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Monday, August 5, 2019


(Marion Loudon, Mali Sewell, Barry Thomson, Dawn Selby & Jason Andrew)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock festival which took place from August 15 to 18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in the New York town of Bethel. The Rolling Stone magazine listed Woodstock as ‘one of the 50 Moments that changed the history of rock and roll'.

The line-up included 32 acts performing to an audience of over 400,000 young people. Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first act to sign a contract and this persuaded other big acts to follow suit. Performing their second ever concert was Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young who announced ‘This is the second time we’ve ever played in front of people, man. We’re scared s*?@less!’

This 50-year celebration of Woodstock presented by Rhumbelow Theatre in Pietermaritzburg, Durban and Kloof is simply titled Woodstock. It features The Reals, with the talents of Barry Thomson (guitar / vocals), Musical Director Dawn Selby (keyboards / vocals), Mali Sewell (drums / vocals) and Jason Andrew (bass guitar / vocals). The vivacious and super talented Marion Loudon (vocals / percussion) will perform with The Reals for this production. Featured artistes include Santana, Richie Havens, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and many more.

Join Rhumbelow in Pietermaritzburg, Umbilo Durban or Tina’s Kloof when it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the three days of peace and music of Woodstock. Watch audio visual excerpts from Woodstock and dress up in Woodstock hippie style for a fun experience with The Reals.

Woodstock runs at Rhumbelow Durban from starting on August 8 at 19h30 and August 9 at 14h00. After that, performances take place on Fridays and Saturday at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. (Shows on August 17 and 24 are sold out). (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnics & drinks)

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more. Discounts 1st weekend only).

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available and food is available to purchase at the venue. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit

Woodstock runs at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof from August 30 to September 8, 2019.