Okavango Music Festival 29th Aug to 1st Sep 2019

The Okavango Music Festival 2019 is gonna run from the 29th of August to the Spring Day, the 1 September this year.

That’s plenty time to start making plans to get to Maun and the Okavango Delta, in Botswana.

There are many ways to travel all that way across Africa. You can fly to Jhb or Gabarone and hop a bus ride. Flying to Maun is super convenient, albeit a little expensive. Driving is a great option. After all, it’s the African landscape you will be cruising through.

The festival is set on Okavango Island. Surrounded by wild life and African scenery. The Okavango Delta system attracts animals in from out of the drought ridden Kalahari. They literally all gravitate here as the outlying waters dry up. Crocodiles abound. Hippos argue with them all day. Elephants come right into camp. Luckily the lions seem to stay further away, but at night, when they roar, it sounds like it’s right outside your tent!

All that said, the Okavango Island will be extremely safe as the noisy and smelly humans dance and party away. The noise will keep the animals at bay. We hope!

But as you can see from this fantastically put together promotional video, people are even jumping in for a refreshing dip. Camping is all over the island and all amenities are catered for as per any festival.

There is a whole lot more information on the http://okmusicfestival.com website. How the festival has involved the local community from the area. And that the festival benefits them in many ways. You will be able to meet the real locals of the delta at the Okavango Music Festival 2019.

There will definitely be a few elephants at the Okavango Music Festival 2019!
Okavango local shot by Cameron Yates

The Sardine crew are going and we have a few vehicles, and spots in vehicles, available.Numbers affect the prices so just get in touch if you are interested. The more the merrier!

Get in touch with Sean on umzimkulu@gmail.com for more information on options for how to get there.

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Freshly Ground at Bike Week on the KZN South Coast

One good thing about Bike Week on the KZN South Coast

One good thing about Bike Week on the KZN South Coast

“Yip, it’s Bike Week again! 

But this time Vicky and her organisers have achieved a headline music coup with some monster names on the programme.

The music will play on and on through the week, at venues all over Margate, but a particularly interesting place chosen for readers of The Sardine, is the Margate Fishing Pier?!

So you can chuck out a bait and dance the night away!

For anyone seeking accommodation that weekend, click on over to http://umzimkulu.co.za, for some great self catering options” – Xona

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Attention
30 January 2017
 Top musicians billed to rev the crowd at South Coast Bike Festival

The 2017 South Coast Bike Fest #SCBF2017 is set to unleash a multitude of phenomenal musical acts on the coastal town of Margate from 27 to 30 April with every big name taking to the stage.
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It’s set to be a rocking long weekend with legendary South African musicians lining up to impress the crowds that will be flocking to #SCBF2017. Bands will be performing at two stages within the extended festival site – the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage as well as the Beach Pier Village Rock Stage.

> “We have booked 35 South African artists to perform at the first South Coast Bike Fest which is already attracting huge numbers from across the country,” said event organiser, Vicky Wentzel. “This really demonstrates the magnitude of this event which is set to become an annual festival.”
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Kicking off the musical extravaganza will be one of South Africa’s best lyricists, known for his non-conformity and unique musical style; Koos Kombuis. Joining him at the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage on Thursday, 27 April will be Jack Parow, another well-known Afrikaans lyricist whose rap has taken over the South African music scene for the past six years. Parow, with his iconically extended peak cap and bling attire, has headlined major festivals in South Africa, as well as touring Europe. Parow has even opened for rap legends, Eminem and Snoop Lion.
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Consisting of some of the country’s most talented artists, Fokofpolisiekar will also get the crowd hyped when the five-man superstar band puts on one of its explosive live performances. Guitarist, Hunter Kennedy, will feature twice at the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage on Thursday when he joins his electronic band, Die Heuwels Fantasties.
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The following day will see sonic wizard, Phil Moffet, showing exactly why he’s such an innovator of guitar music, creating an array of sounds from classical and blues to country, flamenco and more. Moffett will be in good company on the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage with South African rock royalty, Prime Circle, completing the day’s set with some of their award-winning songs.
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The signature vocals and acoustic guitar of songwriting genius, Matthew Mole, will #fuelyourfun on Saturday. Mole’s latest album, Run, was co-produced by Brad and Josh Klynsmith, brothers who form part of the MTV MAMA award-winning band, Gangs of Ballet, which will also be taking to the stage that night.
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The #SCBF2017 will end on a high note with afro-pop and gospel sensation, Tender Mavundla, getting the crowd going, followed by legendary afro-pop icon, PJ Powers. Contemporary rock group, Just Jinjer, will finish off a sterling line-up.
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Tickets to the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage will have to be purchased, however, all musical acts performing at the Beach Pier Village Rock Stage can be watched, free of charge, provided the pre-registration is completed.
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Incredible acts including the Dixieland Jazz Quartet, Kevin Hinds, Brian Finch, Jack Hammer, and the Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters, among others, will feature at the Beach Pier Village Rock Stage.
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In addition to this unbelievable musical line-up, #SCBF2017 has organised high-energy extreme sports at the Gravity Clash Action Sports’ Show where daring bikers – including Nick de Wit and Brian Capper – will perform choreographed magic. The Powasol EnduroX Series will welcome South Africa’s top endure, motocross, trials and fun riders with big names – Wade Young (Sherco Factory Rider), Kyle Flanagan (Proudly Bidvest Yamaha), Blake Gutzeit (Proudly Bidvest Yamaha) and Scott Bouverie (Brother Leadertread KTM) – showing off serious skill.
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There will also be a number of custom bikes and related accessories, a Mardi Gras Market, Flying Fish Hospitality Deck, Castle Lite Pool Party and much more.
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All bikes are welcome at the South Coast Bike Fest with free entrance to the four-day event provided pre-registration is completed online at www.quicket.co.za.
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Tickets to the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage are also available at www.quicket.co.za at a cost of R130 per day or R200 for the cocktail bar day pass. For a VIP four-day pass the cost is R360. Children under 12 enter free.
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For more information, visit the website at info.
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Keep up to date on all the event happenings via:
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Instagram: @southcoastbikefest
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Facebook: south coast bike fest
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Twitter: @southcoastbike1
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South Coast Bike Festival #SCBF2017 Musical Programme

> (Image: Supplied by Freshly Ground)

> (Image credit: Rich Sutherland)

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> Olivia Jones Communications

 

Thursday 27th April 2017Classic Bike Club Mass Parade, Official Media Opening10h00Official opening parade of Event Site
Thursday 27th April 2017Mayoral Stage Opening10h15Main Beach Stage Margate
Thursday 27th April 2017Mtwalume Marching Brass Band10h20Main Beach Stage Margate
    
Thursday 27th April 2017Koos Kombuis13h00 -15h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Thursday 27th April 2017Jack Hammer Band16h00 – 18h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Thursday 27th April 2017Heuwels Fantasties19h00 – 20h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Thursday 27th April 2017Jack Parow20h30 – 21h30Main Beach Stage Margate
Thursday 27th April 2017Fokofpolisiekar22h00 – 23h00Main Beach Stage Margate
    
Friday 28th April 2017Gamalakhe Afro Pop Ensembel13h00 – 14h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 28th April 2017Phil Moffet14h30 – 15h30Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 28th April 2017Andile Yenana Quartet16h00 – 17h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 28th April 2017Brian Finch17h30 – 18h30Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 28th April 2017Rubber Duc19h00 – 20h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 28th April 2017Freshly Ground20h30 – 21h30Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 28th April 2017Prime Circle22h00 – 23h00Main Beach Stage Margate
    
Saturday 29th April 2017Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters11h30 – 12h30Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 29th April 2017Hinds Brothers Band13h00 -15h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 29th April 2017The Kickstands16h00 – 18h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 29th April 2017The Gus Brown Band19h00 – 20h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 29th April 2017Majozi20h30 – 21h30Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 29th April 2017Matthew Mole22h00 – 23h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 29th April 2017Gangs of Ballet23h30Main Beach Stage Margate
    
Sunday 30th April 2017Tender Mavundla11h00 – 12h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 30th April 2017Pj Powers12h00 -13h00Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 30th April 2017Just Jinger14h00 – 15h00Main Beach Stage Margate

 

 

Thursday 27th April 2017Winston Smile12h00 – 13h45Margate Fishing Pier
Thursday 27th April 2017Dixieland jazz Quartet14h00 – 14h30Margate Fishing Pier
Thursday 27th April 2017Hinds Brothers15h30 – 16h45Margate Fishing Pier
Thursday 27th April 2017Black Water Band20h00 – 21h45Margate Fishing Pier
    
Friday 28th April 2017Kevin Hinds12h00 – 13h45Margate Fishing Pier
Friday 28th April 2017Andile Yenana Quartet14h00 – 14h30Margate Fishing Pier
Friday 28th April 2017David Marks15h30 – 16h45Margate Fishing Pier
Friday 28th April 2017Phil Moffet17h30 – 18h30Margate Fishing Pier
Friday 28th April 2017Brian Finch20h00 – 21h45Margate Fishing Pier
    
Saturday 29th April 2017Phil Moffet12h00 – 13h45Margate Fishing Pier
Saturday 29th April 2017Wiam Otto15h30 – 16h45Margate Fishing Pier
Saturday 29th April 2017Circle of Stones17h00 – 19h00Margate Fishing Pier
Saturday 29th April 2017Jack Hammer20h00 – 22h00Margate Fishing Pier
    
Sunday 30th April 2017Aden Hinds12h00 – 13h45Margate Fishing Pier
Sunday 30th April 2017Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters14h00 – 14h45Margate Fishing Pier