NYE Ballito

Lazers, epic production, smoke effects and thumping tunes!  That’s how Ballito’s happy holiday-makers and residents welcomed in the New Year at G&G Productions’ annual NYE street party.  Thousands of party-goers flocked to Sandra Road from 6pm and by the time Veranda Panda came on at 8pm, the crowd was full and the Shap Shap was flowing.  Das Kapital and Kyle Worde got everyone going with their energetic sets with electronic DJ dual Goldfish welcoming in the New Year and knocking it out of the park with their stream of crowd-pleasing hits.  Pascal and Pearce followed and Royal K closed the dance floor at 3am.  With three additional dance floors to choose from, there were plenty of genres for revelers to choose from.

Now in its 11th year, the event has cemented its place as being one of the top NYE events in Africa and the pride of Durban’s North Coast.

Of course all great parties need great partners, so big ups to Shap Shap Crafted Premium Cider and Red Square Reload for the thirst-quenching fun.


Showtek At Shimmy

Fresh off the Ultra Buenos Aires stage, Dutch electronic dance music duo, Showtek, come to the equally sunny shores of Cape Town for one event at Shimmy Beach Club on Saturday, 10 April 2015. Electric Music has just revealed the full support line up and it is nothing short of spectacular.

The selection includes local favourites such as the indomitable Pascal & Pearce, Dean Fuel and the rising star Chris Taylor – all of whom are renowned for their ability to take a party to the next level. Coupled with the “We Like to Party” masters, this event is going to be hard to beat.

The dance duo Showtek said recently, “We live in exciting times. The dance music revolution is happening right here and Showtek is committed to leading the charge with a sound that is always pushing forward – always riding on the cutting edge.”

Electrifying the Cape Town scene will be Sam World, the international sensation that has shared the stage with Calvin Harris, Tiësto and David Guetta. Jak Skandi, who is known for his high energy and even crazier hair will be doing a back-to-back set with Dean Fuel, who has performed alongside global legends such as Armin van Buuren and Basement Jaxx. Chris Taylor, who wowed the crowd at Ultra South Africa, will be bringing the same dynamism to Shimmy Beach Club.

Roger D’Lux is a name that has been heard in the industry for almost 20 years, he has played across the country, supporting the local music scene, and internationally for long enough to know how to make a crowd happy.

Gareth Kenward, a resident DJ at Shimmy, has graced stages across Europe and the rest of the world, also featured last month at Ultra South Africa. Lastly, local favourite, Pascal & Pearce who topped the charts abroad and have played alongside the best house DJ’s in the world will also play at Shimmy Beach Club, in Cape Town, on 10 April 2015.

The Dutch DJ duo consist of brothers Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, who, since their formation in 2001 have switched and blended styles of EDM, techno, and hardstyle and worked with artists as prolific and varied as Tiësto and Chris Brown.

The full line up at Shimmy Beach Club:

  • Pascal & Pearce
  • Dean Fuel
  • Gareth Kenward
  • Chris Taylor
  • Jak Skandi
  • Sam World
  • Roger D’Lux

Tickets are on sale exclusively available at:

Cape Town Early Bird – General Access – R250 pp.

Thereafter, ticket prices will be:

  • General Access – R350 pp
  • VIP – R500 pp  #ShowtekSA VIP Ticket holders will receive express entry through the VIP entrance, an exclusive dance floor with a scenic view of the stage as well as private bar facilities.

Doors open at 6pm

Call 021 200 7778 or email to book a table or an exclusive couch pocket.

For more information, visit page. #ShowtekSA or


Download Shimmy App or visit for more information.

Twitter: @ShimmyBeach  or Facebook: /shimmybeachclub

SA’s hottest acts to perform at Splashy Fen 2015 – WIN TICKETS!

Splashy Fen Logo

Splashy Fen 2015 flyer front

The 26th Splashy Fen is almost here and I am literally counting down the days!

Matthew Mole, Shortstraw, aKING and Dan Patlansky are among the many top live acts set to perform to thousands of fans at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival, which is coming up over the Easter long-weekend from 2 to 6 April.

Also on the bill are the likes of Taxi Violence, KAHN (frontman for The Parlotones), MonArk, Beast, Hot Water, Urban Creep, The Muffinz, Mickey Burns, The Anti Retro Vinyls, Nakhane Toure, Die Wolvedans, Majozi, Reburn, The Kiffness, Pascal & Pearce and 5FM DJ Catherine Grenfell, among many others.

“In short, festival-goers can expect an awesome line-up of the very best in SA music, featuring many big names as well as some of the hottest new acts on the music scene,” says event organiser Pedro Carlo.

Visitors can also look forward to multiple stages, a new EDM marquee featuring more than 30 DJs, as well as a craft beer arena, drum village, loads of food outlets and a colourful craft market and retail zone.  For the more energetic, there will also be bag Splashy Fen 2015_flyer backjumping, dirt boarding and a fun trail run presented by TRAIL Magazine.

Held on a farm near Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal, Splashy Fen has been going strong since 1990 and is South Africa’s longest-running annual music festival.  With its spectacular mountain setting, winding river, open fields and unique vibe and character, there is simply nothing else quite like it!

Tickets are available at Computicket and include camping for the entire four-night, five-day festival.  For more information, visit or contact 031 563 0824.

Want to win a double ticket to one of SA’s longest running music festivals? Great, here’s your chance… All you have to do is copy and paste this post below onto your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds and you’re in it to win it!

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM POST: “Take me to Splashy Fen 26 this April to see @Shortstraw, @Hot Water, @The Muffinz Live, @Matthew Mole, @Pascal & Pearce and more! #SplashyFen”

*For Instagram, post the above poster image with the acts that will be at Splashy this year!

TWITTER POST: ”Take me to @splashyfen 26 this April to see @shortstrawband, @MatthewJMole, @PascalandPearce & more! #SplashyFen”

NB: Don’t forget to make sure you like/follow and tag the artists in the post.

T&C’s apply. Winner announced on 20th March.

Ts & Cs: The tickets are for festival entry only, including camping from 2 to 6 April 2015.  Winners will be responsible for their own transport and need to bring their own camping gear etc.  Tickets are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash.  Persons under the age of 18 will only be allowed into Splashy Fen if they are under parental supervision.

Splashy Fen aerial photo

Splashy Fen Camping