South Africa’s pioneering gospel ensemble, MTN Joyous Celebration, is pushing the envelope yet again this year with the official launch of its Joyous Easter MegaFest at the Durban ICC from 07-09 April 2023.
Joyous Celebration has released a follow-up to their success with Joyous Celebration 26 just in time for Easter weekend. Each year, the revered gospel ensures that our spirits are lifted, and this year they do so with two projects—one featuring a 14-tracks and the other with 12 tracks.
Twenty-seven albums, multiple awards, twenty-six national, intercontinental, and international shows, and tours later, MTN Joyous Celebration returns with a glorious bang this season as it demonstrates its tenacity and determination to continuously give its fans and supporters the best that they can offer.
Founding Member Dr Lindelani Mkhize had this to say about the upcoming Joyous Easter MegaFest, “the time is now! And all roads lead to Durban this Easter, the place where it all began and that offers a plethora of activities in the lush, beautiful, and warm province of KwaZulu Natal where patrons will be spoiled for choice. We are all about new beginnings, and this festival marks a new beginning for us as a group. For years, our fans, supporters, and music lovers have associated Easter weekends with Joyous in Joburg. The support has been incredible, and we know that some may feel a tad disappointed about the change. We assure all our followers that this move is a start of something new and fresh as we build up to our next milestone celebration but also affords our supporters and the broader Joyous family a different yet familiar experience”.
The Joyous Easter MegaFest
The Joyous Easter MegaFest will be a three-day event, giving festival-goers an experience like no other. On Good Friday, MTN Joyous Celebration will take to the stage to render its mesmeric performances as they launch their 27th instalment, recorded last year at Emperors Palace and with two offerings: Hope & Victory. Concertgoers can expect a Joyous Experience from start to finish with magnificent performances, world-class production, dazzling costumes, and melodious voices – that the choir has become revered for. The ensemble will take partakers and revellers on a Hope and Victory journey.
MTN SA Brand and Communication General Manager Nomsa Chabeli commented: “the journey with the Joyous Celebration family has been nothing short of amazing. At MTN, we believe in finding transformative ways to do more for our consumers while we elevate their experience through our sponsorship portfolio. This is demonstrated through this year’s offering of the Joyous MegaFest weekend. We look forward to a great weekend filled with activities for both the young and old audience”.
A fresh take on gospel
The second day of the festival brings a fresh take on gospel! “We thought of ways to go beyond our normal offering and broaden the experience by adding this exciting leg to our Easter festivities. On Saturday night we will stage our first-ever Gospel meets Soul & Jazz Supper Club. A banquet dinner will be set up, where guests will be treated to the serenading sounds of gospel infused with soul and jazz presented by a Joyous ensemble and accompanied by good food and drinks. We have always taken pride in having something for everyone in our offering, and this year we felt the need to up the bar and be bold. We urge all lovers of great music to come and experience a Joyous presentation like no other”, concludes Dr Lindelani Mkhize
To close off the Mega weekend, MTN Joyous Celebration will present an incredible Easter Sunday celebration with the help of some of its friends in the industry, who will grace the same stage with the Joyous & Friends concert. Stay tuned to our social media platforms on the collaborating friends who will grace our stage and bless our patrons over the Joyous Easter MegaFest!
The annual Joyous Easter MegaFest is presented in partnership with MTN (title sponsor), the Durban ICC (host), and African Bank.
Tickets for MTN Joyous Celebration Easter MegaFest are available from Webtickets and Pick ‘n pay outlets nationwide from R250, and table sales for the Gospel meets Soul & Jazz are available through firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp at 076 115 5943.