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Saturday, September 11, 2010


First Afrikaans artist to perform in the Durban Botanic Gardens.

When Theuns Jordaan performs for the first time at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake Concert Series on September 19, he will also be the first Afrikaans artist to perform in the Durban Botanic Gardens. Theuns Jordaan is without a doubt one of the biggest voices ever to come out of South Africa. With four albums and sales of more that 500,000 he is not only an excellent singer - with hit songs such as Soos Bloed, Hakieshart and Jou Asem, he has also proven himself as a songwriter to be reckoned with.

Theuns is known for the ease with which he entertains his audiences. From slow ballads and love songs to foot-stomping songs that have people just wanting to dance, he knows how to entertain his audience. This promises to be a fabulous afternoon for the whole family in the beautiful lake setting in the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Supporting Theuns are cream of the crop musicians. Anton L'Amour is one of the best guitarists in the country, and a very talented producer. Jasper van Rensburg (bass guitar) has performed with some of the biggest names in South African music. Brendan Ross is as comfortable behind the keyboard as he is with a saxophone in his hand and Bruce Wallace is known as one of the best drummers in the country. Ricus Nel joins the talented band on concertina and electric guitar.

Jacques du Plessis, who has worked with Theuns ever since 2008, will open the concert at 14h30.
There is a Kids Zone where children are entertained from 1:30pm until 4:30pm.

Tickets R80 (R20 children aged between six and 12) booked online through or available at the Info Centre in the Durban Botanic Gardens. Ticket price goes up to R100 on concert day when gates to the concert area open at 12h30. Bring your picnic basket and relax until the concert starts at 14h30.

Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground off lower St Thomas Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field off lower Sydenham Road. For more information visit or contact the Info Centre or the Friends Office (weekdays only) on 031 202 5819.