28 September 2018
American-based Feld Entertainment and leading local promoter, Showtime Management, in association with SuperSport and regional radio media partners East Coast Radio, Kfm 94.5 and JacarandaFM are bringing monster truck juggernaut Monster Jam® to South Africa for the first time ever in 2019, debuting at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on Saturday, 20 April followed by Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 27 April and FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday, 04 May for one exciting show only at 6pm in each city. Tickets are on sale today, 28 September 2018 exclusively from Computicket, the official Monster Jam SA ticketing agent.
For decades, Monster Jam has been one of the biggest and most successful touring family shows in the United States. Monster Jam is one of the most exciting forms of family entertainment, featuring four-meter tall, five-ton beasts. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels – the Monster Jam trucks. These amazing machines bring fans to their feet while racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – or smash through.
World-class drivers compete in both Monster Jam truck racing and freestyle competitions in one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Combining high-octane, spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road motorsport competition, the jaw-dropping displays will leave families on the edge of their seats.
With the best truck line-up ever assembled for an international performance, the show will feature six of the world’s most famous Monster Jam trucks, including Monster Jam World Finals® champions Grave Digger® and Max DTM, providing an unforgettable experience for the entire family. You won’t forget the first time you see a Monster Jam truck defy gravity!
Monster Jam is a family-friendly event that will appeal to the young and young at heart, as well as lovers of motor and adventure sports and will be sure to have hearts racing. Monster Jam is a huge day out for all the family kicking off with the world-famous Pit Party. Before the show, fans have the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam superstars, get their autographs and take pictures with the trucks. This unequalled access allows fans to get amongst the Monster Jam action. Tickets for the Pit Party cost R150 each. Quantities are limited and available only with an event ticket priced at R150, R250, R350, R450 and R600. A Pit Party ticket is included in the exclusive Premium Lounge tickets at R800 per ticket. The Pit Party is from 1pm to 3:30pm with final entry at 3:00pm. The Monster Jam drivers depart from the Pit Party at 3:30pm.
The larger than life spectacular takes place on specially-designed tracks that optimise mobility so the most recognisable trucks in the world can go head to head in wheelies, donuts, racing and freestyle competitions pushing the Monster Jam trucks to their limits. Standing four metres tall and four metres wide, the custom designed Monster Jam trucks weigh up to 4,500kg and are powered by super-charged engines delivering more than 1,500 horsepower. With tyres 1.7metre tall, a Monster Jam truck is capable of reaching speeds of up to 110kms per hour. Monster Jam trucks can jump as far as 43 metres in length.
Together with Feld Entertainment, Showtime Management has brought Disney On Ice to this country for the past five years and these top companies are proud to announce the next big thing in South Africa, Monster Jam! “We are thrilled to be bringing Monster Jam to South Africa for the first time!” says Showtime Management’s Tony Feldman. “We are revved up and ready to go with three huge shows in South Africa. This is as big as it gets, and we are confident that crowds will not be disappointed.”
Monster Jam is growing global phenomenon. Globally, Monster Jam events entertain more than 4 million fans a year more at than 350 performances in 150 cities on five continents different locations. The South African 2019 dates are the first in the southern hemisphere as this country joins first-time markets Saudi Arabia, Buenos Aries, Lyon, Beijing, Singapore and Brazil. This is a truly international show with world-class family entertainment in the form of Monster Jam monster trucks and their talented crew of drivers.
To learn more about Monster Jam, tune in to SuperSport8 on DSTV where ten introductory episodes entitled, Inside Monster Jam will be screened daily starting today Friday, 28 September at 19h00 and continuing at various times between 17h45 and 20h30 until 08 October. Daily repeats across SuperSport channels including SS2, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8, CSN. Visit www.supersport.com TV guide for details.
Monster Jam is as BIG as it gets! Discounted family packages available plus a Pit Party family option! Book now by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book on line at www.computicket.com Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorised ticketing agent for Monster Jam. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to a Monster Jam event is not guaranteed. For more information on Monster Jam log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.