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WIN TICKETS: Splashy Fen 24-27 MARCH 2016



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Splashy Fen is back Durbanites, and now under NEW management (Impi Concept Events) who promise a “Revival” of the festival which has been running for 26 years.

They want to create defining moments for festival goers and promise a diverse and enjoyable music lineup, value for money as well as ensuring a positive economic influence on the local community (we like!)

With increased security, a new venue layout, improved facilities, trail running courses each morning and a confirmed lineup including XAVIER RUDD, RUBBER DUC, BCUC, ARNO CARSTENS, JEREMY LOOPS AND POP ART (to mention a few)… we are getting excited!!

General Access Phase 1 tickets are currently for sale to over 18s at R750. Visit the Splashy Fen website to purchase and read more (

We are excited to announce that we are giving away TWO DOUBLE general access tickets to two lucky Durbanites! *Std. T&C’s apply.

To enter simply follow the below two easy steps:

1. Visit our Facebook page (search for: Durbanite.Official) and SHARE the Splashy Fen competition post. Please ensure you set the share to PUBLIC.

2. Leave a comment below telling us which LOCAL act you are most looking forward to seeing perform live! 


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Share our Splashy Fen competition post on Facebook AND comment below to stand a chance of winning one of two double general access tickets to Splashy Fen 24–26 March 2016.
  2. Competition opens on 03 February 2016 and closes at midday on 17 March 2016, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 17 March 2016. 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.


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  1. Jessica Leigh Blom

    4 February 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Oh my goodness. I have never been to Splashy and I promised myself this would be the year I would go. Would die of excitement to see Jeremy Loops, Veranda Panda, Civil Twilight, Good Luck, Mango Groove and Rubber Duc… just to name a few! 😀

  2. Michelle Ridley

    8 February 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I went to splashy as a teen and have promised my teenager daughter this year I would take her to see her favourite LOCAL singer Jeremy Loops. Holding thumbs for tickets

  3. Jené Godfrey

    11 February 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I have NEVER been to Splashy and after missing out on so many festivals the past 3 years (cause I had the cutest little baby alive and all my time was spent with her), I really NEED to go this year!!! I NEED some Veranda Panda, Chico Muya, Ruby Gill, The Kickstands, Bomb Squad, Gavin Ferguson, Seb Goldswain and Shabalala Rhythm in my veins! PLEASE. Please. PLEASE!!!! <3

  4. Mike

    17 February 2016 at 10:55 am

    Civil Twilight and Jeremy Loops 🙂

  5. Harsha

    17 February 2016 at 10:56 am

    Absolutely love that Goodluck is going to be there… Their Durban show was cancelled last year due to weather… Also, looking forward to Jeremy Loops and Adele Nqeto….and such a fantastic lineup…

  6. Nina

    17 February 2016 at 11:00 am

    Veranda Panda, of course!! <3

  7. Kayla

    17 February 2016 at 11:02 am

    I can’t wait to see Veranda Panda and Rubber Duc (actually all of the bands!) Awesome awesome bands this year.

  8. Nat

    17 February 2016 at 11:05 am


  9. Nat

    17 February 2016 at 11:06 am

    THE KICKSTANDS 🙂 Will be the perfect way to spend my birthday which falls on EASTER FRIDAY this year and my first experience at Splashy 🙂

  10. Stacey Lynne Beets

    17 February 2016 at 11:13 am

    I’m so excited to go to splashy! I most look forward to seeing the kickstands and civil twilight. Splashy is going to be epic this year

  11. Mandhira Mandy Bramdeo

    17 February 2016 at 11:21 am

    I love and cant wait to see Veranda Panda and Rubber Duc.It is going to be awesome.

  12. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    17 February 2016 at 11:46 am

    Veranda Panda

  13. Levonne Levi Thurston Nefdt

    17 February 2016 at 11:50 am

    Jeremy Loops and Veranda Panda!

  14. Calyn Hilder

    17 February 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Would love to go!! JEREMY LOOPS,Veranda Panda!

  15. Jashna

    17 February 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Civil Twilight AND Veranda Panda! Absolute favorites.

  16. Natasja Newcombe

    17 February 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Good luck All the way !! 😀

  17. Martin Pace

    17 February 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Too keen to jam to a bit of Mango Groove!

  18. Nicole Sharratt

    17 February 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Civil twilight definitely!!

  19. Camilla Barrow

    17 February 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Looking forward to Short Straw 🙂

  20. Storm Steen

    17 February 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Jeremy Loops, if I had to single one performer out, but just keen for one last hoorah before the kid pops out, in July 🙂

  21. Monique Pretorius

    17 February 2016 at 10:55 pm

    For it has to be Rubber duc…..only because I had no idea who they were when my friend Taryn said at a prior performance that she was going to see a performer with Rubber Duc, and all I could pic was her watching the performance in a Rubber duc….???? This made me explore these talented artists, and now I’m in love!!! ????

  22. Catherine Hawley Schmuhl

    18 February 2016 at 7:04 am

    Omg never been to Splashy ???????????? I love Jeremy Loops and would love to see him again… he is so entertaining!

  23. Melody Lichter

    18 February 2016 at 7:52 am

    Would definitely love to see Xavier Rudd live at splashy!

  24. Yolandie Smiley Erasmus

    18 February 2016 at 11:14 am

    I’ve never been to Splashy Fen… I would love to see Jeremy Loops 😀 and Veranda Panda of course… 😉

  25. Jondor169

    18 February 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Super Keen for splashy! Shortstraw are awesome and would love to see them!

  26. Charne Griffin

    18 February 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I already have a ticket but would love to win so that I could take my kids with me!! 🙂 Over the moon at all the awesome bands playing! Especially Jeremy Loops! 😀

  27. Nicole Robin Cooksley

    18 February 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I’m 34 years old..and NEVER been to’s a that I’ve wanted to do for almost 10 years now..yet never seem to find the funds in time..I would love love LOVE to see Xavier Rudd..To win Tickets would be a Dream come True.????????

  28. Julie Ann Kreusch

    19 February 2016 at 8:30 am

    I’m so looking forward to Shortstraw love them. Was there last year phenomenal experience.

  29. Kathleen Germaine

    19 February 2016 at 8:30 am

    Mango groove to get my groove on!! #SplashyFen2016 ????????????????

  30. Lucy Munro

    22 February 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I’m on a MISSION TO THE SUN and I’l be a KILLER KILLER to see JEREMY LOOPS and RUBBER DUC in MY SHOES (gumboots, definitely!) DOWN SOUTH at Splashy 2016. Tickets are on sale, but AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT, but IT’S ALRIGHT, DURBANITE will make sure I’m not LONESOME AND BLUE because the memories of these HIGHER STAKES will STAY WITH ME forever!!!

  31. Kate Norman

    24 February 2016 at 6:22 am

    I would love to seeing “Gus Brown” the band …………

  32. Jaco van Rooyen

    24 February 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I want DAN PATLANSKY to melt my face of with his guitar bends!!!!!!

  33. Rowan Jordaan

    24 February 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I don’t want to pick the SHORTSTRAW because I am very keen to get my MANGO GROOVE on while jamming with RUBBER DUC’s in the CIVIL TWILIGHT to the sweet musical fire started by a little GRASSY SPARK. I don’t want to sound like a LUNATIC WOLF who ate too much CHERRY VINYL but please send some GOODLUCK my way by sending me to SplashyFen 2016 so that I can jump on my STONEJET and feel like an ADVENTURE MAN! #localislekker

  34. Kim Marlene Marchbank

    25 February 2016 at 8:36 am

    ShortStraw absolutely love them!!!

  35. Kim Marlene Marchbank

    25 February 2016 at 8:53 am

    Jeremy Loops all the way!!!!

  36. Lorraine Ludlow

    25 February 2016 at 9:05 am

    I am most looking forward to seeing EVERY SINGLE one of our local acts, i have such a love for the south african music scene…. WE ARE THE FUTURE!!! But if i have to choose i’d say it’s a tight one between Rubber Duc, Jeremy loops and Goodluck <3 Such amazing artists

  37. Terayza Eldridge

    1 March 2016 at 10:21 am

    Definitely looking forward to seeing Goodluck!

  38. Werner POtgieter

    1 March 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Rubber Duc, Xavier Rudd, Dan patlansky and Jeremy Loops are the people im looking forward to watching!! ????????

  39. Sharon Friedland

    4 March 2016 at 7:24 am

    Cant wait to see ShortStraw, been trying to get a chance to see them for a while now!

  40. Alet Prozesky

    4 March 2016 at 11:21 am

    Albert Frost and Dan Patlansky!!

  41. Angelique Marie Darne

    4 March 2016 at 11:22 am

    Dan Patlansky, Goodluck and Jeremy Loops :):) Definitely a must see.

  42. ConnorLaming

    4 March 2016 at 11:44 am

    Definitely need to see some Goodluck!

  43. Tracy Coleman

    6 March 2016 at 9:26 am

    Dan Patlansky – who else 😉

  44. Chante Geary

    7 March 2016 at 9:18 am

    Xavier Rudd and Civil Twilight will make my life:)

  45. Warren Relph

    11 March 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Would love to see Bomb Squad and Asante representing Durban!

  46. Bianca Torré

    13 March 2016 at 7:54 am

    I am most looking forward to seeing Rubber Duc!

  47. Jean Engelbrecht

    13 March 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Veranda Panda!!

  48. Wendy Engelbrecht

    13 March 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Arno Els!!

  49. Andries J Els

    13 March 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Jack Parow

  50. Gareth Purchase

    14 March 2016 at 8:57 am

    The Kickstands

  51. Vee Nealon Burn

    14 March 2016 at 10:36 am

    Definitely Xavier Rudd

  52. Tina Naidu

    16 March 2016 at 7:48 am

    Jeremy Loops

  53. Tina Naidu

    16 March 2016 at 7:49 am

    Rubber Duc

  54. Tina Naidu

    16 March 2016 at 7:50 am


  55. Flint Govender

    16 March 2016 at 3:16 pm

    im really looking forward to seeing/hearing Dan patlansky, but im even more looking forward to the credence Clearwater revival tribute!!!!!! #cantwait

  56. Summer du Preez

    17 March 2016 at 12:17 am

    WOOOHHOOOOO XAVIER RUDD, JEREMY LOOPS, SHORTSTRAW. Would love seeing them live and be apart of such a legendary festival 😀

  57. Shari Fallet

    17 March 2016 at 3:09 am


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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:
Facebook Event:


For more info, go to:
Ticketing link:

Follow Milky Chance online:
Official Website:

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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