Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

WHAT IS THE LUSITO LAND FESTIVAL?

Lusito Land festival is a fundraising event for the Lusito Association for the Disabled.

 

LUSITO LAND’S RECIPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL

The Lusito Land Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year. The highly anticipated event offers a feast of mouth-watering Portuguese cuisine, combined with some of the country’s top acts and a host of fun activities to keep festival-goers well fed and entertained.

So how does the Lusito Land Festival remain so successful year after year? Well they have a special recipe that they follow.

 

Ingredients

1 x safe, secure and accessible venue with plenty of parking space and good amenities

2 weekends of great Johannesburg weather

4-three hundred-seater restaurants offering delicious Portuguese cuisine

90-plus shoppers delight market stalls

Top Class main stage

85-plus hugely talented entertainers

50,000-plus excited festival-goers

Exhilarating Amusement Park

Loads of fun activities for little ones

1 x huge dollop of Portuguese flavour

1 x secret ingredient to set the festival apart

 

Method

Combine all the ingredients at the Cayman Road venue in Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South. Add a massive serving of fun and plenty of good-humoured South Africans and their friends and families to the mix, and you have a festival of epic proportions. Dance, eat and have a great family day out while raising funds for the Lusito Association for the disabled.

WHO RUNS LUSITO LAND FESTIVAL?

Lusito Land Festival is locally organised in-house by the Lusito Association.

WHERE & WHEN IS LUSITO LAND?

Lusito Land will take place over two weekends; 20th April to 28th April at its new home situated at 25 Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

20th April           10h00 – 23h00

21st April           10h00 – 23h00

22nd April           10h00 – 23h00

 

23rd April           closed

24th April           closed

25th April           closed

 

26th April           17h00 – 23h00

27th April           10h00 – 23h00

28th April           10h00 – 19h00

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

Parking is available within the festival grounds.  There are three parking entrances which are easily accessible as follows:

 

  • 2 entrance and exits accessible from Kliprivier/R550 Road OR
  • 1 entrance and exit accessible from Cayman Road.

 

Parking area is enclosed and manned by security.

 

Parking is FREE!

WHERE DO I BUY TICKETS

Tickets are available through Computicket or on the day at the gate.

We suggest you buy tickets online before the show to avoid unnecessary queues.

Pre-purchased ticket access to the show through “Fastlane” access at the main entrance.

HOW MUCH ARE THE TICKETS?

Adults                           R150 per person

Teens                           R150 per person

 

Children                        R50 (between the ages of 6-12)

Pre-Schoolers   FREE (from 0 – 5)

 

Pensioners                    R50 per person

 

Please note, Lusito Land Festival recommends all children under 18 attend with an adult.  Not Under 18’s will be allowed into the bar areas.

 

R.O.A.R. ID to be produced on request. NO PASS OUTS ARE PERMITTED

CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?

Yes, but remember onsite ticket sales do not begin until 10h00/17h00 each show day.

 

We can’t guarantee tickets will be available at the door. If Lusito Land Festival tickets sell out before the festival, no tickets will be available at the door. To ensure you don’t miss out, pre-purchase your tickets today!

WHEN WILL THE ENTERTAINMENT BE ANNOUNCED?

The programme will be released in the weeks leading up to the festival, though we will be revealing details earlier than that via our website and social channels.

DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OR REDUCED MOBILITY?

We will have a dedicated parking and entrance set-up for persons with disabilities.  Please note that there are paved areas but most of the ground is grassed.

CAN YOU WATCH MY KIDS WHILE I ENJOY THE FESTIVAL?

Lusito Land Festival does not provide child care services.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT ALLOWED TO BRING?

No Gazebos – We do not want to block anyone’s view

No Hubbly Bubbly (Hooka Pipes)

No Alcohol Beverages OR any other refreshments

No Drugs allowed

No Sharp objects

No Firearms

No Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)

No Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)

No Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)

No Cooler box

No Braais

No Food/Snacks

No Pets

WHAT ARE YOU ALLOWED TO BRING?

Camping Chairs

Blankets

HANDY TIPS

Bring a warm jacket as it gets a bit chilly in the evening. Remember to bring your jacket in with you as no Pass Outs are allowed.

Get an arm band from the organiser’s office or ticketing office and write your kids name and your number on it.

Wear comfortable shoes

Don’t Drink & Drive

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD, FRIENDS, FAMILY OR I GET SEPARATED?

Find the nearest Lusito Land staff member or security guard and we will help you locate your missing party. We suggest that when you arrive at Lusito Land Festival you and your friends & family a location to meet in case anyone does get lost. We also recommend that you obtain a wristband from the organisers’ office or from the ticket office for your child/children and write your contact details on it.

CAN I BRING MY PET?

No. The only animals permitted in the venue are service animals. We love animals as much as you, but you are going to have to leave your pets at home.

CAN I FLY A DRONE AROUND THE VENUE?

Drones are not allowed in the venue.

WILL I BE ON CAMERA IF I ATTEND?

We attract local, national and international press to the Lusito Land festival. In purchasing your ticket and in consideration for being admitted to the festival, the holder consents to being recorded (by audio, visual and/or other means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media now known or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity. Holder also hereby: (1) releases Lusito Association from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right or any other claim or course of action of any kind; (2) authorizes and permits Lusito Association and its designees which include but are not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors and contractors to use and authorize the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter know for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and (3) agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of the festival. Holder agrees not to make any recordings of any kind at designated activities without the express written permission of Lusito Association. We reserve the right to deny entry or remove from the festival facilities any person who in our sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which we reasonably consider to be disruptive of the festival.

DO I NEED TO BRING CASH?

Most vendors will accept credit and debit cards.  There will be limited ATMs located at the venue.

WHAT ARE THE SECURITY EXPECTATIONS AT LUSITO LAND FESTIVAL?

The safety and security of our staff, exhibitors and visitors is our priority. We work closely with the venue, security, and law enforcement authorities to identify risks, assess them and develop security plans for our festival.

Everyone attending Lusito Land Festival should be aware or the following security measures: Security will be onsite at all times to assist you during all aspects of the Lusito Land Festival. Everyone must have their Lusito Land Festival tickets on hand at all times.  A fully operational security team will be doing searches at all entry points to the venue, hand held scanners will be used.  No Fire arms are permitted into the festival grounds and NO lock-up facilities are available.  Keep personal property with you at all times and do not leave any items unattended. Carry a valid form of photo ID at all times.

A Venue Operations Centre will be located at the festival during the festival hours with all essential services in terms of SAPS, Security, Medical Personnel, Traffic Control, etc…

WHAT DO I DO IF I FIND/LOSE SOMETHING?

Please bring all found items to the Lusito Land organiser's office. Lost items will be kept at the organiser’s office and you can also phone 072 244 9001 to locate your lost items.

- 20 april to 28 april 2019 -