Great gigs with top SA acts

2009-12-24 00:00

GREAT music abounds around the province in the next week and leading up to New Year’s Eve.

So what’s on offer?

In the midlands area music lovers can catch a great line-up of bands at Midmar Dam for this year’s Arise Fest. In the line-up is John Ellis (Tree63), Crossingpoint, ::harbourlight::, Hilton Greig, New ­Altum, The Ranks and a number of other local acts, all sure to deliver a host of great music and special ­performances to end the year off.

The festival begins on December 30. Tickets for the the full festival cost R250, which covers all three days, daily ­activities, bands and two nights of camping. Tickets for a day or night pass cost R130 (on December 31) and for a day pass only tickets cost R100. ­Caravans are welcome. There will be toilets and showers available.

The festival is presented by Arise Ministries. Phone 033 343 2324 or visit

For those in the Durban area, on December 27 and 28 the Parlotones, Crash Car Burn and The Black Hotels will be performing at Krakatoa at Sibaya Casino from 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. No under 18s are allowed. Tickets for three of South Africa’s top bands on the same stage cost R150. Tickets are available online at

Also up on the north coast is the ­annual 5fm Ballito New Year’s Eve party on December 31, this year ­featuring the likes of Stealing Love Jones, Zebra & Giraffe, The Monroes, DJ Fresh, Euphonik and many more. Ticket prices start at R250 at

On offer in town on December 31 is Dance of the Decade — a New Year’s Eve Ball featuring the Caballeros Dance Band and TNT at Truro Hall from 7.30 pm. Tickets are R70 and there are limited seats. Take your own drinks.

Inquiries: phone 083 784 8773 or 082 580 1516 or 033 3910 765.


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