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First annual Corona Beach Camp Festival hits Port Elizabeth's shores

Nov 6, 2018
First annual Corona Beach Camp Festival hits Port Elizabeth's shores

Corona Beach Camp Festival kicks of the Eastern Cape summer season on Saturday, 24 November 2018, from 11am until 11pm, at Mangold’s Pool in Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth.

The event is the first family festival of its kind, hosted by the organizers of Baakens Food Truck Funday. The day promises to be one filled with sunshine and good times.

Families and friends can enjoy a day out along the coast with many activities on offer: from a trail run organized by Live Adventure, Yoga with Wine Down, the Secret Sunrise dance, snorkeling tours with Pro Dive, Pop-up Cinema, helicopter flips with Helicopter Pilot Training Centre and E'scape Airtours and much more. These tickets are sold separately to general festival tickets.

“Mangold’s Pool is one of the oldest camping grounds in Port Elizabeth, famous for its really big tidal pool. Not many people know about this stunning venue, tucked away in the suburb of Schoenmakerskop. The venue has campsites, chalets and tide pools to swim in and snorkel. It is situated along Marine Drive and is honestly a gem!” says Tayla Foong, co-organizer of the event.

The Baakens Food Trucks will roll in with the very best street food lineup, including foods of the world; from gourmet burgers, artisanal pizza and Asian dimsum to Indian cuisine, vegan meals and dessert of course.

There will also be a craft market curated by WERK_ with local artists and craftsman showcasing their work. The Corona beach bar will provide a host of beverages throughout the day.

Musical acts at Corona Beach Camp Festival

On the music front, there will be two different stages, one at the tidal pool and the other, being the main stage.

The festival will provide a platform for local music to shine, with performances by Sham De Funk, Wesley Keet, Thoko, the Lawson Brown Steel Band and Jason Gladwin to name a few.

“We have selected a 100% local line-up to show that we are putting together more than a music festival. We want to create a hype around all things local, and show off the talents of the Eastern Cape in a truly unique and magical setting,” says Foong.

Festival goers are invited to bring, sunblock, camp chairs, picnic blankets, umbrellas and pool floaties.

Tickets are available at R100 for adults and R30 for kids from Pro Dive in Walmer, La Boca in Central, Foong’s in Baakens Valley and at Mangold’s Pool, online tickets can be bought at http://qkt.io/beachcamp.

For more information, visit www.beachcampfestival.co.za, contact us on 082 367 1864, and follow them on social media @beachcampfestival.