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NickFest is back

Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) is teaming up with Glen21 Entertainment & KinderJoy to bring back NickFest – South Africa’s biggest family-centric festival.

Bigger and better than ever, NickFest will welcome thousands of kids and families to The TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 March for an amazing weekend of music and family fun, packed with entertainment, activities, events and experiences for all ages.  Thrilling kids and parents alike, NickFest brings families together thanks to its unique combination of live music from South African A-listers, character shows, and appearances by Nickelodeon superstars SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol, and - for the very first time - Shimmer and Shine!

New for NickFest 2017 is an amazing free extreme sports attraction where kids can try out trikes, bikes, skates and wheels of every kind, and enjoy an interactive graffiti wall. And of course there will be lots of Nickelodeon’s trademark slime – gallons and gallons in the awesome Slime Area – now bigger and stickier than before!

Kids and parents can also look forward to the KinderJoy interactive area which showcases the Magic Kinder app and a special appearance by the KinderJoy mascot Kinderino.

During the two-day festival, The TicketPro Dome will be totally transformed into a‎ Nickelodeon wonderland inspired by the channel’s colourful on-screen worlds. There will be two sessions each day, with morning sessions starting at 09:00am and afternoon sessions at 15:00 pm. Details of performers and other attractions will be released shortly.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “We are very excited to reignite this unique kids and family franchise in South Africa and to entertain families through on-the-ground experiences that complement our TV offering.”

Commented Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon, Africa, “We are delighted to bring NickFest back to South Africa for the second time, bigger and better than ever! Providing a fun-filled day out for kids and their families to enjoy together, NickFest is a unique entertainment experience that brings to life the Nickelodeon, NickToons and Nick Jr. brands all under one roof.”

Marcia Ramakatane, Senior Brand Manager, KinderJoy, added, "We are excited to be a part of NickFest, as KinderJoy’s mission is to support parents in raising happy children with a unique chocolate treat and playful experiences transforming their everyday moments into special occasions of joy such as NickFest.”

Tickets for NickFest go on sale on 10 November at www.ticketpros.co.za and select Edgars, CNA and Postnet retail outlets, priced R290 per head, or R270 per person for a family of 4-6 people. (Groups of 10 or more people: priced R250 per head).  Entrance is free for children under 2.  Entrance to the Slime Area is priced at R150.

NickFest is brought to you by Glen21 Entertainment in association with KinderJoy.

For more information on NickFest 2017 please go to www.nickelodeon.com, join us on Twitter @NickAfrica and on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NickelodeonAfrica. To join the conversation about NickFest 2017, please use the hashtag #NickFest2017.