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ZACKS, Wilson’s Wharf Brings The Blues Again 

The fourteenth consecutive Durban International Blues Festival returns to ZACKS at Wilson’s Wharf this November, Thur 01, Fri 02 and Sat 03.

Tickets are on sale from Computicket, prices ranging from nightly at R 150 and tickets bought at the door will be R160. Opening night, Thur 01 Nov is a sponsored evening by Fender and has free entry. 

“This year’s line-up is tight and concentrates on showcasing more local and national talent, an answer to the suggestions of both audiences and the artists themselves,” says Will Wallace the Program Director.

“Along with Pinkie Mtshali, our Development and Mentoring Director, we will also have a slot for a blues artist or band that has proved themselves during the mentorship program run before the festival as the development of this genre amongst local musicians is one of our key strategies,” Wallace adds. 

“Moving from Zacks about two years ago came about because the growth of the event called for consideration of a bigger venue. Whilst the alternative venue offered much, the consensus was that the vibe and the unique watery ambience of the bay around  Zacks, Wilson’s Wharf, not to mention the safe parking along with  easy access from most parts of Durban was what the blues fans loved, and so we are bringing the festival back to the venue this year.”

“The show goes on and we look forward to the continued success of this well-known Durban event,” comments Thando Nyameni who took over as Festival Director after Themi Venturas passed away last year.

Fans of this event will know the drill at this venue where seating is shared by all, food can be ordered from Zacks or any of the other participating venues who share the deck on the nights, a cash bar facility is open to all and the nightly line up will commence around 7 pm until about 11 pm nightly. 

Keep an ear and eye out for updated news on, Facebook’s Friends of the Durban International Blues Festival and Durban International Blues Festival pages, Instagram and other online information mediums.  

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