2020 Vodacom Durban July Theme

The 2020 Vodacom Durban July theme is "Stars of Africa".

Decided by Gold Circle's Marketing Manager Ken Tweddell, the theme is a representation of the "A-List" celebrities which will be on show.

"The Vodacom Durban July is the one day in the year when everyone feels like a star," Tweddell said. "From the thoroughbreds to the jockeys, owners, trainers and grooms to every spectator and punter and every socialite just there to be part of the big occasion."

With the Vodacom Durban July being South Africa's biggest horse race, the theme also brings in a strong African influence.

Stars of Africa theme song:

The stars of Africa they shine at night,
Lighting the skies so mystically bright.
They sparkle on throughout the day,
Showing themselves in a different way.

Down to earth it’s the theatre so green,
Which horse you fancy, maybe a dream.
The adrenaline rush is what it’s all about,
Your choice to win? Shout! Let it all out.

Homegrown couture enriches the show,
Dressed up a constellation in order to glow.
Dressed down a dash for those in the game,
Smart and comfortable, for them “Hall of Fame”.

Celebrate culture with modern zest,
Tradition and colour stand out from the rest.
All different, they dazzle different too,
Cosmic energy engines – which one be you?

From Cape to Cairo, from Dakar to Durban,
From country lanes to streets suburban.
Like bubbles in fine sparkling wine,
It’s the Stars of Africa that shine.

Durban July Fashion

Durban July fashion is typically very elegant and there's always plenty of bespoke dresses, suits and hats on show.

Ken Tweddell talks about what the Durban July fashion is all about.

"The raceday is always elegant and chic, and it is exciting to see a marked trend of bespoke designer wear being worn to the Vodacom Durban July that shows a very strong African influence," he said.

"Everyone can design their own constellation for the day. Just be a star at the Vodacom Durban July."
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