FUN, FOOD AND MUSIC
By: Sethabile Bhekiswayo
The Big Nite Out Productions brings Durban a day to remember, filled with fun and music.
Lovers of great food and music gathered at Chris Saunders Park on Saturday at various food stalls to taste the delicious meals that were on sale. As the park filled with blankets and camp chairs, people que-ed at the bar to get their bottle of wine, cider or non-alcoholic beverages.
When KwaZulu-Natal’s own Kyle Deutsch of SA Idols Season 10 fame took the stage, the crowd had grown pretty large. He serenaded the guests with an acoustic set that included covers from the likes of John Mayer and Rihanna.
“I enjoyed being on stage- the crowd is amazing and I’m grateful for the opportunity to open for The Kickstands Majozi and Matthew Mole,” shared Kyle.
The festival accommodated everyone in every age group starting from minors who were more interested in the ice-cream and playing in the park, to teenagers. It was all about the fun and music, the socialising and the food.
“What I like about this festival is that it is family friendly- that’s why I brought my family with me. The security is tight and the alcohol area is designated and my daughter was escorted by security when she bought ice tea,” says
Taryn Cuthbert. I want my coffee, Delish sisters, Journey, Afro’s, Bros and Jacksonville where some of the stalls that catered a variety of food- Delish sisters had the crowd buzzing with their delicious lamb rump, and Journey offered amazing ice-cream and mouth-watering chocolate brownies.
When Kickstands Majozi performed a few of his tracks the park was buzzing, and when he sang the acoustic version of Titanium by David Guetta and Sia he had the crowd on their feet. As he introduced his most recent song- a collaboration with Matthew Mole, the teenagers were on their feet screaming their lungs out. Majozi finished off on a high note with an amazing performance.
Just before the sun set the 21-year-old Cape-Tonian took the stage. “Matthew is one of the reasons why I came to this festival besides the food- I’m in love with his music,” says Christie Ahrens.