Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival

Feast of free entertainment at 2012 Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival. Featuring a feast of free night entertainment that includes two live concerts, the Night Market and the Film Night, next month’s Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival (2-8 July) will be no doubt be a favourite hangout for the locals and tourists who will be enjoying one of the country’s favourite winter holiday destinations along the KwaDukuza coastline.

The Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival is one of the highlights of the Mr Price Pro Ballito PRIME ASP World Tour surfing event, which together with the entertainment and activities line-up has been labelled as the biggest surf, beach and lifestyle event on the Africancontinent.

Having once again secured some of South Africa’s leading performers, the free Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Concerts have cemented their reputation as a popular component of the KwaZulu-Natal live music scene. On Friday July 6, the impressive line-up includes Gangs of Ballet, Wonderboom, the Ard Matthews Trio, Shadow Club, aKing, Crash Car Burn and Flash Republic; with the party set to continue on July 7 with Toya Delazy, Lloyd Cele, iscreamstix, Locnville, Pascal & Pearce, GoodLuck and Dino Bravo. The concerts will take place at Salt Rock Beach on 6 – 7 July from 16h00 – 22h00.

The Mr Price Pro Beach Festival will be held at Willard Beach, another one of KwaDukuza’s most popular and picturesque beaches, and will feature a number of exciting entertainment options that will include a free movie night screening of the surf film ‘Africa Surf Project’ on July 5 at 17h30 as well as a Night Market on the same evening.

The star-studded line-ups of the Beach Concerts are expected to attract a massive crowd, two nights which will be surely be thehighlights of the Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival. Crash Car Burn, who solidified their place in the South African music scene with nominations for two SAMA 2011 Awards (“Record of the Year” and “Best Engineer”) will be one of the premier acts at the first concert. As one the country’s leading power-pop-rock acts, Crash Car Burn have also tasted international success,having toured nationally with USA pop-punk legends “The Ataris” in 2009.

aKing will also no doubt be a popular act on the first night. Formed in 2007 by Fokofpolisiekar members Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter, who teamed up with Laudo Liebenberg and Hennie Van Halen, the melodic rock band rapidly grew their fan base thanks to a hectic tour schedule. At Coke Zero Fest in 2009, the band shared the stage with international acts Oasis, Snow Patrol and Panic! at the Disco, announcing their arrival on the South African music scene.

After rocking out on Friday night, the second night of the MrPrice Pro Beach Concerts (Saturday July7) promises to offer slightly more for those upbeat house and dance music fans. Twin brothers and electro hop music duo Andrew and Brian Chaplin of Locnville will be riding a wave after releasing their second studio album (Running toMidnight) in July last year. 2011 was a memorable year for the pair, who also walked away with the coveted ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Selling Album’ for their debut studio album ‘Sun in my Pocket’ at the 2011 SAMA’s.

GoodLuck are another hugely popular SAMA-nominated who will be keeping the Mr Price Pro Beach Concerts crowd on their feet. The duo of Ben Peters and Juliet Harding is known for enchanting crowds with their new wave of live electronics and their performance at the concert is guaranteed to inspire, uplift and get the crowd jumping up high.

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