Thursday, August 1, 2013

Here comes Durban Day

Durban Day Line-up announced.

An aerial shot of the crowds at Durban Day last year. 

East Coast Radio Durban Day will take place on Sunday 8 September 2013 at Moses Mabhida’s Peoples Park. This annual family-orientated music showcase will see a host of South Africa’s top bands take to the stage. The full line-up includes soulful songstress Lira, house band Mi Casa, the timeless Mango Groove, local lass Toya Delazy, dance group Goldfish, popular solo artist Zakes Bantwini, rock band Prime Circle and winners of the station’s ‘Be the Band’ competition – The Kickstands.

East Coast Radio’s Trish Taylor says, ‘We’re so excited about this year’s line-up. Not only does it feature some of the biggest names on the South African music scene at the moment, there is also something for everyone. East Coast Radio Durban Day has become a massive event in the province and sees families and friends come together to enjoy the best in local music in a laid-back setting.”

Mango Groove’s unique blend of South African sounds has captivated audiences around the world, but the band’s Claire Johnston says, “We love Durban, there is something about the atmosphere. It is very relaxed and I like the people there.” She isn’t alone, all the other acts are also excited about coming to Durban, Mi Casa’s Mo-T says, “It’s always good to come and perform in Durban, whatever we do on stage the audience just responds well.”

Lira who was part of last year’s line-up says she loves East Coast Radio Durban Day, “It is a lovely mix of Durbanites from all walks of life, I absolutely love the vibe.” Toya Delazy, who also formed part of last year’s bill, says concert goers can expect a completely new show, “It is going to be more band-based, the dancers are still there but it’ll be funkier than last time. There will also be new songs, of course.”

Prime Circle’s Ross Learmonth is also looking forward to it, “I love playing in Durban. We will be bringing songs from all our albums and some of our new stuff too.” Zakes Bantwini, who is currently working on his new album says, “My new album is going to be done so I’m going to be performing my new songs. That is one thing that I am very excited about.”

Tickets are available from Computicket for R120 each for a limited time only, thereafter they will be R150, so get yours today. For more information

(Source - East Coast Radio) 

Bit of interesting info for you dear reader. 
Last year 10 753 people went to Durban Day.  

Article by +Fred Felton 

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