Annual disco party returns to GICC

The Annual 70s, 80s, and 90s Disco Party makes its triumphant return on June 1, 2024, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).
The Annual 70s, 80s, and 90s Disco Party makes its triumphant return on June 1, 2024, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).

The Annual 70s, 80s, and 90s Disco Party makes its triumphant return on June 1, 2024, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).

Since its inception in 2015, the event has been a beacon of nostalgia, drawing disco enthusiasts from far and wide to relive the glory days of yesteryear. Marketing Manager behind the spectacle, Malebogo Bahakgametse, said in an interview with MmegiOnline, that from its beginnings as a modest gathering, the Annual Disco Party has transformed into a cherished tradition, captivating audiences with its infectious energy and timeless tunes. "Since 2015, our Annual 70s and 80s Disco Party has undergone significant evolution, growing from a modest gathering to a celebrated tradition," she said.

The Annual 70s, 80s, and 90s Disco Party makes its triumphant return on June 1, 2024, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).
The Annual 70s, 80s, and 90s Disco Party makes its triumphant return on June 1, 2024, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).

This year, organisers are taking the festivities to new heights by introducing the electrifying vibes of the 90s into the line-up. Bahakgametse explains: "We are thrilled to incorporate the vibrant energy of the 90s into our line-up, adding an exciting twist to the festivities. Get ready to groove to the sounds of DJs Christos, Oneal Africa, Boogie Sid, and more as they spin the best hits from three iconic decades." Moreover, she says the spirit of disco will be alive and kicking at the GICC, with a plethora of special activities and surprises in store for attendees. She teases: "Without giving too much away, let's just say there will be plenty of opportunities for guests to unleash their inner disco divas and dance the night away, from themed photo booths to nostalgic costume contests; there's something for everyone to enjoy." Furthermore, Bahakgametse says as soon as guests step through the doors of the GICC, they will be transported back in time to the golden age of disco. "Expect dazzling lights, pulsating beats, and a sea of glittering outfits as attendees come together to celebrate music, fashion, and camaraderie. It will be a night filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories," she says. For first-time attendees, Bahakgametse offers some sage advice, "embrace the spirit of disco wholeheartedly! Come dressed in your most fabulous retro attire, and don't be afraid to let loose on the dance floor."


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