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THE COUNT DOWN BEGINS TO SOUTH COAST BIKER WEEK 27-30 APRIL 2018… here is what you need to know….

The South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is proud once again to be hosting the Annual South Coast Bike Fest™ on her beautiful sub-tropic shores of Margate and surroundings. This Biker Fest, is considered as Africa’s Premier Motorcycle Enthusiasts and Music Festival.

For the Classic Motorbike Enthusiatist

The gleaming metal, subtle lines and quality craftsmanship of the classic motorbike attracts the deserving attention of even the most unlikely biking admirers. And this year, visitors to the South Coast Bike Fest™ – running at Margate Beachfront Boulevard from 27 to 30 April – will get to see no less than 50 of the province’s best classic motorbikes at the Classic Open Stand.

The event is presented by Ugu South Coast Tourism with endorsement and support from Ugu District and Ray Nkonyeni Municipalities. The South Coast Motorcycle and Car Club has once again agreed to lend its support to the show.

“We are really excited to be a part of the South Coast Bike Fest™ for a second consecutive year,” said Rod Thomas, chairman of the Classic Motorcycle Club of Natal. “It provides our club with a great opportunity to showcase what we do while also giving the public a chance to appreciate the beauty of these incredible machines.”

Although the categories are fairly fluid and tend to differ from country to country, there are essentially three biking terminologies used:

  • Veteran motorbike – built before 1915
  • Vintage motorbike – built before 1975
  • Classic motorbike – 20 years or older

 

 

The Margate Beachfront Boulevard will play host to some of the country’s top musical acts from 27 to 30 April as the action-packed South Coast Bike Fest™ returns to the KwaZulu-Natal province. This popular biking event is presented by Ugu South Coast Tourism with endorsement and support from Ugu District and Ray Nkonyeni Municipalities.“The South Coast Bike Fest™ 2018 talented line-up has escalated to incorporate a reflective melting pot of genres and colourful array of artists,” said event organiser, Vicky Wentzel. “We have specifically created a rock element of hand-selected bands, voted in by the motorcycle fraternity that will keep the Jack Daniels Rock Stage rocking 12 hours a day throughout the festival. A tremendous amount of detail has been put into selecting a creative line-up across the programme because we truly care about every person who attends the event.”This year, The Carling Black Label Main Beach Stage themes will change daily – opening with an Afrikaans rock session, moving towards the younger base of visitors on the Saturday which includes big-name artists appearing at different festival venues, finishing off the set with a colourfes Bollywood vibe on the final day. Organisers have also arranged for a third line-up of artists set to feature on the jazz and reggae decks. Add street busking, marching bands, street hip hop, dance and even acapella to the mix, and this is truly a not-to-be-missed music festivalThe Jack Daniels Rock Stage and Carling Black Label Main Beach Stage will reverberate with the sounds of South Africa’s finest bands, singers and DJs. Among them are Belville-based Unit 11, a band whose rock with blues undertones has become synonymous with the Jack Daniels name countrywide. ‘Sleeze’ rockers, The Sinners, hail from Durban and find their hillbilly rock musical inspiration in Tarantino Films, card counting and hangovers.Alternative rockers, The Color Blew combine talent and passion to create music that is fuelled by the moment, so no ‘radio-friendly’ hits for this pure music group. The audience will get a glimpse at local talent, Circle of Stones, a four-piece hard rock and blues band from right there on the South Coast.Bellville’s iconic frontman of Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel – Francois Van Coke – will be performing a number of his hits including the poignant ballad, Toe Vind Ek Jou. Another South African legend, Karen Zoid will prove why she earned the Best Female Artist title at the 2008 South African Music Awards (SAMAs). This Belgian-born Johannesburg local is considered by many to be South Africa’s ‘Queen of Rock’.

The South Coast Bike Fest Programme:

Don’t miss out on any of the action, HERE IS THE PROGRAMME LINE UP

Those attending the Party on the Move will get to enjoy music by legendary DJs including DJ Fresh, DJ Bruce and Michael Zuma while those making it to the Midday Shandis Nton Nton will be entertained by Gagasi FM anchors – DJ LeSoul, Felix Hlophe and FlyMotion.

Another singer/songwriter making waves internationally is Fish Hoek-resident Matthew Mole who made South African chart history by becoming the first local artist to enter the iTunes album chart number one with his debut album, The Home We Built. He’ll showcase his international-level talent at the Carling Black Label Main Beach Stage on Sunday night. Following him will be Cape Town’s live electronic act, The Kiffness, with fellow Capetonian electronic trio, GoodLuck, set to get the crowd wild with their musical mayhem.

Ramsgate local, Aden Hinds, will feature at the Carling Black Label Main Beach stage on Sunday night. Hinds is known as an insightful, melodic songwriter with a warm, distinctive voice which has taken him across the country and as far as India. He started his career as an informal mentee of legendary Syd Kitchen who had a profound influence on his musical style.

Other Saturday acts that are not to be missed include Aewon Wolf, Sketchy Bongo and Timo ODV, while Sunday keeps the beats going with a number of headline artists, among them Chunda Munki – the crowd-pleasing DJ and producer who also goes by the name Blayze Saunders.

On Saturday afternoon, the Carling Black Label Main Beach Stage will welcome Doowap, a sound engineering graduate with a love for bass-driven music that emerged during her time on the underground music scene. SAMAs-nominated, Durban-born Kyle Deutsch – a chiropractor by trade – will take to the stage later that night, having recently performed as an opener for Justin Bieber alongside the Wolf Pack collective.

Also featuring at this star-studded event is Springbok Nude Girls, a group that started playing to university crowds in Stellenbosch before become national icons with hits including ‘Bubblegum on My Boots’ and ‘Blue Eyes’.

DAILY VILLAGE

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday to Monday 08h00 – 19h00 Corporate Motorcycle Dealership Expo Decks Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip
Friday to Monday 08h00 – 19h00 Classic Bike Club Show Museum Deck Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip
Friday to Monday 08h00 – 19h00 Village Market Square Trading Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip
Friday to Monday 08h00 – 19h00 Bike Repair Workshop & Pre Owned Sales Deck Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 24h00 Pop Up Village Food Truck Court Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 24h00 Biker Busker Boulevard Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip

 

FESTIVAL STAGES & BARS

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 02h00 Budweiser Main Beach Stage Margate Main Beach
Friday to Sunday 18h00 – 02h00 VIP Golden Circle Front of Stage Beach Sand
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 02h00 Corona Beach Bar Margate Main Beach
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 24h00 Jack Daniels Rock Stage Village Fishing Pier
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 24h00 Energy Zone Experiential Bar Village Fishing Pier
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 19h00 Flying Fish Seafood Reggae Bar Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 19h00 The Jazz Bar Margate Beachfront Boulevard Strip
Friday to Monday 10h00 – 19h00 VIP Media & Sponsor Lounge Margate Sands Pool

 

 

ENERGY ZONE SHOW AREA

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday 10h30 – 12h00 Brian Capper Stunt Show Village Fishing Pier
Saturday & Sunday 11h40 – 12h00 King Donut Show Village Fishing Pier
Friday to Monday 14h00 – 16h00 Burnout Zone Village Fishing Pier
Saturday & Sunday 12h00 – 14h00 Shred Bettys Ladies Learn To Ride Village Fishing Pier
Monday 10h00 – 16h00 Powasol EnduroX Extreme Village Fishing Pier

 

JACK DANIELS ROCK STAGE: OPENS 10H00-19H00

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday 10h00 – 12h00 MC Drumkit Village Fishing Pier
Friday 12h00 – 15h00 Back Bone Village Fishing Pier
Friday 15h30 – 17h30 Unit 11 Village Fishing Pier
Friday 17h45- 19h00 The Sinners Village Fishing Pier
Friday 19h45 – 21h45 DV8 Village Fishing Pier
Friday 22h00 – 24h00 The Burning Village Fishing Pier
Saturday 10h00 – 12h00 MC Drumkit Village Fishing Pier
Saturday 12h15 – 15h00 Black Water Band Village Fishing Pier
Saturday 15h15 – 18h00 The Color Blew Village Fishing Pier
Saturday 18h15 – 19h00 The Gentry Village Fishing Pier
Saturday 19h15 – 21h00 Back Bone Village Fishing Pier
Saturday 21h15 – 22h45 Seven Side Story Village Fishing Pier
Saturday 23h00 – 24h00 Circle of Stones Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 10h00 – 12h00 MC Drumkit Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 12h15 – 13h00 Unit 11 Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 13h15 – 14h00 Winston Smile Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 14h15 – 16h00 The Color Blew Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 16h15 – 18h00 Seven Side Story Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 18h15 – 20h00 DV8 Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 20h15 – 22h00 Black Water Band Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 22h15 – 23h00 The Burning Village Fishing Pier
Sunday 23h15 – 24h00 The Sinners Village Fishing Pier
Monday Throughout the day Powasol EnduroX Extreme Margate Fishing Pier

 

 

BUDWEISER MAIN BEACH: OPENS 10H00-19H00

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday 10h00 – 12h45 Seven Side Story Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 13h00 – 14h00 Jan Bloukaas Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 14h15 – 15h15 Karen Zoid Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 15h30 – 18h30 Black Water Band Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 18h45 – 21h45 The Color Blew Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 22h15 – 23h00 Francious van Coke Main Beach Stage Margate
Friday 23h15 – 24h00 Springbok Nude Girls Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 10h00 – 12h45 DV8 Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 13h00 – 15h00 The Sinners Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 15h15 – 16h15 The Burning Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 16h30 – 17h30 Kyle Deutsch Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 18h00 – 19h00 Sketchy Bongo Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 19h30 – 20h30 Aewon Wolf Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 21h00 – 22h00 Timo ODV Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 22h30 – 23h30 DJ Doowap Main Beach Stage Margate
Saturday 23h30 – 24h00 MC Drumkit Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 12h00 – 12h15 Demi Orsmond Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 12h30 – 13h45 Jacob’s Saw Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 14h00 – 15h00 Matthew Mole Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 15h15 – 16h00 Aden Hinds Band Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 16h15 – 17h00 David Marx Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 17h15 – 20h15 Backbone Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 20h30 – 21h00 Luke Lambert Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 21h15 – 22h00 The Kiffness Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 22h15 – 23h00 Goodluck Main Beach Stage Margate
Sunday 23h15 – 24h00 Chunda Munki Main Beach Stage Margate
Monday 10h00 – 13h00 MC Drumkit Main Beach Stage Margate
Monday 11h00 Kids Color Fes Main Beach Stage Margate
Monday 11h00 – 12h24 Michael Zuma Main Beach Stage Margate
Monday 13h00 – 14h00 Milano Singh Main Beach Stage Margate
Monday 15h00 – 16h00 DJ Deon Govender Main Beach Stage Margate
Monday 16h00 Festival Ends Main Beach Stage Margate

 

 

PARTY ON THE MOVE

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Saturday 20h00 – 22h00 Michael Zuma Shisa Hookah Lounge & Cocktail Bar
R60 Quicket Ticket or door
Saturday 23H30 DJ Fresh Senzi on Faya

Early bird Quicket Tickets R60 General / R100 VIP at the door after 22h00 General R100/ R150 VIP

Saturday 20h00 DJ Bruce Skybar – Desroche Hotel
Midday Shandis Nton Nton hosted by Gagasi FM anchors Skybar – Desroche Hotel
DJ LeSoul Skybar – Desroche Hotel
Felix Hlophe Skybar – Desroche Hotel
FlyMotion Skybar – Desroche Hotel
00h30 Babes Wodumo Skybar – Desroche Hotel

Early Bird Quicket Tickets R100 General / R150 VIP

 

BIKER BUSKERS VIBE

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday to Monday Throughout the day Mardi Gras Dancers Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Friday to Monday 19h00 till late Fire Dancers, Body Painting & Drumming Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Friday to Monday Throughout the day Mime Artists Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Friday to Monday Throughout the day Photo Booth’s & Photo Frames Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Friday to Monday Throughout the day Graffiti Chalk Artists Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Friday to Monday Throughout the day Hip Hop Street Dancing Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Friday 11h15 & 14h00 Scottish Pipe Band Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Saturday Throughout the day Hip Hop Street Dancing Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip
Saturday Throughout the day Saturday White Bread – Acapella
Sunday 11h00 & 13h00 Mtwalume Marching Brass Band Find them along the Festival Boulevard Beach Strip

 

 

FLYING FISH SEAFOOD AND WINE REGGAE BAR

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday 15h00 – 16h00 Afternoon Reggae Vibes Flying Fish Seafood & Wine Reggae Bar
Saturday 15h00 – 16h00 Afternoon Reggae Vibes Flying Fish Seafood & Wine Reggae Bar
Sunday 15h00 – 16h00 Afternoon Reggae Vibes Flying Fish Seafood & Wine Reggae Bar
Monday 15h00 – 16h00 Afternoon Reggae Vibes Flying Fish Seafood & Wine Reggae Bar

 

 

PARADE AND OUTDOORS

DAY TIME EVENT LOCATION
Friday to Monday 08h00 – 17h00 Great Drives Out Route
– Explore our beautiful paradise and pick up your copy of the Southern Explorer at a tourism office near you!
KZN South Coast
Sunday 08h00 Mayoral Mass Charity Parade Line Up Venue TBA
Sunday 10h30 Mayoral Mass Charity Parade  Venue TBA
Monday 13h00 Guided “Great Drive Out” Tour – Departs Sasol Margate Beach Great Drive Out Route

 

 

 

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Information about the event and Pre-Registration

 

All residents and affected staff along Panorama Parade, Margate are encouraged to pre register with Margate Business Association ensuring FREE easy access to the festival BEACH BOULEVARD (not main stages) area within festival operational times 6h00 27th April – 16h00 30th April 2018. Anyone working or residing along Panorama Parade in Margate, extending from Mac’s Cottages north towards the Keg, will have to pre-register with MBA. This does not apply to anyone working or residing along Marine Drive.

 

Bikers & Pillions are encouraged to pre register on the Quicket System accessible through: www.southcoastbikefest.co.za to attain their FREE ENTRY TICKETS allowing them access to the full event site – other than the VIP Media Lounge and VIP Golden Circle Beach Stage area.

Festival pedestrian visitors are also encouraged to pre register with the Quicket System paying R60 per day giving them access to main stage and three other staging areas including the experiential energy zone and general access to the BEACH BOULEVARD.

 

The festival area will be secured throughout the event which runs from 10am on 27 April to 4pm on 30 April, meaning access can only be given to RESIDENTS, STAFF AND VISITORS those who completed pre-registration online at: www.quicket.co.za. Although registration will also be performed on the festival days, event access will be prohibited once the site is deemed full by the safety manager so residents are urged to complete pre-registration early.

 

All accommodation venues within the Margate area with visitors coming in for the South Coast Bike Fest are asked to send the NON BIKER PEDESTRIAN AND BIKER pre-registration link to the guests ahead of time to ensure no delays in accessing the venue.

 

The pedestrian entry/exit points:

  • STEERS Welcome Tower Entrance – BIKE ENTRANCE ONLY
  • Continental Court Entrance – Pedestrian EXIT
  • William O Conner Entrance – Pedestrian Entrance No 1 MAIN PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCE
  • Warrick Road – Pedestrian EXIT (between Seagull and Seabrook)
  • Top of Post Office Lane Pedestrian EXIT (AND BIKE ONLY EXIT)
  • Margate Beach Wimpy – Pedestrian Entrance No 2
  • Fishing Pier to Panorama Parade – Pedestrian Entrance No 3

 

Road closures and traffic flow changes

Organisers respectfully ask for understanding during the event which will require certain adjustments to the traffic flow. Please note that no taxis will have access to Marine Drive between 27 and 30 April.

Panorama Parade will become a one-way only system, operating from north to south from 20 April with an exit via Post Office Lane. Please note that Remington will be closed off to any vehicles wanting to turn left onto Panorama Parade and diverted via Finnis Road.

 

  • From 8am on 26 April until 4pm on 1 May, Panorama Parade is a one-way system from Steer Tower Entrance until the end of the event site beyond the Fishing Pier.
  • From 8am on 23 April until 4pm on 26 April, one lane of Panorama Parade will be open to all vehicles as a one-way system.
  • Between 8am on 26 April and 4pm on 30 April, Panorama Parade will only be accessible by motorcycle vehicles or event permit holders. For event permit holders, access will be between the hours of 11pm and 8am only and any unauthorised vehicles within the site outside of these times will be towed.

On Sunday , 29 April from 10am there will be various road closures to accommodate the Shelly Centre Mass Parade which departs from Shelly Centre at 10.30am. The parade line-up and escort is available at: www.southcoastbikefest.co.za or at the tourism information kiosk next to the Margate Tourism beach office.Permit Holding SystemThese include:  The 2018 #SCBF promises an incredible four days of fantastic entertainment and fun, boasting, three festival stages, eight festival-themed bars, corporate dealership deck, 22 on site restaurants, pubs and clubs as well as 35 of South Africa’s top bands.The Village Margate Trading Square will be selling quality biking products with buskers, street artists, Samba dancers, fire eating and fun for the whole family to enjoy.There will be unbelievable fuel-powered entertainment at the Experiential Energy Zone as well as the epic Powasol EnduroX Series where top endure, motocross, trials and fun riders will put on an impressive biking display.The online pre-registration allows biker and pillion #freefunseeker ticket holders access to the event boulevard. To pre-register for the #freefunseeker tickets, visit: www.southcoastbikefest.co.za.Tickets to the #fuelyourfun VIP Golden Circle Carling Main Beach also available at: www.quicket.co.za at a cost of R150 per night. Children accompanied by parents under 12 enter free.For more information, visit the website at: www.southcoastbikefest.co.za or email: info@southcoastbikefest.co.za.

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday letting customers who require access to THE BEACHFRONT ROAD – PANORMA PARADE. Permits to be obtained from the letting agent via the collection key box at Sasol Garage, Marine Drive.

Local residents and business who require direct access to THE BEACHFRONT ROAD – PANORMA PARADE. Permits to be obtained before the event at the Margate Business Association by contacting Corrie on 039 317 2202. Please bring proof of residency.

Delivery vehicles for vendors trading at the event. Permits to be accessed by emailing: admin@southcoastbikefest.co.za and collected from the #SCBF event team between 8am on 24 April and 4pm on 27 April at Sasol Garage, Marine Drive. Bring a driver’s licence and vehicle registration number for collection.

Between 11pm and 8am from 27 April to 30 April, vehicles with permits will be able to access Panorama Parade.

 

Source: South Coast Biker Fest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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