The first ever South Coast Carnival launches on 15 December with a parade from the Uvongo Town Hall to the beach at St Michael’s on Sea. The Carnival includes a MusicFest featuring live music and DJs.
Somizi, Ndlebe, Slot the MC and Makhumalo will host the Carnival and festivalgoers are encouraged to bring camping chairs to chill out at the MusicFest while children are entertained at the secure KidZone. A BraaiFest will feature shisanyama’s from around KwaZulu-Natal, ensuring that everyone’s hunger is catered to.
Registration for the parade is at 9am and the parade will get underway from 11am, ending at 1pm. A R50 ticket plus a carnival costume guarantees participation in the parade, plus access to the St Mike’s carnival area. Marshalls will keep the procession moving along the planned route, and six security vehicles will be on site to ensure safety. Two medics will also be on standby throughout the procession.
From the Uvongo Town Hall the parade follows this route: Crescent Road – Observatory Road – Forest Street – Colin Street – Uvongo Beach Road – Colin Street – Orange Rock – St Michaels Beach.
Confirmed live music acts and DJs for the event are Tira, Manu Worldstar, Lvovo, DJ Lesoul, DJ Boonu, Nate, DJ Ndur, DJ 101, DJ Mdix, Julian Damon, Bruce, Steve Fataar, Mickey Mayoub and Luke Lambert. Additional musicians and DJs include Happygal, Beat da Guru and Zee T.
A general entry ticket is available for R80 per person, R150 for the Golden Circle. VIP Tickets are R350 and access to the KidZone is R50 each. Festivalgoers can book through Computicket or at the St Michael’s beach on the day.
Cooler boxes will be allowed into the venue at R100 per box until 3pm. Otherwise no alcohol can be brought in as it will be sold at the event, subject to the granting of a temporary liquor licence.
The South Coast Carnival is a definite highlight this summer but if you can’t get there on the day, don’t worry. The KZN South Coast is hosting a huge range of beach festivities at 11 beaches until 5 January, so there are plenty of opportunities for entertainment.
You can access an updated, comprehensive event calendar and summer beach calendar here. http://www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za/en/news/events.aspx