Johannesburg, 3 November 2015: US rapper Young Thug is joining the line-up for BET Experience Africa, Africa’s #1 urban lifestyle festival (Ticketpro Dome, 12 December). Young Thug will perform alongside GRAMMY Award nominated international R&B sensations Tamar Braxton, Maxwell and Raphael Saadiq and African superstars AKA, Flavour and Diamond Platnumz at the BET Experience Africa festival. Afro-soul sensation Nathi is also set to perform on the daytime Festival Stage.
On the Comedy Central Stage, South African comedy luminaries David Kau, John Vlismas, Joey Rasdien, Tats Nkonzo, Celeste Ntuli, Jason Goliath and Skhumba along with Kenyan funnyman Churchill will bring great stand-up to the festival.
For sneakerheads and footwear enthusiasts, BET has paired up with “Hunting for Kicks” to stage a 360-degree sneaker experience including rare, vintage and collectible sneakers. Hunting for Kicks will also feature a “swap meet”, sneaker customisation and an exclusive sneaker cleaning service.
Exuding star quality, Young Thug hails from Atlanta, Georgia and is best known for his 2014 commercial debut single “Stoner” and for collaborations with Birdman, Gucci Mane, Young Scooter and Shy Glizzy. Last year Young Thug recorded a number of songs with Kanye West and he was also featured alongside fellow rappers ASAP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs on the first single from their compilation album Mass Appeal Vol.1. He received recognition in the December 2014 of Rolling Stone magazine where he was dubbed “hip-hop’s new crown prince”.
Just one ticket gets you access to all aspects of the Festival including the star-studded evening concert, stunning live performances on the Festival Stage, hilarious stand-up on Comedy Central stage, a fun-packed Celebrity Basketball Game, the exciting Hunting for Kicks sneaker expo and the inspiring Genius Talks.
Tickets for the BET Experience Africa are on sale now at www.ticketpro.co.za. Ticket prices, which give access to all of the above, range from R750 on the mezzanine level to R1150 (floor standing), R1250 (floor bleachers) and Golden Circle at R1500. Students qualify for a 10% discount by logging in to the Ticketpro website and using the passcode ‘STUDENT’.
For more information on the BET Experience Africa, please visit www.betafrica.tv, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETXAfrica.
Hunting for Kicks will feature a “swap meet”, sneaker customisation & an exclusive sneaker cleaning service. pic.twitter.com/KOaA1sMHNd
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About BET in Africa
Launched on 2 April 2015, BET (DStv channel 129) is a localised general entertainment service for viewers aged 25-34. Available exclusively on the DStv pay-TV platform, BET is a trademark of Viacom International Inc., and is used under license in Africa by Viacom International Media Networks Africa.