FOR THE LOVE OF DURBAN DAY
By Nushera Raisa Soodyal
The East Coast Radio Durban Day music festival, 2013’s edition blew the crowd away with local talent.
The programme was made to please many musical tastes. Toya Delazy, Zakes Bantwini, Lira, Mango Groove, Prime Circle, MiCasa and Goldfish were just a few on the line-up for Durban Day on Sunday.
Durbanites arrived in their masses to the annual event looking forward to a fun filled day at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Although the event started an hour and a half late, it did not disappoint! The concert played well into the early evening and lasted around eight hours.
Children under 12 got in free. Families arrived with their own picnic baskets and blankets although food vendors were available at the venue. A wide range of service providers such as Spur, Thai Cuisine, Corn dogs, Chip n Dip and others were provided including burgers, curries, frozen yoghurt, etc. No beverages were allowed at the event, only food. Beverages were on sale on location.
People put on their dancing shoes and enjoyed the local talent. Others ate food, lounged on chairs and blankets and took pictures.
The family orientated music concert featured some of the biggest names on the South African music scene and the different genres meant that there was something for everyone.
“It was an amazing experience to see so many bands of different genres in one place, great value for money and a great day to just relax with your family,” said Ashley Budhoo.
Mango Groove’s unique blend of South African sounds and beats left the audience captivated especially when they performed their hit single Special Star. Toya DeLazy opened performed “Love is in the air” and “Pump it up” among other songs and she certainly pumped up the crowd for the event.
“An amazing collaboration of some of South Africa’s best performing artist on one stage,was simply amazing to witness, can’t wait for next year,” Ashley added.