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About NickFest Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305), Glen 21 Entertainment &Kinder Joy have joined forces to turn the town orange and present the second edition of NickFest at the TicketPro Dome. South Africa’s biggest family friendly festival offers stunning activities, music, and entertainment for the whole family as theTicketPro Dome is transformed into a colourful Nickelodeonwonderland!!  First staged in South Africa in 2015, NickFest2017 is bigger and better than ever with a larger space, more activities and even more Slime!  It’s going to be awesome.
Date Saturday 25 March & Sunday 26 March 2017
Venue TicketPro Dome, Johannesburg
Times 9:00 am – 12:00 and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
2 sessions each day; performances start at 10 am and 16:00 pm, respectively
NickFest Statistics
  • Visitors per day
  • 3 X Performers per session
  • 7 X Balloon Artists
  • 4 X Stilt Walkers
  • 1 X Magician
  • 7 X Face Painters
  • 2 x Soft Play Ball Ponds
  • 30 x Pedal Go-Karts
  • 30 x Character Cut-Outs
  • 55 x Child Minders
  • 10,000 litres of Slime including a 625 m2 SlimeFest Slime Zone
  • 1,280 giant construction blocks from Everblock
  • 5000 m2 of carpeting
MCs/Hosts Minnie Dlamini and Nicholas, Jason & Donovan Goliath
Performers Shekhinah
Nasty C
Karlien van Jaarsveld
Singalongs Every session will include:

3 singalongs from your favourite Nickelodeon characters will be held in each session, including:

  • Dora and Friends – Dora, Nicky, Kate and Pablo
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael & Michelangelo
  • Paw Patrol – Ryder, Marshall, Chase, Skye, Zuma and Rubble

Special Appearance by:

  • SpongeBob SquarePants
Nick Jr. Area Pre-schoolers will delight in the dedicated Nick Jr. areaincluding:

  • Giant Wooden Puzzles
  • Free Coin Rides
  • Outsize Abacus Frames
  • Soft Play Corner
  • Nickelodeon Character Cut Outs
  • Mini Putt-Putt Golf
  • 2 x Ball Ponds
  • Play-Doh Imagination Station with Craft Tables and Beanbags andPlay-Doh Mascots
NickToons Zone Get in touch with your favourite cartoon characters in theNickToons zone, where you’ll find:

  • Squidward Music Room with Musical Instruments to play
  • Monster & Robot Ball Game
  • Winx Club Photo Booth
  • Jumping Castle
  • Patrick’s Colouring Den
  • Balloon Pop Table
Nickelodeon Test your mettle against your pals with a game of Table Foosball or Air Hockey, or have a go on the hair-raisingRocket Jump
SlimeFest Zone Slime is everywhere at NickFest and we have 625 m2 of slime pools, filled with 10,000 litres of slippery green Slime.  Slither around on one of the horizontal Slime Slides, get drenched head-to-toe with the Slime Dump or engage in a slimetasticNerf Slime Battle.

Swimsuits, towels and a change of clothes are recommended!

Entrance to the Slime Zone costs R150 per person (tickets sold separately at Ticketpro website or at the TicketPro Dome(limited availability). 

Amazing ShowMax Maze Lose yourself in the Amazing ShowMax Maze and screening area – a multi-level climbing maze  and screening area showcasing Nickelodeon content available on ShowMaxincluding Shimmer and Shine
Celebrity Slimees Getting slimed for charity and showing their generous hearts are Anele Mdoda, Alex Caige, Amanda Black, Kriya Gangiah, Loot Love, Mack Rapapali, Mmasea Petje, Nadia Nakai, Roger Goode, Rozanne McKenzie & Sureshnie Rider
NickFest Charity Partner Surgeons for Little Lives is the nominated charity partner ofNickFest 2017 and will receive a percentage of ticket sales from the event.  Surgeons for Little Lives is a charity set up in 2015 by a small group of Paediatric Surgeons, and ordinary people, passionate about uplifting the lives of less fortunate children needing life changing surgery.  It was started with the overriding objective of raising the level of care given to patients in the Paediatric Surgery wards in state hospitals, in the Greater Gauteng area, to world class standards. Learn more about this very worthy cause on the Surgeons for Little Lives Stand or go to
Kinder Joy Stand Kinder Joy play & retail area with opportunity to play theKinder Joy App and meet with KinderinoKinder Joy’s fun-loving mascot.
Outdoor Activity Zone Burn off some energy in the Outdoor Activity Zone where you’ll find:

  • A up-and-down Pump Track Circuit with Bikes & Scooters for older kids
  • Blow Up Go-Cart Track with Go-karts, Bikes & Trikes for smaller kids
  • Free samples, fun activities and competitions from Danone’s Nutriday.
  • Danone Stage Area with healthy family-related mini performances
  • Healthy eating information and competitions on the Dan Up stand.
PlayStation Zone Enjoy your favourite PlayStation and PlayStation Lego games in this special area for gamers of all ages
Jacaranda FM Official radio partner Jacaranda FM will be capturing fun from the NickFest including the Orange Carpet, the Singalongs and the SlimeFest SlimeZone, and bringing along 10 Lucky Competition Winners to enjoy the show and meet their favourite Nickelodeon characters.  Listen in for all the latestNickFest fun.
Other Activities Blow-up Indoor Climbing Wall
Hasbro/My Little Pony Stand & Retail Space with My Little Pony Activities and Mascots
Boom Box Truck from Gauteng Tourist Authority
Keep your memories of NickFest alive by posing for Selfieswith Life-Size Cut-Outs of your Favourite Nickelodeon Characters.
NickFest Store Come along to the NickFest official store where we’ll be selling a host of Slime-Themed Goodies including Slime Bubble Bath, 1 Litre Slime Tubs, T-Shirts, Towels andDrawstring Bags.
Family Friendly Facilities For all your buggies, pushchairs and prams, we provide a complimentary Pram Park, while Avent will be manning theMother & Baby Room/Baby Changing Area. 

To help keep kids safe and sound there will be 55 Child Minders on site. 

Showers will be provided for visitors using the SlimeFest Zone; lockers will be available for hire.

Catering & Refreshments Free Ice Creams courtesy of DStv.
Free samples of Dan Up on the Danone/Nutriday stand.
The usual TicketPro food/drink stalls and concessions will be open to guests.
Social Media Share all your NickFest pictures and videos with us on Twitter@NickAfrica and on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or like us on Facebook at NickelodeonAfrica.


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