Save the date for the bike fest

2018-01-17 06:00
The 2017 festival attracted almost 60 000 visitors – locally and further afield.Photo: Justin Klusener Photography

The 2017 festival attracted almost 60 000 visitors – locally and further afield.Photo: Justin Klusener Photography

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ONE of the biggest events on the KwaZulu-Natal calendar, the annual South Coast Bike Fest™, is set to attract record crowds to the Margate Beachfront Boulevard on the South Coast as engines get revving from April 27 to 30.

Positioning itself as Africa’s premier motorbike and music festival event, the second edition of the fest was established on the entrenched tradition of biking festivals in Margate.

The 2017 festival attracted almost 60 000 visitors, locally and further afield, who enjoyed an incredible showcase of bike displays, non-stop entertainment, fabulous food and quality musical acts that cut across every genre from reggae to rock.

The 2018 edition is set to build on this success with an even more action-packed line-up of entertainment, tasty cuisine, coastal bars and brilliant biking displays .

Highlights include:

• Stunt shows and Powasol Enduro X in the Energy Zone Arena.

• Top musical acts at the Jack Daniels Village Pier Rock Stage and Main Beach Stage.

• Quality fashion shows and Miss South Coast Bike Fest™.

• A range of food options in the pop-up food villages.

• A selection of seaside bars.

• Various parades and outrides including the mass ride.

The event, which is presented by Ugu South Coast Tourism with endorsement and support from Ugu District and Ray Nkonyeni Municipalities, is also a major boost for tourism.

There are a number of accommodation venues available throughout the area, ranging from campsites to high-end hotels, and there are already a number of early bookings being made for 2018.

All bikers and pillions are advised to pre-register online for free access to the entire event precinct including the main stage featuring all the headline artist performances.

The non-biking community will be charged R60 per day, which provides access to the event precinct, including the three main beach festival stages, beachfront boulevard themed bars, street entertainment, demo rides, trader and expo zones, stunt shows, food courts, EnduroX staging arenas and all associated motorcycle enthusiast festival activations.

For an additional R150, visitors can access the Main Beach Stage Golden Circle.

Pre-registration for the biking community and limited pedestrian ticket sales are available at

To book a vending site, submit your band or for general inquiries, contact Vicky Wentzel­ at

Keep up to date on all the event happenings via Instagram: @southcoastbikefest, Facebook: south coast bike fest and Twitter: @southcoastbike1.

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