ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR CAPE TOWN PRAWN FEST
While the horseracing action, headlined by the Vasco Prix Du Cap (Gr 3) takes centre stage at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday there’s lots to look forward to off the track as well with entertainment lined up for all.
Racegoers will be sinking their teeth into the offering at the Cape Town Prawn Festival and at the same time be entertained by Young Brass Sounds, a minstrel band affiliated with the Cape Town Walkers.
“We’re really excited about being involved on the day. It’s the first time we’re doing an event like this and we’re really looking forward to it,” band captain, Shuaib Domingo, said ahead of the day.
“We’re a band of mostly brass instruments making a beat that you can’t really describe. You have to be there to experience it for yourself. We take some of the popular stuff and make our own sound,” added Domingo.
“We’re planning on adding a lot of Cape flavour and people will enjoy it. It’s on another level. It’s colourful, bright and full of life. We’re excited to perform.”
There’s also enough lined up to keep the children entertained throughout the afternoon and food lovers can take advantage of the R169 per kg of prawns offer or they can sample some of the offerings from a number of vendors on the day.
General Access tickets to the Cape Town Prawn Festival are R30 for adults and will include entry into a lucky draw on the day where R50 000 of home appliances will be given away. Tickets for Under-18s are R10. Owners and Trainers are reminded to display their badges at all times.
There are a number of high-profile equine stars to look out for too with Just Sensual, who claimed the Fillies Guineas (Gr 1) at the start of the Summer Of Champions clashing with the likes of Silver Mountain and Goodtime Gal.