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Mr Price Pro 2013

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The Mr Price Pro has long been a highlight for many Durbanites. Awesome surfing combined with epic festivities, what more could you want?

This year the Mr Price Pro is going all out with live online video streaming. Catch all the action from anywhere in the world including your couch – should you be feeling a bit lazy.

Surfing!

South Africa’s premier surfing event the ASP Prime Mr Price Pro Ballito has once again attracted the crème of international professional surfing, with eight of the Top 32 surfers in the world confirming their entries into the event with a R2,2 Million prize purse.

In its five years in KwaDukuza on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast, the Mr Price Pro Ballito (July 1 – 7, 2013) has witnessed some of the best surf ever seen on this pristine coastline. It’s no wonder then, that it attracts an elite caliber of surfer one expects to see competing at this year’s event.

South African surfing superstar and former Mr Price Pro Champion Jordy Smith (2010) heads the star studded line-up and is expected to draw record crowds as the firm local favourite in Ballito.

World No. 19 and the only other South African surfer currently competing on the elite WCT Travis Logie (Proud Durbanite), will add might to the South African camp. A former runner up at the Mr Price Pro Ballito, Logie has gained an international reputation for taking down some of the toughest heats in pro surfing history.

Music!

The Mr Price Pro once again doesn’t disappoint with a great line up: Amawrongturn, Awgust Rush, DJ Tira, Mafikizolo, Big Nuz, DJ Milkshake, Wonderboom, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Shadow Club, aKing, ISO, Prime Circle, Tailor, Gangs of Ballet, Lonehill Estate, Crazy White Boy, iScream & the Chocolate Stix, Pascal & Pearce and Dino Bravo!

This is what’s going down:

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Down at the Beach
WILLARD BEACH / ASP MENS – PRIME – WORLD TOUR
01 Mon 02 Tues 03 Wed 04 Thurs 05 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sun
Mr Price Pro Ballito
Extreme Sports
WILLARD BEACH – RETAIL AREA
01 Mon 02 Tues 03 Wed 04 Thurs 05 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sun
Monster Activations, BMX, Street Running & Graffitti Wall
BEACH ACTION
WILLARD BEACH – BATHING AREA
01 Mon 02 Tues 03 Wed 04 Thurs 05 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sun
Multi Surf Compo (30 June)
Beach Soccer & Volleyball
Daily Fashon Shows
Miss Beach Mania
Dance Displays
Soccer League & Indigenous Sports
RETAIL DELIGHT
WILLARD BEACH – RETAIL AREA
01 Mon 02 Tues 03 Wed 04 Thurs 05 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sun
Live Entertainment – Daily
Food Court
Cider Garden
Exhibitions
Retail stalls
MR PRICE PRO COMPETITIONS
Mr Price Pro Extreme Park
06 SAT 07 Sun
BMX Warm Up (course open to only BMX Riders)
10h00 – 12h00
BMX Comp (60 sec freestyle comp)
12h00 – 12h30
Course Open for Exhibition
12h30 – 13h00
Skate Board Warm Up (course open only to Skate Boarders)
13h00 – 14h30
Skate Board Comp (60 sec freestyle comp)
14h30 – 15h00
Free Running Warm Up (Course open to free runners only)
15h00 – 17h00
Free Running Comp (Speed Run)
BMX Warm Up (course open to only BMX Riders)
10h00 – 12h00
BMX Comp (60 sec freestyle comp)
12h00 – 12h30
Course Open for Exhibition
12h30 – 13h00
Skate Board Warm Up (course open only to Skate Boarders)
13h00 – 14h30
Skate Board Comp (60 sec freestyle comp)
14h30 – 15h00
Free Running Warm Up (Course open to free runners only)
15h00 – 17h00
Free Running Comp (Speed Run)
KIDS CORNER
WILLARD BEACH – BATHING AREA
01 Mon 02 Tues 03 Wed 04 Thurs 05 Fri 06 Sat 07 Sun
Face Painting
Water Balls
Sand Castle Building
Kiddies Beach Dash
Red Cap Foundation Kiddies Corner
COASTAL LIVING BRU – FOOD & WINE LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION
WILLARD BEACH – LA MONTAGNE HOTEL
02 TUES (4pm till late) 03 WED (4pm till late) 04 THURS (4pm till late)
Live Entertainment
Fashion Show
Wine Showcase & Auction
Artesian Food & Beverage Market
Chef Compo – So You think you can cook Ballito Style?
Restaurants Showcase
Junior Chef Compo
Coffee Showcase
MR PRICE PRO BALLITO MUSIC CONCERTS
SALT ROCK BEACH
04 THUR 05 FRI 06 SAT
Amawrongturn
Awgust Rush
DJ Tira
Mafikizolo
Big Nuz
DJ Milkshake
Wonderboom
The Heuwels Fantasties
Shadow Club
aKing
ISO
Prime Circle
Tailor
Gangs of Ballet
Lonehill Estate
Crazy White Boy
Iscream & the Chocolate Stix
Pascal & Pearce
Dino Bravo
FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT
Sangweni Tourism Center / Tel: +27(0)32 – 9461997 / Fax: 0866143513 /
Corner of Ballito Drive & Link Rd, Ballito / Email: info@thedolphincoast.co.za

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

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Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

 

Tickets on sale from Webtickets.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

As Mother’s Day approaches, families in Durban have the perfect opportunity to celebrate in style at the highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this special concert on Sunday, May 12 promises an unforgettable experience for all.

 

Here are the top five reasons why you should spend Mother’s Day at Music at the Lake:

 

Legendary Live Performance:

Prepare to be mesmerized by the legendary Mango Groove as they take the stage with their unique blend of pop, rock, and traditional South African music. Their infectious energy and timeless hits will create a magical atmosphere that’s perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day.

 

Comedic Entertainment:

Alongside Mango Groove, comedian Aaron McIlroy will keep the laughter flowing with his comedic talents. From hilarious anecdotes to clever observations, Aaron’s performance guarantees a side-splitting experience for all ages.

 

Spectacular Venue:

Nestled around the picturesque Lake area of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this event offers more than just music. Attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of one of Africa’s oldest botanic gardens, surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters.

 

Community Spirit:

Sponsored by Old Mutual, the Music at the Lake series is a testament to the power of community and cultural heritage. Through their support, Old Mutual aims to create lasting memories and bring people together through the universal language of music.

 

Picnic-Style Experience:

Bring your own food and drinks and relax on the shaded lawns of the gardens as you enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon. With Cooler boxes charged at only R50 at the gate, attendees can indulge in a feast for the senses while soaking in the vibrant sounds of the live performance.

 

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a special event, celebrating love, connection, and kindness on Mother’s Day,” said Claire Johnston from Mango Groove. “Join us at the Durban Botanic Gardens for an unforgettable afternoon of music, laughter, and cherished moments.”

 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones in a setting that blends nature, music, and laughter. Secure your tickets now from Webtickets and make memories that will last a lifetime.

 

EVENT INFO:

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May

Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens

Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE: Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate. Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

Ticket link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

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Official Website: ww.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: www.instagram.com/musicatthelake

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: The Old Mutual Music at the Lake

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The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series returns for a special Mother’s Day concert on 12 May at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens
Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE:
~ Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate.
~ Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

 

Ticket Prices

Phase 1:

Adults (Over 12) R195
Kids (U12) R100
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 2:

Adults (Over 12) R225
Kids (U12) R110
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 3:

Adults (Over 12) R250
Kids (U12) R120
Kids (U4) R10

 

Ticket Link:
https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

The highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is back with a special concert in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. The event will take place at the stunning Durban Botanic Gardens, nestled around the picturesque Lake area.

Music enthusiasts and families alike can look forward to an unforgettable live performance by the legendary Mango Groove, known for their unique sound that blends pop, rock, and traditional South African music. In addition, comedian Aaron McIlroy will entertain the audience with his comedic talents, making this concert an unmissable experience for all ages.

Claire Johnston from Mango Groove is excited to return to Durban Botanic Gardens for the concert, saying “We’re so thrilled to be coming back to this glorious venue for the first time in several years. Mothers’ Day is the perfect opportunity as we get to celebrate love, connection and kindness”.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is the longest-running live music series in KwaZulu-Natal, offering a relaxing and entertaining Sunday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor setting. The event is staged at the Durban Botanic Gardens Lake area, the oldest botanic gardens in Africa, providing a serene backdrop with its lush gardens and abundant wildlife.

“Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the Music at the Lake series underscores our deep-rooted commitment to nurturing community spirit and celebrating cultural heritage. We believe in the power of music to bring people together and create lasting memories, especially on occasions as special as Mother’s Day. Our support for this series shows our dedication to the arts and the communities we serve. We are proud to create platforms where talent, laughter, and family joy can flourish in the heart of Durban’s historic Botanic Gardens,” said Thobile Tshabalala, Head of Brand at Old Mutual.

Attendees are invited to bring their own food and drinks (cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate), blankets, and camping chairs to enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon on the shaded lawns of the gardens. Concert-goers can soak in the vibrant sounds of the live performance while observing an array of birdlife, including pelicans and spoonbills flying overhead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones at the Durban Botanic Gardens and experience an afternoon of exceptional music and comedy. Don’t miss out on this unique event that blends nature, music, and laughter! Get your tickets now from Webtickets.

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

Official Website: www.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: hwww.instagram.com/musicatthelake/

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Durbanite Spotlight: The Kickstands

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In our latest Durbanite encounter, we step into the world of The Kickstands, a band that’s as vibrant and energetic as the city we all love. Welcome to another feature on Durbanart, where today we’re hanging out with Gary Nixon from The Kickstands. As they get ready for Splashy Fen and continue to make music that resonates with so many, we’re excited to chat with Gary about a few things: their tunes, what they love about Durban, and some fun, little-known facts.

Let’s jump into our chat with Gary and discover some new angles on both the band and our beloved Durban.

 

1. What draws you to Durban?

An active, outdoors lifestyle and the strong sense of community people share here.

2. Where is your favourite place to have breakfast in Durban, and why?

Mayfair, Durban North! Delicious, consistent and holds loads of memories

3. What Durban experience do all visitors need to try?

Promenade run/walk in the morning, swim around the peer and a Springbok game at Kings Park.

 

4. Nothing beats water, but where is a good Café or Bar in Durban?

Surf Riders

 

5. If you had to recommend a Durban spot to stay for the weekend, to an out-of-towner, where would you suggest?

If you’ve got the bucks, Oyster Box is mint! Otherwise come crash on my couch!

 

6. When did you know that music was your thing?

When people started paying me to do what I loved doing anyway

 

7. What’s your go-to shower song?

NOFX – Linoleum

8. You’re playing at Splashy Fen again this year. How many Splashy Fen’s have you been to? How many of those have you performed at?

I’ve been to 12 Splashy Fens, this will be my 11th time performing.

 

9. What’s your favourite thing about Splashy Fen?

The people, it’s what makes it what it is. Revelry.

 

10. Your Top Three Things to take to Splashy Fen?

My guitar, the vibes, and every year I try to convince a friend that’s never been to Splashy to come with me!

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