The Venue has Been changed to The Wavehouse in the Gateway

“We were forced to move the party from the beach, after we received approval from the local business owners, but… If the Durban council doesn’t want you to party on the beach, we will bring it to you! Wave House offers fantastic facilities to take our world class production, top DJs, and holiday beach energy even higher – just on a different beach, with an enhanced (and air-conditioned), two-level VIP lounge, balcony and private dancefloor,” explains Pieter Rossouw from (the producer of Black Tie & Barefoot).”

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be in tuxedo and walking on the beach barefoot? All you gotta do is get yourself a ticket to the 5FM Black Tie & Barefoot Party and you will experience a Black Tie event in true Beach style.

Situated in the biggest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere (The Gateway), The Wavehouse boasts the biggest manmade stationary wave in the world – The D-Rex – which is a 10 foot barrelling left and right point break wave. The venue boasts enough space to host thousands of people who will be celebrating New Year’s Eve 2010 in style. Apart from the traditional “beach feel”, the “Peanut” Trident will be set up next to The D-Rex make this event an unforgettable New Year’s celebration. The inflatable 1000m2 structure together with the beach has been said to be the “Ultimate Venue” for New Year’s Eve 2010/2011.

5FM’s Poppy Ntshingwana says “I can’t wait to hit the Durban beach on 31 December – how often does a DJ get the opportunity to play right on the beach to a rocking crowd on New Year’s Eve?! I can even go for a quick dip in the waves between track changes!” The event also features other top class 5FM DJ’s such as Milkshake (5FM), Catherine (5FM) and C-Live (5FM). They will be supported by the likes of Shane D (VIP floor), Coco Loco, Kevin Grenfell, Stuart Hillary, DJ Roxxi (VIP Floor) and Morne Groove Element (VIP Floor).

These days New Year’s Eve events have become very monotonous. With the same events and themes being repeated year in and year out. This year has decided that it’s time for a change, and a change it will be. Event Producer Pieter Rossouw explains that a party of this magnitude and theme would only be seen in cities such as Miami and Rio…until now!

This event is definitely not to be missed. The cutting-edge audio-visual effects together some of SA’s top DJ’s is going to be pleasing to more than just your eyes and ears. The world-class production and design, food stalls, multiple bars, secure facilities and a beach party like no-one has ever experienced before is going to make sure that you start your new year in style.

What can you expect as a VIP?

  • Option of secure parking close to the venue
  • A private lounge and dancefloor (with its own line-up of DJs)
  • Rooftop area with view of ocean
  • Cocktail canapés
  • Welcoming drinks, bubbly and sweets at midnight
  • Surprise gifts
  • Exclusive lounge on the main dancefloor

What will it cost?

General Access

Presale: R200

Door: R250


Presale only: R400


General: R50 per car

VIP: R100 per car (presale only)

Tickets available from

Doors open at 19:30 on Friday, 31 December 2010

First 3000 guests each receive a complimentary, souvenir-edition black tie on arrival

Happy Partying



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