Soulful Delight at The Durban Botanic Gardens with Mafikizolo and Khaya Mthethwa

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert series returns to the Durban Botanic Gardens and welcomes autumn with celebrated multiple SAMA Award winners Mafikizolo and crowd favourite and Idols 2012 winner Khaya Mthethwa on Sunday, 14 April 2013.

One of South Africa’s favourite music groups, Mafikizolo, has scaled the heights of superstardom with their legendary and soothing melodic tunes that get the crowd on the dance floor, regardless of age. Mafikizolo is back with a brand new banging album after a well deserved two year break and this time they want to take their loyal fans on the musical journey of their lives. Their music has fans dancing and singing along to the beat track after track.

Idols 2012 winner Khaya Mthethwa has had a whirlwind 12 months and finds himself back where it all began: Durban. What sets Khaya apart from most Idols-winners from the past is the fact that he is a musician in the true sense of the word – a multi-talented force of creativity. Khaya is a serious drummer – his favourite instrument that he taught himself to play – and also a percussionist, keyboards player, guitarist, composer, worshiper and church music director.

“I cannot wait to get onto the stage in front of my home fans and play my part in raising funds for a good cause; this is a fantastic achievement for me”, said Khaya.

His debut album, For You that was released last year, has been a commercial success and has earned him 3 MTN SAMA 19 nominations. Khaya’s popularity is set to reach even greater heights at the Durban Botanic Gardens when his plethora of home fans get the chance to watch him and congratulate him on his amazing achievements. His talent and humility also stand him in good stead as he continues to develop into a global superstar, and the hero of South Africans everywhere.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert series has contributed immensely to the rise in popularity of outdoor music venues in South Africa. The continuation in 2013 of a series of full day music concerts at the Durban Botanic Gardens that appeal to young and old by Old Mutual Music at the Lake  has undoubtedly been a step in the right direction. It  has played a major role in the rise to prominence of the Durban Botanic Gardens as the venue of choice for live music.

The Botanic Gardens have already presented live concerts of some of the most talented and accomplished musicians in South Africa. Old Mutual’s continued association with the Botanic Gardens allows them to ensure that funds are raised to maintain and improve biodiversity at this important public space.

For more information about this and other events at the Durban Botanic Gardens, visit the website – or call the Info Centre 031 322 4021.

Tickets are available online at
Tickets prices:  R110 online, or at the gate for R140 on the day
Kids between 8-12 pay R50, kids under eight 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 for pre-sold tickets at 13:00 and for on-the-day sales at 13:30. Show starts at 14:30.

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.

Follow @OM_Concerts and @dbnbotgardens on Twitter for all the action on the day, and ‘Like’ the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens page on Facebook for all the updates and info.

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