Get ready for Vodacom in the City 2015!


Words: One-eyed Jack

In only a few short weeks the lawns of Emmarentia Dam will be transformed into one of Jozi’s most loved music festivals, Vodacom In The City. Vodacom and Seed Experiences didn’t think one day of Vodacom In The City was enough and so they are bringing the vibe and energy of the festival to a venue near you.

In the lead up to the highly anticipated day-time event on Sunday 4 October, they’ll be hosting eight awesome events aimed at getting lovers of music (and other cool things) together in and around Jozi and Pretoria.

Check out the roster of events and secure your spot. Most are FREE for #VITC2015 ticketholders giving you even more value for your ticket, while a select few are open to non-ticket holders. So get your #VITC2015 tickets here if you don’t have already have them:


She Said #VITC Sunrise Walk

Sunday 20 September

Emmarentia Dam


Join iconic blogger Anne-belle Mulder for a spectacular sunrise walk through Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Dam and Botanical Gardens. This is a free event open to ticket and non-ticket holders and all participants stand the chance to win prizes and the opportunity to take photos of international acts The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire from the media pit at Vodacom In The City. The first 20 walkers to arrive will also bag free entrance into Boosh!


Vodacom Open The City Boosh

Sunday 20 September

Marks Park


Jozi’s cult music event run by one of SA’s biggest acts, Shortstraw, returns for its 27th edition for a special Vodacom Open The City session! Before we announce the winner of this competition (who will perform on the main stage at Vodacom In The City) we wanted to give fans a chance to see all five finalists perform live and give them one final chance to cast their votes. For only R50 catch December Streets, Timo ODV, Nomadic Orchestra, Early Hours and Grassy Spark. This is open to ticketholders and non-ticketholders.


#VITC2015 Night at Bob Rocks

Wednesday 23 September

Bob’s Bar, Greenside


Bringing the energy and vibe of VITC to a bar near you!  From 20:00 Greenside’s popular Bob’s Bar will kick off with decks spinning music from our VITC acts, ticket giveaways and prizes all night long! This free event is open to ticketholders and non-ticketholders.


Puma Fishtail Heritage Ride

Thursday 24 September

Great Dane, Braamfontein


Puma are bringing their unique Fishtail Ride experience to Jozi for the second time. The first 20 riders get to use an exclusive Fishtail bicycle, while additional bikes can be rented at R50 a bike and you are free to bring your own bike.  See the city from a unique angle, as you tour inner Johannesburg, Newtown and Braamfontein on this cultural experience. End off this energetic day with a drink at Great Dane Bar. This event is only open to VITC ticket holders and you must register to secure your spot (only 100 spots available)


Pirate Boat Takeover

Zoo Lake

Saturday 26 September


It’s what childhood dreams are made of! We’ve hired out ALL of the boats at Zoo Lake for an awesome day on the dam. Get dressed up, bring your water guns and go head-to-head with other boats as you try to take them over. Come prepared to get wet and bring your sunscreen, or just chill on the dam banks while you watch all the action. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed and best sieges! Open to VITC ticketholders and registration is a must to secure one of the 100 spots available.


City-to-City Bus with Lazola Gola

Rosebank, Joburg to Lucky Rodrigo, Pretoria (return trip)

Sunday 27 September


What better way to get to the capital than on our very own City-to-City Bus with comedian Lazola Gola. Hop on at Rosebank Gautrain Station and hop off at Lucky Rodrigo for a Vinyl Fair! This is open only to VITC ticketholders and registration is a must to secure your spot (only 50 spots available).


Vinyl Fair

Lucky Rodrigo

Sunday 27 September


Best known for their unbelievable steaks, sticky wings and delicious ribs Lucky Rodrigo will play host to our Vinyl Fair. Complete with vinyl DJ’s spinning the decks, a wide variety of vinyls on sale and a delicious braai, join us for this free event open to ticketholders and non-ticketholders.


#VITC2015 Instagram Exhibition at First Thursdays

Great Dane Lane, Braamfontein

Thursday 1 October


We always look for unique ways to incorporate art into #VITC2015 and this year is no different. Through our various Instagram campaigns including #MyVITCStyle, #VITCSunriseInstaWalk and #MyVITCCity we will be exhibiting your photos at Braamfontein’s popular cultural activation First Thursdays. Prizes will be awarded on the night for outstanding pictures. This is a public event and photos will be displayed on the wall outside Great Dane.


Great Dane #VITC2015 Party

Great Dane, Braamfontein

Thursday 1 Oct


With our #VITC2015 Instagram Exhibition running outside and First Thursdays throughout the area, Great Dane will create an awesome night of back-to-back DJ’s, ticket and prize giveaways. This is the only way to get into the mood for Vodacom In The City before the main event on 4 October. Free entrance for VITC ticketholders and R30 for non-ticket holders.


Check-out the Vodacom In The City Facebook page for more information on all of these events and how to register.


Get your #VITC2015 tickets now at Tickets priced at R495.


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Fans from Cape Town can see The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire at Rocking the Daisies from 1-4 October 2015 at Cloof Wine Estate, Darling. Visit for more info.