Gearing up for December’s Daisy Creek Festival

ENHLALAKAHKE rocked last Saturday at the Daisy Creek promotion, organised by Umvoti Community Tourism (UCTO) in celebration of Spring Day and to promote the upcoming Daisy Creek Festival.

The aim of the event was to introduce the community to the festival whilst showcasing the various economic activities that will be available at the four-day-event, set be held in December at Lake Merthley.

Community members are asked to consider volunteering to be involved in one of the many exciting aspects of the festival.

Ten local artists were invited to perform on the day. Crowds went wild over their favorites but were also impressed by artists who they had never known were from Umvoti. The popular Maskandi group Ulonto, from Pomeroy, were definitely the crowd favourites.

Thabiso Ngxongo proved to be a topical and popular programme director, keeping the crowd very entertained.

Daisy Creek Festival would once again like to thank the municipality for their unwavering support as well as Mayor T Ngubane, for popping by to check out the event , and eNhlalakahle councillor Vukani Njoko, who enjoyed the day with us. The councillor also introduced possible vendors who would benefit from being at the Daisy Creek Festival weekend.

Ticket sales are due to open in mid-September when the Daisy Creek website goes live. This is also when Daisy Creek Festival will be announcing the first of the top South African artists who will be performing — and they really are headline-making.

UCTO would once again like to appeal to the Umvoti community — there is still a plenty of scope for food vendors as well as market stall holders — this is an opportunity to showcase the Umvoti community. The deadline for local food vendors and market stall holders is fast approaching so get your application forms now from

In line with the UCTO policy to put Umvoti communities first, out of town vendors and stall holders will only be approached in October.

Full details can be found on the Facebook page or from the offices of the UCTO at 55 High Street, contact 033 413 1297.