The organisers of MCQP have decided to put a ridiculous amount of effort into turning the country’s biggest themed costume party in a carnival that is going to rival the likes of Rio’s super famous jol! They’ve managed to secure the Cape Town Stadium as the venue for what is definately going to be a party of epic proportions.
How exactly are they going to do this??? Well:
On the 15 of December 2010 Cape Town Stadium and all those who choose to rock the fanwalk and vibe like it was the Rio Carnival decked out in the “Flower Power” themed garb will be privy to a Mother City Queer Project like never before-
There will be 9 different areas:
- The Mercedes Benz, Red Bull “Red Carpet” Entrance,
- A main house dance floor,
- A 70’s Dedicated Disco dance floor,
- A live bandstand stage hosting, among others, Flash Republic from Johannesburg,
- A Gay Anthems Caberet dance floor,
- An X factor – Live stage,
- A dedicated Smokers Lounges,
- Chill out lounges and wine bars,
- A VIP Lounge with dedicated parking, entertainment, snacks and loads of bubbly,
- And – another first – a Hippie psy-trance dance floor (Kreg, you must be stoked).
VIP ticket holders will be treated to full access to all areas, secure parking underneath the stadium, a Mercedes Benz drop off at the red carpet entrance and a exclusive VIP area with its own dance floor, snacks, bars, entertainment and toilets. (They are really going all out this year for VIP after there were reports that last years VIP experience simply didnt cut it! I was one of those reporting that it sucked, hehe)
This was taken from the MCQP press pack-
‘There’s so much to celebrate this year,’ MCQP director, Ian McMahon adds. ‘As well as hosting the best ever World Cup in our brand new perlemoen-shaped stadium, we also celebrate 150 years of flower sales at the Adderley street flower sellers market and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the half a million people who descended on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York for the Woodstock Festival – so there’s lots to feel flowery about. And what better way to celebrate than a trip down memory lane to the sixties theme, Summer of Love.’
Now in its seventeenth year, the MCQP have played a huge role in putting SA on the pink tourist map with 31% of last year’s attendees coming from out of Cape Town and 12% abroad. This year’s bigger and better venue will help push the event close to Sydney Mardi Gras and Rio Carnival status and set the stage for the stadium’s long-term post-World Cup goal of becoming the premier destination in South Africa for sports, cultural, music, entertainment and community events. The involvement of the City of Cape Town in securing the venue and Cape Town Tourism with funding and marketing is also indicative of the value that the City places on the festival.
Tickets are on sale for R220 for general entry and R400 for VIP and are available from Computicket and selected venues around town.
For more information, contact Lenina Rassool on 021 593 4086, 082 266 1398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCQP Office – 021 461 1645
In addition you can check out-
*FLASH REPUBLIC PLAYING A LIVE SET
*An area with a romantic feel (think umbrellas, fairy lights, trees)
*Food areas, from hot dogs to cupcakes to lovely restaurant-style stuff
*There will be a stage dedicated to divas- look a likes (super talented drag queens) playing the roles of Madonna, Kylie Minogue etc
*Prive suites – R10 000 for 20 people, free alcohol, snacks,security guard and freedom to do WHATEVER they want in there 😉
*Huge inflatables everywhere (think dragons, cartoons etc)
*Some of totally awesome sponsors like Mercedes Benz, SAB, Brandhouse, Distell, Jagermeister, Century City Red Bull, Smirnoff and Absolute
Now for the competition bit:
If you’re keen to go and check out this years Flower Power carnival style MCQP at the Cape Town Stadium courtesy of MyCityByNight and the organisers- just leave a comment on this post and we’ll do a random draw in which 5 of you lucky readers will be checking out the event free of charge.
Im going dressed as a hippy- go figure.
Winners will be announced closer to the event… BOOOOOM!