Top Gear Presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May along with their infamous tame racing driver The Stig, will once again burn rubber on the tar tracks of Moses Mabhida Stadium from June 15-16, 2013, during Durban’s second Top Gear Festival powered by Shell V-Power.
Having just wrapped up Top Gear Live in Moscow and Sydney, and with events in Amsterdam and Antwerp still to come before they hit the streets of Durban in June, the team is raring to put on yet another world-class Top Gear Festival of explosive motoring entertainment for South African fans.
This year, Jeremy, James and The Stig will also be joined by two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Häkkinen, along with a host of other celebrity guest drivers that will be joining the street circuit festivities in ‘the warmest place to be’. As always, South Africa ranks high on the list of Top Gear’s best territories to visit and Durban’s balmy weather last June has Clarkson and May excited about their impending return – check out what they have to say about this year’s Festival at www.topgearfestival.co.za – link.
This year’s Festival will deliver another epic event featuring four sensational live stadium performances. Audiences can rest assured that the renowned Top Gear Live Stunt Driving Team and The Stig are preparing to take it to the next level of dare-devil driving exhilaration as they thrill and showcase their unique tricks, toys and acts of motoring precision.
Also returning is the unique and action-packed Durban Street Circuit, where Mika Häkkinen will be demonstrating his skills, not to forget the hugely anticipated stunts, motoring challenges and daring manoeuvres from MSA professionals right down to local celebs giving it their all in Star in a Car. Visitors to the show will also be treated to their favourite brands and merchandise at the extensive motoring expo in the People’s Park.
Tickets are on sale now and range from the Basic Ticket at R250 to R2 100 for an Ultimate Package. For more information on ticket prices or to book, visit 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 TsogoSun 3 star or 4 star Hotel.
*Check out Top Gear Festival SA on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/topgearfest); Twitter(@topgearfestsa) and our website www.topgearfestival.co.za
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 & 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 1.5 million fans in 20 cities around the World and we are proud to be bringing this event to Durban, South Africa for the second 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
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