The winners of the Leisure Options Best of Joburg Awards have been announced and its unanimous – the Coca-Cola dome is the concert venue that rocks Joburgers supreme and has done for the past 14-years in a row. Recognised as one of South Africas most versatile special event venues, the Coca-Cola dome has hosted an array of world class acts from Roxette to Ne-Yo, Sting to The Killers – and has been voted, once again, the best concert venue in Johannesburg by the Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards 2012!
Over 60,000 readers ballots revealed Joburgs top shopping, entertainment and dining outlets in approximately 100 categories; ranging from Best New Restaurant, to Best Hair Salon, Best Radio Personality, and of course Best Live Music Venue!
Leisure Options is a free fortnightly entertainment guide distributed in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg featuring the hottest restaurants, shopping, music, nightlife and living in Joburg. The Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards is a natural extension of the magazine’s essence – giving readers the chance to vote for their favourites across a host of categories.
It is an honour to know that the passion and hard work that we pour into every event at the Coca-Cola dome is recognised by our patrons. Awarded for the 14th consecutive year now, we will continue to successfully capture the unique spirit of Johannesburg, feeding its hunger for diverse and quality entertainment, commented Warren Green, Commercial Manager of the Coca-Cola dome.
As South Africas most populous city and an undeniable hub of entertainment in the country, it is not surprising that more than 640 000 people visit the Coca-Cola dome every year. Besides the range of world class exhibitions held at this landmark venue, acts like John Legend, Cliff Richard and 30 seconds to Mars attract crowds of fans as diverse as the city itself.
Adam Lambert is the next big act to get the Jozi masses jumping on 16 November 2012. His successful appearance on the eighth season of American Idol launched Adams career and catapulted the edgy pop singer into stardom. Numerous awards and nominations followed the release of his debut album, For your entertainment which also arrested the attention of icons such as Pharrell Williams and Bruno Mars – just two of the collaborating legends on his latest album Trespassing.
As Big Concerts first choice of venue for live music and entertainment in Gauteng, Attie van Wyk, Big Concerts CEO says: With its massive capacity, state of the art equipment and highly efficient personnel with exceptional ability to host major events, I absolutely agree that the Coca-Cola dome is deserving of their ongoing election as the best concert venue by Leisure Options Readers Choice Awards.
The Coca-Cola dome always has another sizzling concert on the call sheet; which is wrapped up in 2012 with a performance by the controversial R&B heart throb, Chris Brown on 15 December.
Besides maintaining the utmost standards of safety and professionalism for organisers, the Coca-Cola domes dedicated team guarantees its guests all the elements of a rocking event: easy access from all main routes and airports, ample secure parking, incredible sound definition and stage lighting, reliable refreshment and catering outlets as well as a line-up packed with A-list performances.
Warren Green concluded: We thank all our clients for their continuous support and for bringing world class events to our venue, as well as the people who support these fantastic events – the patrons who have visited our venue this year, voting us number one.