Bigger and better than ever, NickFest will welcome thousands of kids and families to The TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 March for an amazing weekend of music and family fun, packed with entertainment, activities, events and experiences for all ages.

Thrilling kids and parents alike, NickFest brings families together thanks to its unique combination of live music from South African A-listers, character shows, and appearances by Nickelodeon superstars SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol, and – for the very first time – Shimmer and Shine!


New for NickFest 2017 is an amazing free extreme sports attraction where kids can try out trikes, bikes, skates and wheels of every kind, and enjoy an interactive graffiti wall. And of course there will be lots of Nickelodeon’s trademark slime – gallons and gallons in the awesome Slime Area – now bigger and stickier than before!

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Kids and parents can also look forward to the KinderJoy interactive area which showcases the Magic Kinder app and a special appearance by the KinderJoy mascot Kinderino.


During the two-day festival, The TicketPro Dome will be totally transformed into a‎ Nickelodeon wonderland inspired by the channel’s colourful on-screen worlds. There will be two sessions each day, with morning sessions starting at 09:00am and afternoon sessions at 15:00 pm. Details of performers and other attractions will be released shortly.

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Tickets for NickFest are already on sale at and selected Edgars, CNA and Postnet retail outlets, priced R290 per head, or R270 per person for a family of 4-6 people. (Groups of 10 or more people: priced R250 per head).

Entrance is free for children under 2. Entrance to the Slime Area is priced at R150.

NickFest is brought to you by Glen21 Entertainment in association with KinderJoy.

For more information on NickFest 2017 please go to, Twitter @NickAfrica and on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or Facebook at To join the conversation about NickFest 2017, please use the hashtag #NickFest2017.


About NickFest

NickFest was launched by Nickelodeon in South Africa in 2015 and was the first ever African edition of Nickelodeon’s international family friendly music festival. Known internationally as “SlimeFest”, NickFest is a happy mash-up of live music, character appearances and singalongs for the family to enjoy together.

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