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Casa Corona: It’s all about beautiful people and sunsets

As temperatures peaked around 15 degrees Celsius, fans were treated to a variety of food stalls, mini-lessons on photography and basics class on how to make Corona-infused cocktails.

Attendees enjoy a silent concert on the first day Casa Corona on 21 June 2019. Picture: @CoronaAfrica/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - The first-ever Casa Corona festival has brought some warmth for fans with an amazing lineup of activities.

The three-day event, which translated into English means 'The home of Corona', took place at the Nirox Sculpture Park in Krugersdorp from Friday to Sunday.

As temperatures peaked around 15 degrees Celsius, fans were treated to a variety of food stalls, mini-lessons on photography and basics class on how to make Corona-infused cocktails.

The fun started when Corona announced that there were no tickets for sale. All fans had to do was to capture how they were enjoying and celebrating winter sunsets and post them on social media. From there, winners were selected and awarded with entry to the coolest winter sunset-capturing moment over the three days.

Friday saw, among others, chef Nti treating attendees to some Latin American-fusion inspired dishes. Saturday brought an outdoor movie experience and on Sunday, the vocally gifted Mpho Sebina was once again there to warm up the crowd with a silent concert (this involves the sound being listened to via wireless headphones).

Corona brand manager Sifiso Pule said they strategically kicked off the event on the shortest day of the year, marking a countdown to warmer days: "We wanted to encourage people... that just because it's winter it doesn't mean you can't come out and enjoy the sunset."

He said Casa Corona saw such a warm reception from fans that they were planning to take it to other cities.
"We've got Corona sunsets in Durban coming up... And other exciting announcements lined up for this week. So if people are crying out for Casa, it will come back."

If the Krugersdorp festival was anything to go by, then the Durban and Cape Town instalments of Casa Corona should prove to be even better. Dates for other cities would be announced in due course

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