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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
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.



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  1. Larrinae Ballantyne

    14 Nov 2014 at 11:08 am

    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!!!!

  2. Oana Catinas

    14 Nov 2014 at 11:15 am

    Skinny Blues! <3

  3. Shannon

    14 Nov 2014 at 11:16 am

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

  4. Nikolas

    14 Nov 2014 at 11:17 am

    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! 🙂

  5. Nikolas

    14 Nov 2014 at 11:19 am

    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!

  6. Desire Potgieter

    14 Nov 2014 at 11:29 am

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

  7. Daryl Harris

    14 Nov 2014 at 12:06 pm

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

  8. Jessica

    14 Nov 2014 at 12:08 pm

    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!!!

  9. Nicole

    14 Nov 2014 at 12:34 pm

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

  10. Nicola Meyer

    14 Nov 2014 at 3:31 pm

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

  11. Neil Meyer

    14 Nov 2014 at 3:39 pm

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

  12. Dedre

    16 Nov 2014 at 1:37 pm

    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.

  13. Alfred

    16 Nov 2014 at 9:19 pm

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

  14. Shannon

    16 Nov 2014 at 9:20 pm

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

  15. Richard

    17 Nov 2014 at 9:58 am

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

  16. Matthew

    17 Nov 2014 at 10:21 am

    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! 🙂

  17. Siobhan Hughes

    17 Nov 2014 at 11:25 am

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

  18. Ravi

    18 Nov 2014 at 2:22 pm

    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 🙂

  19. Kerry-Lee

    18 Nov 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Creatures of the night 🙂

  20. ravi

    18 Nov 2014 at 9:37 pm

    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. 🙂

  21. janet

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:22 am

    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.

  22. Ashley

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:24 am

    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

  23. Catherine Schmuhl

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:28 am

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


    20 Nov 2014 at 9:28 am

    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…

  25. Ravi

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:31 am

    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.

  26. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:42 am

    Down south by Jeremy Loops

  27. anusha naidoo

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:49 am

    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.

  28. Nina

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:52 am

    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.

  29. Jenny Sutton

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:53 am

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

  30. chantal

    20 Nov 2014 at 9:57 am

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

  31. Jacqueline

    20 Nov 2014 at 10:02 am

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

  32. Leo

    20 Nov 2014 at 10:12 am

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

  33. Tess

    20 Nov 2014 at 10:29 am

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

  34. Ann

    20 Nov 2014 at 11:09 am

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

  35. Lisa

    20 Nov 2014 at 11:37 am

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

  36. Daryl Harris

    20 Nov 2014 at 11:49 am

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

  37. Jethro

    20 Nov 2014 at 11:50 am

    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

  38. Trianne Amarchund

    20 Nov 2014 at 11:55 am

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

  39. Heather

    20 Nov 2014 at 1:59 pm

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

  40. heather

    20 Nov 2014 at 2:01 pm

    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

  41. Shannon C

    21 Nov 2014 at 9:02 am

    Lonesome & Blue – Jeremy Loops!

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WIN: Sundowners at Chambers Club and the KZNPO Symphony Season Concert



As a stylish leap year treat, Urban Lime and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra are offering an elegant Thursday evening out for one lucky couple: after-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and two tickets to the final KZNPO Symphony Season concert in Durban City Hall, on Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm.

To enter – answer the below TWO questions in the comment section of our Facebook post:

  1. Who’s giant 600sqm. portrait hangs alongside the Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank building) in Anton Lembede St?
  2. Where are the KZNPO Summer Season Symphony concerts being performed?
Std. T&C’s apply

Chambers Club, South Africa’s newest members’ club, is housed in Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank head office). It is a members’ club for South Africa and Africa’s business and professional community located in the iconic Professional Quarter in the heart of the city, which is open to the public on evenings and weekends.

The beautiful building was designed by famed architect Norman Eaton in central Durban which has been transformed into a professional quarter for the legal fraternity, business community, entrepreneurs and creatives as part of an extensive city-wide project by the visionary team from Urban Lime.

One of the special features of the Chambers Club is a beautiful rooftop garden which overlooks the city – with commissioned sculptures, a water feature, quinine trees, indigenous grasses and aloes. This carefully created space is an eventual realisation of what Norman Eaton originally wished for – a tranquil roof top garden which is ideal for an after-work alfresco sundowner to meet colleagues and friends before heading home.

The Club offers facilities geared for legal practioners and businesspeople: meeting rooms, interview rooms, board rooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, parking facilities and cloakroom. It is perfect for professionals and those looking for an elegant, safe quiet place to meet, work and dine in the middle of town.

Win an elegant evening out: After-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and a KZNPO symphony season concert in Durban City Hall

The KZN Philharmonic perform two Beethoven favourites, the Leonore Overture No 1 and the Triple Concerto, played by pianist, Malcolm Nay, violinist Tai Murray and KZNPO’s very own cellist Aristide du Plessis. The evening closes with a performance of Bizet’s delightful Symphony in C – all under the baton of Netherlands born conductor Arjan Tien who makes a popular return to round off the season on 5 March.

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Summerdaze NYE 2019




The countdown to 2020 has begun and if you, like many Durbanites are finding it difficult to set some epic NYE plans into motion, we thought we would give you a hand.

Get your feet in the sand at Summerdaze NYE Beach Party, which will be held at Beachwood (a 5 min drive from Umhlanga). This years dress theme is to be a “Floral” affair, the event will kick off 2pm onwards and will feature top artists and DJ’s at an intimate paradise ocean side setting. Food & drinks will be on sale under the tented beach bar while guests enjoy good vibes, sensational music and fireworks at midnight!


We are giving away two epic prizes as follows. *Std. T&C’s apply.

Prize 1 : 5 x General Access Tickets, 1 x Bottle of El Jimador & 1 x Fitch & Leedes Hamper

Prize 2 : 5 x General Access Tickets & 1 case if Sol Beer

To enter, follow BOTH of the below steps:-

  1. Click on the Facebook event link here, and mark yourself as ‘going’
  2. Comment on the event wall with #ProudlyDurbanite

You and your guests must be over the age of 21. Proof of ID will be required.


Please be advised that there is limited parking space. Be lekker – don’t drink and drive.

Whatsapp hotline : 0640814181
Email :
Website :

Tickets are limited so grab yours here

Proudly sponsored by
Fitch & Leedes
Sol Beer
Southern Comfort
Jack Daniels
el Jimador

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. To enter, follow the link to the Summerdaze NYE Beach Party Facebook event page. Click that you are attending and leave a comment on the event page wall with the hashtag #ProudlyDurbanite.
  2. Winner and guests must be over the age of 21 years old to attend this event – a copy of your South African identity document will be required as proof.
  3. Competition opens on 10th December 2019 and closes midnight 23rd December 2019, South African Standard Time. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 24th December 2019. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via Facebook and are required to confirm their attendance within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
  6. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd is a promoter of live entertainment events. Tickets for Events are sold by the event organisers or other ticketing agents. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of such ticketing agents which may apply to the sale of a Ticket for a particular Event, by purchasing and/or holding and/or being in possession of a Ticket or Tickets, the holder of the Ticket agrees to and is bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd do not accept liability for damage to or loss of any life or personal property at this Event.
  8. Ticket does not afford the Ticket holder the right to transport to the Venue, or parking, or merchandise, or any food or beverages at the Venue, unless otherwise stated. Other independent service providers might render services relating to transport, parking, merchandise, food or beverages at the Venue and in such circumstances, the terms and conditions of such service providers will apply between it and persons who make use of such products or services.
  9. You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to the Venue and you must produce that Ticket for inspection upon request from an Event official at any time. Failure to produce such Ticket when requested may result in you being denied access to the Venue or in you being removed from the Venue.
  10. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite (Pty) Ltd determination of the winner/s is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The prizes are non-transferable for cash.
  12. By entering this competition you agree to all the terms and conditions stated above.
  13. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite (Pty) Ltd and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  14. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout: #HeTwo



The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November


“It’s a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to one gutsy lady created by one of South Africa’s true sons of the soil.” Peter Feldman ARTSLINK 2.8.2019

 “That both PDU and Tannie Evita will have you giggling at #HeTwo while banishing the troubles of the outside world is a no brainer.” Diane de Beer DEBEER NECESSITIES 31.7.2019

 “Uys dons false eyelashes and presidents listen.” L.A. TIMES


“You better watch out, you better not lie, you better not pout, I am telling you why- #HeTwo is coming to town!” Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita “face off” on stage together for the first time ever in South African history, #HeTwo comes to The Hexagon Theatre from 14 – 16 November and then heads to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 – 24 November.


Visit our Facebook page to enter to win 1 set of 5 double tickets!

Tickets valid for Tuesday 19th November @ the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre ONLY!

Show starts @ 19h30 sharp! Std. T&C’s apply.

In 1981 a woman appeared out of the dressing room of the Market Theatre, stepped onto the stage and smiled. Virtually before she even gave her name, she was a legend. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout was presented to the audience, the nation and the world. She is still going stronger than ever. No longer a recognised Nationalist as she was during those years of apartheid rule, she is now a member of the African National Congress, secure in her Luthuli House kitchen where she cooks for reconciliation. For nearly forty years she has had to tolerate the impersonation of her by a local actor. She tried to sue him for libel; she swore never to allow him into her life and yet, now in the 25th year of her democracy, she will be on the stage with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the same time.

The question to PDU was always: why this female character of Evita? There are many answers. When he started impersonating her in 1978, it was illegal to have an opinion about anything political, so maybe an Afrikaans woman with an NP husband could spill the beans. The fact that she was portrayed by a man dressed as a woman when cross-dressing was also illegal, could force the edge of the envelope. Or maybe that she was there for only one reason: to eventually make Nelson Mandela laugh. And she did. They met and he laughed. She also embraced Archbishop Desmond Tutu who also laughed. She posed with countless legends and South Africans, black and white, laughed – with relief.

Evita Bezuidenhout will always be ten years older than Pieter-Dirk Uys. He seems to be catching up. His Darling venue, Evita se Perron, has been going for 23 years, established as a recognised international tourist destination and local satirical Stonehenge. Who would have thought that Tannie Evita would become a farce to be reckoned with, to be hailed and celebrated as the most famous white woman in South Africa? And now as a member of the ANC, sharing her weekly comments on YouTube and Daily Maverick about the state of her nation, where her Evita’s Free Speech, now past its 200th episode, has gathered supporters from all the corners of the globe? Her 140,000 Twitter followers are not just, as she thinks, in the same prison outside Rustenburg.

Now in 2019, for the first time, she and her ageing impersonator will confront each other face to face.

There can only be one winner.

#HeTwo will perform in Pietermaritzburg at the Hexagon from 14 to 16 November (Book at Webtickets) and in Durban at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 to 24 November (Book at Computicket).


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