Artists and fans alike are gearing up for East Coast Radio Durban Day, presented by Durban Tourism, which is just over a week away. Eight bands will take to the stage at Moses Mabhida’s Peoples Park on Sunday 8 September. Gates open at 11h30 and the winners of East Coast Radio’s ‘Be the Band’ competition, the Kickstands, will welcome the crowds.
They’ll be followed by local lass Toya Delazy and then Zakes Bantwini who originally hails from Durban. He says he sees the event as an opportunity to, “Perform for people I grew up with and who come from places where I’ve walked and from the streets where I use to play as a child.” Mango Groove’s Claire Johnston says historically, quite a few of the band members are also from Durban. She says, “Some of our favourite concerts ever have been in Durban it also has a special place in our heart. It feels like coming home.”
East Coast Radio Durban Day showcases the best in talent from across the country and other acts include Prime Circle, Mi Casa, Lira and Goldfish. Electronic duo Goldfish will be the final act of the day. The band’s Dominic Peters says they’re really looking forward to it, “We love playing in Durban. The crowds are always up for anything and that energy is something we really feed off during our show. An energetic crowd co-creates the experience as much as we do.”
The event is an opportunity for families to enjoy great music in a laidback setting and concert goers can bring along their own picnic baskets with food or by from vendors on the day. No beverages will be allowed, these will be on sale. Other prohibited items include umbrellas and gazebos. Parking will be available at the Mustering Fields opposite the Kings Park swimming pool for R20 per vehicle.
Tickets are available from Computicket for R150 each. Children under the age of 12 enter for free. For more information visit www.ecr.co.za.