brazilian cultural group Olodum, Margareth Menezes (Brazil), Olufemi (Nigeria) and Arezki (Algeria), as well as Livia, Clone, Kwill and Ivy (Korea). Also catch the likes of Sai and Rabitone, Shwi noMtekhala, Khwele Basini, Bianca, the Vuvuzela Choir, African Pride and Show Stopaz in action.



In addition to browsing the arts, crafts and other wares on sale around the square, spectators will be able to buy a range of refreshments (including halaal food) from an array of food and beverage stalls. The City of Johannesburg will also be manning a 2010 information stand with all the information visitors may be looking for. 

Hospitality packages are available for those spectators who wish to be a part of the vibrant PVA with the option of a more upmarket, and warmer, indoor viewing area. Extra screens will ensure none of the action is missed, while catering, an open bar and waiter service will make for a relaxed experience. 

Don’t miss out on being in the thick of the action, where it’s all happening – get your fix of the Beautiful Game at the Newtown PVA! 

Entrance to the Public Viewing Area is free. No alcohol or firearms may be brought into

Mary Fitzgerald Square

, located on the corner of Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo streets in Newtown. Paid-for parking is available at

1 Central Place

, and there is limited free on- and off-street parking near the venue, but it is advisable to rather use public transport or be dropped off in Newtown. 

To find out about special hospitality packages or for more information, contact Zanusi Brand Solutions on +27 11 886 0502 or Alternatively, visit

Go to for a full programme of events in Newtown. Newtown2010 the place to be 


Media Queries:
Bridget van Oerle/ Christabel Zulu/ Teboho Motloung
BUZ Publicity
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