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We are giving 5 x lucky and in luuurve Durbanite’s double tickets to Friday’s Old Mutual Music at the Lake Valentine’s Day concert!! All you have to do to win is comment below and tell us WHY you are a deserving winner… *T&C’s apply.

The 2014 season of Old Mutual Music at the Lake kicks off with an explosive love theme –Gangs of Ballet and the Durban City Orchestra join forces for a Valentine’s Day concert on Friday, 14 February at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

This one is for music lovers who want a break from the mainstream; something different, fun and beautiful.

Gangs of Ballet’s music has been described as a blend of new sounds with haunting melodies and arrangements. Add to that the scale and richness of the Durban City Orchestra’s renditions – you have the perfect scene to experience the expression of love in new ways. 

“This is a mind and soul-blowing collaboration that has challenged our comfort zones,” said Gangs of Ballet lead vocalist and lead guitarist Brad Klynsmith.

“We have created some very special music in the process”

Durban City Orchestra chairman Edrich de Lange meanwhile said because love is one of the greatest human drivers and emotions – it has preoccupied artists and poets from time immemorial. “We believe our show presents a different dimension in the expression of love. While our full complement of 45 musicians will stir emotions – it is the live experience with the fans that will make the clouds peel. We cannot wait to share the experience with music lovers”.

IMAGE Durban City Orchestra

To set the scene, they will perform chart toppers from the Gangs of Ballet EP such as “Hello Sweet World” and “Breaking the Silence” and their enchanting new single, “Daydream” from their recently released debut offering, “yes/no/grey”.

Romantic hounds are in for another treat. It is the height of summer and the Durban Botanic Gardens is looking its prettiest.

“The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert series is all about using music to celebrate what nature serves us and with the Gardens displaying its best blooms, the sights and setting will be as special as the music,” said Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma.

“We invite everyone to join us with their loved ones to celebrate nature and love as we start a beautiful year that promises great things.”

Old Mutual’s continued relationship with the Botanic Gardens allows them to ensure that funds are raised to maintain and improve biodiversity at this significant public space.

For more information about this and other events at the Durban Botanic Gardens, visit the website – www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za or call the Info Centre 031 322 4021.

Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za

Tickets prices: pre sales tickets are R120.00 and ticket sales on the day are R140.00.

Children between 8-12 will pay R50, children under eight are free.

All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games.

Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome.

Gates will open at 17:00 for pre-sold tickets and at 18:00 for on-the-day ticket sales.

The show will starts at 19:00.

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.

Follow @OM_Concerts and @dbnbotgardens on Twitter for all the action on the day, and ‘Like’ the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens page on Facebook for all the updates and info.

 

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning 1 of 5 double tickets to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake Valentine’s Day concert in Durban.
  2. Competition opens on 11 February 2014 and closes at midday on 13 February 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be randomly drawn on the on 13 February 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. The winners will be notified via email within 12 hours of the draw taking place.
  5. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  6. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  7. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and or The Durban Green Corridor, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  8. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.
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28 Comments

  1. shannon naylor

    11 February 2014 at 11:44 am

    I would love to win these tickets as it will be mine and my boyfriends first valentines day together, I know this will be the most amazing and special night under the stars listening to some beautiful music with yummy food and drinks.

  2. Katherine de Villiers

    11 February 2014 at 11:47 am

    What an amazing evening this would be 🙂 With our five year anni next weekend (24th), all our extra finances are going to those celebrations then and little ol’ Vday is getting ignored so winning this would give us a lil summin’ summin’ to do instead of sitting at home 😛
    *holding fingers and toes*
    Plus I haven’t seen GOB live yet!

  3. Sasha

    11 February 2014 at 11:48 am

    WOW!!! What an amazing prize!! I love SA music and would love to experience Gangs of Ballet <3 Would be the ultimate V-day treat, live music, ambience, nature and a romantic picnic. What could be better!

  4. Kelsi

    11 February 2014 at 11:59 am

    I love the Gangs of ballet and would love spending Valentines Day watching them with my boyfriend 🙂

  5. Justine

    11 February 2014 at 12:01 pm

    This would be the perfect Valentines outing for us!! Doing the whole romance thing is always so difficult for us because its is always such a mission trying to find quality time alone together. A night outdoors, listening to Gangs of Ballet while cuddling on a blankie sounds like the perfect night for us! <3

  6. Michelle Brooks

    11 February 2014 at 12:01 pm

    After being together for 21 years , we have never celebrated a valentines day/evening together! (that’s because everyday is a valentines day!)

  7. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    11 February 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I would love to go to this concert. xx This is my boyfriend and I’s first valentine’s day together and our first date was at the botanical gardens so this event would be amazing!! <3

  8. Mary-Ann Strydom

    11 February 2014 at 12:18 pm

    My Favourite Concert Venue! And an awesome band to compliment it!

  9. Chiselle

    11 February 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Amazing – what a romantic date night!!! This is my and my Fiance’s last Valentines Day before we are a married couple! It would be the perfect way to start building up the excitement to our wedding (which has been more stressful than exciting! ;P )! and as a bonus, Gangs of Ballet are currently sitting at the top of my favourite bands list! Woop!

  10. Shelly

    11 February 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I want to win this! It will be my last valentines day as a Miss before I become his Mrs 🙂

  11. jeff

    11 February 2014 at 12:37 pm

    This is wonderful love to win these tickets as I was widowed with 2 kids met a wonderful woman who loves me and my kids and takes great care of us. She has brought happiness into my life again. Will be great to treat her to this with compliments of Durbanite. Thank you hope to be lucky been a avid fan of your fb page.

  12. Carmen

    11 February 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I would love to win tickets and spend a romantic evening under the stars with my husband listening to lovely music. Even though we have been married for nearly 26 years we still are as madly in love as when we first met.

  13. Meru

    11 February 2014 at 12:49 pm

    What could be a better way to spend the day of love with great music, atmosphere and your other half 🙂

  14. Kim Swanson

    11 February 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I love Gangs of ballet I supported them before they became famous I have been out of the country for 2 years and would absolutely love to go and see them! I shared there music with people overseas aswell!

  15. anusha naidoo

    11 February 2014 at 1:07 pm

    This is truly wonderful my valentine love music and in to listen and enjoy music in this setting will be perfect and romantic. He is a gem of a man that loves my daughter and accepted her as his own. Wish to treat him to this …he is so hardworking and needs time to relax. Fingers crossed pick me plse!

  16. Janine

    11 February 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I would love to win tickets and spend a romantic evening under the stars with my husband and our two children.

  17. jess de wet

    11 February 2014 at 1:53 pm

    it’s brian and i’s first valentines as husband and wife, previous valentines as a couple included the flu and not being in the same country! this year we are determined to make it different!

  18. Taryn Donaldson

    11 February 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to win these tickets to give to my mom. She doesnt get out much and I think she would really appreciate these tickets!

  19. Laura

    11 February 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I would love to wake up from my daydream in this sweet world and get two tickets for me and my best friend who are currently neither in the yes or no stage but rather in the grey area of our friendship 🙂 plus I love live music and durbanite 🙂 xoxo

  20. Matt

    11 February 2014 at 3:53 pm

    This will be my girlfriend and my first valentines day together. Been 8 years in the making. Looking to make it the best. Can’t think of a better way to spend it other than in the Botanic gardens to the sound of Gangs of Ballet and the Durban City Orchestra!

  21. Alice O'Neill

    11 February 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I would be so grateful to win tickets to watch, not only an incredible South African band, but my amazing mother who is performing in the orchestra that will be accompanying them! I am driving all the way from Bloemfontein for the weekend to support them and share this very special day with the people I love. This event brings together two completely different musical genres that I love and have such a huge appreciation for. It would be such a privilege to be a part the kaleidoscope of talent that will be showcased in the most stunning venue! I am so grateful to Old Mutual and Durbanite for this awesome opportunity and to Gangs of Ballet, Durban City Orchestra and especially, my mom, for flying the South African flag high and fueling our love of all music!

  22. Sue

    11 February 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Wowzers Gangs of Ballet + an orchestra sounds amazing! My husband and I spend most of our time either working or running around after our ridiculously cute kiddies. This will be our 11th Valentines Day together and it would be awesome to put our feet up and relax with some bubbly and awesome music and reflect on just how lucky we are xxx

  23. Matt

    11 February 2014 at 6:31 pm

    This will be my girlfriend’s and my first valentines day. Been eight years in the making. Looking to make this the best valentines day possible. Can’t think of a better way to spend it other than by the lake to the sound of Gangs of Ballet and the Durban City Orchestra!

  24. Mark

    12 February 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Well… We been married for 3 years and been ages since we actually had a proper valentines. We just bought a house and are broke as Hek, My wife is preggies and it will be our LAST… absolute LAST valentines day together alone with a baby version of me running around and i know it will brighten up her month!

  25. Shemona

    13 February 2014 at 11:24 am

    Hey Durbanite 🙂 I think my husband should win tickets as since December last year till now he has been extremely busy with work, he hasn’t had a chance to go out and relax. He’s always putting others first before himself. He loves going live band concerts and he enjoys the atmosphere. I trust that my honesty will be accepted, thank you Durbanite.

  26. Sunitha

    13 February 2014 at 11:24 am

    Would be a must deserved treat for Hubby & I.

  27. Keith

    13 February 2014 at 11:32 am

    Would love to win this. That mid-month slump is hitting hard and times are tough. Plus, I still haven’t gotten anything for my Valentine. This would make a great gift seeing some awesome local talent!

  28. ashley

    13 February 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I pick me…. ive messed up my gfs bday.christmas and probably Valentine’s Day if I don’t win. .. plus these guys are brilliant and….. but wait there’s more. … We like to PARTY!!!

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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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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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