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Giants at play at PE Fan Fest

In a major coup for the organisers, The Giant Match comes to the Fifa Fan Fest™ in Port Elizabeth on Friday at 2pm.

This does not refer to the much-anticipated World Cup quarterfinal between Brazil and the Netherlands, which kicks off at 4pm, but rather a performance by some four-metre high puppets.


PE Fan Fest outranks bigger centres

Despite it being in one of the smaller centres, the Fifa Fan Fest™ in Port Elizabeth has attracted the third most visitors during the first two weeks of the World Cup.

“After the second week, we ranked third in the country based on attendance,” said local Fan Fest director Glenn van Eck. By last Friday evening 150 000 people had passed through the turnstiles at St George’s Park.


Fans in disbelief as England "pom"elled by Germany

The English contingent of the crowd at the Fifa Fan Fest™ in Port Elizabeth watched in disbelief as their team was ‘pom’elled out of the World Cup by a slicker-looking German outfit on Sunday evening.

“Four-one is a real hiding,” Ansgar Bitz (31) from Mainz in Germany summed up the match afterwards.


Locnville has PE Fan Fest in its pocket

“I’ve got the sun in my pocket and the moon in my hands . . .”

The catchy lyrics of Locnville’s debut hit, “Sun in My Pocket”, accurately sum up the stellar success the electro dance duo is currently enjoying.


Football and entertainment a draw in PE

The honours were roughly even between football and the evening’s featured artists as to which the main attractions were on Friday evening’s programme at the FIFA Fan Fest™ in Port Elizabeth.

It was perhaps an evening for symmetry as just under 6 000 fans watched the World Cup’s most anticipated match thus far – Brazil versus Portugal – peter out to a tame 0-0 draw on the giant big screen at St George’s Park.


Just Jinjer rocks up at PE Fan Fest

When they say that they are proudly South African, the three members of South Africa’s biggest rock ’n roll export, Just Jinjer, really mean it.

After all, they had packed up their cushy lives in Los Angeles – where they had been living their dream for the past eight years – to return to the country where it had all started for them.


Dirty Skirts make PE debut - at last

After nearly five years of traversing the country and performing in far-off places like the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates, The Dirty Skirts are coming to Port Elizabeth.

The four-man group from Cape Town will make their local debut at the FIFA Fan Fest™ at St George’s Park on Thursday – starting at 7pm.


Fans rise to the occasion in PE

Just over 13 000 fans hoping for a miracle result crammed into the FIFA Fan Fest™ at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday afternoon to watch the live broadcast of the crunch match between Bafana Bafana and France.

Despite the opening week’s inclement weather, Tuesday’s total attendance of 16 200 nudged the overall figures over the 120 000-mark.


Compilation of national acts sees out the week

A fabulous compilation of national entertainers will see out the week at the FIFA Fan Fest™ at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

Heading the list are The Dirty Skirts, a Cape Town rock band that has built an impressive underground following, and Just Jinjer, the country’s best-selling rock band.


Football fans may get lucky at PE Fan Fest

Fifty lucky football fans will get a last-minute chance to watch the Host City match between England and Slovenia live at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

One of the official FIFA World Cup™ sponsors, Coca-Cola, will be giving the tickets away in a fun competition that forms part of their special celebratory promotion at the St George’s Park-based Fan Fest on Monday and Tuesday.


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