Final invite for VIP

Final invite for VIP


Event to Celebrate the Grand Opening of Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg  

 Johannesburg, South Africa, February 25, 2014 – The stage is set for what promises to be the party of the year as Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg hosts the highly anticipated Grand Opening event in Mandela Square, Sandton

 On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Hard Rock officially celebrates the Grand Opening of its Johannesburg location with a free concert by South Africa’s reigning prince of rap, AKA and local rock legends, Prime Circle, Blues artist Albert Frost and popular rapper DA L.E.S. along with opening performances by Brent Harris and Thee Jam.  A host of actors and performers dressed as iconic rock stars will also take the stage at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg to rock the crowds and provide guests with an unforgettable evening of celebration and song!

 True to Hard Rock’s “Love All – Serve All” motto, the free concert event will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art specialist pediatric academic and tertiary referral hospital providing child-centered, best-quality medical services to the children of Southern Africa, irrespective of their social and economic status. All concertgoers are encouraged to show their support by making a donation (http://www.nelsonmandelachildrenshospital.org/donate-now/)

 Fans can secure their spot at this one-of-a-kind event by “likingHard Rock Cafe Johannesburg’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HRCJohannesburg) and entering their contact details on the Grand Opening Ticket page https://www.facebook.com/HRCJohannesburg/app_277112852299042.   Once details are submitted online, fans will receive a unique bar-coded ticket confirming their spot, with a guest, to the exciting Grand Opening event. Spots are limited, as a maximum 1,000 people will be admitted into the concert event. In addition, concert guests wearing Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg merchandise will be randomly selected from the crowd and offered VIP Rock Star tickets to the exclusive after party. 

 To win Rock Star tickets to the exclusive VIP after-party at the cafe following the concert, Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg encourages members of the public to take pictures of themselves wearing Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg T-shirts or merchandise and capturing the moment while enjoying a meal at Hard Rock Cafe. Images can be uploaded via Twitter with the hashtag #HardRockJHB.

 What:              Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg Hosts Free Concert by Prime Circle, Albert Frost, AKA & DA L.E.S

 When:             Saturday, March 8, 2014

                        5:30 p.m.         Performance by Brent Harris and Thee Jam

                        6:00 p.m.         Performance by Albert Frost

7:00 p.m.          Performance by AKA & De L.E.SAKA

8:00 p.m.          Guitar Smash

8:40 p.m.          Performance by Prime Circle

Where:            Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg

                        Nelson Mandela Square

Maude Street, Sandton City, Sandton

2146 Johannesburg, Gauteng

+27 11 784 3144

 Admission:      Free, All Ages Welcome

                        To reserve tickets, please visit www.facebook.com/HRCJohannesburg

For more information, visit www.hardrock.com/johannesburg or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/HRCJohannesburg.

 About Hard Rock International

With a total of 179 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.


About Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is a project initiated by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Graça Machel is the chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust and Sibongile Mkhabela its CEO.The 200-bed specialised paediatric hospital is located in Johannesburg. The site was donated by Wits University at a site dedication ceremony attended by Nelson Mandela in 2009. The goal is to admit the first patient in the last quarter of 2015 and provide world-class specialised paediatric care to Southern Africa’s children, irrespective of their social and economic status. The National Health Department has committed to provide core operations costs of the hospital.