By CityLIfe Arts Festival
The popular annual Kasie food festival Kota Festival moves to a new home in Newtown after many years of calling Soweto Theatre its home. The organisers promise visitors to this year’s edition a memorable culinary experience.
“Jozi Kota Festival is one of the Biggest Kasie food lifestyle events in South Africa, it takes place in Johannesburg, as our Slogan says: Bringing Kasi vibe totown. In line with our vision to preserve our famous African cuisine, KOTA is the centre of the event; however, the aim is to provide a lifestyle and entertainment experience which also include activities for kids, this is a family event, and it accommodates everyone around the country.
“The Kota Festival provides a platform for up-and-coming chefs and outlets around the country to showcase their wonderful offerings. Since the event is held in the heart of Johannesburg, we also attract students from Wits, UJ, Rosebank College, and most colleges around Braamfontein. The Jozi Kota Festival Event will place on April 1, 2023 in the heart of Johannesburg in Newtown at the Station ZA. The event starts at 10amtill 10pm, Kids are allowed in until 6pm.
“This year the event will be bigger and better as we have added activities mainlyfor kids: we added a separate stage, lights and sound for kids’ entertainment. Drumroll for our new addition… Abracadabra! we have a new magic Theatre which will be charged at a fee per session. Parents who want to enjoy the show will have the opportunity to do so without worrying about their little ones if they wish so as we have child minders in the kid’s section.
“We are happy to announce that we’ve opened more space to build a bigger stage and lawn area for picnic vibes as we are expecting to have more Kota lovers than the previous event. This event will create over 200 direct and indirect Jobs, to assist our government to help curb unemployment in the country.” – Xolani Machele (JKF Director) “This year our patrons can expect to have more entertainment on the main stage, and, as always, our line-up remains a surprise to our patrons until the day of the event.
“We are excited and eagerly looking forward to the 1 st of April 2023 as thiswill be the biggest Kota Festival instalment in the country, along with our Kota outlets, we ready to serve our patrons fresh Kotas that feature the usual tried and trusted fillings from the trusted brands.
“Our track record shows how always we’ve been passionate about bringing people together through food and good music. We are looking forward to exposing South African businesses, amazing cuisine, and upcoming chefs to our patrons on the 1st of April 2023 at the Station ZAin Newtown, Johannesburg. Oh and yeah our patrons should come in hungry” – Luvo Limba (JKF Director) “Escort is one of the sponsors at the Jozi Kota Festival, with over 106 years of existence, they pride themselves in delivering the uncompromised quality to their clients.
“Other partners at the Jozi Kota festival are: Coca Cola, Eno, African Bank, Johannesburg Housing Company, Computicket, just to name the few.” –SiphoSomniso (JKF Head of Sponsorship) Jozi Kota Festival tickets can be purchased from Shoprite, Checkers, OK and Computicket. Kids under 3 years enter for FREE. Tickets cost R120 for adults, R100for students with valid student card and R90 for kids between 4 to 12 years. visit our website www.jozikotafestival.co.za for more information.