Cape Town - Upper Long Street in Cape Town, which has always been unanimous with partying, has been converted into a festival zone ahead of tonight's Final Draw.
Since noon, the entire Upper Long Street, from Wale Street to Buitensingel, has filled with revellers who will be watching the 2010 Final Draw live on large screens.
The Final Draw will take place in front of some 3 000 international guests at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
Pieter Cronj,, the City of Cape Town's Director of Communication and 2010 spokesperson said the festival would enable Capetonians to experience the excitement of the event.
"The main stage is situated at the Long Street baths, with several huge television screens further down towards Wale Street."
Music and cultural performances have been taking place since earlier on in the day.
Entrance to the festival is free and several national, regional and local media organisations will be conducting live broadcasts from the Long Street Festival, said Cronj,.
There will be ongoing live video feeds from the CTICC to show the arrival of dignitaries at the red carpet event. The live broadcast of the Final Draw starts at 7pm. From 8:45, the festival will continue with national mega stars entertaining the revellers.