Electronica meets folk and fun as Durban leaps into summer

After a momentous 2014 series, SAMA-nominated electro-swing act GoodLuck and award winning multi-instrumentalist, Jeremy Loops, will perform at the penultimate Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert at the Durban Botanic Gardens, on Saturday 22 November 2014, joined by The Kiffness and Rubber Duc.

This power-packed line-up is sure to rev up the picturesque gardens during the latest instalment of the popular picnic concerts at this important biodiversity landmark.

GoodLuck’s album Creatures of the Night was nominated for Best Pop Album and Best Duo or Group at the 2014 South African Music Awards, coming hot on the heels of the three SAMA nods earned by their self-titled debut album. This industry recognition is testament to the quality of this explosive electronic dance music outfit that has taken South Africa – and Europe – by storm since making their barnstorming debut in 2011, chalking up several number one hits along the way.

Calling himself a modern folk artist, influenced by Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, alt-folk sensation Jeremy Loops is truly a one-of-a-kind performer, using a loop pedal to layer up a variety of instruments and sounds – including guitars, harmonicas, beatboxing and singing – to create a truly unique and eclectic style that mashes up jazz, rock, hip-hop and reggae.

Fellow Capetonians The Kiffness are fast becoming one of South Africa’s favourite live electronic acts. David Scott and Mvelo “Black Norris” Shandu are known for their exciting live show that mixes uninhibited dancing, skilled live instrumentation and deep, grooving house beats.

Expect a good time from the fun, quirky young musicians behind Rubber Duc – a tremendously talented trio made up of Brendan Campbell, Sheldon Sham and Nick Jordaan. With original material and covers poking fun at the world around us, their live performances are always a hoot!

Says Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual’s sponsorship manager: “Once again we have assembled some of the country’s most sensational young musicians to entertain the people of eThekwini. They are all progressive, dynamic and exciting in their musical approach – perfectly epitomising Old Mutual’s quest to enable positive futures and empower people to think out of the box and do great things.”

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert on 22 November is the latest in a series of live events at KwaZulu-Natal’s premium outdoor music venue. Since the chilled-out afternoon picnic concerts began, the Durban Botanic Gardens has hosted an array of South Africa’s most talented and accomplished musicians in its idyllic natural setting.

Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za
Ticket prices: Pre-sold tickets are R140 and R160 on the day
Children aged 8-12 pay R50; kids under 8 are free. All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games
Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome

Gates open at 16h00 for pre-sold tickets and at 16h30 for on-the-day ticket sales.
Show starts at 17h30

Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground. Entrance to all parking is off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field also off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road.


We are giving away 5 double tickets to  Music at the Lake. Simply leave us a comment below and tell us which song you are looking most forward to hearing at the event.

Winners will be contacted on 20 November.



  • Larrinae Ballantyne

    Whoop whoop whoop, party with the Loop!
    Hope my GoodLuck will get my the chance to dance with my Rubber Duc, wouldn’t that be The Kiffness way to enjoy my birthday!!!!

  • Oana Catinas

    Skinny Blues! <3

  • Shannon

    I’m looking forward to Goodluck and hearing creatures of the night or Figure of 8 🙂 if I get the chance to win

  • Nikolas

    This is going to be an absolutely -awesome- event. It would be even more awesome if I am able to attend it with some free tickets! 🙂

  • Nikolas

    This is going to be an absolutely -awesome- event. It would be even more awesome if I am able to Hop On, Hop Off at the Botanical Gardens, Taking it Easy with some free tickets!

  • Desire Potgieter

    Jemery Loops am looking forward to hear your song Down South, crossing my fingers……

  • Daryl Harris

    Great to see Durban really getting the summer concert season into full swing. Starting to make Cape Town look ordinary!

  • Jessica

    Cant wait for this epic show 😀 Best one yet at Botanical gardens!!

    Would L. O. V. E to hear The vision and Down south by Goodluck and Jeremy Loops!!

    8 Days to go!!!

  • Nicole

    The Kiffness ft. Mathew Gold – Where Are You Going? and a few friends, picnic food and a bit of wine of course!

  • Nicola Meyer

    Would love to hear Jeremy Loops sing and play “Skinny Blues”

  • Neil Meyer

    I would just enjoy sitting back and listening to all the music.

  • Dedre

    I love “Higher Stakes” from Jeremy Loops, my favourite. Really hope he plays it. Going to be an awesome evening, would love to win tickets.

  • Alfred

    I would love to see Goodluck and Jeremy Loops and hear Creatures of the night or down south

  • Shannon

    I would love to hear Jeremy Loops ” Down South”.

  • Richard

    Cant wait to hear ALL the music being preformed with my yummy picnic basket full of goodies! Both combinations are fantabulous 😀

  • Matthew

    Hoping to hear some Jeremy loops “down South” and Goodluck preforming Taking it Easy although all the bands will be awesome together while listening to them and put everyone in happy moods! 🙂

  • Siobhan Hughes

    Love ALL of the music but can’t wait to hear Jeremy Loops ‘Skinny Blues’

  • Ravi

    There is nothing more exciting than supporting local talent and what better way to end Saturday night with our famous and very talented South African Bands, and what would compliment this beautiful evening is a little picnic with family and friends enjoying our very own talented singers at Botanical Gardens 🙂

  • Kerry-Lee

    Creatures of the night 🙂

  • ravi

    I really wish I could win some tickets. It would be a dream come true and to see the look on my wife’s face would be priceless. 🙂

  • janet

    Wow. I am speechless. Our very own South African bands. What a splendid evening it will be to be at Botanical Gardens sharing the evening with family and friends at this spectacular venue watching our very talented artists will more than a dream come true.

  • Ashley

    I would love to spend my Saturday evening jamming to down south, skinny blues by Jeremy Loops. Trickery, figure of 8 by goodluck. Ain’t nobody got time for that by Rubber Duc and find a way by the kiffness all with my mates

  • Catherine Schmuhl

    Woohoo… On my birthday! Yes pls… I’d love to hear Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues! Just what I want on my special day xxx


    I would love to be at this amazing concert, and what a lovely, relaxed Saturday evening it would be, laying back to great music with an awesome crowd.
    I am looking forward to hearing “Down south”. Jeremy you are one talented guy!

    😀 🙂

    And I’m gonna dream, gonna dream of your face
    I’m gonna go, gonna go to that place
    And figure out what I lost and found
    Down South…

  • Ravi

    I would so love to win tickets. To see the look on my wife’s face will be priceless. To compliment this amazing evening at Botanical Gardens will be having a picnic with my amazed and surprised look on my wife’s face will be priceless. Will be the best day of my life.

  • Ryan Quevauvilliers

    Down south by Jeremy Loops

  • anusha naidoo

    Wow, this is awesome. Love to hear Goodluck, Creatures of the Night. My daughter deserves a treat she just finished her final exams. A great way to unwind. We love to attend and have a fantastic time. Thank you.

  • Nina

    I haven’t seen Jeremy Loops live, and he is such an awesomely talented SA musician. I would love to hear Mr Loops sing Down South and Mission to the Sun.

  • Jenny Sutton

    Skinny Blues – So looking forward to seeing Jeremy Loops live for the first time. Love supporting local talent. Proudly South African.

  • chantal

    Would love to hear Down south by Jeremy Loops and Hop on Hop off by Goodluck! Let’s cross fingers

  • Jacqueline

    Down South Jeremy Loops 🙂 love love love!!!!

  • Leo

    Jeremy Loops and Goodluck, winning combo….. hoping to hear a loud ” Down South ” with mass audience cresendo…..

  • Tess

    Can’t wait to watch Jeremy Loops, my favourite song being POWER!!!! Woo!!!
    Love love love Durban & all our amazing talent! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Ann

    Hey would love the chance to see Goodluck again – hop on hop off ! Yes

  • Lisa

    I would love to spend my Saturday night listening to skinny blues by Jeremy Loops!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Daryl Harris

    I so want to go! Me, me,me!

  • Jethro

    Can’t wait for this saterday to watch Jeremy Loops !! And all the other talented people favorite songs would be Down South, Power and The Gypsy Opera !!! Going to be sick jamming with all the mates

  • Trianne Amarchund

    Down South by Jeremy Loops…so keen to win…Pick me! Pick me!!! *jumps up and down*

  • Heather

    Love to hear Taking it Easy! Exams are over and we want to relax

  • heather

    would love to hear Good luck and Taking it easy. Gals just want to have fun…where better than in the park with great bands

  • Shannon C

    Lonesome & Blue – Jeremy Loops!