Seven of South Africa’s biggest names in the music industry are gearing up to rock Durbanites at East Coast Radio Durban Day presented by Durban Tourism on Sunday 8 September at People’s Park. Most artists will be bringing new sounds from their latest albums.
Popular solo artist Zakes Bantwini, who is passionate about his hometown Durban, says “Concert goers can expect a sneak peek into how my next album is going to sound as I’ll be playing a couple new tracks which haven’t been performed live before.” The electronic duo that makes up Goldfish is excited to be back in South Africa after three months touring. The band’s Dominic Peters says, “We’ve got our brand new album Three Second Memory coming out in October so you’ll get a sneak preview. Durban gets to hear it first!”
Mi Casa’s new album, Su Casa, will be released just in time for East Coast Radio Durban Day. The band’s J and Mo-T say the audience can expect, “Brand new music, a whole new show on just a whole new level of energy.” Of her performance, singer songwriter Lira says, “Along with all the fan favourites, I am also looking forward to performing my new single called Eduze Kwami.”
Prime Circle’s frontman Ross Learmonth says they’re also extremely excited to be part of this year’s Durban Day, “We will be playing songs from all of the albums from old to new and are going to set the stage on fire. It’s going to be a lot of fun!” So what can concert goers expect from Mango Groove? “Very much a ‘Greatest Hits’ set with lots of familiar songs, lots of singing along and a big party all round!” is what the acclaimed band’s Claire Johnston says.
Aside from the big names, winners of the station’s Be the Band competition – The Kickstands will also take to the stage. East Coast Radio held the on-air competition to find an opening act from Durban’s large up and coming local talent pool. Be sure not to miss this family friendly musical showcase. Tickets are available from Computicket for R120 until midday on Thursday 15 August, thereafter they will be R150. For more information visit www.ecr.co.za.