What Is It?

In partnership with SkyRoomLive, Joburg Life, 947 and Times Live, get ready for a live streamed music event that's sure to reach new heights! Helivation is set to elevate South African streaming events when it will, for the first time, stream live from a spectacular Sandton helipad with 360-degree panoramic skyline views, epic DJs and world-class production. Helivation will be a first-of-its-kind, in a time when live events as we know them are restricted.

As lockdown lingers and the live events industry struggles, there are some who are innovating to build new platforms and experiences for fans, musicians and crews alike – and to come together to keep the SA events scene alive. The event is the brainchild of live streaming pioneers, SkyRoomLive, and experienced events management company, Joburg Life, in partnership with 947 and Times Live.

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For the first time since lockdown, DJs and artists will actually travel to and perform at a music venue, not from their homes. With strict health and safety measures in place, the DJs will play live sets to audiences at home across the country atop a helipad.

Already confirmed to perform are DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Chrizz Beatz, Ayanda MVP, DJ Dimples, Shimza and Kyle Watson, with more to be announced as more tickets are sold.

Not only will the production quality and view from the SkyRoomLive helipad at The Block set it apart from all other live streamed events, but the artists and crews are being booked and paid, for the first time in months. This set-up will provide a much-needed lifeline to many artists and crew who have in the last few months seen themselves without any income due to lockdown restrictions.

Helivation is a festival fuelled by you! With every event ticket sold, the party is elevated to a new level. Each level unlocks new artists, floors, tech, drones and innovation, building an even more phenomenal live streamed experience. With each new artist and element that gets added to the festival, the industry is being supported, from riggers, camera operators, lighting and AV technicians to social media managers, editors and promoters.

As more tickets are sold, Helivation will unlock names, like PH, Milkshake, Speedsta, Cinnamon and Capital.

Also, not only will you have a great music lineup, but you'll also be contributing to an amazing cause! A percentage of the money raised through ticket sales will be used to help entertainment crews who’ve been hit during the pandemic.

Helivation also aims to provide a platform for other promoters to host their own pay-per-view shows. These shows will support tech companies by providing much needed work for the backend crew in the events industry.

When Is It?

Saturday, 06 June 2020 and Sunday, 07 June 2020.

Where Is It?

The event will stream live from the SkyRoomLive helipad at The Block. You can watch it from www.skyroomlive.com.

How Much Is It?

Your ticket unlocks more DJs, innovation and support for the industry!

Get your tickets now at www.skyroomlive.com at R50 per person and stay connected on social media using #Helivation.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.skyroomlive.com.

Don't forget to follow SkyRoomLive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news, updates and information regarding the Helivation event.

What Is It?

The ever so love Pop Bottles is celebrating and we're sure you want to be part of it. Pop Bottles Birthday Festival is about to turn up the heat. Put on your dancing shoes and break away to Muldersdrift.

Gather the gang and head out.

DJ Line Up:

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 September 2019 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Casalinga, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, Gauteng

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R99 - R800 per person, get your ticket here

For More Information

Visit this website for more information on this event. Or visit their Facebook page.

What Is It?

Ring in the New Year like a rockstar! For the second year running, Time Square proudly presents the ultimate New Year's Eve celebration, the Blockbuster Block Party, featuring an amazing entertainment lineup of the biggest names on the local music scene.

Reminisce and say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 in the best way imaginable — with your mates, partying and dancing the night away at Time Square’s Sun Arena. Hosted by Ayanda MVP and featuring the best of the best in the industry — Black Coffee, DJ Fresh and so many more — this is the place to be on NYE! Expect 12 hours of entertainment, 13 local DJs and countless midnight memories.

The Blockbuster Block Party DJ Lineup

Featuring South Africa's hottest DJs and dance acts, the stage is set and the countdown is ready. They'll have amazing tunes across all genres from hip-hop and house music to R&B, pop and more. Your New Year's Eve plans are sorted! Here's the lineup, to mention just a few:

DJ Zinhle

Born in Dannhauser, a small town in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Zinhle Jiyane, aka DJ Zinhle, has become one of the most celebrated female house DJs in South Africa. And she is bringing umlilo (the fire) this December. So, be sure to not miss any action coming from her!

Dino Bravo @DJDINOBRAVO

Born in Cuba and raised in Angola, DJ Dino Bravo moved to South Africa in the early 90s, where he started spinning vinyl at Club 51 in Yeoville. With a career that spans 30 years, this well-known DJ is revered for his eclectic fusion of genres, including hip-hop, kwaito, pop, Bhangra music and more.

Time Square

Euphonik @EUPHONIK

DJ Euphonik is one of South Africa's most popular DJs, whose dance music spans a variety of genres, including commercial house, Afro-house, deep house, R&B and kwaito. Euphonik was given a DJ slot on DJ Fresh's show on 5FM and soon afterwards bagged his own show on the same radio station.

Time Square

DJ Fresh @DJFRESHSA

Fresh, AKA 'Big Dawg', started his career as a DJ on YFM and later moved to 5FM, where he hosted both the morning and afternoon drive shows for nine years. Currently, DJ Fresh hosts The Fresh Breakfast Show on Metro FM.

Time Square

DJ Ready D @DJREADYD

DJ Ready D, also known as The Black Battle Cat or DJ X-Plode, catapulted onto the scene after winning the South African National DJ Championship in 1990. In 2005, he released his first solo album and a second called Big Air Society in 2014. As a music producer, TV host, radio DJ and mentor to many aspiring hip-hop artists, Ready D is undoubtedly one of the most skilled and versatile musical artists South Africa has ever seen.

Time Square

When Is It?

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 at 18:00 - 23:59.

Where Is It?

Sun Arena at Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R225 and R2 500 and can be purchased at Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about this exciting New Year's Eve event, visit www.suninternational.com.

Also, don't forget to follow Time Square South Africa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How did you get involved in the music/radio industry?

For me, radio is all about the music. I came from an arts school, so when I went to study at the University of Pretoria I enrolled in a BA in Psychology and Criminology, but I needed something to balance the artsy side of me while on campus. So, I decided to join Tuks FM. Having never done radio before, I thought the only way into the entertainment industry was through TV and theatre. I got to Tuks FM and I fell in love with the station; they were playing so much music that I was never exposed to before. I enjoyed every moment of it. Two years later I got a call from the programming manager at YFM, he said I should come and try some of their shows. I got to YFM and worked my way up and then two years later I got a call from Ravi from 947 and the rest is history.

What is the best thing about being on radio? 

The music. I love listening to music. I listen to a lot of commercial music when I’m at work and then when I’m at home I listen to a lot of hip Hop, because I’m also a hip hop DJ.

Who do you look up to in the industry and why?

I look up to Anele. She is a fine example of what can be achieved. She started her journey, like mine, at Tuks FM. I admire her, not only because she is a presenter, but because she has so many facets to her career.

What is the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you on air?

It was Heritage Day and I asked listeners to send me voice notes to say common phrases in their language. One listener sent something so offensive, but I didn’t know and read it out on air. It was so embarrassing for me because I strive to be professional and I knew that was not supposed to happen, but it did.

You’re on air from 10am to 1pm, then what? What does the rest of your day look like?

There are a lot of things we do outside the office after our shows. I’m a hip hop DJ, voice-over artist and an MC.

What is the one thing no one knows about Ayanda MVP that we really need to know? 

There’s nothing, nothing at all. I am an open book right now!

Any crazy listener/fan stories?

The thing with radio is you need to know what the audience will care about and what they won't care about. On this time slot the biggest thing is making sure you entertain the listener with more music and less talk. I haven't had any crazy stories yet on 947.