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Hollywoodbets Durban July launch makes waves

Renowned Graffiti Artist Shaun Oakley, popularly known as "Damn Vandal", unveiled the spectacular Hollywoodbets Durban July theme through a billboard vandalism stunt.

The recent “vandalisation” of Hollywoodbets’ billboard on Sandton Drive in Johannesburg has sparked a citywide conversation about art, advertising, and the upcoming Hollywoodbets Durban July. What initially seemed like an act of mischief turned out to be a breathtaking artistic statement by the Durban-born artist.

The incident, which occurred during peak hour traffic on Monday 18 March, saw the massive billboard transformed into a vibrant canvas showcasing the theme of this year's Hollywoodbets Durban July, "Ride the Wave". The bold graffiti art captured the essence of the event, carefully crafted to ignite imagination and spark inspiration, weaving together the elements of horseracing, fashion and entertainment.

Stephen Marshall, Events and Marketing Executive Gold Circle says, “Sound, greetings, emotion, and change, these are the waves of the 2024 Hollywoodbets Durban July. From the music to the thundering hooves, the celebrations with friends old and new, the thrill of horseracing and the social spectacle all adding to an experience that has evolved over time.”

Hollywoodbets Brand and Communications Manager, Devin Heffer commented, “We are proud to be partnering with Africa’s Greatest Horse Racing event once again, and we believe the coastal city of Durban with it’s gorgeous Golden Mile will provides the ideal backdrop for this year’s theme of “Ride The Wave.” The cultural waves generated by the event’s fashion and entertainment, along with the seismic enormity of the thoroughbred competition on the track, will make this year’s edition one to remember. Save the date now for the 6th of July as we converge on Hollywoodbets Greyville for a day that will send shock waves around the country.”

The Hollywoodbets Durban July takes place on Saturday 6 July at Hollywoodbets Greyville racecourse. Tickets will go on sale in April on Ticketpro website.

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