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Ye! DStv Delicious fest is back and Burna Boy will be there too

The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival is returning on 24 and 25 September following a two-year hiatus and if the plans are anything to go by we are in for a treat.

Set to take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand, this year's instalment will be one for the books.

Mega superstar and Grammy award-winning artist Burna Boy will headline the main stage on Saturday. On the second day of the event, Grammy-award-winning American singer and songwriter, Babyface will take to the same stage.

Alongside Burna Boy, Major League DJs and kwaito legends Mdu, Kabelo, Thebe, Arthur Mafokate, and Trompies will also be performing.

On Sunday, Babyface will share the stage with Simphiwe Dana, Zanzi Makeba Lee, and Msaki.

Bygones, right?

The Ye hitmaker made headlines in 2019 when in a Twitter rant, he vowed to never set foot in South Africa again. The series of tweets he made was against the backdrop of several xenophobic attacks.

At the time, he tweeted; “I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the f**k up and really performs a miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this”.

Well, (some) years have obviously gone by and perhaps time may have been just the magic wand to bring Burna Boy to a change of heart.

In 2020 he featured prominently in what may well be one of SA's biggest songs in recent times, Master KG's Jerusalema featuring Nomcebo Zikode. He made the trends list when many applauded him for his ability to flow in IsiZulu, Nigerian Pidgin and Yoruba in his parts of the song.

Earlier this month, during a podcast interview, Burna Boy told Gillie da King that Amapiano would be the next genre of music that will take over. "In fact, it's already taking over", he says.

While many are looking forward to watching him on stage, there were those who felt he needed to apologise for his "meltdown".

...But, in point of fact, he'll be on the stage on the first day of the festival, which also happens to be Heritage Day.

Tickets to the event are available for purchase from the ticketing platform Howler. Prices range between R690 and R5 850.

The R690 tickets give ticket-holders access to the DStv delicious picnic lawn, while the R1 950 tickets give access to the Delicious lounge main area and a private VIP cash bar and designated VIP toilets.

The R5 850 tickets give ticket-holders access to the ambassador luxury suite with a premium hospitality unit hosted by chef and restauranteur Siba Mtongana.

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Hi, thanks for stopping by!

Duenna Mambana is a professional, experienced journalist and a trained chef.

With over 11 years of newsroom experience ranging from field reporting, news editing, and social media management, food has always featured greatly in her life although never really at the forefront until a few years ago.

Food media is a huge passion of hers. She is working towards marrying her skills as a journalist with her excellent culinary training -- this is how Bouquet Garni was born. 

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