Start the party! Five Durban July marquees buzzing with Mzansi celebs

Start the party! Five Durban July marquees buzzing with Mzansi celebs

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The Hollywood Bets Durban July weekend kicks off on Friday 1 July with Mzansi’s celebs jetting off for some much-needed fun in the sun! Yes, the main event of the day is horse racing but there are few who are still deciding which marquee they’ll be spending their afternoon for some drinks.

Here are five marquees that will be buzzing during the Durban July on Saturday 2 July! 

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The Ayepyep marquee, led by businessman and music producer DJ Sumbody, has some of the best live acts lined up for the Durban July. 

This year, SAMA-winning duo Blaq Diamond, amapiano star Daliwonga and rapper Cassper Nyovest will all be performing. Energetic DJ Lamiez Holworthy, Thuli Phongolo and DJ Sumbody will be keeping guests entertained with their skills on the decks. 

The marquee will be hosted by DJ and comedian Peter Mashata and offers an open bar and a buffet for VIP guests. 

Tickets are available here at R3 900 each.


DJ Tira and his Afrotainment record label have pulled together amapiano stars Reece Madlisa, Zuma and Pabi Cooper for the Afrotainment marquee. Other musos making an appearance include soulful singer Nomfundo Moh and the Q Twins. 

The marquee will be hosted by Somizi Mhlongo and Big Brother Mzansi star Themba “ThembaBroly” Mabaso. 

Tickets are available here at R3 550 each.


The Glenlivet JazzTown marquee has a variety of artists on its lineup ahead of the much-anticipated Durban July. 

South African jazz and afro-pop singer Judith Sephuma will be serenading guests with her stunning voice while vocalist and trumpeter Mandisi Dyanyis will also be performing. 

Bringing some amapiano beats to the mix is Soweto’s “superman”, DJ Stokie and adding some hip-hop flair is PH. 

Tickets for entry to the racecourse and to the marquee are available here for R6 325.


Much like the Glenlivet JazzTown, Boomtown is also offering its guests an unforgettable experience with hip-hop, amapiano and R&B stars set to perform. 

Ami Faku and Shekinah’s soulful voices will be filling the marquee while hip-hop stars Nasty C and Nelz bring some rap energy to the stage. 

Other artists on the lineup include Culoe De Song, Sjava and producer Kelvin Momo, who blew Mzansi away with his album Ivy League in December 2021. 

General access tickets for Boomtown are R850 while VVIP tickets are R3 900.

Tickets are available here


The Signature Soireé marquee is a newcomer on the block and is offering a five-star experience for its guests. This marquee is offering guests a buffet lunch and dinner with a cigar lounge and private luxury lounge. 

According to IOL, the marquee is set to host executives from the Top 40 JSE-listed companies in the country. 

Tickets are available here for R6 500 each.

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