The consortium, comprising the VWV Group and Till Dawn Entertainment, along with Associate Producers Jack Morton Worldwide, will produce both ceremonies of the Confederations Cup that kicks off at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium on June 14. “It is indeed a privilege and an honour to help South Africa raise the curtain on this incredible moment in our history,” said Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of VWV, at the media briefing today. “We look forward to delivering uniquely African ceremonies that will set the stage for a truly world-class event,” added entertainment industry icon Lebo M, CEO of Till Dawn Entertainment. Lebo M is a Grammy Award winner and co-producer of the Lion King South Africa – the globally acclaimed production that saw record attendances in theatres around the world. Jack Morton Worldwide served as production consultants for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games ceremonies and produced the opening and closing ceremonies for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, brings global experience to the team. A total of 351 121 tickets have now been sold of the 640 000 available for the Fifa Confederations Cup 2009. “We approach the tournament with confidence. Our stadiums are ready, our transport and security plans have been fine-tuned and more than 4000 volunteers have been trained in preparation for the first major Fifa tournament on African soil,” Danny Jordan, CEO of the OC told the gathering. “We know we still have much to do, but I can assure you we will not disappoint,” he added.