CAPE TOWN in SOUTH AFRICA is set to hold their own version of the ever-popular LOVE PARADE – pioneered in the post-Cold War BERLIN.
The event is scheduled to take place this Saturday (December 16), and will progress along both Long Street and Loop Street in the city bowl.
The event concludes a year that has seen more Love Parades worldwide than ever, including events in Tel Aviv and Vienna. The Cape Town parade is seen by pundits as a triumph for the burgeoning South African club scene.
The event follows the first ever British Love Parade in July. Although it was the only parade worldwide to be banned from using a city centre, the free event in the nearby Roundhay Park in Leeds attracted over two million people. It is currently unclear whether a similar event will take place in 2001.