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The NYE party of 2018 … the Time Square NYE Blockbuster Block Party

Dec 3, 2018, Author: Hello Joburg

Hello Joburgers, buoyed by the overwhelming response to the first edition in 2017, Time Square is bringing back the NYE Blockbuster Block Party to ring in the New Year on 31 December 2018. Bigger and bolder than last year, the 2018 NYE Blockbuster Block Party features 11 of South Africa’s top DJs with more still being lined up.

Already confirmed for the blockbuster New Year party at the Sun Arena are Black Coffee, Black Motion, Euphonik, DJ Fresh, Dino Bravo, DJ Kent, Vin Deysel, Ayanda MVP, DJ Reddy D, Das Kapital and Crizz Beats. Partnering with Time Square to bring the massive NYE Blockbuster Block Party to Tshwane are MTV, MTV Base and 947. Tickets are available at Computicket.


Fashioned along the lines of the world’s biggest New Year’s parties, Time Square South Africa’s bash will be an audiovisual spectacular of epic proportions. Blockbuster Block Party revellers are promised the ultimate experience at the Sun Arena at Time Square. The venue boasts an international award winning digital audio system for spectacular sound and acoustics, as well as a high definition, audiovisual system complete with large format LED screens. The design and layout of seating on two tiers deliver unobstructed views from all positions.

“In 2017, we were bowled over by the response to the inaugural NYE Block Party, with us welcoming a capacity crowd for the 15 hour long party. It’s only right that we bring it back. We’re just going to make it bigger and more awesome than the first time,” says Brett Hoppé, General Manager at Time Square.


This year’s NYE Blockbuster Block Party will start at time on 31 December 2018 and continue until 07h00 on 1 January 2019. Revellers have access to the diversity of restaurants and bars within the casino complex. There are three unique establishments on the upper level: Forti Grill & Bar by Fortunato Mazzone (the charismatic South African chef, radio personality and owner of the multiple award winning Ristorante Ritrovo); Something’s Cooking by J’Something by Joao da Fonseca (the lead singer of Mi Casa and well known culinary artiste – aka J’Something) and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar South Africa by Guy Fieri (American celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV host of Guy’s Big Bite and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives). For pre or post party cocktails, there is Altitude, a champagne garden and supper club on the rooftop, offering panoramic views of Menlyn and beyond.

Partygoers can also opt to spend the night at The Maslow Hotel at Time Square. The new hotel offers an entirely new concept in hospitality. A first for South Africa, this 238-room specialist business hotel, offers multi-level accommodation options – from standard to premium – all under one roof.


For more information, visit Like Time Square South Africa on Facebook ( and follow on Twitter @TimeSquareRSA.

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