Helivation – a two-day music extravaganza featuring over 30 of SA’s best DJs across two floors came to a close in style as it lit up the Sandton skyline this past Saturday and Sunday.
Live from an actual helipad atop a Sandton skyscraper and from “The Engine Room” one floor below, Helivation was a world-class live-streamed music experience and first-of-a-kind in South Africa, from pioneers SkyRoomLive and Joburg Life.
“Helivation was a celebration of local talent coming together to create something unique in a time when events as we know them have changed”, says Willem Schoeman of SkyRoomLive.
“We were able to put together an amazing audio and visual experience that I believe has raised the bar for live music event streaming, and most importantly it was an event that showed that we are united as the entertainment industry. We are ready to rebuild what we have lost during this epidemic and lockdown,” adds Schoeman.
The event featured a whole host of DJs and genres ranging from EDM to House and Hip-Hop, including seasoned veterans DJ Fresh and Euphonik alongside exciting new talent such as DBN Gogo and Ayanda MVP – all playing epic sets from afternoon till midnight.
Many artists commented on the event over the weekend saying:
Last night was such an amazing experience. This is definitely the best setting I’ve ever played. Thanks to all that tuned in and big ups Deelan Moodaley and the whole team. Helivation – The Live Streamed Event of the Year – Vimo Bhana.
What an incredible experience!! Thank you – DJ Nurock SA.
Helivation was the brainchild of live-streaming pioneers SkyRoomLive and experienced events management company, Joburg Life; in partnership with 947 and Times Live.
50% of all donations made from the live stram event will go towards SAFE (South Africa 4 Entertainment) Fund, a Non – Profit Initiative established to raise relief funds for South Africa’s entertainment, events, and festival community.