Nelson Mandela Bay Metro geared up for Splash Festival

2017-04-05 06:04

IT’S all systems go for the annual Splash Festival as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality gears up for yet another exciting entertainment extravaganza this month.

The event comes on the back of a highly successful Ironman Triathlon African Championship event which took place over the weekend.

The festival will take place on April 14 to 17 at Hobie Beach and will feature local and national artists, live entertainment and an array of other entertainment and sporting activities such as beach volleyball, beach rugby and wrestling.

Speaking at the launch on Monday, April 3, the Executive Mayor Athol Trollip emphasised the importance of heightening the standard each time the Metro hosted an event as this showcases the city’s capabilities, its beauty and abundance of varied offerings for tourists.

“We are a capable city and have over the years shown our strength and level of professionalism every time we hosted high profile events. This city is committed to improving facilities and by next summer season, there should be a visible change and improvement in our public facilities,” Trollip said.

The no-alcohol policy at the event also helped minimise incidents related to alcohol abuse and as such, only a handful of minor incidents such as petty theft were reported in the past.

Metro police will work in tandem with local police to ensure safety and security is maximised during the event.

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