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’.
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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: [email protected]
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: [email protected] 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