GABORONE, BOTSWANA — Merrymakers from across the country are expected to party down a storm in earnest this Friday night (July 5th, 2019) when the best old school mix masters dish out nicely blended yesteryears’ hits at the 70s & 80s annual Disco Party taking place at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).
Touted as the biggest old school music party of the year, the 70s and 80s annual Disco Party is back with a bang and is proudly organized by The Grand Palm Hotel Casino and Convention Resort in Gaborone.
The annual festivity, which is aimed at raising the profile of Botswana’s diverse artistic talents gets underway this Friday, July 5th, 2019 in its quest to unite the young and old through music, dance and fashion as well as relive the formative musical era that we still dance to when we hear its music.
The star-studded Disco night will feature renowned and legendary acts among them Bino Bravo, Jazzy D, Cando, King Sliq, Trax, Lenty, Obza, Boogie Sid, Pee Master as well as DJ HK. Standard tickets are on sale for P250 and P350 VIP at Computicket and GICC Marketing office.
“The event is our way of saying thank you to all our loyal supporters. The 70s and 80s annual Disco Party features predominantly on our events calendar as an event that brings us closer to our sundry clientele,” said the hotel’s Hospitality Marketing Manager, Neo Nkele.
Furthermore, Nkele said, “Let’s support our arts and the music industry. It is a way of diversifying the economy. We have great talent here at home. Your attendance will honour the great creativity we see through song. And we will continue giving great entertainment. Other events which are planned for The Grand Palm in future include the wine and food pairing as well as beer fest.”
The event gets underway at 18h00 Friday night with Botswana’s revered DJ Trax expected to warm up the decks with his signature mid-tempo mixes from 19h30 – 20h15 with Pee Master expected to follow suit from 20h15 – 21h00, Cando receiving the baton until 21h45 before handing over to RB2’s ‘night crawler’ DJ Obza who is expected to blast tune after tune until 22h30.
“This is a purely a lifestyle event and our primary audience is young and mature professionals. This is a one-day lifestyle get together carnival; the music, the colourful drinks, the ambience, the costumes, the audience and the décor setup will be part of the recipe, creating an eclectic environment suitable for the theme. We’re also happy to have partnered with Fine Brands, who are our beverage sponsors,” said Samantha Bogopa, Marketing Officer at The Grand Palm Hotel.
Bogopa said the event presents renowned DJs who will throughout the night dish out the most sought after songs that “we grew up listening to”.
“This is one particular event that brings back the golden oldies memories into our modern day lives and we carefully selected the DJs based on the popularity and their technical prowess when it comes to mixing and blending songs.
We are confident that the audience will be wowed and given value for their money,” added Bogopa. Disco-goers are reminded to stick to the 70s and 80s dress code reminiscent of the seventies and eighties socio-cultural period.
From 22h30-23h15, King Sliq is expected to get revellers in a dancing mood before Lenty takes over the decks from 23h15 – 00h00, equally expected to send rippling sound effects across the packed to capacity GICC hall.
Jazzy D will assume the wheels of steel from 00h00 – 01h00, followed by veteran Mafikeng disc jockey HK from 01h00 -02h00.
Continuing into the wee hours of Saturday morning, Dino Bravo will take over the towering stage from 02h00 – 03h00 while Boogie Sid is expected to bring down the roof and close the Disco party from 03h00- 04h00.