The Gin and Tonic Festival returns to Johannesburg this weekend.
The festial kicks off on 30 November 2019 when ‘the iconic Victoria Yards becomes the scene of an elaborate celebration of craft gin culture’ once more. Now in its fourth year and on its ninth event, the original Gin and Tonic Festival is regarded as the essential gateway to the diverse local landscape of boutique gins.
The Gin and Tonic Festival Johannesburg
It is said that the festival offers a highly engaging and entertaining showcase of the country’s most popular, lesser-known and new gin brands, as well as a selection of premium internationals – creating a theatrical platform for them to shine and showcase their handiwork to South Africa’s gin enthusiasts.
Filling out the offering is a bounty of delicious artisanal eats by Joburg’s street food stars and a diverse lineup of musical acts across multiple stages, all in celebration of the makers, merchants and mixers behind South Africa’s most exciting spirit.
Some of these artists include DJ Melitia, Housecatz, Jackie Queens, Wenawedwa among many more.
General Admission tickets are available for R165 and is available online at Quicket. And due to popular demand, festival organisers also announced group ticket options. Now you can buy your whole crews’ tickets to attend in one go and get a discount on each ticket purchased. The larger your group, the more you save. There is two options available; buy four and pay R150 per ticket or buy eight and pay R140 per ticket.
According to Gauteng Attractions, Victoria Yards is an innovative architectural ecosystem in Johannesburg’s inner city and a seamless blend of urban living, community upliftment, artisanal projects, skills incubation and retail opportunity.
Victoria Yards comprises artisanal studios, an urban farming practice that grows seasonal fruit and vegetables, a skills development wing, various art galleries and more.
The complex is the brainchild of visionary developer Brian Green, who, in 2017, remodelled derelict warehouses and industrial buildings built in 1913 to create the avant-garde inner-city cultural hub.