Father’s Day Family Fun at the Top Gear Festival

Father’s Day is just around the corner and the Top Gear Festival, powered by Shell V-Power is the ideal place for Dad’s and their lads (as well as their little Princesses) to celebrate and make it a day to remember for the whole family.  What better way to treat Dad on June 16th than with a day filled with loads of activities, adrenaline-packed action and tons of motoring-related toys for boys!

The Festival this year promises a fresh, all new Top Gear Live Stadium Show featuring Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Top Gear’s tame racing driver, The Stig.  2013 also brings with it a brand new lay-out for the Top Gear Festival Street Circuit.  Enhancements to the track allow for greater overtaking possibilities and improved viewing when visitors watch hot laps by former World Formula 1 Champion Mika Häkkinen, zany antics by the Top Gear presenters, Top Gear Challenges and tons of hotly contested MSA racing action.

If that’s not enough to get Dad’s motor running,  the extreme Action Zone with its FMX Bikes and 4×4 area should do the trick!  Also back by popular demand in the Action Zone will be the Shell Stunt School powered by Shell V-power, featuring professional drivers piloting vehicles through jaw dropping manoeuvres.  Prepare to be amazed by the XS Promotions stunt drivers who will bring you daredevil handbrake turns; multiple car donuts and high speed drifting.

To add to the excitement and adrenalin driven day, make sure you take yourself and the kids across to the Epic Go-Karting tracks, which will be debuting at this year’s festival. Managed by seasoned Go Kart professionals, take a spin around the track for just R100 per person. Tickets will be on sale on the day at the Go Kart track.

For a slight reduction in horse power, a visit to the People’s Park exhibition area will be just the thing. See the latest car launches, accessories and ehancements up close and personal.  Also on site are a host of kiddies activities to ensure that your whole family gets to experience one of the most anticipated festivals on the motoring calendar.

When tummies are grumbling you will be spoilt for choice with two dedicated food and beverage concession sites, situated conveniently at the Mustering Fields and People’s Park. The team have sought expert advice and are proud to announce the involvement from Spur Steak Ranch, John Dory’s and Galito’s Chicken! Thanks to these trusted and tasty South African brands, the whole family is guaranteed not to go hungry and more importantly, not miss out on all the action!

Proud of our Moses Mabhida venue and host city Durban, no Top Gear Festival food court would be complete without our own Durban “flavours”, for this reason, there will also be a wide selection of 21 local and national food and beverage vendors – from a variety of local curries, rotis and infamous “Bunny chows” to health rolls and wraps, not to forget the good old popular hamburger and chips.  There will be something to satisfy every taste!

It’s official, Top Gear Festival is the perfect way to spend Father’s Day – so why not take advantage of getting your family the best seats at the festival with the Family Package at just R1750 per family of four (two adults and two children under the age of 16).

The Sunday Classic Family package on the 16th June includes:

  • 4x Classic tickets for the Top Gear Stadium Show (1:30pm start)
  • 4x Standing tickets for the Top Gear Festival Street Circuit Standing (9:30am start)
  • All day access to the whole Festival Area (9am-8pm)

To book your tickets for the Sunday Classic Family package on the 16th June as well as other ticket packages that range from the Basic Ticket at R250 to R2100 for an Ultimate Package, log onto www.topgearfestival.co.za

For travelling Top Gear enthusiasts and guests, there is a full range of travel packages, from self-drive packages and luxury coach packages to flight packages, which include travel, and accommodation on a B&B basis in a Tsogo Sun 3 star or 4 star Hotel. For more information on travel packages, visit www.topgearfestival.co.za/tickets/travel-packages or www.edusport.co.za

*Check out Top Gear Festival SA on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/topgearfest); Twitter(@topgearfestsa) and our website www.topgearfestival.co.za

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For further information please contact:

Publicity Top Gear Festival – Studio54 PR – Prinella Pillay on prinella@studio54.co.za or 071 673 6552 OR Gail Samuels on gail@studio54.co.za or 082 614 6063

About Top Gear Live

Top Gear Live is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Brand Events UK.
The live events offer an exciting variation on more traditional motoring events. Top Gear Festivals* include elements such as Motoring Theatre which incorporates the drama of film and theatre with the thrills and spills of stunts and special effects; Track Action including Stig power laps, head-to-head racing, supercars, drag racing and celebrity race challenges; Exhibition Areas – packed with supercars, classic motors and motoring memorabilia as well as other features.
Since 2008 Top Gear Live events have entertained over 1.75 million fans in 20 cities around the World and we are proud to be bringing this event to Durban, South Africa for the first time.
*Festival content varies by Country

About BBC Entertainment

BBC Entertainment (DStv Channel 120) showcases the very best drama, comedy and light entertainment from the BBC and leading UK production companies. BBC Entertainment airs the brand new series of Top Gear exclusively in South Africa. Top Gear is on the channel on Wednesdays at 20.00 CAT.

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, BBC Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands. In 2009/10, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £145 million (operating profit before specific items) on sales of £1074 million (including Group revenue and the Group’s share of joint-ventures’ revenue).

BBC Worldwide was awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April 2009. This prestigious award for International Trade recognised the company’s substantial growth in overseas earnings and its commercial success at outstanding levels, based on 3 years’ trading results, which benefit the UK creative industries and ultimately the licence fee payer.

For more information please visit www.bbcworldwide.com

About Shell V-Power

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