Loveworld Festival of Music and Arts 2017:

Johannesburg Expo Center,Nasrec

About LFMA Festival

Beyond Imagination

The Loveworld Festival of Music and Arts 2017 will be bigger and greater in this Year of Flourishing. We are set for 4 days of extraordinary performances, fun-activities and joy in the Holy Ghost. The Lord has been gracious to us as a ministry, therefore the stage is set for a glorious demonstration of amazing talent . The Loveworld Festival of Music and Arts is for people of all ages and walks of life. Be sure to visit and be a part of the LFMA Main Event, the exhibitions, the carnivals, the LFMA Cinemas, the LFMA Seminars, the LFMA Sports Center, the Youth Center and the Kiddies Center.

LFMA Features


A non-stop variety show featuring sessions with the best of budding talent vocal artists from various music genres, music instrumentalists as well as spoken word, dance choreography and lots of stand up comedy.

Are you talented with any of the Arts? The LFMA Special & Comedy center sessions are a unique opportunity to be seen and heard. One outstanding act will be selected daily to perform on the last Sunday of the festival.

The LFMA Carnival is an extravaganza of colour and costume. With floats from over 40 countries from around the world. It will be the biggest Christian carnival event on the continent and in fact the world over at this time. LFMA carnival procession is a combination of themes, floats with each nation’s unique culture and character creating a sumptuous visual feast for the eyes!

The previous LFMA Carnival provided festival attendees with an unforgettable experience of vibrant parades as well as a grand finale featuring the best floats on the last day of the festival. This year, get into LFMA carnival spirit and join the celebration with even bigger and better LFMA 2017 CARNIVAL!

The LFMA Kiddies centre is sure to keep your children entertained with tons of super-fun. They can get CREATIVE with crafts such as painting and building with playdough or ACTIVE with games, jungles gyms and jumping castles. Included in the endless list of activities are story-telling, sing-a-longs, kids’ dance performances, karaoke and so much more.

To give parents peace of mind while they enjoy their time at the festival, there will be a free care centre running throughout the day for children 2 years old and upwards. Check out the ticketing section for our discounted children’s and family rates!

LFMA Youth Zone features activities specially tailored for teenagers and young adults - from paint ball to video game arcades, or simply “hanging out” and enjoying the entertainment.

If you’re a teenager, your experience at the LFMA Youth center is sure to be one where great memories are created as you bond with pals and make new ones.

PLUS! Bring along your friends and get special gifts through raffle draws

The LFMA Day events will feature the best of performing arts, featuring performances from recording gospel artists, top gospel choirs from around the world, hip-hop acts, theatre and drama groups and much more.

Outside the main venue, you can enjoy ongoing live performances and enjoy fashion show displays throughout the day

The LFMA main event takes place every evening at the main event LFMA stage on terrace 2 from 6pm - 10pm. TheJohannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec will be transformed into a global stage featuring the best in gospel-inspired performances in the believers loveworld nation.

You will also get to see award winning acts such as Sinach, Eben, Martin Phike, Jahdiel, Ada, Israel Strong and much more as well as the best new acts carefully selected from numerous submissions from performance artists in our blessed ministry all around the world.

Get set for premium dramatic, musical and dance theatrical presentations that will entertain, inspire and transport you.

The Loveworld Festival of Music and Art Movie Theatre affords amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world the opportunity to premier and showcase faith – based motion pictures in the LFMA Movie Theatres.

With film genres ranging from comedy to drama and action, there is plenty in store for 2017 loveworld festival attendees. This years’ LFMA Movie theatre will feature more productions in both long and short-formats.

LFMA movie theater runs daily throughout the 4 days of the festival. Your LFMA entry ticket grants you free access to as many movies as you can fit in.

BGet inspiring and uplifting Christian books, DVDs and CDs, gospel music from your favourite artists at never-to-be repeated prices

Take time out to browse through our extensive selection. Your children will love the book reading and story-telling sessions in our childrens’ books sections.

Visit the super bookshop daily for exciting specials and giveaways.

Want to ride the rollercoaster or test your staying power on the mechanical bull? Do you fancy an exhilarating free-fall or do you prefer to play it safe on the fun slide or carousel?

The LFMA Theme Park has plenty of fun, thrills…and spills for the young and old; the brave and the tender-hearted.

The LFMA Theme Park features more than 20 games and rides!

With inspiring topics ranging from business and career and life-skills to health, fitness and self-improvement, the LFMA will feature thought-provoking and life-enriching presentations by seasoned experts and life coaches.

Whether it’s learning the ins and outs of running a successful enterprise and tips to help you up the career ladder; or insights on filmmaking, photography and music, there’s something for everyone in this series of informative and interactive seminars and discussions.

A comprehensive schedule covering all 4 days of the festival will be made available to ensure that you don’t miss out on the topic that is of interest to you.

Watch out for seminar schedule updates on this website!

Experience a world of snow and ice at the LFMA Snowworld! Take time out to slide in for non-stop sun from ice-skating and skiing, snow games, ice slides and many other super cool snow and ice games and activities.

As you step in you’ll be transported into another world. You won’t want to leave the LFMA Winter Wonderland and Snow Paradise – and neither will your kids!

For fun with a bit of exercise, the LFMA Sports Centre provides endless recreational sports that will get you active!

You’ll also have the opportunity to compete with your friends and other sports centre visitors.

You wont be short of something to do as you try your hand at soccer, netball, table tennis, cricket, skating and so much more!

The LFMA is an excellent opportunity for your business or organisation to connect with consumers and potential customers from mid to upper LSMs.

As an exhibitor at the LoveWorld Festival of Music and Arts you will have access to:

  • The LFMA’s daily visitors giving you a potential of thousands of business leads

  • A wide choice of packages that offer excellent value for money. These can be further tailored to suit your requirements and to best showcase your business or service offering

  • Branding opportunities should you choose to own a particular element of the festival

  • We will send out a mail blast to pre-registered attendees to bring attention to your stand and any specials / prizes you may wish to offer to visitors

  • A captive audience for consumer awareness drives

Download LFMA Exhibition Rates Here

Download LFMA Exhibition Application Form Here

Let the LFMA Orchestra regale you with glorious symphonies!

Listen to a range of musical renditions from modern interpretations of gospel to beautiful classics; all performed by a world-class musical ensemble. Enjoy a harmonious mix of sounds as the orchestra accompanies various artists from a variety of musical genres.

Outside the main venue, you can enjoy ongoing live orchestral performances in a beautiful surrounding.

For a break from reality, take a turn at the LFMA Virtual Reality Corner featuring a range of VR games and experiences.

You’re in for an unforgettable encounter as you put on our virtual headsets and take an electrifying journey into a virtual world!

We simply can’t list all the events and activities that are available. Get to the Loveworld Festival of Music and Arts and experience it for yourself!


Perfoming Artists

Award Winning Gospel Singer Sinach will be at Loveworld Festival of Music and arts 2017
Award Winning Gospel Singer
Martin PK
Award Winning Gospel Singer
The Real Tb1
The Real Tb1
Award Winning RnB Gospel Singer
Award Winning Gospel Artist
Farlon Lyte
Farlon Lyte
Award Winning Gospel Artist
Award Winning Gospel Artist
Bishop Chikancy
Award Winning Comedy Artist
Award Winning Gospel Singer
Award Winning Gospel Singer
Martin Phike
Award Winning Gospel Singer
Award Winning Gospel Singer
Award Winning Gospel Artist
Farlon Lyte
Award Winning Gospel Artist
Award Winning Gospel Artist
Bishop Chikancy
Award Winning Comedy Artist

Festival Activities

Are you Talented in any of the Following areas? Then LFMA is just the place for you!Register as a Contestant

Solo singers/Choirs or Bands/Musicians & Instrumentalist
Perfoming Arts
this includes Dance (Solo and/or Group)/ Drama/ Comedy/Poetry and Juggling
Other Arts & Crafts
Painting/Drawing or Sketching/Sculpting/Beading/ Jewellery/ pottery and fashion or graphic design
Film-Making & Multimedia
Music videos, Short films (these could be Comedy, Action, Drama – please do provide Trailers or Short clips), Animation and Movie trailers


Buy Loveworld Festival of Music and Arts Tickets

Tickets Are Now Available on All CompuTicket Outlets

Tickets cost R150.00 per day per person. We however have highly discounted tickets as stated below:

R450.00 if attending for 4 days per person

Children under 13 - R75.00 per day

Family package - Family of 5 attending all 4 days - R1 500.00 (Father, mother, 2kids and 1 assistant - children under 13)

Bigger Family package - Family of 7 attending for all 4 days - R1 650.00 - (Father, mother, 4kids and 1 assistant - children under 13)


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Loveworld Festival of Music and Arts 2017

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Exhibiton Costs

Download LFMA Exhibition Rates Here

Download LFMA Exhibition Application Form Here

Exhibiton Costs

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Travel and Accomodation

Travel and Accommodation Information

The following documents will be required when applying for a South African visa:

  • A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit

  • Your passport must have at least TWO unused page for entry / departure endorsements

  • A completed Form BI-84 (application for a visa)

  • Payment of the prescribed fee

  • A yellow-fever vaccination certificate (if required)

  • Statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit

  • Two colour passport photographs

  • A return or onward ticket if you are travelling by air

If you have children (minors) travelling with you or joining in South Africa, you will need to provide the following additional documents

  • Proof of guardianship or custody or

  • Consent from the guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minor

Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of:

  • Bank statements

  • Salary advances

  • Undertakings by the host(s) in South Africa

  • Bursary

  • Medical cover or

  • Cash available (including credit cards and travellers’ cheques)

Travelling with a minor (any child under the age of 18)

  • Please visit the link Here for very important information on recent changes in requirments with regards to traveling with minors:

An affidavit is required for those accompanying children traveling without their parents. Please click here for the suggested format:

For Any Visa Related Information sent an email to

  • Visits to family or friends and also for tourism purposes
  • Business purposes
  • Spouse to join a spouse who is in South Africa on a work or study permit
  • Children to join parents who are in South Africa on work or study permits
  • Fiancée/ fiancé to join his or her partner with the intension of marrying within 90 days
  • Study purposes (max stay 3-months)
  • Charitable or voluntary activities
  • Research
  • Conferences
  • To work in the production of an movie or show (i.e. in the entertainment industry)
  • For medical purposes (max stay 3-months)
  • Sport events
  • You will need the following if you wish to visit South Africa:
  • A valid and acceptable passport or travel document for your intended stay
  • At least one blank page in your passport for endorsements
  • A valid visa, if required
  • Sufficient funds to pay for your day-to-day expenses during your stay
  • A return or onward ticket
  • Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.
  • Don't forget that there are certain goods that you cannot bring into South Africa and other goods on which duties need to be paid.
  • For Customs requirements, click here

You are advised to contact the office of The South African consulate or embassy in your country for information on visa requirements. Alternatively, your visa application may be submitted online via the VFS Global website, or you may make use of the services of a reputable travel agent in your country, who will submit an application on your behalf

Below is a list of countries that are currently exempted from the VISA to come to South Africa: Intended stay of 90 days or less
  • African Union Laissez Passer
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany (except in diplomatic staff due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of Germany in SA)
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Namibia (90 days per year)
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania (90 days per year)
  • Trinidad & Tobago (only ordinary passport holders)
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (only ordinary passport holders)
  • British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man. British Oversees Territories namely: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha), Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Island.
  • United States of America (except in diplomatic staff due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of the USA in SA)
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia (90 days per year)
  • Zimbabwe
  • Intended stay of 30 days or less and when in transit:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas (only ordinary passport holders)
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Gabon
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong​[only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports]
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Lesotho
  • Macau​[only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR)]
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Seychelles
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Korea
  • Swaziland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Agreements are in place for holders of diplomatic and official passport holders of the following countries:

  • Albania​(120 days)
  • Algeria​(30 days)>
  • Angola​(90 days)
  • Belarus​(90 days)
  • Bulgaria​(90 days)
  • China (PROC)(30 days) (only diplomatic passport holders)
  • Cyprus​(90 days)
  • Comoros​(90 days)
  • Croatia​(90 days)
  • Cuba ​(90 days) (diplomatic, official & service)
  • Egypt​(30 days)
  • Ghana​(90 days)
  • Guinea​(90 days)
  • Hungary​(120 days)
  • India (90 days)
  • Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)​(30 days)
  • Kenya​(30 days)
  • Mexico​(90 days)
  • Madagascar​(30 days)
  • Morocco​(30 days)
  • Mozambique​(90 days)
  • Nigeria​(90 days)
  • Paraguay​(120 days)
  • Poland​(90 days)
  • Romania​(90 days)
  • Russian Federation​(90 days)
  • Rwanda​(30 days)
  • Slovak​(90 days)
  • Slovenia ​(120 days)
  • Thailand​(90 days)
  • Tunisia​(90 days)
  • Vietnam​(90 days)

Below is a list of offices that may assist you in locating a South African embassy in your country to contact and apply for the visa : A full list of these countries is available : click here

Below are some round trip costs from a few major cities worldwide which, unless otherwise specified, we have quoted using only South Africa's national airline (South African Airways) costs. Please check with your local travel agent for other carriers should you wish to compare options. The prices below are off – peak to peak estimates and from at least one major city in that country.

  • Return flight from Nigeria: SAA 650 to 700 USD
  • Return flight Nigeria: Arik 550 to 650 USD
  • Return flight from Ghana 580 to 795 USD
  • Return flight from Kenya 650 to 750 USD
  • Return Flight USA 1100 to 1500 USD
  • Return Flight Canada (Toronto) 1700 USD
  • Return Flight United Kingdom (London) 950 to 1300 USD
  • Return Flight from Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 1200 to 1500 USD
  • Return Flight from Australia (Sydney) 1700 to 2000 USD
  • Return Flight from India (Dehli) 1300 to 1700 USD
  • Return Flight from UAE (Dubai) 1100 to 1300USD
  • Return Flight from China (Beijing) 1300 to 1600 USD
  • Return flight from Spain (Madrid) 1000 to 1300 USD
  • Return flight from Holland (Amsterdam) 1000 to 1400 USD

Kindly receive the travel request form and accommodation rates attached and please note the following point and follow the steps. All your zone needs to do is to appoint a travel organizer who will fill the form and attach a list of all traveling.

  • The Traveller needs to complete his / her details on the attached Travel Request form

  • Where there’s more than one Traveller, The Traveller Organizer needs to complete the Travel Request Form (the top section only) and also complete the details of the Travellers on page 2 Traveller Information Form

  • The completed form needs to be sent to the following email or Email To or contact our Travel / Accommodation helpdesk: 27730537188 or 27782785813

  • An email acknowledging receipt of the Travel Request Form will be sent to the Traveller Organiser email address.

  • No reservation can be processed without the Travellers Passport Copy (PP)

We have an Accommodation Team that is able to guide and assist you in making informed accommodation choices and bookings throughout your stay in South Africa. The accommodation rates options have also been posted on the LFMA website.

There are a range of options available; from hotels to guesthouses and self-catering units. You should have no problem finding accommodation that will best suit your budget. Prices range from R500 (43 USD) for basic, self-catering sharing options to approximately R2, 500 (220 USD) for a fully serviced hotel options (4-star and above).

A number of these are located within a 20km radius of the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.

Download Accommodation Rates

The LFMA transport team is on hand to guide you in making informed transportation choices throughout your stay in South Africa.

An official LFMA Shuttle shall be available to transport delegates between the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec and the designated hotels.

There will be designated parking areas for all International delegates at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. The parking Map and more details will be communicated closer to the time.

All delegates are encouraged to budget for their transport needs in South Africa. This includes transport from the airport to your accommodation, as well as around the city.

Individuals intending to drive themselves around in hired cars are advised to be in possession of an international drivers’ license. Furthermore, you can book your vehicle from a reputable car rental company from OR Tambo International Airport. You are encouraged to have a GPS in order to guide you along our local roads.

A list of reputable metered taxi cabs and car rental agents are listed below

South Africa has a world class mobile network and data security legislation. As such, in order to be issued with a SIM card, you will be required to produce your passport and proof of physical address. For your convenience, we have arranged for an MTN service provider to assign and activate the SIM card, on presentation of your passport at your chosen accommodation. R60 (5.2 USD) buys on average 30 minutes of airtime and 2G of data is available for R245 (21 USD). Please budget for your airtime and data recharges. MOBILE AND CONNECTIVITY

  • Sim card 2 USD once-off
  • Data 15 USD per gig of data
  • Voice Approximately s5 USD for 30 minutes peak talk time

Food courts are provided to cater to the diverse culinary tastes of the visitors to the LFMA at Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. A range of food outlets are available in the city to satisfy every budget and taste. Meals (inclusive of a drink) are available from fast food outlets from R60 (5.3 USD) and from restaurants from R120 (10.5 USD). Most hotels and guest houses offer rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Please budget appropriately for meals during your stay.

  • Calculated based on three meals a day From 12 to 30 USD per day

South Africa is a beautiful country that offers diverse experiences for tourists to enjoy. Should visiting delegates wish to extend their stay by a few days in order for them to experience more of our country, details on package tours available will be posted on this website shortly.

We trust that you will find this information informative and useful. Should you have queries that are not covered in this communique, please contact our Travel / Accommodation helpdesk: 27730537188 or 27782785813

Contact Info
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Nasrec Expo Centre,Cnr Nasrec & Rand Show, Johannesburg ,South Africa, 2000

+27 11 781 8340-4, +27 81 349 8039,+27 81 755 8013,+27 81 216 3368, +27 81 370 0568

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