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Saturday, October 20, 2012


Hot on the heels of a spectacular jazz concert, Old Mutual Music at the Lake brings yet another scintillating, blockbuster music event to the Durban Botanic Gardens on October 21.

Fresh from a three month tour of Europe and another Ibiza summer residency; South Africa’s proudest electronic export, Goldfish will headline this concert. Goldfish has wowed fans all over the world, performing to sold-out concerts in Europe and return to South Africa to perform at only a select amount of exclusive gigs, with the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert at the top of their bill.

The record breaking eight-time SAMA nominated electronic duo have been based in Ibiza playing the islands’ most prestigious clubs, Pacha Ibiza.

‘We’ve had an incredible year so far with some unforgettable moments on and off stage around the world… There is no better feeling than seeing a massive crowd in another country singing your music back to you…It’s just bizarre and something you never get used to. The hard work is definitely paying off’, says band member Dave Poole.

Accompanying Goldfish as the opening act will be 28 year old modern-day one-man folk band Jeremy Loops and Co. Equipped with multiple instruments, loop station, pedals, a capacity to sing, and beatbox, he creates textured tracks that transform convention and allies the fresh with the familiar. His performances focus on crowd participation and collaborations with other skilled musicians, most frequently the lyricist M O Lecko, as well as Jaimie Faull on the Sax, which brings a completely unique and positive sound to SA music.

The rise in popularity of outdoor music venues in South Africa has been phenomenal, and the introduction of a series of full-day music concerts at the Botanic Gardens that appeal to young and old by Old Mutual Music at the Lake has undoubtedly been a step in the right direction. This has played a major role in the rise to prominence of the Durban Botanic Gardens as the venue of choice for live music in Durban.

Proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window Project, within the Durban Botanic Gardens and the Wildlands Conservation Trust’s Trees for Life initiative which sees community members growing trees to support their livelihoods.

Tickets R120 online at (R140 at the gate) Youngsters R50 between 8 to 12 (those 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 Road.

For more information about Durban Botanic Gardens events visit or call the Info Centre 031 322 4021.