Lusito Land Festival
Lusito Land Festival: Lusito Land, Joburg’s hottest family festival is back in 2016 with some of the finest South African musicians and bands taking to the stage as well some of the city’s tastiest Portuguese cuisine sizzling on the grills. The festival runs from 22 April to 2 May 2016 at Wemmer Pan at Pioneer Park in La Rochelle in the south of Johannesburg. Some of the artists that will be on show at Lusito land will be Mi casa, Locnville, Kurt Darren, Desmond and the tutus and many many more. The Lusito Land festival is an important part of the Lusito Association as it is the primary fundraiser for the organization. 100% of all funds raised from the Lusito Land Festival go directly to the maintenance and building of the Lusito School for the Challenged.
The Lusito Association was established in 1979 by a group of Portuguese parents who found a need for a school for the differently abled within the Portuguese community. The Lusito Association started the first Lusito School under the auspices of the Mental Health Society of the Witwatersrand and has subsequently grown with the school. “This year’s festival promises to be the best one we have ever put on and we have gone all out to make sure that all our visitors have a great time that exceeds all expectations,” said Noemia Contente, spokesperson from the Lusito Association for the Physically and Mentally Challenged. Lusito Land has proven to be a crowd-pleaser and was voted no fewer than 11 times as “Best Festival” by Leisure Options Magazine readers. 160,000 visitors annually walk through the gates and proving it to be the ideal family day out ahead of Gauteng’s winter months.
Lusito Land is at Wemmer Pan, Pioneers Park, corner of 11th Street and Turf Road, La Rochelle. Open from 10h00 to 22h00 on weekdays, 10h00 to 23h00 on weekends and public holidays and 10h00 to 19h00 on Monday 2 May 2016. All proceeds from Lusito Land go to the Lusito Association for the Physically and Mentally Challenged.