If your biggest regret of 2013 was not securing your place on the biggest party cruise in the Southern hemisphere and what is billed to be the hottest event of 2014 – here’s the good news: We are not leaving without you!

5FM and DStv have just released a final few cabins, giving YOU one last chance to book and get your hands on the most sought after tickets for you and your mates! This is your chance to rock with the best Dj’s in South Africa and to be a part of history! 

Join the first party cruise to invade Portuguese Island!

Date: Friday 4th – Monday 7th April 2014

Venue: THE MSC OPERA CRUISE SHIP: Durban – Mozambique - Durban

Tickets are extremely limited and available strictly on a first come first serve basis!


Artist Line-up: DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Roger Goode, Black Coffee, KB, Milkshake, Poppy, Rob Forbes, fix and the Naked DJ

Don’t miss the chance to party with 5FM, DStv and Fresh & Euphonik on Oh Ship - The Island Invasion - alongside SA’s biggest names for a weekend of music, mojitos and Mozambican sunsets, and the experience of a lifetime!

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Shaun Jacobs - End Of The Road

FIREMAN’S BALL 2013 - In proud association with


2007 saw the launch of the first ever Fireman’s Ball. The proudest gay party in Africa has since grown year on year, seen local and international DJs and performers, and broken new ground by inviting all and sundry – regardless of your sexual preference – to celebrate who we are.  

Over the years, the Fireman’s Ball has become THE MOST anticipated Gay & Lesbian Pride party on the Gauteng social calendar, and 2013 sees the party at a BIGGER, BETTER venue with 2 dance floors & stage, more experiential on-site activities including a fire extinguisher “spray the boy” experience , a fire pole and as always, the very best in entertainment.

Joburg’s biggest proudly gay party is back!

Date: Saturday 30 November 2013

Venue: Fourways Mall Entertainment Zone & Tiger Tiger Fourways

Time: from 20.30 till Sexy O’ Clock

Tickets: General access starts from R80 from Computicket until 15 Nov then R100 and VIP only R220.

(VIP includes balcony area, fire slush all night, canapé’ buffet, private bars, private toilets.)

Artist Line-up: Goodluck, Drum machine, Anele (94.7), Poppy (5FM), Stuart Hillary, Spin Bad, Sam, Alex Caige (94.7), Dizzy

Connect with us:

Join our social media community to win awesome prizes from Palazzo Hotel, Betta Smile, AO Sunglasses, Michael Gameplan, Bijan Hair Salon, Air O Car, Garden World and Joel Sassoon Personal Trainer.

Twitter: @FiremansBall



ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE POWERED BY 5FM - A NIGHT WITH THE LIVING DEAD presents the Zombie Apocalypse powered by 5FM!!!  A first in Halloween celebrations where looking alive is so last season. Make sure you dress to the zombie nines in order to fit in with the undead and don’t get bitten! The deadliest parties with your favourite 5FM DJ’s will be looking for blood at Tiger Tiger’s in Fourways, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban.

Experience the Zombie Flash mob, VIZ attack free zone, diary of the dead photo wall, button badge collection contest and 5FM ‘brain’ birthday cupcakes for your indulgence.  Show us your ‘Thriller’ dance moves and stand in line to win massive prizes on the night. 

Clubbers can test their skills with the latest zombie games in the zombie gaming area!


Each city will feature two of 5FM’s top DJs such as Fresh, Euphonik, Poppy, Roger Goode, Gareth Cliff, Catherine Grenfell, Rob Forbes and Rob Vember.

VIZ (Very Important Zombie):

If you need a break from the growls and moans from our attackers, the VIZ area will be a ‘Zombie attack free zone’. The zone will be patrolled by ‘sexy Zombie slayers’ to prevent attacks. VIZ Zombies will be fed ‘brains’ and ‘blood shots’ to keep the hunger at bay

Join us on the 31st of October as the urban legend of the zombie comes to life in this epic Halloween showdown…

Ticket prices:

General Access: from R60 and VIZ R140.

Presale tickets available at


Spot prizes on the night for the best dressed Zombie!

Get your hands on amazing prizes including advance copies of World War Z on DVD, Warm Bodies on DVD (courtesy Nu Metro), Brain Jelly Moulds and “brain” swimming caps (courtesy of Big Blue) and Playstation hampers (courtesy of Ster Kinekor)

 WIN BIG on social media by connecting with us:


Twitter: @zombiesaevents

 Notes to the editors:


 Zombies are undead reanimated corpses with a hunger for human flesh, and particularly for brains & blood.

 Apocalypse is any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

Zombies don’t eat Zombies….. So become like a Zombie so you don’t fall prey to their flesh eating habits!

About 5FM:

5FM is the entertainment powerhouse for youthful South Africans, offering the most popular contemporary music and entertainment. As a national Top 40 hit music radio station, 5FM is on the pulse of local, global music and content trends; thereby offering audiences access to, and an opportunity to be part of, the energy and dynamism of a fast changing youthful community. The stylish brand currently has the coolest line-up and on-air talent like no other in South Africa and is the primary source of music and lifestyle trends for a nation filled with diverse and trendy you adults.

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For interviews, ticket giveaways or more information please contact Star Mkhize on 011 463 0248 or email

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OH SHIP!! The Island Invasion – Captained by Fresh and Euphonik IS SOLD OUT!!!!

6 months ahead of the MSC Opera leaving the port of Durban on its Invasion of the Portuguese Islands, the very last cabin has officially been bought!! 2 200 very lucky people have secured their place on the biggest party boat this side of the southern hemisphere.

Oh Ship!! The Island Invasion, Is set to sail between Friday 4th April 2014 and Monday 7th April 2014. Cabins went on sale in August and are already completely SOLD OUT!!! 

Lwando Mkhize was the lucky guy who nabbed the last balcony cabin. We caught up with him on twitter at @OhShipSA: “I can’t believe I got the last cabin!!! All my friends are SUPER jealous. You snooze, you lose! #WeCantStop #ShutItDown”


There are, a few possible ways to still potentially get your hands on a cabin:


Register NOW on our waiting list on  and should a cabin become available due to any cancellations or passengers NOT paying their cabin in FULL by latest 3rd February 2014 – you will be notified.


Keep your eyes glued to DStv or visit to find out how you can WIN WIN WIN!!

Keep it locked on 5FM for competition details coming soon.
Follow @OhShipSA on twitter or like our Facebook Page for more info and updates on ways to get your hands on a cabin

For more info on Oh Ship!! – The Island Invasion, click here.

For more information, please contact Sithabile Mkhize on or Bulie Nazo on

5FM - DStv - OH SHIP!! - THE ISLAND INVASION - Captained by Fresh and Euphonik (Teaser)

5FM - DStv - OH SHIP! THE ISLAND INVASION! Captained by Fresh and Euphonik

You only get one chance to be someone!

Someone who will spend a weekend on the first party cruise to INVADE AN ISLAND!!

 Join the invasion alongside SA’s biggest names for a weekend of mayhem, music, mojitos and Mozambican sunsets.

DJ FRESH, EUPHONIK, ROGER GOODE, BLACK COFFEE, KB, MILKSHAKE, POPPY, ROB, FIX, NAKED DJ and more will hit the decks of The MSC Opera, and for the first time in South African history,          OH SHIP will ROCK Portuguese Island!

Prepare yourselves, get your passport ready, and secure your place on the biggest party boat in the Southern hemisphere!! The invasion is happening from Friday 4th to Monday 7th April 2014 

Cabins are limited and available strictly on a first come basis. 

Secure your cabin NOW with just a deposit, of only 1500 Bucks per person, on Final payment is only due in February 2014. T’s and C’s apply.

For media interviews and other information, please contact Morgan Ross or Star Mkhize on 011 463 0248


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5FM is the entertainment powerhouse for youthful South Africans, offering the most popular contemporary music and entertainment. As a national Top 40 hit music radio station, 5FM is on the pulse of local, global music and content trends; thereby offering audiences access to, and an opportunity to be part of, the energy and dynamism of a fast changing youthful community. The stylish brand currently has the coolest line-up and on-air talent like no other in South Africa and is the primary source of music and lifestyle trends for a nation filled with diverse and trendy young adults. 5FM = (Music)5 [i.e. to the Power of 5]!



MultiChoice today is the leading multi-channel digital satellite television operator across the African continent. Its dynamic technology platform and varied bouquets of channels, built on a foundation of compelling premium entertainment, has seen MultiChoice grow to 3.7 million subscribers across South Africa. MultiChoice provides its DStv services to different market segments. The DStv bouquets cater for different lifestyles and pockets, from entry level to Premium. DStv is also available as a niche service for the Indian and Portuguese communities. M-Net and SuperSport are part of the MultiChoice stable, which delivers premium channels and content to a growing number of subscribers. MultiChoice is one of the outstanding examples of a pioneering South African company, owned by Naspers, an international player providing entertainment, technology and e-commerce services. Through its corporate social investment, the company actively participates in social transformation and through technology, enables individuals and communities to help themselves ultimately leading to growth of the economy of the country.



MSC Cruises SA is the only local cruise operator in South Africa offering a range of itineraries in the Indian and Atlantic oceans. The South African Cruise season runs from November through to April on a yearly basis and cruises depart out of Cape Town and Durban. The 2013/14 season will see the return of the popular MSC Sinfonia for her fourth consecutive season, and the return of last season’s newcomer MSC Opera. Both ships will offer variety and choice with destinations including Portuguese Island, Maputo, Barra Lodge, Walvis Bay, Mossel Bay and Luderitz.  For the more adventurous: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion. Cruising is one of South Africa’s preferred holiday options with Accommodation, Meals and Entertainment all included in the fare.  Cruise enthusiasts can tailor-make their holiday experience on-board, whilst enjoying the MSC Italian hospitality. MSC Cruises is the market leading Cruise Company in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil comprising of 13 ships in its ultra-modern fleet.


Shaun Jacobs - Love Can 

Teargas ft Toya Delazy - Paradise


The annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the culmination of world-renowned musicians providing a cohesive star-studded line-up. 2013 will be its 14th year - this proudly South African event will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Soul songstress and SAMA nominee Auriol Hays is set to perform at this year’s Cape Town Jazz Fest alongside some of South Africa’s own talents Thandiswa Mazwai, Khuli Chana and Claire Phillips. But Auriol is especially excited about sharing a stage with international heavy weights such as Buena Vista Social Club, Kirk Whalum and headline act Jill Scott.

Auriol’s latest album Call it Love - Anima Sola is an authentic, open diary of Auriol’s life experiences that reveal the

honesty of all the emotional complexities of losing love. Each song is meant to take you deeper into the psyche of Auriol Hays. Stand out tracks include For The Man You Are, My Love and O Me Amor – a beautiful Portuguese Ballad written by Lionel Bastos.

Her track A Better Man’ made waves on national radio stations and her follow up singles ‘My Love’ and ‘All Tied Up’ have already commenced rotation on national radio. Auriol is extremely proud of her new album and quotes: “I was involved in every conceivable manner and very little was left to chance.” She has had many talented songwriters such as Lionel Bastos and Mr Mallum assist her in that process.

For bookings, please contact Morgan Ross or Vivian Chuene on 011 4630248 or mail

For interview or more info contact Star Mkhize or call 011 463 0248 or mail


BIO 2012

Auriol Hays was born and raised all over the Western Cape everywhere from Mitchell’s Plain to Eerste River. She grew up listening to classical music and whatever her parents liked, be it Jim Reeves or Roger Whitaker. Despite coming from a musical family Auriol kept her vocal talent and song writing very much disguised. 

A chance meeting with songwriter / producer Andre Scheepers, brought her debut album, Behind Closed Doors into fruition and lead to her first SAMA nomination and SAMA performance with Tumi and The Volume and Marcus Wyatt. Her album was also chosen as one of the Top 20 albums of 2009 by the Sunday Times.

Auriol has performed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, opened with the Gauteng Big Band for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, sang at the Zoo Lake music festival, wowed crowds at the 94.7 Christmas Wish Concert, perform to a sold out crowd at the Grahamstown Festival and staged another sold out Nina Simone Introspective show in Cape Town. Her music has also been used on various movie and television soundtracks. Her bands, all accomplished jazz musicians in their own right, are all based in Cape Town.



Twitter: @auriolhays

Teargas - Jabula

Auriol Hays - For The Man You Are

JR ft Nokwazi - Muntu

Nothende ft Slikour - Dance To This