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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


(Dom Peters and David Poole)

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake Series presents the world-renowned electronic duo Goldfish at the Durban Botanic Gardens on November 13.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series has seen thousands of people packing their picnic gear and heading off to enjoy great South African acts on Sunday afternoons in the great natural setting of the botanical gardens. This grand tradition will be continued in spectacular fashion, with the appearance of Goldfish – the eight-time SAMA-nominated electronic duo of David Poole and Dom Peters.

Their genre-defying mix of live instruments, House beats and searing live performances has seen Goldfish go from impromptu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town to headlining Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, cracking a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, a residency at Pacha Ibiza with David Guetta and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking at their door to do remix their tracks. It’s almost hard to believe that not very long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who lived a relatively chilled life of surfing and playing music.

Their debut-album, Caught In The Loop was a charming dance/chill out record that received massive support from the international dance music scene, desperate for something fresh and new. The two guys quickly found themselves maintaining gruelling international tour schedule that saw them play sold-out shows from Amsterdam to Miami, from the Sydney Opera House. The topline international act is now ready to rock the Durban Botanic Gardens.

“We are looking forward to the performance,” said the duo. “It’s an opportunity to perform in a beautiful setting and interacting with our fans in the outdoors – we can’t wait!”

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series presents live concerts every month throughout the year at the Durban Botanic Gardens. All proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window Project, within the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Tickets for all concerts are available at Pre-sale at the Gardens Earlybird Tickets: adults R80 (R20 children 6-12 years). On concert day tickets will be R100 (R20 children 6-12) Children under 6 enter free. The gates open at 12h30 and the concert starts at 14h30. Gates close at 18h00. Everyone is welcome to bring picnic baskets and blankets. Light refreshments on sale on site but no alcoholic beverages are available at the Gardens.

Secure parking 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.

For more information about this and other events in the Durban Botanic Gardens, visit or call the Info Centre on 031 3091170 or the Friends Office weekdays on 031 202 5819. More information on Goldfish at