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Wednesday, November 19, 2014



After a momentous 2014 series, SAMA-nominated electro-swing act GoodLuck and award winning multi-instrumentalist, Jeremy Loops, will perform at the penultimate Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert at the Durban Botanic Gardens, on November 22, joined by The Kiffness and Rubber Duc.

This power-packed line-up is sure to rev up the picturesque gardens during the latest instalment of the popular picnic concerts at this important biodiversity landmark.

GoodLuck’s album Creatures of the Night was nominated for Best Pop Album and Best Duo or Group at the 2014 South African Music Awards, coming hot on the heels of the three SAMA nods earned by their self-titled debut album. This industry recognition is testament to the quality of this explosive electronic dance music outfit that has taken South Africa – and Europe – by storm since making their barnstorming debut in 2011, chalking up several number one hits along the way.

Calling himself a modern folk artist, influenced by Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, alt-folk sensation Jeremy Loops is truly a one-of-a-kind performer, using a loop pedal to layer up a variety of instruments and sounds – including guitars, harmonicas, beatboxing and singing – to create a truly unique and eclectic style that mashes up jazz, rock, hip-hop and reggae.

Fellow Capetonians The Kiffness are fast becoming one of South Africa’s favourite live electronic acts. David Scott and Mvelo “Black Norris” Shandu are known for their exciting live show that mixes uninhibited dancing, skilled live instrumentation and deep, grooving house beats.

Expect a good time from the fun, quirky young musicians behind Rubber Duc – a tremendously talented trio made up of Brendan Campbell, Sheldon Sham and Nick Jordaan. With original material and covers poking fun at the world around us, their live performances are always a hoot!

Says Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual’s sponsorship manager: “Once again we have assembled some of the country’s most sensational young musicians to entertain the people of eThekwini. They are all progressive, dynamic and exciting in their musical approach – perfectly epitomising Old Mutual’s quest to enable positive futures and empower people to think out of the box and do great things.”

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert on November 22 is the latest in a series of live events at KwaZulu-Natal’s premium outdoor music venue. Since the chilled-out afternoon picnic concerts began, the Durban Botanic Gardens has hosted an array of South Africa’s most talented and accomplished musicians in its idyllic natural setting.

The concert takes place at the Durban Botanic Gardens on November 22 at 17h30. Gates open at 16h00 for pre-sold tickets and at 16h30 for on-the-day ticket sales.

Ticket prices: Pre-sold tickets R140 (R160 on the day). Children aged 8-12 pay R50; under 8 are free. All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games. Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome. Tickets can be booked online at

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.