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A world-class destination city like Cape Town deserves a premium New Year’s Eve Party. For the uninitiated, that’s Alcazar.
This fairy tale festival held at the foot of Table Mountain showcases over 12 hours of music by the reigning kings and queens of electronic and Cirque-style performance art by Olympic gymnasts and fire dancers across three distinctly decked-out stages, with options for a VIP experience.
CAPE TOWN’S FAIRY TALE FESTIVAL
This lavish New Year’s Eve celebration, in the CBD on 31 December 2019, from 4pm to 4am, is the city’s premium end-of-year experience and a collaboration of two of the city’s masters of experiential, immersive partying, Bazique Festival and Wolfkop Weekender.
AND THE 2019/2020 THEME IS....
The event is set against a dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain, and attracts a discerning crowd. Cape Town’s party cognoscente and visitors from around the globe will come to experience the magic being conjured. Each year a fantastical theme is brought to life, and this year it’s Disco Amazonia.
3 IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES ON 3 BEDECKED STAGES
Alcazar draws inspiration from one of the great palaces of the world to create an astonishing art piece on the main stage. This year The Lake Palace of Udaipur in Rajasthan is the muse for the amazing stage architecture and spectacular audio-visual experience, with 3D-projection mapping. DJs will play with exotic creatures on stage creating a spectacular show, the likes of which South Africa has never seen.
MOULIN ROUGE AND AN ELECTRIC NIGHTCLUB EXPERIENCE
The Wolfkop Den, the festival's indoor nightclub experience, will be electric with tunes curated by the Wolfkop crew, and served up with avant-garde performance art.
The newly added bespoke Bazique ‘La Fee Verte’ Ballroom will also be a highlight, offering a highly styled cavern of nu-disco and funk…a modern Moulin Rouge with all the theatrics.
THE SOUND OF ALCAZAR TO GET IN THE MOOD:
GET TO KNOW THE DJS AND THEIR SOUNDS
Nicknamed the “Effect Master” and “Vinyl Assassin” by many adoring fans, Shimza’s playing style is infectious and creative, with dance floors left speechless by how deftly Shimza punctuates his sets with complicated queuing and looping as he weaves together his signature “Afro-tech” sound.
With roots as a vinyl DJ, Dean Fuel has rocked the top festivals and underground clubs all across Africa and beyond for the past 16 years, embracing his passion for electronic music, making it into a life-long pursuit.
DJ Abby Nurock
Abby is devoted strictly to vinyl and creates a feel-good atmosphere by amalgamating old school and current/new school beats, never afraid to go too deep or too disco.
The co-founder of boutique fest Wolfkop Weekender, Marshall has been a resident at some of Cape Town’s premier and more underground venues. As a producer, he has original material released on labels around the world, and has enjoyed a prolific career as a remixer.
Bruno began spinning on the fringes of Cape Town's underground music scene in the late 90s. Cutting his teeth at seminal clubs like the Magnet, Piano Lounge and more, Morphet built up a reputation for an uncompromising, purist approach to dance music.
Rich & Bruno
Taking cues from house, jazz, down-tempo, hip-hop, kwaito, broken beats, lounge and electronic sounds, Trance describes his sound as melancholic and deep and soulful.
Candice Heyns, who is also an event organiser, has toured Europe as a DJ performer and has assisted in arranging some of the most inspiring line-ups, events, and festivals on the European scene.
Dan has been collecting music spanning multiple genres for a little over two decades and believes storytelling through DJing exists in both the tracks themselves, and the influences poured over them from the classics they've drawn inspiration from.
DJ Low draws inspiration from the era of analogue to digital and has a love of funk, soul, hip hop, acid jazz, chill out and reggae.
PLAY THE PART ALL NIGHT
With a theme as decadent as Disco Amazonia conjuring the sounds of the jungle, there are so many dreamy ideas for outfits that invoke exotic jungle creatures or hedonistic 70s disco (or both).
Go all out. What other time in the year can you party at the foot a Natural Wonder of the World, during the only night in the year when it is lit up? This is going to be the stuff of legends.
TICKETS TO ALCAZAR NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019
Tickets range from R390pp–R690pp depending on the phase in which you purchase your ticket. These standard tickets offer full access to the Alcazar experience, but if you’re feeling fancy, there are VIP options available. (Get tickets now)
VIP AREA OVERLOOKS MAIN DANCE FLOOR AND BAR
VIP Experience passes range from R600pp–R1100pp and includes access to the raised VIP Bar and seating area overlooking the main dance floor, champagne bar and secluded tables.
Private VIP tables and tents for 10 people range from R25 000–R30 000. These spaces are exclusive and very limited. To reserve your area, contact Alcazar on +27 (0)79 521 1995.
There’ll be plenty of gourmet food trucks and drinks on sale.
WATCH: THE MAGIC OF ALCAZAR
Note: This is a no under-21 event: Get tickets now
Alcazar is CapeTownMagazine.com's official NYE event.
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