A cool breeze, shady trees and picnic baskets a plenty: this was the scene at the Marriott Ballito Beats concert this Sunday as Ballito locals were spoilt with a typically beautiful winter afternoon on the North Coast.
Over 1200 fans spent the last of their Women’s Day long weekend relaxing on the lawns of Sugar Rush Park to the sounds of Ard Matthews and Arno Carstens. The crowds enjoyed two lengthy solo sets by each of the award-winning artists, followed by a frivolous and entertaining collaboration with the two rock legends on stage together.
Local artist Miles Jacoby opened the show with a selection of covers and pop/rock originals. Jacoby has been playing music from the age of 6 and his love for his craft has taken him across the globe where he has learned and played extensively, refining and developing a deeper love for music.
As a local artist, with an abundance of talent, Jacoby was the perfect opener for a fun and relaxed day out with family and friends. “What an honour is was opening for Ard Matthews and Arno Carstens,” says Jacoby. “These are two local musicians that I’ve been following for years and now I got the opportunity to join their line-up. What an awesome experience.”
Award-winning, best-selling, crowd-pleasing, platinum status artists; the Marriott Ballito Beats Music Series continues to offer the North Coast community an opportunity to see superb acts performing right in their very own backyard – adding fresh and exciting entertainment to the Ballito social scene.
Fans can expect one more show for 2019 at the Marriott Ballito Beats concert featuring The Parlotones on Sunday the 6th of October. Tickets are available via webtickets.co.za. Early bird tickets are available for R130, where after general access tickets will costs R150. Kids between 8-12 years of age cost R80 and Kids U8 are R20. Gates open at 1pm and ticket holders are welcome to bring camping chairs, picnic blankets, food and all beverage to make the most of the beautiful setting at Sugar Rush Park.