Following council approval, the City of Cape Town will be entering into a multi-year agreement with the DSTV Mitchells Plain Festival. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town will sign a new three-year agreement with the organisers of the popular DSTV Mitchells Plain Festival and will endeavor to enter into multi-year agreements with other community-orientated events.
This means the City will support the festival for the 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years.
This will include City and Event services namely Electricity Services, Law Enforcement, Metro Police Services, Traffic Management Services, Fire & Rescue Services, Solid Waste, Disaster Risk Management as well as waiver of venue costs for Westridge Gardens.
‘The DSTV Mitchells Plain Festival is one of Cape Town’s biggest annual events, attracting roughly 40 000 people every year and it is one residents always look forward to attending.
‘Entering into a three-year agreement with the festival is a demonstration of our commitment to supporting community-based events because as the City, we recognise the importance of events such as the Mitchells Plain Festival in making positive change and the economic benefits they bring to the community,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.
With a lineup featuring local musical acts, DJs and children’s entertainment, among others, the DSTV Mitchells Plain Festival has been providing a spectacle to thousands of people for 10 years.
Figures show that more than 300 000 people have attended the festival since its inception.
It has also provided a platform to around than 1 500 local entrepreneurs to exhibit and sell their products in that period.
The 11th edition of the event returns to Westridge Gardens from Friday 29 November 2019 to Sunday 3 December 2019.
‘Community events are nothing without the support of the community. So we encourage residents and visitors to make their way to Mitchells Plain for this event and support the vendors, artists and entertainers who are in the line-up,’ added Alderman Smith.
Tickets for the festival are R50 for persons over the age of 12, R30 for children 6 to 12 years old, while entrance is free of charge for pensioners and children under six.