Galaxy 947 Joburg Day returned on Saturday, 2 September 2023, for a super celebration of music and technology. This year’s event delivered an exhilarating fusion of sensational local artists to Joburgers. All set against the backdrop of the beautiful springtime Johannesburg sky, the event also gave revellers an exclusive first-hand encounter with the new self-expressive Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 at Galaxy Fliptown.
After having firmly established itself as a highlight on the nation’s cultural calendar, Galaxy 947 Joburg Day has become more than just a name as it proved once again to be an immersive experience that brings together the best of South African talent and the latest in mobile innovation from Samsung. With the Galaxy Z Flip5 as a spotlight feature, attendees enjoyed unique experiences that will be flipped what it means to selfie and show the world who you are. The Galaxy Fliptown Marquee featured a Y2K glam make-up station, a light-painting booth where you could take artistic portraits and an arcade claw machine where one could win lots of amazing prizes.
At the heart of the event was the remarkable artist lineup, curated to captivate fans of all ages through electrifying performances by renowned local talents, including Jeremey Loops, Mango Groove, DJ Maphorisa, GoodLuck, K.O, Shekhinah, Mafikizolo, Prince Kaybee, DJ Zinhle, Mi Casa, Mega Band, and DJ Kent. These local superstars created an atmosphere that transcended boundaries, connecting people through the universal language of music. There was also a special flip-cam that captured dancers in the crowd and made them stars on the big screens. Revelers were in for a treat as some awesome prizes were up for grabs including a Galaxy Z Flip5 and a Galaxy Watch6.
This is the second year of the partnership between Samsung Galaxy and 947’s biggest concert – a marriage of two cool brands. So with music on the stage and Galaxy Fliptown on the scene, attendees mixed their music experience with the exploration of the cool features and Y2K nowstalgia-inspired design of the Galaxy Z Flip5 up close. The innovative device added an extra layer of excitement to the event, offering attendees the chance to engage with technology in a whole new way.
“Galaxy 947 Joburg Day celebrates the rich music of South Africa and is about bringing people together to enjoy incredible music, and this year, we were excited to bring a Y2Kool experience with the Galaxy Fliptown which is inspired by the Samsung Galaxy Flip5. When Samsung and 947 join forces there’s an explosion of cool in store. From music lovers to techies young and old, festivalgoers got to experience what it is like to #JoinTheFlipSide,” said Kgomotso Mosiane, Head of Marketing for Mobile eXperiences at Samsung.