Award-winning, best-selling, crowd-pleasing, platinum status artists! That’s what KZN North
Coast locals can expect to see and hear on Sunday the 29 th of October at the Sugar Rush
Park in Ballito – as Arno Carstens and Ard Matthews, arguably two of South Africa’s biggest
entertainment legends, take to the stage in a music ensemble like never before.
With a combined musical expertise that spans 35 years, both artists will bring their unique
sounds to the grassy lawns of Sugar Rush Park, in what is anticipated to be a sold out show.
With only 2 000 tickets available, fans can enjoy an exclusive and intimate show where two
of South Africa’s musical legends collaborate in a one-of- a-kind experience, just for Ballito.
“As tickets are quickly selling out to our fourth and final concert for 2017, we really feel like
we have delivered on our promise to offer locals the very best family entertainment right in
their very own back yard,” says Marriott Ballito Beats Series Director Stu Berry. “We’ve
witnessed as the interest has grown with each show; a clear indication that North Coast
locals are eager for the opportunity to spend time outdoors with family and friends, enjoying
picnics, catching up and singing along to some of the greatest musical talent South Africa
has to offer.”
Over the course of the last decade and a half, well known singer and songwriter, Ard
Matthews, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of
South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to
the incredible success of the band; with their debut album ‘All Comes Round’ becoming one
of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in South Africa. In 2012, Ard released his
debut solo album to critical acclaim, and continues to perform as both a solo act as well as
front man for Just Jinjer, with many well-known and talented musicians joining him on stage.
One such well-known and talented musician is none other than South African Rock legend,
Arno Carstens. During his 20-year career, Arno Carstens has released 12 albums; 5 as
lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 6 as a
solo artist, Arno Carstens. He has performed with some of the world’s best and performed at
some of the most legendary and exclusive music festivals around the world, including Isle of
Wight, Glastonbury and V Festival. Arno’s live performance set includes the hits from his
career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated
songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some
popular cover tracks; both in English and Afrikaans.
Opening the show will be 25-year- old musical prodigy Seb Goldswain, who is sure to wow
fans with his tricks of the guitar trade. Seb is known for his versatility, with a skill set that
ranges from jazz to acoustic blues and rock. He has toured and performed across the globe
and shared the stage with artists such as George Ezra, Matthew Mole, Dan Patlansky, Kahn
Morbee from The Parlotones, Karen Zoid, The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and Ard
Matthews from Just Jinjer.
The Marriott Ballito Beats Music Series will once again offer the North Coast community an
opportunity to see award-winning acts performing right in their very own backyard – adding
fresh and exciting entertainment to the Ballito social scene. Fans are encouraged to book
their tickets via Webtickets.co.za or at the Ballito Junction PnP money desk as soon as
possible, as tickets are limited to only 2 000. Tickets are available for only R130 per ticket for
adults, children 5-12 years of age are only R70, and children under 5 are welcome free of
charge. Gates open at 1pm and ticket holders are welcome to bring camping chairs and
picnic blankets to make the most of the beautiful setting at Sugar Rush Park. Food and
beverages can be bought on site, alternatively, picnic baskets are allowed, but no beverages
will be allowed onto site.