Margate in KwaZulu-Natal will once again play host to the annual South Coast Bike Festival between 27 and 30 Aril 2018.
The inaugural 2017 event, which grew on the tradition of previous biking festivals in Margate, attracted a record number of close to 60,000 festival visitors, featuring headline and fringe musical acts that created an almost Caribbean ambience and relaxed fun-filled vibe, with culturally diverse offerings from jazz, rock, headline contemporary, reggae and Afrikaans music; to street buskers, marching brass bands, trade vendors and pop up food villages
The event is presented by Ugu South Coast Tourism with endorsement and support from Ugu District and Ray Nkonyeni Municipalities. CEO Justin Mackory was pleased to announce that, “the 2018 South Coast Bike Fest has been fully endorsed by our board and it is all systems go for the biggest event on our tourism calendar.”
“In 2017, we introduced the South Coast Bike Festival which exceeded all expectations – Margate and the greater South Coast is clearly the biker’s choice to have that ride to leisure break and enjoy the top-class entertainment and bike related activities. We anticipate that the 2018 festival will be truly great with bikers and the public having a splendid time on the south coast”.
All pre-registered motorcycle riders and pillions will have free access to the entire event precinct including the main stage headline artist performances.
Full festival access
The non-biker public will be charged a nominal fee of R60 per day to enter the event precinct with full access to the three main beach festival stages, beachfront boulevard themed bars, street entertainment, demo rides, trader, expo zones, stunt shows, food courts, EnduroX staging arenas and all associated motorcycle enthusiast festival activations including the popular mass ride.
Accommodation establishments have reported an influx in bookings over the event period. According to festival partner representative, Peter Snyman of the Club Leisure Group “the 2017 South Coast Bike Fest ran at full occupancy levels throughout our KwaZulu-Natal south coast properties and we are already experiencing energetic earlier bookings from within the motorcycle fraternity for the 2018 event.”
Pre-registration for the biking community and limited pedestrian ticket sales go live on 1 November 2017. To book your vending site, submit your band or for general enquiries contact Vicky Wentzel on 0828127944 or email: email@example.com.