2017 Bike fest promises hot action

2016-11-10 06:00

SOUTH Africa’s hottest musical acts, most extreme action sports’ stars and biking elite will be converging at the new South Coast Bike Fest (#SCBF2017) at Margate Beach from 27 to 30 April, 2017.

To cement Margate’s reputation as the country’s leading biking destination, the coastal town will be hosting a four-day festival with non-stop action taking place at various venues.

Visitors can expect incredible, highly-skilled performances as some of the country’s best skateboarding, BMX FMX and trials bike riders display choreographed manoeuvres sure to keep the crowds captivated throughout.

Getting the festive vibe started on Thursday, 27 April, 2017 will be some of the best bands to emerge from Cape Town.

These include electronic band, Die Heuwels Fantasties as well as alternative rock group, Fokofpolisiekar, and rapper, Jack Parow.

Other big names that will be featuring on the Carling Main Beach Stage throughout the event include Just Jinjer, PJ Powers, Matthew Mole, Freshlyground, Prime Circle, Rubber Duc, The Kickstands, Koos Kombuis, Tender Mavundla, Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters, Brian Finch, Piet Botha Band and The Gus Brown Band.

At the Daily Village, visitors will have access to a variety beachfront bars, clubs and restaurants and a range of the country’s leading gourmet food trucks will be on-site where diners can enjoy delicious meals from seaside, open-air seating.

The Dezzi Festival of Speed, taking place at Dezzi South Coast Raceway on 29 April, 2017 will also give audiences the chance to witness some high-speed biking action by top level riders.

The weekend will end on a high note with the traditional Shelly Centre Mass Parade, which gives bikers one last opportunity to hit the road together before heading home. The 34km mass parade will take place on Sunday, 30 April with the route taking bikers from Shelly Beach Centre along Marine Drive towards the Port Shepstone CBD before heading back towards Margate and finishing at the Fishing Pier.

Justin Mackrory, CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism, said the tourism-boosting event benefited Margate as well as the visitors to the coastal gem.

“The extended biking community looks forward to the annual pilgrimage to Margate which is ideally located for such an event.

This gathering is considered a highlight on the biking calendar and we are really excited to be expanding this long-held tradition with the fantastic South Coast Bike Fest next year.

“With its overwhelming seaside beauty, warm climate and welcoming residents, Margate has so much to offer visitors and the Bike Fest will bring even more to the table.

This promises to be a fantastic long weekend away for bikers and families looking for outdoor fun and quality entertainment,” said Mackrory.

All bikes are welcome at the South Coast Bike Fest and entrance to the four-day event is free provided pre-registration is completed online.

Visit www.quicket.co.za to pre-register.

Tickets to the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage go live at www.quicket.co.za from 7 November 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.

For more information, visit the website at www.southcoastbikefest.co.za or email info@southcoastbikefest.co.za

- Supplied.

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