New Year's Eve and World Design Capital Cape Town Launch

City Hall, Cape Town

A forestaste of what you can expect at the FREE party at the Grand Parade, Cape Town.

With a  crowd of 80 000 spectators and event innovations including a triangular stage, innovative 3D mapping techniques and a line-up of SA’s top DJs and dance artists,  here are some pointers to ensure you experience a comfortable and memorable event.

  • The City Hall will be lit up in magnificent colours, celebrating its archetypal design, with Table Mountain presenting a glowing backdrop. This is consistent with other top international cities such as New York, Paris and London, that showcase their iconic locations.
  • An elaborate 3D video-mapping display will transform the City Hall’s façade into a nostalgic visual tribute to the late Tata Madiba. Local lighting design specialists and Cape Town Design NPC (the agency created by the City to implement and manage the World Design Capital 2014) will combine technology, light and design, to project iconic imagery from Madiba’s life onto the City Hall.

  • A unique feature for the night will be a triangular stage, designed to amplify an electro-dance party environment along with the line-up of South Africa’s top DJs and dance artists.
  • This dazzling show will be one of the many exciting elements of a five-minute lighting spectacular in which the City of Cape Town will ascend to its position as World Design Capital 2014 – the countdown to which will begin with lights, music, dance and fireworks.
  • Trenton and Free Radical will take to the stage to get the crowd into the groove with the official ‘Madiba Jive’.

Roll on World Design Capital Cape Town 2014. Happy New Year!