Cartoon Network Live comes to South Africa for the very first time in 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Big Concerts – A Live Nation Company have announced that Cartoon Network Live! will be coming to South Africa for the very first time over the winter school holidays.

This brand new live show will be coming to:

Cape Town from 26 June 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest

Johannesburg from 3 July 2018 at Montecasino

Brought to you by Cartoon Network, 947, Kfm 94.5 and Channel 24

Tickets are on sale now through and Computicket

Cartoon Network Live!, will feature Cartoon Network’s most popular heroes from Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls, in an interactive and spectacular stage production for kids aged 5+.

In Cartoon Network Live! Kelvin Gizmo, scientist extraordinaire, takes us into the world of Cartoon Network which is under threat of Zarr, the evil robot. We travel through the Land of Ooo, the city of Townsville and Elmore and meet their famous inhabitants. With them, and the help of the audience, Kevin Gizmo will hopefully be able to stop Zarr and his evil plans.

The production brings together an international, award-winning creative team to ensure a quality family entertainment stage show for audiences of all ages. The show is directed by award-winning director and choreographer Bart Doerfler, known for his work on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Walt Disney Company, The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, Holiday On Ice and Dreamworks. Besides Bart Doerfler, the creative team consists of Stephen Emmer (Musical Director), Cynthia Nordstrom (Costume Designer), David Smeets (Lighting Designer), Michael Al-far (Video designer) and Marinus de Graaf (Set designer).

Justin Van Wyk, CEO at Big Concerts – A Live Nation Company added “We are very excited to work together with Cartoon Network and the Live Nation team. Cartoon Network Live! will feature, for the very first time, all the familiar and beloved Cartoon Network characters, together in one live stage show. Live Nation always strives to bring fans closer to their idols and with this Cartoon Network Live! we will be doing just that!”

Maria Rosaria Milone, Senior Director, Category Management & Agent Markets, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA commented: “Considering Cartoon Network’s leading position in South Africa, we are extremely excited about this partnership. Creating interactive and immersive brand experiences provides not only kids but their entire family with new and exciting ways to engage with our shows and characters. Throughout the development of this production, Live Nation have matched our passion and ambition to bring Cartoon Network’s iconic brands to life, and we can’t wait to see the African fan reaction to this fantastic new live show when it comes to their city.”

This interactive live show is one the whole family will enjoy! Don’t miss Cartoon Network Live in South Africa in June/July 2018.

Tour Itinerary

Cape Town
26 June 2018 – 1st July 2018
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price: R245 – R365- up to 50% off all off-peak shows

3 July 2018 – 15th July 2018
Ticket Price: R175 – R390 – up to 50% off all off-peak shows

Press Contact
Dionne Domyan-Mudie (Johannesburg, and National publicity)
+27 (0) 833261776,

Gwen Ironsi (Cape Town Publicity)
+27 (0) 72 656 1906

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship.  For additional information, visit

About Cartoon Network EMEA

Turner’s Cartoon Network is a universally appealing boy-focused, girl-inclusive channel driven by its exciting slate of surprising comedy and adventure. The programming line-up explores the relatable themes of humour, friendship, imagination, action and adventure. Cartoon Network targets boys and girls aged 6-12 and aims to champion kids being themselves through its rich mix of entertaining and globally successful content. The programming slate includes leading comedy animations The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, OK.KO let’s be heroes,  and action-adventure shows, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Teen Titans Go!

About Big Concerts International

Big Concerts was founded by Attie Van Wyk in 1989 and since then has produced more than 1,800 shows with over 400 international artists. Big Concerts conducts business in the promotion of live entertainment events, merchandising, sponsorships, corporate- and private events, concessions, hospitality, and venue management. The company is the only African promoter to feature on the Pollstar list of Top 100 promoters, consistently under the Top 30 and highest-ranking position of number 8 as of June 2011, and has on numerous occasions been voted the top live entertainment company in South Africa. CEO Attie Van Wyk was also recently named 2013 Business Leader of the Year by the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce and Die Burger.