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The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival first took the entertainment and culinary world by storm on its debut in Johannesburg in October 2013. Headlining the music was Jamiroquai supported by a host of top South African artists. UK celebrity chefs Aldo Zilli, Ed Baines, and John Burton Race displayed their signature dishes at their own pop-up restaurants. 

In May 2014 the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival returned to Johannesburg, with UK TV chef Rachel Khoo joining her South African counterparts Jenny Morris and Siba Mtongana. Top international acts included jazz-funk pioneers the Brand New Heavies, club favourites Soul II Soul and acid jazz supremos Incognito. 

Brand New Heavies and Soul II Soul were back in South Africa in December 2014 when the festival premiered in Cape Town. They were joined on the Cape Town stage by award-winning South African acts Freshlyground, MiCasa and The Soil along with modern folk artist Jeremy Loops. MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood and acclaimed chef Garth Stroebel tantalised visitors’ taste buds. 

Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, global dance legend Louie Vega, Drizabone and Shakatak were the headline acts in June 2015, playing to a capacity crowd of 20 000 people in Johannesburg. This event also featured Johannesburg’s biggest gourmet food market. MasterChef SA Judge Pete Goffe-Wood hosted the popular Delicious pop-up restaurant. Food Network celebrity chefs Reza Mahammad, Siba Mtongana and Jenny Morris hosted live food demonstrations and exciting cook-offs at the Food Network Pavilion. 

The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, – the music festival for food lovers and the food festival for music lovers – returned for its 4th year in Johannesburg on Saturday 8 October and Sunday 9 October 2016. The festival organisers delivered mouth-watering finds in food, street-chefs and delectable trends as well as a music line-up of world-class entertainment and local acts. A line up that included The Jacksons, Macy Gray, De La Soul, Arrested Development, Elements of Life, Roy Ayers and local food celebrities Reuben Riffel, Sarah Graham, J’Something and Callie-Anne. 

The festival returned once more for its 5th instalment and which was held at the prestigious Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2017. Due to the overwhelming success of previous year’s event, the festival retained its format of serving up a world-class festival over two days at the same venue. The line-up for the weekend included international artists Common, Omar, Femi Kuti, Imagination feat. Leee John and Alexander O’Neal; and local acts Black Coffee Live, Thandiswa Mazwai and Hugh Masekela. DStv Delicious boasted its largest Gourmet Food Market yet, with over 50 food traders serving up the very best meals over the weekend.  

With the year-on-year growth and success, it goes without saying that this year’s festival will be the best yet. DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival will once more be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on the 22nd and the 23rd September 2018.  

This mega event attracts an estimated 40 000 visitors over the two-day festival, from all walks of life. Patrons visiting South Africa from Nigeria, Kenya, the United States of America, and the UK, make their odyssey every year and this year will be no different. Collaborating with different partners, DStv Delicious Festival creates a magical experience that will leave a beautiful memory for families and friends.  

The main ingredients of the festival include international and local artists on the main stage, international and local chefs featured in the various pop-up restaurants and cooking theatres, channel activations, brand activations, an interactive kids zone and SA’s biggest gourmet street food market. It is known as SA’s biggest food and music festival as well as the BIGGEST weekend of the year…a not to be missed calendar event!