When you have an ingenious artist, a spectacular location and a monumental reason to celebrate, then you have all the ingredients to make for an indelible event. This and more as DJ Black Coffee headlines the Old Mututal Music at the Lake concert at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Heritage Day, Tuesday, 24 September.
DJ Black Coffee needs little introduction. He is the winner of multiple SAMA Awards, and is the winner of many other accolades and in addition to his phenomenal musical achievements, Black Coffee has a philanthropic heart.
DJ Black Coffee will treat his Durban fans to a star-studded set that will see some of his friends take to the stage. Tumelo, Soulstar, Mahlatse & Pantsula promise to keep the crowd on their feet to the soulful sounds of house music.
It goes without saying that the music will be great. This time it is the event setting – at the botanic gardens – that will set the occasion apart from all other appearances. It is awe-inspiring and grand.
The Durban Botanic Gardens maintains both indigenous and exotic plant collections from the sub-tropics characterised by a good number of majestic tree species that dominate the landscape. Siginificantly, there are more than eighty heritage trees that are over one hundred years old and therefore have historic value.
“Celebrating Heritage Day is about taking stock of our national heritage in its entirety, and through the Old Mutual Music at the Lake series we use culture to also enhance and acknowledge our natural heritage,” said Old Mutual sponsorships manager, Bandile Mngoma.
“The Durban Botanic Gardens is currently the oldest surviving botanic garden on the African continent. It conducts substantial work to educate, showcase and preserve the heritage of our plants. To experience a top-drawer artist such as DJ Black Coffee at such an iconic venue shows that humanity is inextricably linked to the natural world. Because we have a responsibility to look after and enjoy this world responsibly, we encourage music lovers of fine entertainment to join us at what promises to be a beautiful day.”
The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert series has already brought world class acts such as Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle, Mafikizolo, Asleep in Transit, Khaya Mthethwa and The Parlotones to the Durban Botanic Gardens in 2013.
The Durban Botanic Gardens is a national treasure. This year the gardens celebrate 100 years; it is currently the oldest surviving botanic garden on the African continent and is Durban’s oldest public institution The parks play a unique role in eThekwini’s s cultural landscape with substantial national and international tourism value.
– Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za
– Tickets prices: R130 online, or at the gate for R150 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 at 13h00 for pre-sold tickets, 13h30 for on the day tickets. First act starts at 14h30.
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.