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Thursday, September 18, 2014


The Earthdance KZN Global Peace Party for 2014 kicks off its three day, two night event from 15h00 tomorrow (September 19) to September 21 ad 17h00 at Highover Lodge on the banks of the Mkomazi River in Richmond, KZN at a cost of R220 which can purchased at Nomads Backpackers in Musgrave or through Quicket until September 19 or R250 at the gate on the day of the event.

Earthdance is the world’s largest annual synchronized global music and dance event for peace. Since 1997, Earthdance has been held in over 700 locations in 60 countries, and presented thousands of DJs and artists. The highlight of the Earthdance global event is the Prayer for Peace music track, played at the same moment at all locations.

Over its 18 year history, Earthdance events have provided support to hundreds of peace, sustainability, and social justice charities. Earthdance is aligned with the global United Nations Peace Day observance, held on September 21 each year.

Funds raised from Earthdance KwaZulu-Natal will sponsor organic community food security initiatives seeded through Citi-zen Peace Gardens and The Abundance project.

“The global link-up is an affirmation of peace on all levels – personal, family, community, nations, and peace for and with the Earth itself. The aim of the festival is also to create a better understanding of the concept that "We are One Global Family, One Global Community", says DJ Emn8, Earthdance KZN 2014 co-ordinator.

With two dance floors – The Tranceformation Station and the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) - and an explosive line up of bands and performers including the likes of Luke Falconer, Free Haine, Delwyn Foster, Undivided Roots, Nix Bantwana, Weston & Engine, The Pre-Adamites & Organic Poets, as well as a finely tuned blend of Dub, Ambient, Psydub, Reggae, Intelligent Deep House, Folk, Swing, Experimental Poetic Improvisations and more, including beats from Downtempo DJs including Freedom Steppa, Afroviking, Blaq Q7, Khaya, Illuminaartjie, Drumshak Jon, Psypixie, Dr Nonono, Choppers, James, Selecta Relentless, Emn8, Redeye Mabande, Jinx, plus special guests appearances, music lovers are sure to transcend into a vibrant peace celebration along with other likeminded party goers.

For Reggae, Roots, Dancehall, Dub and PsyDub lovers, Friday night’s De-Militarized Zone dance floor will host One Love, Infinite Irieness with performances from the following:

Freedom Steppa (15h00), Free Haine (17h00), Undivided Roots (17h30), Nix Bantwana (18h45), Khaya (19h15), Drumshack Jon (21h15), Redeye Mabande (23h15), PsyPixie & EMN8 (01h15) and Q SE7EN (03h15).

Some of the headlining acts over the weekend include Johannesburg RedEye Productions’ ControverC, a multi-genre DJ currently residing in Durban who specialises in delivering high energy, psychedelic beats and Consystem C who brings a high energy Psy Trance performance to the table, throwing track after track at the crowd to get them into the party mode.

Also on the list is DJ Lee Human, one of KZN's favourite DJ’s and an organic cucumber farmer. Human has been bringing smiles to the dance floor for over a decade with his finely honed mixing skills that deliver smooth beats and technical wizardry with an irie vibe.

Part of the Organic and Live performances is Steve Fataar, a well-known South African guitarist and performing legend who heads AVATAR a band made up of his son Dain, and his daughters Camilla, Lyla and Tara who is a firm favourite!

Not only will there be spectacular music to keep patrons entertained throughout the weekend, but there will also be a fully licensed bar, food and craft stalls in the Earthdance Traders Village, a Food Fundi Zone, Drum Circle, Earthed Kid Fairy Garden Zone with minders, Meditation, Firedancers, Jugglers as well as an Organic Farming Workshop and onsite demonstration by Citi-zen Peace Gardens & The Abundance Project. There are also fun activities including a Foefie slide/Zip line, Hiking, Fly fishing, Quad biking and more in the area.

Tickets available through or Nomads Backpackers in Musgrave (031 202 9709)
For more information contact 071 617 5344 or visit the Earthdance Kzn – Transformation Facebook events page via