Nelspruit is a small city located in the Lowveld valley of Mpumalanga. Nelspruit is more known for the annual Innibos festival, agriculture like citrus and sugar cane and gateway to Maputo in Mozambique. It’s also a 40 minute drive from the Kruger National Park. But another gem that is located in Nelspruit is a live venue named Blue Moon.
Many wonderful bands, musicians, DJ’s and fans have been coming up the mountain to be at the best place in the world. In the 13 years Blue Moon has hosted bands like Seether, Southern Gypsy Queen, No One’s Arc, Zinkplaat, Prime Circle, The Parlatones, Karen Zoid, Dana Winner, Freshly Ground, Shotgun Tori, Perez, The Narrow, Tailor, Crash Car Burn, Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Zebra and Giraffe, aKING, Straatligkinders and many more. Bok van Blerk shot his live concert DVD there and during 2010 Innibos on Blue Moon a crowd of over 2 000 showed up, buying up all the booze in the bar.
They have seen Fokofpolisiekar grow up and had them back in their separate bands. During Bittereinder very first show there it not only rained by hailed as well. Jax Panik drew girls like bees to honey while Locnville had the youngsters screaming for more.
But Blue Moon not only rock out on a mountain, they organize other shows like the ‘Picnic in the Garden’ series. A picnic style live show held at the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens on Sunday which have been a great success with bands like Die Heuwels Fantasies, The Parlotones, Elvis Blue and Prime Circle.
On this Saturday (the 19th of October) there will be a Blue Moon 13 in 2013 birthday gig with ISO, The December Streets, The Sky and local band Apple Finger. Tickets are on sale at Look & Listen Riverside Mall at R100 or through this green cow for R80. Tickets at the gate / on the day are R 150. There is going to be a colour war (so wear old white clothes), prizes, friends, love, party, tequila. Gates open at 18:00 music will start around 19:00. The Blue Moon kitchen will be open and the bar only takes cash and friendly people.
If you see me (the green cow) I will take tequila and free beer for a hug. Make sure you like them on Facebook, check out their website or follow them on Twitter via @nelsbluemoon for more information.
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