DRUMBeat 2016 features Mi Casa

South African house group, Mi Casa is set to return to the Toyota presents DRUMBeat concert on Saturday 27 August. This is the first time that a band has returned to the DRUMBeat stage in the concert’s six year history.
DRUMBeat 2016 features Mi CasaNot only are Mi Casa a SAMA nominated and winning hit house band, but they were so well received in 2015, which is why they were invited by Toyota, DRUM Magazine and Hilltop Live to perform at this year’s concert.

Starting in 2010, Mi Casa comprises of three highly talented musicians: Mo-T, J’Something and Dr Duda. They released their debut album ‘Micasa Music’, which reached platinum status within six months of release.

They have shared a stage with international acts such as Drake, The Layabouts, Reel People andTortured Soul. Mi Casa followed up with their album ‘Su Casa Mi Casa’, which went on to become a double platinum seller. ‘Home Sweet Home’ is Mi Casa’s highly anticipated studio album, released in 2015 and has seen the band continue their chart success with singles “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” and “Mumble in the Jungle”.

Lineup

Mi Casa will join Karabo, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Nathi, Kwesta, Nasty_C, Solly Mahlangu and Mobi Dixon at DRUMBeat 2016.

Two stages will bring live jazz, hip hop, house and pop to an anticipated audience of 5,000 people at the Soweto Theatre.

Ticket details:

Tickets are available from Computicket
Tickets: R150 presale via Computicket (online and at stores)
VIP tickets: R1,500 available via Computicket

The Movie Music Festival in December

The Movie Music Festival – a first of its kind – will be held from on 10 December 2016 at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown. Gates will open from 12.00-2.00.
The Movie Music Festival in December
Presented by Vertex Events, the event aims to celebrate South African artists by sharing their musical achievements and creative prowess to create a lifelong appreciation of local music with the same treatment of international music concert production standards.

The event will not only entice with sound, but visuals, well planned and choreographed elements and high class performances by South African artists such as Riky Rick, Nasty C, Black Coffee, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Babes Wodumo, Black Motion, supported by an ensemble of more than 20 other artists and DJs.

The Movie Music Festival is curated to mobilise the idea of telling defined stories on-stage merged with outstanding performances that will leave long-lasting impressions on the concertgoers. This means bringing the music elements to life by conveying the artists’ story and consistent delivery in astounding production.

Full line-up:

Artists

Tortured Soul
Riky Rick
Casper Nyovest
Nasty C
AKA
Babes Wodumo
Da L.E.S
Nadia Nakai
Gemini Major
Tweezy

DJs

DJ Black Coffee
Black Motion
DJ Shimza
DJ Tira
DJ Zan-D
DJ Lulo Café
DJ Dimplez
DJ Vigi
DJ Sliqe
DJ PH
Twins on Deck

“Music has always had a firm space in the South African culture, through struggle songs, cultural and traditional celebrations, music festivals and general offerings, therefore this allows us to portray a beautiful story through music; a strong ingredient in our country’s persona”, says Thato Segaole, executive director at Vertex Events.

Ticket info

Early bird general access tickets are R100
Normal general access tickets are R150
VIP tickets are R550
At the door tickets are R200

Tickets are available at Computicket. Please note that there will be no VIP tickets sold on the day of the event.

BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal hosts 3rd annual Vaal Whiskey Festival

Back by popular demand, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal will be hosting the 3rd annual Vaal Whiskey Festival, taking place over two days on 21 and 22 October, and will see connoisseurs and the curious pouring in to enjoy over 200 rare, premium whiskey brands being showcased at the hotel.
BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal hosts 3rd annual Vaal Whiskey Festival

WHAT VAAL WHISKY FESTIVAL
WHEN Friday, 21 October – Saturday, 22 October 2016 (5.30pm – 9.30pm)
WHERE BON HOTEL RIVIERA ON VAAL, Mario Milani Road, Vereeniging

Local events organiser, Melody Barber has once again partnered with Model Bottle Store & Wine Cellar to bring you the finest quality whiskey brands and visitors will have the opportunity to purchase these at special show prices at this exclusive event.

SHOW TICKETS: R200 person (includes presentation, tasting and glass, snacks and
entertainment)
VIP TICKETS: R500 per person (includes sundowner cruise, presentation, tasting and
glass, snacks, entertainment and dinner)

If you are driving from afar, or don’t feel up to the drive home, then why not take advantage of the overnight specials at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal – book before 31 August and get R100 off your accommodation.

Show & Stay = R1050 per room, single and R1 250 per room, sharing (including breakfast)
Accommodation for two plus tickets = R1750
Accommodation for two plus two VIP tickets = R2250

Affordable Holidays To Florida With Cheap All Inclusive Rates

Holidays to Florida are a sure fire way to please everybody on the trip with a wide selection of beautiful beaches, world-class theme park attractions, and outdoor recreation destinations across the Sunshine State. Easy to book and priced just right, Florida all inclusive holidays cut the budget down to size with rock bottom industry travel rates.

One of the most visited states in the USA, Florida welcomes visitors twelve months a year with a warm and inviting climate, casual atmosphere, and eclectic dining options from simple take away fare to intimate candlelit dinners from award-winning chefs. Seize the moment any way you see fit with a wide range of lodging options geared to meet and exceed most budgets.

The all inclusive Florida holiday plan takes care of everything so you can leave your money in your wallet and get down to business with the suntan. Voted the favorite mode of international travel, the all inclusive plan covers the airfare, round trip airport transfers, your choice of three, four or five star accommodation, most meals at your hotel’s sumptuous buffet, and admission tickets to select attractions. With all the major travel expenses rolled together at one great rate, your Florida holidays may be closer than you think.

Florida resorts and private villa packages offer optional full or half-day excursions to Key West, deep sea fishing tours, private yacht rentals in Miami Beach, and safe and sane biking trails through the rugged tropical terrain. In addition, visitors to south Florida may wish to book a two to fourteen day cruise heading for the Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba and more. Cuba holidays, however, are not available for departure from the USA. Florida cruise ports operate convenient daily departures from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa and may be easily reached from the inland city of Orlando.

Best value booking for all inclusive Florida holidays should be made early enough to take advantage of seasonal sales and deep discount deals. Early birds take first choice of sea view rooms at the beaches and the top Disney theme park hotels when you plan your work and work your plan. However, late travel deals abound year round for the travel bug that can leave on short notice. Florida knows how to treat its valued guests right with last chance bookings at best bargain deals.

Florida holidays are ideal for family travel, honeymoon packages and action packed sightseeing for the solo traveller. For quick warm weather breaks or comfortable long-term stays, Florida holidays have something for everyone at the budget crunching price you want to pay. No one can undercut the all inclusive holiday deal, making it the number one choice for fussy travelers on the go.

How To Find A Good Vacation Destination

When parents with children start planning their next group vacation, they have to take into account the needs and interests of everyone in the family. Thanks to the wide array of activities for children and adults alike, South Florida has become a good choice for families with all different vacation budgets.

Marc Eisenmann is the owner of Hollywood Beach Hotels, a family-friendly lodging solution for families who aren’t sure where to stay in the area. “When I travel with my kids, we like to diversify,” he says. “So when we plan a vacation, we are looking for a place that has the most things for everyone to do.” Eisenmann also recommends following a similar path when planning the next vacation for your family. And according to him, you have to think about what is in the area and what your kids like to do, as a lot of kids are different.

Comfortable Motels
Eisenmann advises families to make sure they know what they are getting in for when they plan a vacation to Hollywood Beach during the summer. Among the many benefits to staying in Hollywood Beach, FL, are the motels that cater to families. In general, Thanksgiving through Easter is the high season in South Florida because the summer gets extremely hot down there. Those heat waves can lead to deals for vacationers booking motels in Hollywood Beach, FL, since discounted low-season pricing (in the summer) coincides with the time when most kids are out of school.

Dependable Weather
In addition, Eisenmann says the dependable weather draws many people to Hollywood Beach because they know their vacation isn’t likely to get washed out. The weather in South Florida is usually substantially more dependable than in other areas of the country. You might catch a bad day or two, but overall you know what you are getting when it comes to the weather in Hollywood Beach.

A Lot of Other Kids
In Eisenmann’s experience, another thing that parents should search for when looking for a good vacation destination is where they can be around other families with kids. If you want to go on vacation to a place where a lot of other children are staying, then the motels in Hollywood Beach, FL, are definitely going to be a good option. Thanks to recent improvements in the nearby beach and boardwalk areas — such as a newly built water park and a renovated boardwalk — the beach area is teeming with kids.

Many Activities
In Hollywood Beach, families can partake in many activities, such as renting water bicycles and other water toys right from the beachside vendors. The vendors offer all sorts of things, including individual bikes and six-pedal bikes, which families can rent out for an hour at a time.
Additionally, the advantage of South Florida is that you have a tremendous amount of options within an hour’s drive. If a family were to stay at a hotel in the Florida Keys, which is further South, it might not have many options if the kids were to decide that they want to go to an amusement park one morning. Families staying in motels near Hollywood Beach, FL, however, can do a number of activities without driving more than an hour.

In South Florida, you can pretty much ask your kids what they want to do and make it happen. Within an hour of Hollywood Floridam, there are amusement parks and water parks. Just a short distance from Hollywood Beach is Lion Country Safari — a drive-through safari adventure — along with Jungle Island, Boomers family entertainment center, and a handful of water parks. Unless your children want to go skiing in the snow, you will pretty much be able to find what they want to do within an hour’s drive from wherever you’re staying.

Capsule Hotels In Japan

What is a capsule hotel?
A capsule hotel can be described as a hotel system that provides densely populated accommodation which contains rooms of a relatively standardized size based on modular plastic or fibreglass sleeping quarters. Other than your own room, all other facilities are shared.

History
Although capsule hotels are quintessentially Japanese, the first capsule hotel was only built in 1979 by a chap in Osaka by the name of Kisho Kurokawa. The rates were a bit lower back then at about 1,600 yen. Capsule hotels are a uniquely Japanese phenomenom not only because of space restrictions but because Japan is still a relatively safe country and such a facility would be unthinkable in many other countries.

It wasn’t until 1985, when the Tsukuba Science Expo was held, that capsule hotels became well known in Japan. There wasn’t enough room to accommodate everyone so the organisers decided to make capsule hotels so everyone could enjoy the expo and stay overnight. This became big news when reported on Japanese televsion, and since then capsule hotels have become part of the Japanese vocabulary. The first reported capsule hotel in Tokyo was Green Plaza Shinjuku, located in the red light district of Kabukicho. The Green Plaza is also the biggest capsule hotel in Tokyo with 630 rooms.

How to use a capsule hotel
Most capsule hotels do not have a key to the room so you need to place your valuables in a separate locker. You have to share the bathroom, rest room and bath with everyone else (most capsule hotels have a sauna included). Most of the basics are provided and they have a communal bath which you share with other clientelle. Many capsule hotels have a large bath called a ‘Rotenburo’ which means ‘open air bath’ where you can relax under the open sky.

When you enter you have to take off your shoes, put them in a shoe locker and lock it with the key which is provided. You then give the shoe locker key to the reception staff and they provide you with another key for a small clothes locker. At this point they give you a description of how their system works. There is usually a Yukata, bath towel and a small hand towel in the locker in which you place your belongings. After you do this you can then go to your room.

You can watch a small television while lying down (usually around 8 inches). In fact, the capsule hotels are so compact that it is possible to operate the lights, air conditioning, TV, radio and Alarm Clock from the bed without having to move. One negative aspect of Capsule Hotels is that they are not sound proof, so it is possible to hear the person next to you snoring (earplugs are recommended).

Most capsule hotels have a two-tiered system so each room has two capsule rooms – one on top and one on the bottom. The people at the front tell you whether you are on the top or bottom one and you can access the top bunk rooms via the stairs provided. For those over about 190cm, you have to bend your legs slightly when you go to bed. For those who are a little overweight there usually isn’t a problem with the width.

Location
Most capsule hotels are found in central city areas where it is common for people to miss the last train or bus. Nearly all capsule hotels are within walking distance of a station.

Reservations
Although many people use capsule hotels because they miss the last train home, it is possilbe to make reservations via the internet or by phone.

Conditions
Many of the capsule hotels only accept men, but there are some which are exclusive to women. In terms of time restrictions, most places have a check in time of 17:00 and check out time of 10:00am. Depending on the type of capsule hotel, you are required to return to the hotel by 02:00, but others are 24 hours.

Although most capsule hotels require you to stay a night, there are some which allow you to use facilities for a shorter period of time if you just want to take a break. For example, at Capsule Inn Akihabara they allow you to take a shower for 500 yen or sleep/rest for 3 hours for 1,200 yen or 7 hours for 2,500 yen. Some places have restrictions on how many nights you can stay, so if you are looking to stay for a period of more than 2 nights you should check their conditions before booking.

Capsule Hotels are thought to be men only domains, but there are many places available where women can stay. Some are exclusive to women and some allow both men and women to stay in the same complex, although the accommodation areas and bathing are separated.

At most capsule hotels you can not take your own food or drink into the capsule hotels and you must be over 18.

Recent trends
Although foreigners describe capsule hotels as ‘Coffin hotels’, in many cases this is an unfair description. Some of the more recent capsule hotels have internet access, a key for your room, private videos (such as Hotel Dandy in Ueno) and a private shower room. They also have cabin types which have a chair and table. More recently, double-bed capsule hotels have been introduced where you are allowed two people to a room. In many of the new establishments, on the top floor they have an open sauna (rotenburo) and a separate massage room. In particular, some of the women only capsule hotels are quite extravagant with high quality spas.

Alternative accommodation
If you are looking for something even cheaper than a capsule hotel (although possibly not quite as comfortable), other alternatives are Kenkou (health) land or Manga Kissatens.

“guaranteed Getaway” Hurricane Policy For Tourists Booking Caribbean Holidays At Breezes And Hedonis

After Hurricane Isaac stormed its way through the Caribbean and southern states in America last week, tourists staying at Breezes and Hedonism resorts in Jamaica and the Bahamas are being offered “Guaranteed Getaway” policies.

If a hurricane strikes while travellers are enjoying holidays in Jamaica or the Bahamas at any of the resorts, they will receive reimbursement for the value of disrupted nights as well as a voucher that can be spent in the same month, the following year.

If tourists are disrupted by a storm or hurricane as they travel to their holidays in the Caribbean, Breezes and Hedonism Resorts will provide complimentary extensions to make up the number of nights missed. Guests who have to reschedule their Caribbean holidays due to a hurricane will receive vouchers that can be used at a later date.

Holidaymakers are provided with a “sunshine guarantee” where for every day the sun is not shining, the resorts will offer a credit voucher to the value of their room. The vouchers must be used within a year and can go towards future holidays to the Caribbean.

The Breezes and Hedonism brands are operated by SuperClub Resorts and the Caribbean hotels and resorts include Hedonism II in Jamaica, Breezes Grand resort & Spa in Negril Jamaica, and Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas.

The Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas is situated in Nassau on the white sands of Cable Beach and tourists taking Bahamas holidays can enjoy facilities including four gourmet restaurants and four bars, swimming pools and Jacuzzis, tennis courts, and a variety of fun watersports.

Travellers planning Jamaica holidays can choose from Hedonism II, the adults-only resort, and Breezes Grand Resort & Spa; both of which are located on the famous seven-mile beach in Negril.

Hedonism II is an all-inclusive resort with 280 guest rooms and suites, and facilities include four restaurants, five bars, tennis courts, a disco, fitness centre, a nude spa, nude swimming pools and a nudist beach.

Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril is open to tourists over the age of 16 and features several exquisite restaurants and stylish bars, a freshwater swimming pool, Jacuzzis, disco, spa, fitness centre, and access to a pristine stretch of white sand beach.

Tips To Select Luxurious And Budget Hotels In Bangkok

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Where to stay in Bangkok? Is this a question that wanders in your mind? Don’t worry at all; every question has its perfect answer. Now get ready to find out your reply. Internet is the right place to start your search. By the help of search engines find out the Bangkok hotel related websites. However, to minimize the duration of search select the exact or close meaning keywords like if you are looking for top luxury hotels than it is preferable to use the keyword 5 Star Hotels In Bangkok. Again if you are in search of budget or Discount Hotels than the keywords should include the word cheap, budget or discount along the destination’s name. Bangkok is undoubtedly a nice and clean city where tourists wish to come back again and again. The friendly people of Thai and their culture attracts and captives every visitor towards its history and heritage.

Shopping in Bangkok can be a great happening moment as its grand shopping malls proffers international brands of clothes and other luxurious accessories. Have a pleasant stay at one of its luxurious resorts and explore the city at best. Be sure to get the personalized services and harm hospitality in the hotels of Bangkok. The hotel features all recreational and entertainment centers along wide and comfortable array for staying. If you want to stay near the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, than you can simply choose the Avana hotel in Bangkok. Further, Grand Diamond Pratunam Hotel is located on Petchburi Road from where the shopping malls are located at close proximity.

Visitors or tourist who are willing to book the rooms at one of the Budget Hotels In Bangkok can ignore the list of luxury motels and can start searching the low expensive hotels. Bangkok also offers cheap rate hotels for the visitors to attract tourist and get higher occupancy. The city with various accommodation facilities are admired by the tourist from all over the globe.