By: Ayabonga Ngoma
Part of a global festival in over 11 countries, Corona Sunsets hit Johannesburg, after shaking up Cape Town earlier this year, for an unforgettable experience. Held at Ground in Muldersdrift, this venue surrounded by rolling hills, a vineyard and lush stretches of green was the perfect backdrop for the sold out party event just before autumn properly kicked in. And boy did we party!
Upon arriving, getting banded and taking in the beautiful wonderland filled with beautiful sun kissed festival goers, great big constructions including the two stages and well placed bars serving all things Corona. Some people may have had a problem with only having Corona on sale, but I personally love the beer and am pretty sure most left with a new found liking for it. The special and very cool Corona Sunsets bottle design surely made the day a whole lot brighter.
The line-up left nothing to be desired. I just had to decide who I needed to see and when, which was quite easy with the Griffin and Crown stages not so far from each other. I spent most of the day and night running between Lulo Café and Kentphonik then back for Kid Fonque and then forth to the amazing Black Motion who were my faves of the night. Of course there were many more acts that had groups split between the stages and set the crowds on fire such as international acts Robin Schulz and Gorgon City.
The moment which was one of the highlights of the festival, purely from an experience point of view, was during sunset where flames flew out of the stage and fireworks were hurled into the purple and pink skies. The energy instantly increased and got everyone even more excited for what was to come from Culoe De Song and Lovebirds.
Everyone seemed to have left their worries (and the current state of the country) behind for wonderful moments of making new friends, new tastes and new memories at the Corona Sunsets festival. It was very well organized with every little detail considered and the order of the day was achieved with myself and my squad leaving fulfilled. I can’t even imagine what kind of line-up Corona can put together for the next one because this one was near perfect.
Check out Corona’s social pages and follow the tags #CoronaSunsetsZA and #ThisIsLiving for all the action pics and videos from the fest.
Facebook: Corona South Africa
Website: Corona Extra Sunsets ZA
Ayabonga is just a small town boy, livin’ in Johustleburg. Governed by music. An extroverted introvert. Curious mind, but never nosy. Engineer who is a wannabe creative. Find him on Instagram: @Ayab0nga