SA’s top artists all set to rock Durban
“My fans can definitely expect a mean, energetic performance,” promises Khuli Chana as he counts down the days to BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio on 6 September 2015. The Motswako originator made a brief appearance for a special performance with The Parlotones at last year’s event. This year he will be bringing down the curtain on the all-star line-up at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium. “I’m looking forward to interacting with my fans and to see their reaction to my new music!” he says.
Chana has been hard at work on new material, saying the next few months will be spent in studio, releasing new music and crafting new music videos. Asked about what he loves the most about Durban, he replies, “The people, the language and the serene environment!”
Chana is part of a smoking hot line-up that will set pulses racing at BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio. AKA, MonArk, Beatenberg, MiCasa, Matthew Mole, Mafikizolo, Veranda Panda, Thandiswa Mazwai and Prime Circle are just as amped about performing for their KZN fans.
The guys from Cape Town pop band, Beatenberg, are looking forward to Durban’s unique vibe. “We totally love your energy, and we love the people of Durban!” They too have been hard at work on new music over the past few months and say fans can look forward to some great things.
Durban band, Veranda Panda, will bring their usual brand of high-energy violin-meets-machines live show, playing a lot of their new material and throwing in a few surprise performing guests. “We are so excited to play this event,” says the group’s Jane Baillie, adding that they’re super-excited about rocking out in front of a massive home crowd. “We’ve spent quite a bit of time experimenting with our sound, and working on new music and we plan to release a brand new EP of our music soon, which we are very excited about.”
“Durbanites always bring such a vibe!” says Cape Town guitar maestro, Matthew Mole. “I’ll be playing some older songs as well as quite a few of the new songs I’ve been working on. My favourite thing about Durban is the people. I’ve never been anywhere else in the world where people are so friendly and welcoming.” Mole will be taking time off touring over the next few months to get married!
Newlands East performer, Simthandile Mtolo, will have the honour of being the opening act at BP Durban Day with East Coast after winning the station’s #BeTheBand competition last weekend. “I will do everyone proud!” she promises.
Tickets for BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio are available at Computicket at R180. Free entry to under 3’s and R20 for kids between 3 and 12. Gates open at 11.30am.
Gates open at 11.30am.