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Events At Montecasino

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Asia Fest

Asia Fest

Asia Fest

From Saturday, 2 November 2019 to Sunday, 3 November 2019

Venue: Outdoor Event Area
Times: Saturday: 11h00 – 22h00
            Sunday: 11h00 – 18h30

  • General Admission – R250 per person
  • VIP - R650 per person
  • Kids 3-12 – R50 | Kids 13-18 – R80

Due to unforeseen logistical factors beyond the event organisers control, Asia Fest will now be held on 2 & 3 November 2019. Ticketholders for the event that was to have been held in July are kindly requested to contact Ticketpro for a full refund, alternatively, email for enquiries, comments and assistance.

Asia Fest – A Music, Food & Cultural Festival.

A first in Johannesburg, this unique family-friendly event aims to promote & celebrate the diverse cultures of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Vietnam. Festival goers can experience authentic food from the different cultures as well as a selection in craft beers, local wines, international & local whiskey, spirits and of course Saki. You will be able to relish in the setting of the aromatic tea garden, delight in a relaxed eastern massage, show off your skills at the Karaoke pods and peruse through stalls that offer holistic healings & traditional wholesale foods, while being entertained by traditional dancing, demonstrations and music from Asia, accompanied by some of SA’s finest local acts. 

Asia is rich in culture covering a magnitude of diversity. Asia Fest will be highlighting some of these cultural heritages by entertaining you with Dragon & Lion dancing, authentic Chinese fan dancers, traditional demonstrations from Kendo originated from Japan and Taekwondo from Korea and not forgetting the graceful and majestical Thai dancing. Asia Fest will also feature a full live music entertainment programme running throughout the entire 3-day festival showcasing some SA’s best in local music.

Be Entertained By:

  • Desmond & The Tutus
  • Easy Freak
  • Goodluck
  • Jerry & The Bandits
  • Jethro Tait
  • Josh Middelton
  • Kolledge
  • Lara Gear
  • Lilly Hallows
  • Majozi
  • Sutherland
  • The Capitals


  • South Africa Johannesburg HuaXing Arts Group
  • The Songs (Fingerstyle guitarist & Electric Violinist duo)
  • Chung Wah Dragon & Lion Dancers
  • Kendo Demonstrators
  • K-Pop DJ

VIP Experience
The VIP lounge experience includes Asian inspired snacks, complimentary alcoholic beverage, private toilets, comfortable shaded seating area, full bar service and heaters. Unfortunately, no kids will be allowed in this area.

Asia Fest will recreate the authentic vibe of Asian street cuisine, with various food ranging from sushi, dim sum, Thai Currie and ramen from 28 different food stalls so whether you prefer Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese, get ready to take your taste buds on a voyage of discovery.

Artisanal foods offering from:

  • Kevin Sushi Boat
  • Sushi Bus
  • Crisp Kitchen (African/Malaysian)
  • D6 District Six Eatery (African/Asian/Malaysian)
  • KOI Restaurant
  • The Great Eastern Food (Asian Fusion)
  • Urbanologi (Asianfusion)
  • Fusionista Restaurant (Asian)
  • Hashi Fusion Sushi & Seafood
  • Saigon Suzy (Asian)
  • Asian Twist
  • Simply Asia
  • 2 Thai 4 Restaurant (Asian)
  • Kyoto Garden Sushi (Asian Japanese)
  • So Yum
  • Saengcha Thai Restaurant
  • Thai Café (Thai)
  • Wangthai (Thai)
  • Kai Thai - (Thai)
  • Erawan (Thai)
  • Orient (Thai/Vietnamese/Chinese)
  • Kong Vietnamese Asian
  • Yamakado Sushi (Japanese)

Kids Area
Let your kids use up all that excess energy in our secure Kids area with activities ranging from a jumping castle to face-painting, puppet shawls and balloon animals, there’s more than enough to keep them entertained. Let our childminders take care of them while you take some time to enjoy Asia Fest. (Activities may vary depending on the day).

Karaoke Pods
Asia Fest presents Karaoke pods in the heart of our festival! With classic belters and cheesy hits galore, which are guaranteed to bring out your inner Freddie Mercury or Tina Turner.

Massage / Healing Area
A dedicated area focused on Eastern healings and massages. Offerings include foot rubs, relaxing back and neck massages.

A travel area hosted where shoppers will be able to get exclusive packages & getaways to Asian destinations.

Food Demonstration
Throughout the weekend We have amazing local chefs booked who will be hosting live cooking demonstrations on different Asian Cuisine’s. Entrance to demonstrations is at no extra charge.