BY BILLY SUTER
POPULAR performer Jeremy Loops performs on Friday, March 9, at the Marriott Ballito Beats Music Series at Ballito’s Sugar Rush Park – and even better news is that we have two double tickets to give away to the big event!
To enter, see the competition details at the end of this article.
Loops, who arrived with unexpected force, debuting at No 1 on iTunes in 2014 with his first album, Trading Change, will be taking to the stage in Ballito as part of his global Waves Tour. Support act Gus Brown Band will perform from 6pm and Loops from 7.15pm.
Tickets range from R180 to R199 for adults. They cost R110 for children between the ages of six and 12, and R30 for children under the age of six. Gates open at 4.30pm.
Apart from topping charts across the country, Loops very quickly developed a cult following in his homeland. His debut album acquired gold status in South Africa, was named as Album of the Year by iTunes SA, and won multiple awards – including MTV Africa’s Best Alternative Album 2015.
“An environmentalist and avid traveller, Loops’s natural urge to explore unknown physical spaces extended to his music too, and soon he prioritised touring Europe and North America to test how universal his music really is,” says a spokesman for the Ballito event.
Relentless touring from early 2014 to the end of 2016 laid the foundation for the next level.
Waves, the first single from Loops’s latest untitled album, is a woozy summer song, with Loops’s signature guitar licks, vocal turns and melodies.
This year will see him head on tour to Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. But not before he spends a good couple of hours jamming, clapping and looping his favourite songs for fans in Ballito.
“Last year’s inaugural Marriott Ballito Beats Music Series brought fun and entertainment to an already-community-based lifestyle in Ballito. People came together in the open fields of Sugar Rush Park for the ultimate family entertainment; enjoying time together, savouring great food and beverages, taking advantage of a fully supervised kiddies zone, and of course, listening to some of the best musical talent South Africa has to offer,” says the spokesman.
“This year, the beats keep on coming, as 2018’s stellar line-up will have fans booking their spot on the grassy lawns well in advance. Gangs of Ballet, Mango Groove and Matthew Mole are all set to bring their musical magic to the crowds this year.”
Ballito Beats Series Director Stu Berry of Impi Concept Events is excited about what 2018 has to offer North Coast fans. “We’re all about great quality entertainment, and are really excited to get the year started with a real South African favourite, Jeremy Loops. We’ve always been a big supporter of his music and talent, and given that tickets are selling out fast, so have the fans.”
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