Thousands of youngsters set to attend The Ruins New Year’s Eve party

Thousands of South African youngsters are set to descend on St Francis Bay’s shores again this year end when the legendary The Ruins event – one of the country’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties – rocks the town into 2012 .

And this is borne out by the fact that tickets sales have hit a record high. Tickets for The Ruins New Years Eve concert went live on computicket last week Friday. Event organisers, Premier Events, reveal ticket sales for this year’s New Years Eve bash are up 15% on any previous event held over the past 10 years in St Francis Bay.

“We have been completely overwhelmed by the early interest in the event, as an example we have already sold 60% of the available VIP tickets –  remarkable this early in December,” says Catherine Thornton of Premier Events.

The early rush for ticket sales has been attributed to the popularity of this annual event and the star-studded entertainment line-up. The line-up confirmed so far includes Zebra and Giraffe, The Graeme Watkins Project, local Port Elizabethband Herotide (that recently won the 5FM unearthed competition) as well as 5FM’s Sasha Martinengo.

The event in St Francis Bay has become an institution among many of South Africa’s youth, who tend to congregate at the annual ‘OxBraai’ at Bathurst on the 29th, before heading off to celebrate New Years Eve at The Ruins.

On top of its massive line up, The Ruins has the support again of blue chip sponsors, Castle Lager and Police Sunglasses, that have been involved with the event for more than a decade. With the support of Police, a 5FM advertising campaign worth R250 000 has been released gaining further exposure for the event.

Tickets to The Ruins  can be bought at St Francis Tourism and at computicket. They start at R169 for standard tickets and R229 for Golden Circle. Golden Circle tickets holders receive a free GQ or Glamour magazine, a R500 Police Sunglasses voucher as well as free beer between 6.30 -7.30 pm.

This Year’s Eve concert  will take place next to the fire station in St Francis Drive, St Francis Bay.  Visit for further information, as well as to enter into a competition to win a Police hamper worth R10 000 .  Visit The Ruins, New Years Eve, St Francis Bay Facebook group for more information!

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