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Samsung GALAXY Experience Presents The G&G Live Marquee at the Vodacom Durban July



The G&G Live Marquee is back at this year’s Vodacom Durban July and as one might expect with a Samsung #GALAXYexperience event, it is guaranteed to deliver the ultimate in party atmospheres!

Building on the success of their debut daytime tent at last year’s race day, the G&G Live Marquee is not only back, it’s better. Situated between three water hazards on the golf course, it is the most striking of all the tents with chic and comfortable lounges, stylish decor and a winning party vibe. Production and hospitality have been stepped up to new levels, creating a relaxing milieu that doesn’t compromise on buzzing party spirit. The G&G Live Marquee will offer the discerning race-day goer more than just a little extra as the Samsung #GALAXYexperience continues to deliver on its promise to be at the forefront of the electronic music scene in South Africa.


This year’s entertainment includes the recently awarded “Best Drive Show DJ”, the man with the most distinctive laugh on the airwaves, 5FM’s own DJ Fresh. Also from 5FM’s folds, the ever-popular Roger Goode will be keeping patrons dancing long into the night. To complete the 5FM trio is the man you either love or hate: Gareth Cliff. The well-read and highly opinionated shock-jock will be partying up a storm as he spins eclectic tunes exclusively for G&G Live Marquee guests at one of the most anticipated days in South Africa’s social calendar. Support acts include resident DJ Graeme, Funky B, G-Funk, Benny Maverick, Lulo Cafe and Sp!ndoctor.

Where other tents fail to defy the ubiquity of providing drinks alone, the G&G Live Marquee features three levels of superior hospitality and entertainment.  As in 2012, R495 will get you entry into the tented village site, access to multiple bars and the #GALAXYexperience dance floor, a food village, smoking lounge, chill areas, screens featuring the day’s horse racing action and betting totes.

For R895, a VIP ticket affords guests access to the separate VIP tent with additional lounges,bars and private bathrooms. VIPs will be treated to a scrumptious selection of finger foods and canapes throughout the day.

A VVIP ticket at R1,595 grants patrons access to the Skyy VVIP lounge area where they will be treated to an open bar (excluding premium champagnes and spirits) until 18h00, as well as private bathrooms and access to the marquee’s decks which overlook the water features.


The Vodacom Durban July is all about the glitz and glamour and, of course, the racing.  For those who bring along their lucky rabbit foot and take an active interest in thunderous galloping to the finish line, they need not miss a thing with screens large and small scattered throughout the G&G Live Marquee displaying each riveting race. To keep energy levels up, the G&G Live Marquee will have a food court serving a variety of delicious meals, from sushi to wraps and much more.

For those after that extra extravagance one would expect at a day at the races, G&G Live has a limited number of lounge areas in both the VIP and the Skyy VVIP areas which can be reserved for the day for a party of up to six guests. These lounge areas will be attended by waitrons and are on offer for R3,000 for a lounge in the VIP tent and for R4,000 in the Skyy VVIP tent. These prices are in addition to individual entry ticket and places are limited.

Secure your place at the G&G Live Marquee now from Computicket for this exclusive oasis on Saturday, 6 July 2013, 12h00-23h00.



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Regular: R495

Includes: Entry to G&G Live Marquee Village, several bars, food area, totes, smoking lounge, cloak room, chill areas, Samsung Galaxy experience main dance floor and photo areas.

VIP: R895 (only 800 tickets available)

Includes: All facilities and benefits available to regular ticket holders.  Additional chill area, decks and bars, finger lunch and late afternoon canapes, additional tote facility, separate ablution facilities. Option to buy a private lounge with waiter service.

Skyy VVIP: R1,595 (only 500 tickets available)

Includes: All facilities and benefits available to regular and VIP ticket holders.  Additional chill areas, decks and bars, finger lunch and late afternoon canapes, Additional tote facility, separate ablution facilities, complimentary full bar until  6 pm.  Does not include champagne and top-line premium drinks.  Option to buy a private lounge with waiter service in the Skyy Lounge.

Table Buying Options

VIP lounge: R3,000 (excluding tickets).  Lounge setup for six people, including waiter service.  Can be tailored at an additional R500 per [additional] person.

Skyy Vodka lounge: R4,000 (excluding tickets).  Lounge set-up for six people, including waiter service. Includes a bottle of Piper Champagne and Skyy 90 Premium Vokda.  Can be tailored at an additional R600 per [additional] person.

Tickets are for the G&G Live Marquee only.  Event attendees will need to purchase their general access ticket to the Vodacom Durban July via the “Gold Circle” precinct.  Details at

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Line-up and times:

Graeme (11:00-13:00)

Funky B (13:00-14:00)

G-Funk (14:00-15:00)

Benny Maverick (15:00-16:00)

Lulo Cafe (16:00-17:00)

Sp!ndoctor (17:00-18:00)

Gareth Cliff (18:00-19:00)

DJ Fresh (19:00-20:00)

P.H. (20:00-21:00)

Roger Goode (21:00-22:00)




Event Info: and
Facebook: and
Twitter: #GALAXYexperience and @GandGPro


We are giving 1 lucky Durbanite a set of tickets to this event!


Simply tell us below which live act you are most excited to see perform.



Winner will be announced on the 30 June 2013.
Winner must be 18 years or older.
Prize covers basic entry into the G&G Marquee at the July and DOES NOT cover the entrance to the July.
Winner will need to have their own ticket for the July.
Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
The prize is non-transferable for cash.
Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.

These competition rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with South African law and any disputes arising out of them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.


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Win Tickets to Milky Chance in Durban!



Milky Chance recently announced their long-awaited return to South Africa with their “Living In A Haze” tour in February 2024 which will see them perform in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The German Duo are excited to confirm that both Neon Dreams and Sean Koch will join them as support acts on the line-up for their shows in Cape Town (15 February) and Johannesburg (17 February), and Neon Dreams will also join Milky Chance in Durban (18 February) as support act.

Canadian duo Neon Dreams are no strangers to the South African music scene. Their 2019 single “Life Without Fantasies” reached the top of the South African viral charts amassing millions of streams in 2021 during the lockdown. The band connected with tens of thousands of fans online which led to their first sold out headline tour. They have continued to cement themselves in the industry here, having toured the country a number of times over the past few years and return in February 2024 to share the stage with Milky Chance in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Sean Koch is one of SA’s most-loved indie-folk artists who brings a mixed bag of African and western, influence alongside messages of home, a connection to nature, the ocean and the people around him; to his storytelling, feel-good music. While rooted in his flowing-folk style, his music is diverse. From dance infused songs like ‘Lift You Up’ the standout single from his collection (including the Double MZK & G DOM remix) to the dreamier songs like ‘Feel the Energy’ that carry deeper messages of connection to the natural world and the people that surround us. There is something for everyone in Sean’s catalogue.

How to Enter:

1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Instagram pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.


1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Facebook pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.

Closing Date:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Entries limited to 5 per day.
Winners will be selected at random from valid entries.
Durbanite Competition T&Cs apply.

Tickets are on sale from and are selling fast, so get yours now!

Neon Dreams

Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour 2024 details:


Date: Sunday 18 February 2024
Time: 11:00 – 18:30
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field
Address: 9A John Zikhali Road, Berea, Durban 4001
Line up: Milky Chance + Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced
General Admission Phase One: R495 ex R35 Fee
General Admission Phase Two: R595 ex R35 Fee
Ticket Link:
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For more info, go to:
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Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour Dates:

15 February 2024 – Green Point A-Track, Cape Town
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch)

17 February 2024 – Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch + final opening act to be announced)

18 February 2024 – Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field, Durban
(supported by Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced)






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Win Surf Lessons with Surf School Durban!



Surf School Durban, led by the experienced local surfer Fika, stands as a beacon in the surfing community. Known for its inclusive and friendly approach, it’s a place where beginners and seasoned surfers alike can enhance their skills and embrace the surf culture.

The school’s ethos revolves around unity and inviting individuals of all backgrounds to share the excitement of surfing. The team, made up of passionate local surfers, emphasises personalised coaching, ensuring a welcoming learning environment for everyone.

Adding to its allure, Surf School Durban has launched a competition that’s creating a buzz. The prize: five group lessons for the winner and two friends, offering a unique blend of fun, friendship, and expert instruction.

This surf school is more than just a place to learn; it’s a community hub where the spirit of Durban’s surf culture thrives, making it an ideal destination for anyone keen on experiencing the joy of surfing in a supportive and vibrant setting.

Win Surf Lessons for You and 2 Friends, with Surf School Durban!

How to Enter on Instagram:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Instagram page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Instagram page and tag who you’d take with if you win.


How to Enter on Facebook:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Facebook page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Facebook page and tag who you’d take with if you win.

Entries limited to 5 per day.

Closing Date:
Friday, 9 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Durbanite T&Cs apply.

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Ziggy Alberts announces his debut South African tour as he heads to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town this October




Ziggy Alberts’ first ever South African visit will anticipate the release of his forthcoming sixth studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, out 04 November 2022.

Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.

DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre – self-titled by Ziggy – as “Future Folk”. In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples… that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy’s storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts’ growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.

Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.

Tickets to the REWIND TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA 2022 are on sale from


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