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Summer at the Palace

23 November 2009

Non-stop entertainment for the whole family at Emperors Palace!

Gauteng is a buzz with the news that Emperors Palace will be hosting a massive Summer Holiday extravaganza of top local entertainment, gaming, promotions, food and beverage specials, great hotel offers and showcasing a range of new restaurants, new entertainment outlets and an amazing cinema complex in December.

The Summer Holiday line-up includes South Africa's hottest bands from 17 December 2009 and tickets are just R50! There is no better place to spend the summer holidays this year than at Gauteng's ultimate family entertainment destination, Emperors Palace. Forget big budget holidays or fighting the crowds at the coast, the most superb summer activities are right on Gauteng's doorstep at Emperors Palace's new Entertainment Emporium.

This fantastic music festival kicks off on 17 December 2009 and runs until 10 January 2010 in the Theatre of Marcellus. Emperors Palace brings you the coolest, and hottest local bands from Watershed, Sipho Hostix, Jesse Clegg, Prime Circle to Flash Republic, Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Eden, and many more. Tickets include a free Summer Slushie (alcoholic or non) and snack.

Over R100 million has been spent on the new Entertainment Emporium at Emperors Palace to create what is now surely Gauteng's ultimate entertainment destination. Families and friends can escape to the Palace of Dreams which offers a diversity of things to see, taste, do and experience, whether you are young or old.  From sensational restaurants to world-class gaming and entertainment facilities - it's all happening under one roof. Already opened at the Emporium include popular pizzeria, Col'Cacchio; the exotic Taste of Mumbai featuring classic Indian cuisine; traditional Greek Taverna, Platia; Tribes African Grill and Steakhouse; Ocean Basket; and family favourite, the Gold Rush Spur. State-of-the-art playground and entertainment facilities on offer for the younger members of the family include Jupiters and The Magic Company. The opening of a spectacular state-of-the-art Nu Metro movie theatre complex is set to offer guests one of the best cinematic experiences in the country.



The complete Summer Festival line-up includes:

  • Jesse Clegg - 17 December 2009
  • Sipho Hotstix Mabuse - 18 December 2009
  • Malaika - 19 December 2009
  • Robbie Wessels - 20 December 2009
  • Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels - 24 December 2009
  • Cassette - 26 December 2009
  • Watershed - 27 December 2009
  • Kurt Darren - 2 January 2010
  • Die Campbells - 3 January 2010
  • Toyko Groove - 7 January 2010
  • Prime Circle - 8 January 2010
  • Flash Republic - 9 January 2010
  • Lira - 10 January 2010


More fun things to do with the whole family: The Garden of Lights, a Noddy Production and Midnight Hour!

The now famous Garden of Lights display will be running from 4 December to 3 January 2010, every evening (19h00 to 22h30). The D'oreale Grande gardens will be transformed into a magical wonderland of lights and Christmas characters that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Noddy and Friends will burst on to stage at 64 @The Palace, the fantastic new multi-purpose venue at Emperors Palace, from 3 to 20 December. The acclaimed Jill Girard and Keith Smith from Peoples Theatre have produced this magical show for the whole family, a not to be missed experience over the summer season. To ensure no tummies are rumbling during the show, the children's ticket price of R70 also includes a delicious pizza and soft drink, redeemable on the day of the show and exclusive to Col'Cacchios Pizzeria.

King Size Comedy provides laughter to usher in the silly season with "Life's A Beach" comedy show at Centre Court on Friday 11 December 2009, with ticket prices starting at R115. Richard Loring's latest hit production Midnight Hour featuring Clint & Co takes audiences down memory lane with hits including Mustang Sally, Bed of Roses, Bohemian Rhapsody and Bridge over troubled from 4 November to 13 December. Tickets for Midnight Hour range from R120 (excluding cavery) to R280 (including cavery) per person. Tickets for the special Christmas package events on Fridays are R350 per person. For further information and bookings, please contact Emperors Palace during office hours on 011 928 1044 / 1297 / 1490.

Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams.  Emperors Palace is a Peermont resort.  For more information visit or call +27 (0)11 928 1000.


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