Fam­ily fun in the sun at first Beach Camp Fes­ti­val

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Arts & Entertainment -

Port El­iz­a­beth’s first Beach Camp Fes­ti­val kicks off the sum­mer sea­son on Sat­ur­day No­vem­ber 24 at Man­golds Pool on Marine Drive.

The Corona Beach Camp Fes­ti­val – or­gan­ised by the same team which runs Baak­ens Food Truck Fun­day – is planned as an an­nual fam­ily event and will run from 11am to 11pm.

“Man­golds Pool is one of the old­est camp­ing grounds in Port El­iz­a­beth and fa­mous for its re­ally big tidal pool. Not many peo­ple know about this stun­ning venue, tucked away in Schoen­mak­er­skop.

“The venue has camp­sites, chalets and tidal pools to swim and snorkel in – it’s hon­estly a gem,” co-or­gan­iser Tayla Foong said.

The day will in­clude ac­tiv­i­ties such as a trail run or­gan­ised by Live Ad­ven­ture; yoga with Wine Down; a Se­cret Sun­rise dance; snor­kel­ing tours with Pro Dive; pop-up cin­ema; as well as he­li­copter flips with the He­li­copter Pi­lot Train­ing Cen- tre and E’scape Air­tours.

Th­ese tick­ets will be sold sep­a­rately to gen­eral fes­ti­val tick­ets.

The Baak­ens Food Trucks will roll in with street food.

There will also be a craft mar­ket cu­rated by WERK_ with lo­cal artists and crafters show­ing their work.

The Corona beach bar will pro­vide bev­er­ages through­out the day.

On the mu­sic front there will be two dif­fer­ent stages, one at the tidal pool and the other the main stage.

The fes­ti­val will pro­vide a plat­form for lo­cal mu­sic with per­for­mances by Sham De Funk, Wes­ley Keet, Thoko, the Law­son Brown Steel Band and Ja­son Glad­win, among oth­ers.

“We have se­lected a 100% lo­cal line-up to show that we are putting to­gether more than a mu­sic fes­ti­val.

“We want to cre­ate a hype around all things lo­cal, and show off the tal­ents of the Eastern Cape in a unique and mag­i­cal set­ting,” Foong said.

Fes­ti­val go­ers should bring sun­block, camp chairs, pic­nic blan­kets, um­brel­las and pool float­ies.

Tick­ets at R100 for adults and R30 for chil­dren are avail­able from Pro Dive in Walmer, La Boca in Cen­tral, Foong’s in the Baak­ens Val­ley and at Man­golds Pool. On­line tick­ets can be bought at http://qkt.io/beach­camp

● For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.beach­campfes­ti­val.co.za , call 082-367-1864 or fol­low @beach­campfes­ti­val

Pho­to­graph: MARC HERVE

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