East Coasters turned out in their numbers to revel in the festivity of East Coast Radio Durban Day, presented by Durban Tourism, on Sunday. Close to 14 000 concert goers of all ages jammed along to eight of South Africa’s top acts at People’s Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
East Coast Radio Marketing Manager Renee Burton says, “We’re thrilled with the response to this Funsunzi family day out. The strong winds earlier in the day delayed the start of the event somewhat, due to safety reasons. But concert goers and the performers were very understanding.”
Although East Coast Radio Durban Day brings some of the country’s hottest acts to KwaZulu-Natal it is also an opportunity to showcase up and coming local talent. Through the station’s Be the Band competition The Kickstands had the opportunity to open the day. They were followed by pop sensation Toya Delazy, who brought fans to their feet. Zakes Bantwini also wowed the crowd with songs from his latest album. The ever-popular Mango Groove was fantastically received as was soulful solo artist Lira.
As the evening fell, Prime Circle, Mi Casa and Goldfish lit up the stage and took the crowd into party mode to end of the fantastic day.