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NickFest Event in Johannesburg!

by Nadia on May 26, 2015

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Having grown up in America, Nickelodeon was one of my favorite channels! Today, my kids love watching Nickelodeon too. I am so excited to announce the NickFest, in Johannesburg at The Globe at Silverstar on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June.

Kids and family favourite Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) is teaming up with Tsogo Sun and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust to stage its first ever family-centric festival, 

NickFest will thrill kids and parents alike with its unique combination of live music from SA A-listers, character shows and appearances by Nickelodeon superstars SpongeBob SquarePantsDora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Packed with fun and interactivity, NickFest promises a fabulous day out for kids of all ages and their families, with designated activities for pre-schoolers, primary school kids, tweens and teens. And of course there’ll be lots of Nickelodeon’s trademark slime – tons and tons of gooey green stuff…in the awesome Slime Area!.

During the 2 day festival, NickFest will welcome more than 4,000 kids and families to The Globe, with the site totally transformed into a‎ Nickelodeon wonderland. Two shows will be held on both days at 10:00 am and 14:00 pm. Details of performers will be released shortly.

In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, NickFest will also feature The Celebrity Slime Challenge in which well-known celebrities will get doused in slime to raise funds for the charity, which is currently constructing the second paediatric hospital in South Africa, in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital began construction in April 2014, and is targeted to open in the second half of 2016. The Trust continues to fundraise towards its R1 billion target, of which R620 million has been raised. “It is with support and donations from partners such as NickFest, as well as the public that we look forward to Madiba’s wish becoming a reality. And we look to the global community to continue supporting this project, which will improve children’s health for generations to come,” said Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.

Tickets for NickFest go on sale week commencing 11 May 2015 via Computicket, priced R110 per person (entrance free for children under 2). Ten percent of funds from ticket sales will be donated towards the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.

For more information on NickFest please go to, join us on Twitter @NickAfrica and on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or like us on Facebook at To join the conversation about NickFest use the hashtag #NickFest.


I hope to see you there!



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