18 Aug Guide to the Loeries 2011 | Red Carpet Affair
This year The Loerie Awards promises to a be a more-glamorous-than-usual affair. Here is the schedule for the weekend ceremonies:
The 33rd Annual Loerie Awards is upon us, and this year promises to bring black-tie back to where it belongs. Attendees can expect sleek and stylish red carpet awards ceremonies, along with a plentiful supply of top notch events surrounding the awards shows. Ticketholders will have the added benefit of using Cape Town’s new IRT bus system over the Festival Weekend, at no charge, including transport to and from Cape Town International Airport.
FRIDAY 16 SEPT:
Loeries registration – Grand Daddy Hotel, Long Street (09h00-21h00);
Mayor’s Welcome Function – Mingle with the Mayor and industry elite – by invitation only, includes Loerie VIP ticketholders (18h00);
EMI Music Battle of the Bands – a chance for agency bands to battle it out on stage at Mercury Live – with an EMI recording contract up for grabs. Entry is free for all Loerie ticketholders (20h00).
SATURDAY 17 SEPT:
Loeries registration – Grand Daddy Hotel, Long Street (09h00-18h30);
Adobe Student Portfolio Day – selected students from SA’s top tertiary institutions display their best work to the industry, at the South African Slave Church Museum (09h00-14h00);
Camps Bay – the strip comes alive with the legendary Velocity Party, agency lunches and the industry’s most sought-after parties (12h00-17h00);
The 33rd Annual Loerie Awards – media interviews on the red carpet, live entertainment, cocktails and canapés – first night of awards (17h00 – last entry at 18h30 and finishes at 21h00);
Awards Live Feed – Loerie ticketholders not seated at the CTICC on Saturday night can watch a live feed of the awards show at the V&A Waterfront Nu Metro (19h00);
The Marie Claire Winners Party – join SA’s fashion elite and celebrate the fruits of the evening with the Grand Prix and Gold Loerie winners at this exclusive party – for VIPs and by invitation only (21h00);
Agency parties – agency parties will keep Cape Town rocking until the early hours (21h00).
SUNDAY 18 SEPT:
Loeries registration – includes dedicated media centre at the Grand Daddy Hotel, Long Street (09h00-18h30);
The 33rd Annual Loerie Awards – media interviews on the red carpet, live entertainment, cocktails and canapés – second night of awards (17h00 – last entry at 18h30 and finishes at 21h00);
The Official Party – kicks off at the Fez at the same time as the awards ceremony, with a live simulcast of the awards show. From 21h00 the CTICC guests will join the Fez for the biggest party of the weekend, including an MTV sound stage, pan-African artists and SA’s finest DJ’s (doors open 17h00).