Here comes NickFest!

There’s just something so exciting about kids getting to see their cartoon characters up close and in real life! Thanks to NickFest, your children’s favourite Nickelodeon characters are about to spring to life. NickFest is the first ever African edition of Nickelodeon’s international family friendly music festival. Known internationally as “SlimeFest”, NickFest is a happy mash-up of music, character appearances and singalongs for the whole family to enjoy together.

Nickelodeon is teaming up with Tsogo Sun and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust to host #NickFest on 13 and 14 June at The Globe at Silverstar.

Let’s meet our favourite Nickelodeon characters
You and the kids can look forward to a great day out, as you meet and interact with your favourite characters, including Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Take a meander through The Globe (that’ll be fully transformed into a Nickelodeon wonderland) and enjoy two shows per day – one at 10am and another at 2pm.

NickFest |DigiKids

There will be slime
Of course, there will be slime! You can also look forward to the Nickelodeon trademark green slime making its appearance, in the designated Slime Area. Be warned – it’s going to get gooey! Keep an eye out for some South African celebrities who have signed up to get slimed for a good cause. The Celebrity Slime Challenge is currently constructing the second paediatric hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg.

SB Nickfest | DigiKids

All for a good cause
NickFest will be donating a portion of the event’s proceeds to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, thereby helping more South African children gain access to improved healthcare facilities. 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 will be on sale via Computicket, and cost just R110 per person (kids under the age of 2 get in free!). Don’t forget to catch up with Nickelodeon online or stay up to date with #NickFest announcements on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Cath Jenkin

As a mom, Cath raises her daughter with a strong focus on technology, as she believes that digital literacy is as important as learning to read. With a long history of creating content for online and print publications, and in particular as a parenting columnist, Cath brings her curious mind... Read more

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