St George’s Park, iconic home of the Warriors in Port Elizabeth, is all set to host the Eastern Cape’s first ever Malt and Music Festival this Saturday and a good few players have already confirmed that they’ll be getting involved in the fun on the day!
The Malt & Music Festival is a local initiative designed to showcase what the Eastern Cape has to offer while providing a platform for the community to come together for a fun filled day out. Those attending can expect to enjoy locally brewed beer, gin, picnic packs, fabulous food and a battle of local mixing musicians, with adult egg & spoon races, horse stick races, sack races and kiddie’s entertainment also on offer.
Whilst a number of the Warriors players are still in the process of completing their off-season commitments and obligations, the likes of Basheer Walters, Lesiba Ngoepe, Aya Gqamane and Sisanda Magala have confirmed that they will be attending the Malt & Music Festival and Walters has challenged members of the public to try and beat him in the horse-stick race.
“My trusty steed, Bashox, and I have been training for this event for a long time and I am confident we have what it takes to win. We are ready to take on anyone, but I warn in advance that we consider horse-stick racing to be a contact sport,” a determined-looking Walters told us.
Saturday’s event starts at 10am and will be a cashless affair. “ We will be making use of the Howler cashless card event system for customers to benefit from faster queues and less risk. If all goes well we will look at introducing the system at Warriors games in the future,” said Warriors Commercial Manager Christine Moss.
Purchase your tickets online at www.StGeorgesParkStadium.co.za or at St Georges Park Cricket Stadiums’ ticket office. Tickets are also available through the Malt & Music Festival Facebook page. Adult tickets are R80 now or R100 on the day and kids under 12 are free