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Rocking the Daisies Green Village (Cape Town)

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Note from the desk of T: Now, as Durbanite’s I feel we can be quite patriotic towards our city… certainly many a proud Durbanite amongst us! Our aim is to focus primarily on DURBAN but we are a friendly bunch and I wanted to share the love! Have a read below on the awesome work Greenpop are doing at the Green Village – Rocking the Daisies 2013. Mmm… solar popcorn!!

Maybe it’s time Rocking the Daisies comes to Durban? What do you think?! Leave your comments below.

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Greenpop is producing the Green Village at Rocking the Daisies – home of the Hemp Stage, hot music and more.


Greenpop is very excited to announce that we are officially managing the Green Village at Rocking the Daisies 2013. This will be a great space at this popular music festival to relax, have fun, get green and get involved. With an awesome musical line up on the Hemp Stage as well as film screenings, interesting talks, tree-mendous activities and a Reliance carbon offsetting booth, the Green Village is going to be rocking.

Reliance Compost, Hemporium and Greenpop have come together to produce and design the Green Village as well as creating an exciting line-up for the Hemp Stage. Pick n Pay is the official Greening partner of Rocking the Daisies and will be putting up some special surprises in the village among other greening initiatives.

Other partners involved in the Green Village who will be creating special green experiences for all who visit include:

SANCCOB, WWF, Recycle 1st (where you can sign up for residential recycling), 100in1day, Solar Popcorn (mmm!), Oh So Peachy, Bundi Productions, Fry’s vegetarian (come taste some treats), MLT Drives (powering the village with solar power), Eco Painting Installation, JesseJames (getting creative with repurposed wood – come and see!) and more.

Carbon Offsetting:
Reliance will also be hosting a carbon offsetting booth where you can calculate your footprint and compensate for it right there as well as gift a tree or two or three – and you’ll get a free glass of wine too.

Trees for Tickets:
Greenpop has been running the Trees for Tickets initiative that encouraged Daisies punters to raise funds for trees in exchange for free tickets. The first 50 people who raised enough money to plant 10 trees (1 tree = R100) through their individual GivenGain profile (a secure online portal to raise money for trees) got FREE weekend ticket to Rocking the Daisies. All the trees raised will be planted by Greenpop in an under-greened area and each tree gifter will be sent the GPS coordinates of their trees.

 

Walking the Daisies and planting trees:
100 of the trees raised through Trees for Tickets are being planted on Friday 4 October by the fit and fabulous Walking the Daisies team who will be on route to the festival on foot. They will stop in the community of Mamre where Greenpop and Working for Water volunteers will be waiting for them ready to plant 100 trees.

The Walking the Daisies team will then continue on to the festival.

Walking the Daisies is an annual 2-day 50km environmental hike from Cape Town to Rocking the Daisies supported by Pick n Pay and run by culturetalent.

 

Awesome line up for the Hemp Stage in the Green Village:

Fri 4 Oct:

16:00 – Manny Walters

17:00 – Rhythm and Tide

18:00 – Ottoman Slap

19:00 – Black Light Panda

Sat 5 Oct:

7:00 – Yoga on the side of the dam

7:30 – Film screening (A Fierce Green Fire)

9:00 – Tony Budden (speaker from Hemporium speaking about the incredible uses of hemp)

10:00 – Andy Le May (speaker from icology, inspiring action through simple choices we can all make)

10:30 – Kai Fitchen (speaker from MYKAPE – KAPE2ATACAMA speaking about his exciting expedition coming up soon)

11:00 – Fry’s Solar Cook off (come taste some treats)

12:15 – Duke & Fir

13:15 – Paige Mac

14:15 – Left City

15:15 – Flint, meet Spark

16:15 – LA.VI

17:15 – The Little Kings

18:15 – TouchWood

19:10 – DJ BobsyourUncle

Sun 6 Oct:

7:00 – DJ Pure and Yoga

10:00 – Film Screening (Forest in Focus – a series of the 2013 UN winning short films on forests)

12:00 – Trenton and the Free Radical

13:00 – RhythmHEAD

14:00 – DJ duo, Jews for Techno

 

About Rocking the Daisies

Rocking the Daises, 3rd – 6th October 2013 will be held on Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, Western Cape. In its eighth year since inception Rocking the Daisies has gone on to become the Western Cape’s most iconic outdoor music festival and South Africa’s premier eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival. http://rockingthedaisies.com/

 

 

Greenpop – www.greenpop.org

Reliance – http://www.reliance.co.za

Hemporium – http://www.hemporium.com

 

 

Follow the Green Village action:

Twitter – @GreenpopSA  #RTDgreen

Instagram – @GreenpopSA #RTDgreen

 

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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

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

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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