Johannesburg prepares for Top Gear Live June return


Top Gear Festival Durban

Its official – Top Gear Live is heading back to Johannesburg on the 12th - 14th June this year. It’s been four years since the motoring extravaganza last performed in Gauteng and organisers are delighted to announce that the event will be returning to its original home – the dome at Northgate.

Top Gear Festival Durban

Fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, Top Gear Live brings to life the massively popular BBC Entertainment TV programme. Featuring breath-taking stunts, some of the world’s most incredible cars and the usual calamitous mucking about, the Top Gear Live show has become a global phenomenon. 

Johannesburg was the first city in which the live show was staged outside of the UK back in 2008.  Following the huge success of these shows this new approach to motoring theatre went on to travel the world.  To date Top Gear Live events have now played to over 2 million fans in 25 countries.  James Cooke-Priest, COO of Top Gear Live said “South Africa has always been one of our favourite destinations on the tour not least because they were the first fans outside of the UK to welcome our Top Gear Live show so enthusiastically.  They return year after year to support us and remain some of the most enthusiastic not to mention the loudest fans we experience worldwide” he continued “We’re delighted to be able to bring Top Gear Live back to the dome and have been overwhelmed by the support from previous partners, sponsors and ticket holders alike who have also welcomed the news”. 

The action-packed 90-minute arena show will include exclusive, never before seen sequences as well as some firm fan favourites from their last 10 years of international touring. Top Gear fans can expect to see lots of fire, tyre smoke, some ridiculous stunts and a healthy dose of competitive spirit between Jeremy, Richard and James.

The Top Gear event has attracted over half a million dedicated fans in its eight year history of shows in South Africa, ranging from car-crazy petrol heads to families enjoying a fantastic day out. As the most entertaining motoring event in South Africa, it never fails to rouse the enthusiasm of individuals from across the country and further afield.   This year, the Top Gear Live event promises to thrill with an all-new format.  Guests attending the show will be treated to fantastic features, interactive experiences and a huge variety of brands showcasing their wares.  This combined with a soon-to-be-announced international motoring guest who will be joining in the festivities, makes it the only place to be on the weekend of the 12th - 14th June.

Tickets will be on sale from 20th March.

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