The 2023 Park Off Music Festival has re-established itself as the fan-favourite J-Bay Surf Festival event, with festival headliners GoodLuck, Desmond and the Tutus, Muzi, Steven Sawyer and Jeremy Loops, drawing in massive crowds of music-lovers from across the country.
Musician and multi-hyphenate Muzi, a first-time visitor to the small surf town of Jeffrey’s Bay, made his Park Off Music Festival debut at this year’s event. His lively performance was met with an enthusiastic response by the high-energy crowds, who were eager to participate in each of the four nights of festivities following this year’s Corona Open J-Bay.
Jeremy Loops, an avid surfer himself, holds a special connection to Jeffrey’s Bay. The hit-maker is no stranger to the J-Bay Surf Festival, having performed at the 2019 event.
“It’s the perfect fusion of two of my favorite worlds: world-class surfing and incredible local music. It doesn’t get any better than this!”. Loops was joined on stage by band members and long-time collaborators Mr Sakitumi, Motheo Moleko, Devin Jones and Jamie Faull. Following his performance, which was the most well-attended concert on the roster, the musician fondly described the experience as “a starlit spectacle”.
Festival returnees GoodLuck, and Desmod and the Tutus delivered memorable performances, with lead singers Julia Harding, and Shane Durrant taking the opportunity to crowd-surf during their respective shows.
“This year trumped last year. We had great numbers and three sold-out shows. We can only elevate from this point onwards. Expect some more interesting acts next year”, says Park Off organiser Graham Kennedy. Teamwork truly does make the dream work. According to Kennedy, the success of the festival would not have been possible without the tech, sound and lighting prowess of Graeme Baker and his team from LEDVision.
In addition to the resounding success of the concerts, which took place at the Supertubes Park, Park Off Music Festival also pulled off a successful and well-attended after-party schedule at The Jolly Dolphin, with a line-up packed with local DJ acts including Vega, Celso Fabbri, R&R, Jay Kay, Sion, Lovers, Los Jetsons, Rimix, Jake White Disco, Ronald Rowley, Dean Fuel, Detroit, Ronald Rowley, Faff & Foos, and L.H.O.