A piping hot programme for the cold winter months!
No need to hibernate this winter! Blackrock Casino, Newcastle’s favourite entertainment destination, has a hot line up of exciting events to satisfy young and old, from rugby fanatics to car enthusiasts, romantic lovebirds to larger-than-life comedy addicts. There is definitely something for everyone!
Back your favourite team at Boktown!
Blackrock Casino will be screening the Springboks taking on Argentina on Saturday, 17 August in the Blackrock Indaba Conference Centre. Boktown, the official Springbok rugby supporters’ village, creates a nail-biting sporting experience that goes far beyond 80 minutes on the field. The village offers passionate Springbok fans the best alternative to being at the game. Enthusiastic fans gather to support their favourite teams live on the big screen while enjoying a day filled with family fun: live entertainment, interactive activities for the kids, bars, scrumptious food, great competitions with amazing prizes and giveaways on the day. The best part? Entry is free! We will open the doors at 15h00 – kick-off is at 17h00. The first 50 people to arrive will get a complimentary drink, so make sure you arrive early to claim your free beer, cider, glass of wine, soft drink or water to start the festivities!
The Rugby World Cup is coming to Boktown!
Yes, there’s even more excitement to come with the Rugby World Cup. What better way to be part of the rugby fever by joining in on the Boktown experience? Diarise these dates and come and watch the matches LIVE with us on the big screen:
- Saturday, 21 September: SA vs New Zealand (11h45)
- Saturday, 28 September: SA vs Namibia (11h45)
Knock out rounds:
- Saturday, 19 October: Quarter final (12h15)
- Sunday, 20 October: Quarter final (12h15)
- Saturday, 26 October: Semi-final (10h00)
- Sunday, 27 October: Semi-final (11h00)
- Saturday, 2 November: Final (11h00)
Planning on getting hitched?
Blackrock Casino is calling all lovebirds, wedding planners, wedding suppliers – in fact, anyone in the business of tying the knot. Our Bridal Fair is set to showcase our lavish network of KZN wedding experts on Saturday, 20 July. Don’t leave a stone unturned in your quest for the most magical wedding as these professionals offer advice, products and services that can help you to plan your special day. Not only will you see the latest in wedding trends, there is a wedding package worth R50 000 up for grabs! Simply be at the fair from 12h00 to 19h00 to be in the running. Entry is FREE!
‘n Bietjie Engels, A little Afrikaans, en sommer ‘n hele klomp laughs!
If you’re up for a hearty laugh, then don’t miss The Comedy Mash Up, a hilarious night out with a collection of South Africa’s top bilingual comedians, all on one stage on Saturday, 27 July. The Comedy Mash Up bring net die beste van beide Engelse en Afrikaanse humor and includes comedy greats such as Rob van Vuuren, star of Van Der Merwe movie now streaming on Netflix. This legend became a comedian by accident while trying to be an actor and shot to fame in the hilarious comedy duo, Corne & Twakkie. This unbeatable line-up presents a celebration of SA’s diverse comedy scene as the performing comedians touch on the silly, the surreal, the naughty and the nice. Tickets available at Computicket for R150 per person.
Get revved up and Show Off Your Ride!
This much anticipated annual Show Off Your Ride car/auto expo promises to be bigger than ever! Car sound enthusiasts will be treated to some of the loudest vehicles in the world – with IASCA South Africa judging the car sound competition. Speed freaks and drag racers will have the opportunity to put their vehicles through their paces on the mobile dyno machine, with trophies up for grabs for the car with the most kilowatts of power. A host of spinners and drifters from around the country will keep spectators thoroughly entertained throughout the day. But that’s not all – buckle up for The Speed and Sound Magazine HOT HATCH CHALLENGE, remote control drift cars, go karts, live bands, live DJ, a beer garden, food stalls and incredible kiddie’s entertainment. Maguire’s South Africa is pulling out all the stops with a live paint restoration demo along-side the ever-popular Show ‘n Shine display. The expo, taking place on Saturday, 3 August starts at 13h00 in the Blackrock Casino parking area and the back of the hotel. Entry is R60 per person and kids under 13 years enter free! Get your tickets at the Customer Service Desk or at the gates of car show entrance. Its time for full throttle!