The Ballito Pro cranks it up with a top musical lineup for this year’s festival

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While the days will be dominated by sports and retail action at the 55th Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill, music and dance lovers will be treated to some of the best local artists who are bringing the vibe to the sunset, after-dark, and concert sessions! These rocking parties form part of The Ballito Pro festival which is running alongside the surfing action in KwaDukuza from 25 June to 8 July.

Corona Sunset Beach Bar Sessions

From 26 June to 7 July from 4pm, partygoers can head to the Willard Beach Retail section where they will hear the best in local DJ talent. This year’s epic lineup includes:

Wednesday 3 July 

4pm: Tatum Tides

5pm: DJ Royal Love

7pm: Austin Cassim

Saturday 6 July 

4pm: Freddy L

5pm: DJ Royal Love

7pm: Ryan Stylz

Sunday 7 July

4pm: DJ Royal Love

6pm: Ryan Stylz

7pm: Roxy Louw

The Ballito Pro After Dark Programmes

The vibes extend throughout the region with Ballito Village hosting daily entertainment and after-parties for The Ballito Pro festival-goers. Music and food lovers will find what they want at Conchilla and Good Vibes!

Conchilla in Ballito Village

Wednesday, 3 July – Karaoke

Thursday, 4 July – Delavante, B_Rad, & Jay Reid

Saturday, 6 July – Household Funk & Brent Crude

Sunday, 7 July – Freddy l & half-price sushi

Good Vibes in Ballito Village

Tuesday, 2 July – Swimsuit Show

Wednesday, 3 July – Kyle Cassim

Friday, 5 July – Tim ODV

Sunday, 7 July – Roxy Louw

….. and lots more!!

Battle of the DJs

The Ballito Pro gives local talent a platform to showcase their DJ skills with the Battle of the DJ auditions taking place at KwaDukuza Town Hall on Tuesday, 2 July. The top DJ from this event will get the chance to perform alongside internationally acclaimed musicians as they take to the main stage of the Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona on Thursday, 5 July.

The Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona

Another Ballito Pro festival highlight is the two-day Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona taking place at Salt Rock Main Beach on Thursday, 4 and Friday, 5 July. These free-to-attend concerts cater to a diverse range of musical tastes so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Night 1: Thursday, 4 July from 4.30pm to 10.30pm

The Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona will kick off with some local skill as the winner of the Battle of the DJs takes to the decks. Next up is DJ Merlon, a pivotal figure on the South African music scene who’s renowned for his deep house tracks and captivating sets. South African DJ and amapiano sensation, Young Stunna, will then wow the crowds with his infectious rhythm and soulful melodies, before Asante takes over the stage. The set concludes with Durban’s own Stanky Deejay, an amapiano expert and KZN favourite.

Night 2: Friday, 5 July from 4.30pm to 11.30pm

The second night of the Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona gets underway with Pretoria’s indie pop band December Streets taking to the stage. This level of high energy can only be matched by fellow Pretoria indie pop band, Desmond & the Tutus who are renowned for their infectious rhythm and quirky lyrics. Then it’s time for Durban based electronic duo, Veranda Panda who create a unique, genre-defying sonic experience. Joburg’s Wade and Kyle Saxby, AKA the Saxby Twins will show why they’re making waves in the South African music scene before the talented TIMO ODV ends the night on a high with his pulsating rhythms, atmospheric melodies, and introspective lyrics.

2024 Ballito Pro Festival Lineup

Beyond the top-class music, visitors to this year’s Ballito Pro will enjoy two weeks of non-stop festival fun at the longest-running professional surfing event in the world. Some exciting 2024 festival elements include:

  • Ballito Skate Jam presented by Monster Energy & Volcom
  • Recreational Action
  • Retail Delight with food, drinks, arts and crafts
  • Kids’ Corner with face painting, sandcastle building, beach dashes, and Jive with Jen dance
  • Monster Energy Activation
  • iLembe Surf Riders Fundraiser
  • Painting on Purpose Art Activation
  • Litter4Tokens Awareness Campaign and Beach

Following the 2024 theme, This is the Battlefield – Lena Inkundla Yempi, visitors will watch the best surfers battle it out in the longest-running professional surfing event while enjoying a host of top-class festival entertainment.

Don’t miss any of the action at the 2024 Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill Festival #thisisthebattlefield #lenainkudlayempi

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