Festival for rum and gin lovers


Hey gin lovers we had added rum to the menu  (so to speak) for the inaugural 2022 Durban Gin and Rum Festival in association with East Coast Radio on Saturday, May 28th at the picturesque Chris Saunders Park in the heart of uMhlanga from 12 noon until 6pm.

Expect nothing but the tastiest G&T’s and Rum cocktails with fresh garnishes and bursts of flavour to tantalise those taste buds!

The festival features both local and international range of bespoke mixers together with a wide choice of rum and gin brands. Plus, every ticket purchased gets you entrance into the event as well as a limited edition branded glass and ‘Rate your beverage’ leaflet.

Grab your complimentary festival glass upon arrival and before you head to the cash loading station to load money onto a Howler card (the event is completely cashless – what a breeze!), you will also receive a free gin or rum taster. Once you have your Howler card sorted, take a stroll through the various bars where you can choose to purchase your favourite Gin or Rum cocktails.

Each cocktail is perfectly paired with nothing but the freshest and finest garnishes to tantalise your taste buds.

Keep on trend by being at this event and be sure to get your tickets fast. They are limited, currently at R150 per person through Webtickets.co.za, thereafter; they will be going for R180 and also available at the door (subject to availability)

Sit back and relax with your favourite cocktail in hand and the sounds of top local acoustic artists to serenade you through the afternoon.:

  • Tatum Holder – Singer/Songwriter who has an alternative Indie/Folk style with a mix between covers and original songs,
  • Matt Gardiner – a young musician born and bred in Pietermaritzburg, deeply embedded in local music. He began playing guitar towards the end of his junior school years when he watched his father playing, and was eager to learn. He is one of the acts to open for the likes of Matthew Mole, Prime Circle, Desmond and the Tutus, Just Jinjer, Majozi and Plush. He describes his music as Indie Folk with a slight Rock undertone, with a few of his influences being Mumford and Sons, Matthew Mole and John Mayer.
  • Gavin Fergusan; A singer, songwriter and plays guitar and depending on the gig, incorporating electronic beats into his performance to create an upbeat dance typeset for Festivals and corporates as well as he performs a large number of cover songs from the 50s through to today that can cater for almost any demographic.

This fun festival is set to impress with a combination of artisanal food stalls, the biggest variety of rum and gin Durban has ever seen and a showcase of the best local musical talent, all brought together by a common love for the distilled beverages.

Remember the covid protocols – ie: facemask required upon entry etc, no own food or drink is permitted in to the venue, cash and card facilities at the cash loading station.  No gazebos allowed, tickets are non-refundable and be sure to only purchase tickets online from Webtickets.  This event is strictly over 18’s. However, if you cannot find a baby sitter and you have kids under the age of 12, they are allowed in free as long as they remain under your strict parental supervision, remember as a head’s up – any kids between 12 and under 18 will not be allowed in!

DISCLAIMER: Participation in this event is entirely at your own risk. The organisers and venue accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons or belongings, even in the case of negligence. Most importantly, no drinking and driving and ensure any form of transportation is done responsibly.

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