Sunshine, Picnics and some of South Africa’s best Acoustic Music.

Sunshine, Picnics and some of South Africa’s best Acoustic Music. Photo Credit: Al Nicoll

Sunshine, Picnics and some of South Africa’s best Acoustic Music.

By Press Release / Event Coverage / Monday, 29 July 2019 08:04

This was the Sunday scene at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake Folk Fest concert as locals spent the afternoon with the award-winning Louise Carver, Majozi and Freshlyground.

Gates opened at 12h00 on Sunday the 28th and fans arrived early to find their spot on the lush lawns of the Durban Botanic Gardens, getting settled in for an afternoon of great weather, picnic vibes and mellow music from a stellar line-up.

Louise Carver opened the show with a series of her well-known classics like “It Don’t Matter”, “Impossible Love” and “Home”. Then Durban’s very own Majozi treated fans to a slick acoustic set, complete with, ukulele. Freshlyground brought their energetic flair as the unmistakable voice of lead singer Zolani Mahola, coupled with bursts of instrumental melodies and lively ululating, got fans to their feet. And in an emotional tribute to the late, great Johnny Clegg, the band performed a soulful rendition of the “asimbonanga”.


Event sponsor Old Mutual sees music as a wonderful opportunity to speak to people through the universal language and passion that concerts such as the Music at the Lake create. 

As much as we partner and support these artists by providing them with additional platforms to amplify their voices,” says Head of Brand at Old Mutual Thobile Tshabalala. “It is these very South African voices that we believe tell the real story about how one can do great things every day and be your exceptional best if you remain determined, you plan and you reach for your dreams. And that is all Old Mutual wants you to do too

We know that music is a key component of so many people’s lives and in particular our youth market. We believe that through our support of the music industry, we are truly making a real connection with the people of our beautiful country. Providing lifestyle experiences and a great family day out.”

Next up… Old Mutual Music at the Lake, together with East Coast Radio presents Jeremy Loops and Bad Peter on Sunday the 29th of September. Tickets are available via For more information about this and other Old Mutual Music at the Lake Concerts, visit or contact the Durban Botanic Gardens on 031 322 4021.


The Durban Botanic Gardens dates back to 1849 and is both the oldest surviving botanic garden on the African continent and Durban’s oldest public institution. In 2019, the Durban Botanic Gardens celebrates a monumental 170 years! The Gardens boasts an impressive collection of plants, which include orchids, cycads, bromeliads, palms and heritage trees. The natural biodiversity of birds, frogs, insects, butterflies and many more play an important role in our school education programmes. Besides the botanical aspect of the Gardens, it is a place where people and plants can come together, and the more that people interact with nature, the more they become informed about the importance of protecting our environment.


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