Published on February 21st, 2017 | by Thuso Sekhaolelo
Nickelodeon & uShaka Marine World to make a splash with SlimeFest
GLOBAL HIT FAMILY FRANCHISE TO BRING SLIME, STARS, NICKELODEON CHARACTERS & MORE SLIME TO AFRICA’S NUMBER ONE MARINE THEME PARK
FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONCERTS TO BE HEADLINED BY CASSPER NYOVEST & MAFIKIZOLO
Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and uShaka Marine World are to make a great big splash with the first ever African edition of SlimeFest (8-9 April 2017)!
A spectacular celebration of music, stars, Nickelodeon TV characters and – of course – lots and lots of SLIME, Nickelodeon’s SlimeFest brought to you by uShaka Marine World will see Africa’s number one marine theme park transformed into a green and orange paradise for an unforgettable weekend of epic entertainment and slimy silliness.
Hosted by Joey Rasdien and Nomzamo Mbatha, SlimeFest 2017 will see kids and families flocking to Durban to bask, battle and slither around in glorious green slime, while enjoying singalongs from beloved Nickelodeon TV stars SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora & Friends, Chase & Marshall from Paw Patrol, and amphibious heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rounding off each day will be an out-of-this world concert featuring high octane performances from stars such as Cassper Nyovest (8 April) and Mafikizolo (9 April), and many more.
Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “SlimeFest is one of Nickelodeon’s most engaging event franchises around the world, and we are delighted to partner with uShaka Marine World to bring SlimeFest to African shores for the first time. Combining Nickelodeon’s kids and family friendly ethos with our beloved TV characters, great music, star power and a host of slime-oriented activities, SlimeFest is sure to be a huge success.”
“uShaka is a trendsetter when it comes to providing entertainment that appeals to a wide range of people and this will be no exception. In fact, we are looking forward to adding a whole new dimension to our fun in the sun offering in April,” said Stella Khumalo, CEO of uShaka Marine World.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a range of slime-related activities and games all day long in the Interactive Slime Zone, featuring a host of slime related activities from a Slime Blaster Battle to a Slime Shower, a Zorb Ball Slime Pool and Slime Sumo, while character singalongs start at the Dolphin Aquarium from 9 am. Each day is rounded out with an awesome 3-hour concert at Wet ‘n’ Wild, kicking off at 3:00 pm, and blending contemporary music and stars with – you got it – lots and lots of slime.
Tiny tots can look forward to games, treasure hunts and soft play in the Pre School Zone at uShaka Kids World. Tweens and teens can enjoy skateboard workshops with professionals in action or even try themselves. To complete the fun, there’ll also be plenty of SlimeFest branded clothes, toys, posters, stickers and glow wear – and, of course, slime – plenty of it!
Tickets for SlimeFest are available for sale at Computicket and uShaka Marine World’s online ticketing service from 21 February priced from R 250 for a single ticket and R 230 per ticket for a family of 4 (R 220 for groups of 10 or more). Group tickets only available from Computicket. Entry is free for children under 3 years. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Nickelodeon SlimeFest is brought to you by uShaka Marine World.
For more information on SlimeFest 2017, please go to www.nickelodeonAfrica.com, like NickelodeonAfrica on Facebook, or follow @NickAfrica on Twitter and @Nickelodeon_Africa on Instagram using the hashtag #SlimeFestSA.
Programme of Activities
|Time||Saturday 8 April||Sunday 9 April||Venue|
|8:00 am||Gates open||Gates open||uShaka Marine World|
|9:00||Singalongs with SpongeBob, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Singalongs with SpongeBob, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Dolphin Aquarium|
|11:00||Singalongs with SpongeBob, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Singalongs with SpongeBob, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Dolphin Aquarium|
|13:00||Singalongs with SpongeBob, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Singalongs with SpongeBob, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Dolphin Aquarium|
|15:00-18:00||Concert hosted by Joey Rasdien & Nomzamo Mbatha with performances by Cassper Nyovest||Concert hosted by Joey Rasdien & Nomzamo Mbatha with performances by Mafikizolo||Wet ‘n’ Wild|