Chintsa set for band invasion

Be ready for a band invasion, thanks to The C-Club in Chintsa.
The club has already brought East London the likes of the Parlotones, Beatenberg, Matthew Mole and now, as part of the Wild Coast Winter Festival, they are bringing in Gangs of Ballet, Jeremy Loops and Jesse Clegg, among many others.
The Wild Coast Winter Festival is staged in conjunction with the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route Festival, that runs from August 17 to 26 August.
C-Club owner Mark Crawford said they would also be hosting a beer festival, where Gangs of Ballet would be performing.
This will be the award-winning group’s farewell tour before splitting after seven years of making music.
They are known for hits such as Always, Follow, Hello Sweet World, Something and Don’t Let Me Go. They have also opened for One Direction in SA.“We decided to have our beer festival now because there is the Old Boy’s beer festival later in the year and we didn’t want to interfere with that,” said Crawford.
“We’ve hosted Gangs of Ballet before and we thought it would only be right if we have them again before they split.”
He said they were excited to be a part of the festival, which aims to promote Chintsa living. “We are trying to increase traffic into the area and show people there are lots of things to do here.
“We are also fortunate to be doing this in line with the private school holidays.”
Crawford said the festival would grant all the businesses in the area an opportunity to show people what they had to offer.
“One of our favourite musicians, Majozi, will be performing at Inkwenkwezi on August 25 and then we have an after party at the C Club.
“Every show has been created in such a way that people can attend all events without missing out on anything,” he said.
Crawford said they would also be hosting Jesse Clegg on August 26.
On Saturday, Gangs of Ballet will be joined by East London’s Jason Gladwin, South Bear, The Lucas Reunions and Misstree while Jeremy Loops is scheduled to perform on Sunday afternoon.
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Crawford, who runs the Crawfords Beach Lodge, encouraged people who would be attending the festival to book accommodation for the weekend to avoid having to drink and drive...

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