Ground – Muldersdrift – Dancing in the moonlight with Martin!
You know those country music videos, where there’s fairy lights hanging between trees and little stacks of hay made into perfect seating arrangements, incredible live music with a bunch of people dancing and singing in front of the stage?
Well that is exactly the vibe I was in, on Friday night at Ground, Muldersdrift.
It is my second time at Ground and the live South African music selection is always on point for setting the perfect mood. Ground is a little venue hidden in Muldersdrift, and they host some of the most chilled events! Whether it is to hang out and get up close and personal with your favourite artists or enjoying your year-end function at their incredibly beautiful venue… believe me, this place really gets you in some kinda mood.
The last event I attended was Chrisman in July.. and a blast it was! The line-up included Majozi, Rubber Duc, Mango Groove, Bad Peter, J Ross, DJ’s and more!!!
The event on Friday hosted Matthew Mole, Rubber Duc, Freshly Ground and Vin Deysel! I was in my own little element!
Rubber Duc is probably one of my absolutely favourite performing bands, they have such an electric stage presence and gets the crowd rattled up like none other. They were probably my favourite of the night.
My buddy Martin and I had such a great time partying with the events MC and friend, Nick Darke, who really knows how to get the crowd buzzing!
I missed Matthew Mole’s set, but I’ve seen him live a good couple times before so I’m reckon it’s NBD. Josh from Gangs of Ballet usually rocks out with Matthew on drums and this duo was made in musical heaven!
Was listening to one of the latest Gangs of Ballet tunes this morning and I then realised that it was a combination of Matthew Mole, Gangs Of Ballet, Majozi, Jeremy Loops, Beatenberg, Locnville, Micasa etc. that really changed the music industry in South Africa!
There are such incredible artists in South Africa that has completely changed the genre and “allowed music” being played on the air waves. Before this new age, it was a sea of kwaito, house and local rap music. And now we are spoilt for choice. I remember not listening to any local music for such a long time because it just wasn’t crossing over internationally or really even catching on.
A lot has changed and for the better, there is a need for South African music all over the world now and there are many artists being wildly successful globally. I’m so proud of the authentic music being created on home-soil.
Nick took us over to Matthew and Josh who seemed a little tired after their set. Check out their pages
Ground is definitely one of those places I wish I could hang out at every Sunday, listening to live music and spending quality time with good friends, over some good food.
Do check out their Facebook page, they will be hosting another really awesome party in February 2018. Get some tickets and join us for some fun in the sun and dancing under the moonlight!