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Monday, March 10, 2014


(Just Jinger)

Just Jinjer, one of South Africa’s proudest exports and widely celebrated groups, headline the second Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert of 2014 at the Durban Botanic Gardens on March 16. Acoustic duo, The Kickstands, are the support act.

Just Jinjer’s slick performance has garnered fans locally and globally. They have shared the stage with big-ticket acts such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Ludacris and Angelique Kidjo. Front-man, Ard Matthews, wowed the crowds when he performed at the scenic location in 2013 and this year, he’s back with the sought-after band.

“I’m so excited about performing at the gardens again. We have some great new material and of course all the favourites,” said Matthews. “I’m from Durban, so I’m very excited to perform at one of my favourite venues.”

The band are currently recording their 9th studio album and keen to perform live.

A kaleidoscope of colour awaits visitors as the Durban Botanic Gardens puts on a show of another kind – all the plants showing off their summer best.

“We are happy that Just Jinjer could take time off of their hectic schedule to perform at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake,” said Bandile Mngoma, sponsorship manager at Old Mutual. “It is also a pleasure that while Durban’s sub-tropical climate means we will still enjoy much of the summer fauna in March, it is the last chance to enjoy the season’s highlights so we encourage music lovers not to miss this one.”

Accompanying Just Jinjer is the Durban-born and acoustic duo, The Kickstands. The band’s achievements include playing on large stages such as Splashy Fen, Durban Day and the FIFA World Cup. This dynamic, versatile and zealous duo has managed to merge impressive musicianship with accessible songwriting and melody that’s been met with mammoth popularity.

Just Jinjer and The Kickstands perform on March 16. Gates will open at 13h00 for pre-sold tickets and at 13h30 for on-the-day ticket sales. The show starts at 14h30.

Tickets R120 (pre-sold online at and R150 on the day. Children R80 between 8-12 (under 8’s free). All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games. Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome

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.

Follow @OM_Concerts and @dbnbotgardens on Twitter for all the action on the day, and ‘Like’ the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens page on Facebook for all the updates and info For more information about this and other events at the Durban Botanic Gardens, visit or call the Info Centre on 031 322 4021.