EAST COAST RADIO’S FESTIVAL BRINGS DURBAN TOGETHER
By: Sethabile Bhekiswayo
The annual Durban Day event hosted by East Coast Radio has proved popular in Durban and this was the case this past Sunday.
When the gates officially opened, thousands of people with camp chairs, coolers and tickets in their hands flocked into the People’s Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
A young Capetonian by the name of Jimmy Nevis was the opening act for the day, as he was performing his hit single, Heart Boxing .Young teenage girls screamed their lungs out as they sang along to the song.
People started to heat up when hometown MTV award-winning Rock & Roll group, The Gangs of Ballet, took to the stage.
Their performance was followed by Mafikizolo who had everyone from young to old on their feet as they started with their old songs before performing the new songs.
For some people Durban day was not only for entertainment but it was an opportunity to socialise and re-unite with old friends.
“I was working today but I wouldn’t miss Durban day for anything- this is where we have a reunion with people we hadn’t seen in ages,” said Jason Gilbert, who was there for the concert.
While others were there to re-unite with old friends, some were there to chill with their school friends.
“We planned to come here with my friends at school so we can enjoy some great music and take a break from books,” said Ndumiso Myeza.
During the event there was a “selfies” competition with a prize of R2 500.
The prize money really grabbed people’s attention- soon after that people were pouting away taking selfies and posting them online.
“I have taken at least 20 pictures- I really want to win,” said Nokwazi Qumbisa.
The event closed on Monday- organisers announced that anyone who took pictures should post them using the #DurbanDay and they could stand a chance to win R2 500 in cash during the Breakfast show with Darren Maule on East Coast Radio.