Blackrock Casino is the hotspot of entertainment action this winter

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Blackrock Casino (, Newcastle’s favourite entertainment destination, has a hot line up of exciting events to satisfy young and old, from rugby enthusiasts to car enthusiasts, romantic lovebirds to larger-than-life comedy addicts. There is definitely something for everyone!

Here are two events Newcastillians can look forward to at Blackrock Casino:

‘n Bietjie Engels, A little Afrikaans, en sommer ‘n hele klomp laughs!

If you’re up for a hearty laugh, then don’t miss The Comedy Mash Up (, a hilarious night out with a collection of South Africa’s top bilingual comedians, all on one stage on Saturday, July 27.

The Comedy Mash Up bring net die beste van beide Engelse en Afrikaanse humour and includes comedy greats such as Rob van Vuuren, star of Van Der Merwe movie now streaming on Netflix. This legend became a comedian by accident while trying to be an actor. Shooting to fame in the hilarious comedy duo, Corne & Twakkie.

This unbeatable line-up presents a celebration of SA’s diverse comedy scene as the performing comedians touch on the silly, the surreal, the naughty and the nice. Tickets available at Computicket for R150 per person.

Get revved up and Show Off Your Ride!

This much anticipated annual Show Off Your Ride car/auto expo ( promises to be bigger than ever. Car sound enthusiasts will be treated to some of the loudest vehicles in the world, with IASCA South Africa judging the car sound competition.

Speed freaks and drag racers will have the opportunity to put their vehicles through their paces on the mobile dyno machine, with trophies up for grabs for the car with the most kilowatts of power.

A host of spinners and drifters from around the country will keep spectators thoroughly entertained throughout the day.

But that’s not all – buckle up for The Speed and Sound Magazine HOT HATCH CHALLENGE, remote control drift cars, go-karts, live bands, live DJ, a beer garden, food stalls and incredible kiddie’s entertainment. Maguire’s South Africa is pulling out all the stops with a live paint restoration demo along-side the ever-popular Show ‘n Shine display.

The expo, taking place on Saturday, 3 August starts at 13h00 in the Blackrock Casino parking area at the back of the hotel. Entry is R60 per person and kids under 13 years enter free! Get your tickets at the Customer Service Desk or at the gates of the car show entrance. It’s time for full throttle!

Be sure not to miss out on the action at Blackrock Casino this winter.

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