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WIN: 80’s REWIND festival



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KIA Motors is bringing a selection of your favourite 80’s superstars to a city near you for a ‘one-night only’ music festival and we are giving away 5 x double tickets to five (YES FIVE!) lucky Durbanites! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us who your favorite artist is (or song) and why? *Std. T&Cs apply.

Coming to Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium in Durban (7 February), 80’s revelers can look forward to a massive line-up. These artists will mesmerize you with all of their greatest hits.

The performers are: Billy Ocean (Caribbean Queen) – Go West (King of Wishful Thinking) – Nik Kershaw (Wouldn`t it be Good) – Heather Small from MPEOPLE (Moving on Up) –- Wang Chung (Everybody have Fun Tonight), Cutting Crew (I just died in your arms tonight) and Katrina – ex Katrina and the Waves (Walking On Sunshine) and Hazell Dean – (They Say It`s Gonna Rain). Also featuring SA 80`s bands CINEMA (My Kind Of Girl) and FACE TO FACE (Here We are).

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

 Returning to South Africa for the third time the 80’s REWIND festival is the world’s biggest 80’s festival with three massive festivals in the UK, as well as events in Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. First held in August 2009 in England, the event’s following has grown massively over the last 5 years and is considered a highlight on the festival circuit.

Between these artists, they have produced massive chart toppers, sold millions of albums worldwide achieving Gold and Platinum Status and won numerous music awards. Billy Ocean is one of Britain’s biggest recording stars ever, having sold over 30 million records.

Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw

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If you  are at the concert, feel free to tweet us using the hastag  #80sRewindSA


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of five double tickets to the 80’s Rewind Festival in Durban on the 07 February 2015.
  2. Competition opens on 30 January 2015  and closes at midday on 04 February 2015, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 04 February 2015. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take 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, 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.
  9. Winner/s prize is tickets only, no additional merchandise included.
  10. Winner/s attend event at their own risk.


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  1. Jackie Naidoo

    30 January 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen is my favourite, I know all the words to this song, I would be overjoyed to experience such an amazing concert!!! Please

  2. Priscilla

    30 January 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Wouldn’t it be good

  3. Janet

    30 January 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen.i grew up listening to the 80’s music. It would be an amazing and exciting experience to see thesingers perform live in concert.Those were the good old days listening to timeless classics.

  4. Joles

    30 January 2015 at 2:04 pm

    When I heard that Go West was coming, I called my sister immediately to tell her 🙂 We laughed so much when I played it over the phone. My sister and I know the song word for word somehow and we don’t know how (hehehe). We knew the song but we didn’t know who sang it 🙂 We are both children of the 80’s and we grew up with our dad playing cassettes from his tape deck. What fantastic memories we have! #‎80sRewindSA The song that I am so looking forward to is King of Wishful Thinking by Go West (hehehe). My sister and I know the song word for word somehow and we don’t know how (hehehe). Cannot wait to get our groove on when they get on stage (hehehe).

  5. Mark Naidoo

    30 January 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Hi, I was Born in the 80’s, grew up listening to music from the 50’s – 80’s, was greatly influenced by my late father and truly appreciate the genius of the artists of the 80’s who created magic with every lyric they wrote. i appreciate this music and my daughter who is now 3 is only listening to music from the 50’s – 90’s as the new stuff aint music but noise and does not make sense…i want to win to honour my dad’s memory for showing me what MUSIC really is…

  6. Esme Colby

    30 January 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Billy Ocean!!! No contest, he rocked the 80’s like only he can! Caribbean Queen, Get out of my dreams, when the going gets tuff and I think suddenly was also his song? Him and Lionel Richie were the coolest hottest items! That was my teen years 18/19/20, they are a huge part of my memories, when it comes to 80’s music! Crazy and Lotsa Fun those days!!

  7. Louise

    30 January 2015 at 2:16 pm

    My sister in law is dying to go to this show. So am I. It looks like it is going to be an amazing evening. Would absolutely love to take her out for a great night.

  8. nishaan

    30 January 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Billy Ocean – as an 80’s kid i grew up to caribbean queen

  9. Rene Angelo

    30 January 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Katrina from Katrina and the waves – Walking on sunshine….. it has such lovely words and such a fun and amazing beat… just makes you start smiling as you starting singing. I am soooo desperate to go to this concert that I have sent a photo of my best friend and i all dressed up in our 80s outfit….just need tickets!! please please please!!!!!!

  10. Bianca

    30 January 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I would love to see KAtrina and the waves! That is my song with my mom. She helped me learn that song in primary school for a competition, and everytime I hear it it brings such a smile to my face! No matter what age I get, I will always feel like a kid listening to that song. I would love to go to this show because you don’t get music like 80s music!

  11. Yvette Hamilton

    30 January 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Wang Chung (Everybody have Fun Tonight)….reminds me of our school disco’s, it would be awesome to re-live those memories 😀

  12. Gonzalo

    30 January 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Katrina – Walking on sunshine. all time favorite

  13. Zaheera

    30 January 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Nick Kershaw- Wouldnt it be good- reminds me of my childhood friend that used to sing it all the way walking from school- she passed away at 19 in a car accident, almost 20 years ago

  14. Angela

    30 January 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Oh I absolutely LOVE SA band Cinema’s song “My Kind of Girl”, what an absolute classic! Takes me back to happy childhood days! Would love to hear go and see them live… Proudly South African!

  15. wayne

    30 January 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I grew up will this music m What memories , Need to go to make some more. Thank you Kia for bringing this to durban

  16. Nikki

    30 January 2015 at 5:43 pm

    These artists are all good but if I had to choose a favourite, I would have to go local, with Cinema. I have good memories of playing my cassettes until the tape stretched and my vinyls until they were scratched while singing at the top of my voice and dancing around my parents living room…

  17. Catherine Schmuhl

    31 January 2015 at 10:18 pm

    OH MY SOUL! What a huge competition! And how does one choose a favourite? But if I have to… It would be Cutting Crew with I just died in your arms tonight. I get goosies every time I hear this song. My sister, her bff and their hubbies are going to the festival… I would LOVE the opportunity of going too. Thanks for the opportunity Durbanite 🙂

  18. Keshnee Pillay

    1 February 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Katrina (ex katrina and the waves) walking on the sunshine! I simply love this track! Its my feel good song! Its even my alarm tone and my ring tone! It would be oh so amazing to go back in time and see it live and party like its 1985! Totally love the 80s!

  19. Menoka Ramdath

    1 February 2015 at 1:32 pm

    My best friend and I love walking on the sunshine, katrina and the waves. We’re always dancing to it in our pjs holding an hair brush lol, it brings such a great vibe to all our get togethers! This song has so many of our memories attached to it. We would love to attend the show but unfortunately we can’t afford the tickets. Winning would mean so much.

  20. Nalika Pather

    2 February 2015 at 9:43 am

    billy ocean-awesome music and so are the other artists

  21. Harsha

    2 February 2015 at 10:26 am

    Its the 80’s… Hubby absolutely loves that era of music… Would be a fantastic anniversary pressie for him….Can’t pick a favourite but Billy Ocean – Get outta my dreams, get into my car… comes to mind easily… Hubby’s favourite might defer …. but all the artists are on his favourite lists!!

  22. Dawn W

    2 February 2015 at 10:31 am

    Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t it be good. Oh my goodness, I would do anything to see him!!! The 80’s was my era, all this music was when I was a teenager, this festival is what I am all about and I would love to attend!!!

  23. Gloria

    2 February 2015 at 10:33 am

    I won’t let the sun go down on me by Nik Kershaw has to be an all time favourite, this music is simply the best, no other era can compete with the 80’s

  24. Jessica

    2 February 2015 at 10:34 am

    We Close Our Eyes by Go West – is there any other song that is as good as this one? Is there any other decade that can be as good as the 80’s? I don’t think so 🙂

  25. Dean

    2 February 2015 at 10:37 am

    Billy Ocean – Stay The Night (1980) is a song that brings back such great memories for me, I was in High School in the 80’s, this is MY music, MY generation, MY time, I loved the 80’s, they were the best and nothing can compare to that time. I would do anything to attend this festival and be transported back to a time when everything was so perfect and the music was fantastic!!!

  26. POLLY

    2 February 2015 at 11:17 am

    I just died in your arms tonight by Cutting Crew .. fingers crossed, hope the hubby and I win these tickets

  27. Angela L

    2 February 2015 at 11:57 am

    Oh I absolutely LOVE SA band Cinema’s song “My Kind of Girl”, what an absolute classic! Takes me back to happy childhood days! Would love to hear go and see them live… Proudly South African!

  28. Shanice

    2 February 2015 at 2:27 pm

    My mom’s absolute favourite is Katrina – ex Katrina and the Waves – Walking on sunshine. We call her “Sunshine”. We have the singstar 80’s and we sing to it almost all the time. I would love to take her to the concert. She is a crazy 80’s fan.

  29. Tash Wheal

    2 February 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I would love to hear Heather from the M People sing “Search for a hero” It has a very special place in my heart for my Oupa. It would truly make my year!

  30. Janet

    2 February 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Billy Ocean Carribean Queen My husband and i are huge 80’s fan and we both grew up listening to the amazing 80’s hits. It would be an honour and a priviledge to watch these talented singers perform live at GrowthPoint Stadium on Saturday 7February 2015 as well as a dream come true.

  31. Jen Lagerwall

    3 February 2015 at 8:40 am

    Awesome blog and website, really love the insight into what is happening in Durbs. After living in Durban my whole life, I really didn’t realise how much was going on and what we had to experience in this awesome city! I absolutely love the 80’s era – and we often have Singstar evenings and belt out all the hits – it’s an absolute hoot! You can be sure I will be belting out all the lyrics if we win the tickets, especially “Walking on Sunshine”!

  32. Terisha Munsamy

    3 February 2015 at 10:49 am

    Billy Ocean, the soundtrack to my childhood!

  33. Logie Thaver

    3 February 2015 at 12:49 pm

    A child of the 80s who would love to see Loverboy BILLY OCEAN GOing WEST with the King Of Wishful Thinking NICHOLAS DAVID KERSHAW who has The Riddle and is Holding On to HEATHER SMALL. While HAZELL DEAN continues Searchin’ for a FACE TO FACE with CINEMA so that they can find that special ‘My Kind Of Girl’ as they dance with KATRINA. They will all have fun tonight as WANG CHUNG joins them to sing and everyone swoons to CUTTING CREWs’ I Just Died In your Arms.
    A definite experience to be imbedded in my memory forever.

  34. Zeeh

    3 February 2015 at 4:11 pm

    My mums favorite Billy Ocean Song “When the going gets tough” would be a blessing for her to see him perform live. the 80s music certainly leaves a mark till this very day

  35. Nicky

    3 February 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Nik Kershaw singing “I won’t let the sun go down go down on me” has to be one of my favourite songs of all time. It takes me back to the good old days in East London in high school with friends who are still friends to this very day. The 80’s were a very special time and all the songs still play in my home today. What a way to go back to yesteryear than seeing them all in concert one more time!

  36. Michelle

    4 February 2015 at 8:29 am

    I love Heather Small from MPeople, and have hooked my 16 year old daughter onto the music from the 80’s we love dancing and singing to all kinds of 80’s music. I would love to take her to experience something like that with me. Plus it would be an awesome birthday present for me!! Heehee!! Xxxx

  37. Arafat Abdulla

    4 February 2015 at 10:09 am

    My Brother and I definitely have the love of 80’s music in common, it is undoubtedly the best Genre of Music ever, when we were little, we used to wait for the songs on the radio and record them onto tapes and play them back and enjoy for hours.
    Listening to a collaboration of so many 80’s songs on one night will be a dream come true, and to hear them live will be awesome. I would love for my brother and I to go to this concert and re-live our childhood memories, we really need that to just have one night of our childhood again, Please, Please Please, pick me!!!! Thank you

  38. Beverley Cindy Naidoo

    4 February 2015 at 11:32 am

    I would love to go I love all 80’s music after all I was born in 1983. I’ve got my 3 year old singing Walking on Sunshine and I love Billy Ocean !!!!!! I would love to go

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Win Tickets to Milky Chance in Durban!



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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.

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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
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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
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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!

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How to Enter on Facebook:
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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.

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