LIGHT BULB IDEA…

BOOK EARLY!
During HIFA 2013, many HIFA shows sold out before the Festival began, so BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE !

The fully computerised HIFA Box Offices (ticket offices) are presented by Stanbic Bank, iWayAfrica and Portnet Corporation.

BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES

JULIUS NYERERE BOX OFFICE
Julius Nyerere Way next to Rainbow Towers Hotel HIFA Main Gate. Opening Times:
MONDAY 14TH APRIL – Open for Troubadours 9 am – 5 pm
TUESDAY 15TH TO WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL for Amigos and HIFA partners 9 am – 5 pm
THURSDAY 17TH APRIL – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm
FRIDAY 18TH APRIL -Closed
SATURDAY 19TH – MONDAY 28TH APRIL – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm (Including Easter)
DURING THE FESTIVAL – Open 9am till midnight
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS (Excluding Easter Sunday)

AVONDALE SHOPPING CENTRE
In front of Nando’s. Opening Times:
MONDAY 14TH APRIL – Open for Troubadours 9 am – 5 pm
TUESDAY 15TH TO WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL for Amigos and HIFA partners 9 am – 5 pm
THURSDAY 17TH APRIL – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm
FRIDAY 18TH APRIL -Closed
SATURDAY 19TH – MONDAY 28TH APRIL – Open to Public 9 am – 5 pm (Including Easter)
DURING THE FESTIVAL – Open 9 am – 11 pm
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS (Excluding Easter Sunday)

Depending on availability, a small number of tickets may be for sale at venues 30 minutes before shows start, but remember that this will not happen if the show is sold out so book in advance!

All HIFA tickets entitle you to free entrance into the Harare Gardens site and National Gallery of Zimbabwe on the day of the show for which you have a ticket. Make sure you’re stamped at all venues if you intend to visit the Gardens site later that day. Site Admission Tickets for entry to the Gardens and National Gallery are available from Box Office (US$6).

BOX OFFICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

  1. There are NO refunds or returns on HIFA tickets. (In the event of a cancellation or a rescheduled performance, HIFA will exchange tickets for other performances.)
  2. Please make sure you have the correct tickets BEFORE leaving the counter. No refunds or exchanges will be issued once you have left the Box Office. Also make sure you check for double booking of shows.
  3. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO A HIFA SHOW IF YOU ARE LATE. Please be punctual and allow enough time to get to the various venues. Factor in traffic and parking when you purchase tickets.
  4. Please check your tickets before you present them at the venue to make sure you hand over the right ticket. HIFA will not replace or reissue tickets.
  5. Damaged/lost tickets will not be accepted/replaced at venues or the Stanbic Bank iWayAfrica Portnet Corporation HIFA Box Offices.
  6. Children under 5 do not need a ticket unless they will be occupying a seat in a venue.
  7. Please note members of the public enter the HIFA site at their own risk. HIFA will not be held responsible for injury or damage to/loss of property.
  8. HIFA reserves the right of admission and the right to remove unruly members of the public from the HIFA site and venues.

 

A SPECIAL HIFA SHUTTLE BUS WILL OPERATE BETWEEN VENUES – TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE BY JUMPING ON THE BUS TO GET TO YOUR NEXT SHOW! FOR INFORMATION AND A SCHEDULE, VISIT www.hifa.co.zw AND SEE SCHEDULES AT THE BOX OFFICES.

TIPS FROM A FESTIVAL GURU

NO READMITTANCE
Don’t forget that if you leave a venue during a performance you will not be re-admitted until the show is finished. This applies to all venues including Telecel Main Stage.

EARLY BIRDS
Book in advance for the shows you want to see. Popular artists will sell out! Use the programme, the website and the facebook page to work out the schedule of shows you want to see well in advance, then GO AND BUY YOUR TICKETS!

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
Shows at HIFA start on time, so be punctual to avoid being turned away! Arrive ahead of the pack, as stragglers will not be admitted once shows have begun. Remember that HIFA doesn’t do refunds, so give yourself enough time to experience the acts you want to see or hear.

SHHHHHH!!!
Audiences are there to hear the music, not a chorus of ringtones, so make sure your cell phones are switched off! At the indoor shows, stay in your seats and keep quiet.

BE WARM
The evening shows at Telecel Main Stage, Lay’s Global Stage and Coca-Cola Green can get a bit chilly, so dress warmly! It is late autumn/early winter in Zimbabwe and so cool evenings, possible rain and cold winds are expected.

ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?
Feel free to bring along chairs and picnic blankets to appropriate Telecel Main Stage shows. To avoid confusion and sightline problems, those with chairs must find a spot on the right side of the grass arena facing the stage, whilst their lower lying, picnicking companions sitting on the grass should keep to the left of the arena. Be warned that some shows will attract large standing audiences so leave chairs, picnics and blankets at home and feast on the atmosphere instead.

HIFA PARKING
Easipark Harare offers the best parking in town with guarded, safe and secure parking at Samora Machel Parkade, Julius Nyerere Parkade and Parklane Parking Lot. The parking facilities are affordable at $3 per entry. Samora Machel Parkade is situated at corner Samora Machel Avenue and Second Street. Julius Nyerere Parkade is situated at Julius Nyerere Way opposite Zimpost. Parklane Parking Lot is situated at corner Leopold Takawira and Parklane Street.

Easipark Harare will be selling parking tickets at the HIFA box offices at Avondale and Harare Gardens. Only parking tickets purchased for the day shall apply and payments will be made at the exit for those without advance parking tickets at $3 per entry provided they produce a HIFA ticket or will pay $1 per hour.

For further information contact us on the following numbers: 04751113 / 04750074.

PLEASE NOTE: PARKING IN UNDESIGNATED AREAS WILL RESULT IN CLAMPING.

HIFA TAXIS

In order to make your HIFA experience even more enjoyable, look out for officially accredited taxi operators outside the Festival gates who will offer you secure and safe travel to your various destinations.