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June – July Joburg Events

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The ICON Comic and Games Convention

29 June – 1 July

The ICON Comic and Games Convention is South Africa’s longest-running comics, gaming, and popular culture convention. Each year, ICON provides pop culture retail and experiences, board gaming and tabletop warfare, cosplay competitions, national tournaments, educational panels and more.

Icon Comic And Games Convention

Venue: Red Roman Shed, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park
Time: Fri and Sat 9am to 6pm | Sun 9am to 4pm
Cost: R120 – R1 995

Tel: 011 789 8215
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: ICON – Community Group
Twitter: @ICONCGC


The Soil Concert 30 June 2018

A farewell concert by the award-winning a capella group, The Soil, before they embark on their next tour. Playing alongside them is a live band, featuring a new afro-soul vocalist, Sobantwana, who opens the concert.

Venue: Dorka Roof Top, One Eloff Building, 1 Eloff St, Johannesburg
Time: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cost: R150

Tel: 011 447 5199 | 083 749 0264
Facebook: Native Rhythms Productions
Twitter: @nativerhythmssa



The Greatest Love of All

21 June 2018 to 8 July 2018


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Showtime Australia presents the critically-acclaimed live concert honouring the music and memory of Whitney Houston.

Featuring Belinda Davids accompanied by a six-piece live band and dancers. Davids sings Houston’s famous songs, such as I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and more.

The show has already featured in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, UAE, Australia and New Zealand.

Venue: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park
Time: Thu to Sat 8pm | Sun 2pm
Cost: R160 – R220

Tel: 0861 915 8000
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Whitney Houston Show
Twitter: @BelindaDavids




29 June 2018 to 1 July 2018


Long-time players, regular CS:GO players and competitive esports gamers are invited to the inaugural Rush event. Rush hosts several different esports tournaments and activities over the course of three days. This multi-tournament, multi-platform, multi-game event gives visitors the opportunity to experience the world of competitive gaming first-hand. Visitors to Rush are able to see and experience the esports phenomenon live, meet and greet the participating teams and players, watch South African gamers compete on-stage.

According to SuperData, more than 258 million viewers per month watched popular esports titles throughout 2017, with League of Legends remaining the most-viewed esports game throughout the year. Sam Nordmark, a freelance esports writer who focuses on CS:GO and Dota 2, says that 2018 is another big year for esports.


Venue: Exhibition Hall 1, Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude St, Sandton
Time: Fri 10am to 7pm | Sat 9am to 7pm | Sun 9am to 4pm
Cost: Day Pass R60 | Weekend Pass R100

Tel: 0861 915 8000 | 011 779 0000
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Sandton Convention Centre
Twitter: @SandtonEvents




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