It’s a family affair at Ballito Beats this Sunday as iconic South Africa band Watershed head to Sugar Rush Park in Ballito for another afternoon of great entertainment and family-themed activities. This Sunday’s show will include not one but two opening acts, as event organisers Impi Concept Events ramp up the entertainment with even more local talent.
No stranger to Ballito locals, Marc Maurel & The Madness will bring an eclectic mix of southern rock n roll paired with acoustic styles inspired by the coastal vibes of the North Coast. The youngest member of the band, Demica, is just 10 years old and happens to be Marc’s daughter.
"I came home one day from work in December and found Demica playing her ukulele,” Says Marc. “It’s like something just sparked and she's been at it ever since. Out of nowhere she could play and sing with ease and so I asked her if she wanted to play with me and all of a sudden we had a band. It's a real privilege that I get to do this with her"
Marc Maurel & The Madness will also be playing at Splashy Fen this year on the Acoustic Stage. The band is made up of Reece Berkley on drums, Jordan van Zyl on lead guitar, Shales Berkley on bass, Demica Maurel on vocals and ukulele and Marc Maurel on vocals and acoustic guitar. You can follow their story on Instagram @mykifflife as well as @demicamaurel and on Facebook @marcmaurelmusic.
Local Tanner Wareham will also be performing for the first time on the Ballito Beats stage. Together with drummer Reece Cook, the duo will warm up the crowds with a series of alternative pop tracks, catchy hooks and instrumental arrangements.
The Watershed concert will take place on Sunday the 7th of April. Gates will open at 13h00, with supporting act Marc Maurel from 13h30, Tanner Wareham performing from 14h15 and Watershed on stage from 15h30. Early bird tickets cost R135 for adults. Thereafter, tickets will be on sale for R150 each for adults. R80 for children between 6 and 12, and R20 for children under 6. Tickets are available now onwebtickets.co.za.