The Top Gear Festival, which includes a Live Stadium Show, will be hosted by the full Top Gear Team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and The Stig, who will be pushing the boundaries of live motoring festivities as they perform to the audience.
For this year’s South African Festival, Top Gear is proud to be partnering with the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and the City of Durban to bring Top Gear’s first ever stadium show to one of the world’s most iconic venues and architectural masterpieces: the Moses Mabhida Stadium. With such a massive space to play with, Top Gear’s adrenaline-charged live show will thrill the audience with FMX bikes, donutting and flaming rally cars, hair-raising stunts by the Top Gear Live Stunt Driving Team and nonsensical challenges synonymous with Top Gear. Fans can also expect some of the world’s finest supercars as well as insanely modified cars – all delivered with the irreverent humour one would expect from a Top Gear event.
Visitors will also get the unique opportunity to see their favourite presenting trio arrive on motorised version of the famous Top Gear studio set.
Jeremy Clarkson commented, “We travel all over the world with Top Gear Live events and, wherever we are, we always say the audiences are amazing. But South Africa is different because when we say it there, we really mean it. That’s why I can’t wait to share our Top Gear Festival with the friendliest, most enthusiastic people on the planet”.
The 2012 event will offer a more interactive experience as visitors will also enjoy a huge variety of other exciting outdoor features situated around the precinct. The City of Durban plays host to Top Gear’s first ever street circuit – over two kilometres long and winding around the streets of Durban. Spectators will see Stig power laps, head-to-head racing, supercars, drag racing, drifting, celebrity race challenges and more in the packed daily schedule. Local motorsport talent will also be showcased with Motorsport South Africa running the Super Production Car Series and the Volkswagen Polo Challenge Series on the Top Gear Street Circuit.
Book early so as not to miss the most exciting event on this year’s entertainment and motoring calendar! Tickets are on sale already and range from R250 to R995. For more information on ticket prices or to book, visit www.itickets.co.za or www.topgearfestival.co.za/tickets. For those coming from further afield, there is a full range of travel packages giving Top Gear enthusiasts the perfect excuse for a weekend in Durban.