Our Last Waltz (22-23 March 2014)


Up The Creek 2014

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Year End Bash

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13 in 2013

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Royal Lens Photography Flashback 2


6720 kms traveled
4207 images
214 hours of pure music bliss
86 bands
18 shows
3 lenses
1 camera
and still making memories!!!
Rudi Olivier – Royal Lens Photography

The Black Cat Bones Flashback 1


Oh, the bluest of moon
Its you birthday soon…
We wish you the best
From the Bones and the rest

We play on your stage
We drink at your bar
Better with age
That’s what you are

You’ve given us song
and hangovers too
Its where we belong
At the Moon, so blue

‘The Black Cat Bones’

13 in 2013 Competition

Have you entered our #13in2013 competition?

 You could win:
2 Tickets to the event the 19th of October
2 Backstage meet and greet passes
2 Poster signed by all the participating bands
2 Colour packages (1 package includes 6 colour powder bags)
4 Glow Sticks
1 Photo of you and your +1 with the band of your choice
2 Blue Moon Goodie bags
2 Meal tickets

Received entries so far:
1)Join Bright white moon @ bluemoon 13th birthdayBash

2)13th Birthday for Blue Moon let’s splash some colour to awesome tunes.


4)December Streets in the BIRTHDAY seat
We want COLOUR in this heat
13 Years at BLUEMOON
When the sun comes up we will be CARTOONS

5)The last time you had a “Birthday “party was when u turned “13” ,now people remember your birthday once in a “blue moon”……now you turning red in the face with anger, blocking your blood from circulating around your body….uh,stop “colour” blocking ?….idk

6)Once in a bluemoon I See thirteen cats on the moon , each one having a different colour , I saw ;
A green cat,
A Yellow cat,
A Brown cat,
A  black cat,
A white cat,
A nude cat
A red cat,
An orange cat,
A purple cat,
A grey cat
A blue cat
A pink cat,
And last but not least , I saw a very special cat it had the colours of every other cat on the moon and also another , it was maroon,
He looked a bit older and more cheerful than the other cats,
It must have been his birthday!

7)Take a young musician, May 13 or so,
Take a guitar or two and some colour for fun,
Take some music pedals,
Just half a dozen will do,
Get someone behind the drum kit,
And let the music roar, In the Blue Moon Rock pit is where I will be,
And if the olds don’t like it,
They can head right out the door!


9)October is the month of our birthday,
Blue Moon turns 13 and we’re celebrating on Saturday,
Dress in your best colours and stop in at the saloon,
Pick up some OBS cos we’re going to BLUE MOON!!!

10) Everyone got a birthday filled with colour even n yöur best day im turning 13 soon and tonights no blue moon

Is your entry not on here? Send it to us again.


Spring Playlist


Spring: the season where colours seem more vivid, butterflies fill the air, flowers blossom, the bird’s mesmerizing chirps floods your ears, the sun creeps out from underneath the winter blanket and we roll out the red carpet to invite the sun’s rays to light the sky. As the season slowly changes, there is a mood upswing, frowns get turned upside down and there are just good vibes all around. If you are struggling to fight off the winter gloom, we have prepared a spring playlist which consists of upbeat melodies and bright rhythms from South African artists. It will move you into the spring vibe where even the darkest additions have a spring swing.

Desmond and  the Tutus – Car Guard Tan


“Rich boys and the poor girls in their wrong showing off their car guard tan” This song has been stuck in our heads since the beginning of the year. A song about a boy and girls’ troubles. It has the power to uplift a bad day into the best day.

Go to Desmond and the Tutus’ Facebook page:

Freshly Ground – Take me to the dance


With every artistic music which interprets a true South African “kuier” this tune tells us about respecting a woman and what she stands for.

Go to Freshlyground’s Facebook page:

Mango Groove – Special Star


“Special Star” a classic soulful song, with a familiar tune which has the power to take you on a trip to memory lane. Crank up the volume while this tune is playing in the background and just reflect on the past, present and the future and be transported to a time where only the goodness of the world can be recalled.

Go to Mango Groove’s Facebook page:

Jeremy Loops – Power

Jeremy Loops

The first artist one thinks of when you say “Spring” is Jeremy the man. This song is a strong reminder that no matter what is happening in your life right now,  you are strong enough to push through.

Go to Jeremy Loops’ Facebook page:

The Black Cat Bones – Mojo


Although the Black Cat Bones aren’t new to the music scene, their music hasn’t faded out with time and is still sizzling in each and every true rock fan’s heart. “Mojo” is the type of song that makes you rock out while still being completely relaxed. “Mojo” is a song that will empower you with courage and give you just that little bit of vooma you needed to achieve the best version of yourself in spring.

Go to The Black Cat Bones’ Facebook page:

KONGOS – Come With Me Now


When the KONGOS moved to the USA, the fear of a huge downfall in the South African music scene crept into each South African heart, but the KONGOS have managed to keep their proudly South Africa flair to their music while incorporating their American influences. Come with me now is the perfect blend of South African and American sound, that will give you a new appreciation for rock music.

Go to the KONGOS’ Facebook page:

Mi Casa – JIKA


“Jika” being the first single from Mi Casa’s second album “Su Casa”, it should come standard with a pair of dancing shoes. The moment when J Something’s incredible voice starts singing the chorus, all South African’s young and old alike bust out in their Proudly South African customized dance moves. So get out your dusty dancing shoes that you have hidden in the back of your closet and give them a quick spring clean, you are guaranteed to use them while listening to this song.

Go to Mi Casa’s Facebook page:

Crazy White Boy – What You Do To Me


As the sun goes down, the music gets a bit louder and the dance moves get a bit wilder. You need that perfect song that will help you with the transition from relaxing time in the sun to complete dance party vibes under the stars and “What you do to me” is the perfect song that will get your spring party started.

Go to Crazy White Boy’s Facebook page:

ISO – Heaven


.Although the music video have some gruesome scenes in, that didn’t stop us from picking ISO’s Heaven as one of the songs to help you give a warm fare well to winter.  The hypnotizing lyrics and slow beats of Heaven is perfect to help you reflect on your upcoming spring goals.

Go to ISO’s Facebook page:

Al Bairre – We Move On


“You change your mind, but change is fine” with Al Bairre’s We Move On’s well written good quality lyrics and catchy beats you will be eased into your spring mood.

Go to Al Bairre’s Facebook page:

Tailor – Indian


With an enchanted voice Tailor is guaranteed to transport you to a magic place in your imagination. Indian is well written and has the power to make you want to reflect and dance to the song at the same time.  “I wanna be an Indian, I wanna fall in love again, I wanna be what this world wants from me”

Go to Tailor’s Facebook page:

Shotgun Tori – Sweet Weather


Shotgun Tori has an angelic voice with the ability to leave you in tranquillity and Sweet Weather is no exception. With captivating lyrics and beautiful acoustic sound. Say good bye to all your worries and feel in a complete state of bliss after listening to this song.

Go to Shotgun Tori’s Facebook page:

December Streets – Thief


The December Streets are fairly new to the music scene, but that doesn’t mean they take the title as new comers lightly. The December Streets has every music lover on their toes wondering what to expect next. The boys from Pretoria with their feel good beats and catchy lyrics are the perfect way to kick start your spring and make you move along to the  rhythms  as you soak up the sun.

Go to December Streets’ Facebook page:

Matthew Gold ft AKA – No Ordinary Guy


Matthew Gold is one of South Africa’s artist to watch out for. No matter who you are the debonair Matthew Gold with his beautiful voice accompanied by AKA in “No Ordinary Guy” will leave you in a state of reflectance and side effects may even be a complete feeling of rejuvenation.

Go to Matthew Gold’s Facebook page:

Pascal & Pearce ft Locnville – Desperado


Pascal and Pearce is the perfect music that will get everyone to forget about their worries and just show off their moves on the dance floor. Pascal and Pearce are a treat on their own, but featuring LCNVL they are an unstoppable force of good music and great vibes. Desperado has a soft spot in Blue Moon’s heart since the first time LCNVL and Pascal & Pearce performed it was at a Blue Moon concert.

Go to Pascal & Pearce’s Facebook page:

Bittereinder – DinkDansMasjien


The clock struck midnight, its pitch black outside and the party is still going strong. Say goodbye to chilly nights and add a great Afrikaans song that will keep the party moving along. The Bittereinder trio has a unique Afrikaans sound that took South Africa by storm and now everyone is hooked. Get your fists in the air because Bittereinder will get you fist bumping and singing along to the fast upbeat lyrics, as you welcome spring.

Go to Bittereinder’s Facebook page:

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Make a sentence or a rhyme with the words:
“birthday” + “colour” + “13” + “Blue Moon”

Comment it on this post or send a tweet to @nelsbluemoon or send an email to…

Share this post with your friends on Facebook.

You could win:
2 Tickets to the event the 19th of October
2 Backstage meet and greet passes
2 Poster signed by all the participating bands
2 Colour packages (1 package includes 6 colour powder bags)
4 Glow Sticks
1 Photo of you and your +1 with the band of your choice
2 Blue Moon Goodie bags
2 Meal tickets

Information about the event:

Tickets: R100 at Look and Listen Riverside Mall
R120 on the day and at the gate
(keep an eye on our website for special priced tickets)
Time: 19:00
Where: At Blue Moon.
Artists: The December Streets
The Sky
Apple Finger( Casterbridge Music Development Academy (CMDA))

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Expect: To be bombed with non toxic colour powder at certain times of the event by colour pixies
Tip: Where white in order to get the full colour war effect.

13 in 2013

Blue Moon's Birthday

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Venue: Blue Moon


December Streets


Apple Finger (CMDA)

Time: Gate open @ 18:00

Music Start @ 19:00

Price: Pre-sale R100 On the day/gate R150

Tickets available: Look & Listen Riverside Mall



On Sunday, 1 September 2013, Blue Moon hosted their annual Spring Day Family Picnic with Obikwa wines as the exclusive sponsor for the day. The picnic was attended by approx. 450 guests


The music had an acoustic vibe and some of South Africa’s top artists in this genre were on the line-up. Jeremy Loops, Tailor, Matthew Mole and Nakhane Toure amazed the crowd with their music. The Casterbridge Music Development Academy also featured one of their young bands, Cosmic River, who opened up the show.


All patrons over 18 received a coupon for a free tasting of the 8 types of wine Obikwa had on offer.


The artists threw some Obikwa Water Bottles, T-Shirts and Caps from the stage and each and every Blue Moon staff member wore an Obikwa shirt for the day.



The Spring Day Family Picnic was a wonderful success all round.  With perfect weather, families with young kids and even their dogs, made themselves comfortable in the amphitheatre on their blankets under the Obikwa umbrellas. Good music, good food and great wine, the perfect way to kick-start spring!!



Spring Day Family Picnic


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Pinotage On Tap 18 August 2013

Picnic Baskets for Spring Day

998462_548038998578678_1029535322_nWe are selling Picnic Baskets on the 1st of September.

The picnic basket serves 4 people and it consist of:

-Roast Chicken

-French Loaf

-Greek Salad

-Chocolate Brownies

-Fruit of the season

-1 bottle of Obikwa wine

Picnic Baskets are available by Pre-Order ONLY.

Contact Blue Moon to order your picnic basket for only R250

Call: 082 455 0674 / 013 744 9033



1 September 2013 Tickets


R100 at Look & Listen Riverside Mall
R150 on the day and at the gate
Pre School children’s entry is free.

Family of 3 (2 Parents + 1 child) = R240
Family of 4 (2 Parents + 2 children) = R320
Family of 5 (2 Parents + 3 children) = R400



Marlet Van Wetten:

Location: Be Visible

Call: 072 806 8366

R80 per ticket


Sune Halderman:

Location: Bergvlam Hoerskool

Call: 079 494 3259

R80 per ticket


Keri-Lynne Culver:

Location: Bergvlam Hoerskool

Call: 076 572 1634

R80 per ticket


Shannon Tod:

Location: Uplands Collage

Call: 079 225 6316

R80 per ticket


Anike van der Merwe:

Location: Hoerskool Nelspruit

Call: 079 706 3030

R80 per ticket


Spring Day Family Picnic

1sept website sizeWhile fighting those winter blues, it may seem that spring is far away, but we have some great news. Spring is actually around the corner and before you even begin to wonder what you want to do for the coming of spring, let Blue Moon make things easy for you.
Picture this:
Being surrounded by nature and a beautiful view, far away from the city’s pollution. The sun shinning bright and you are sitting on a blanket with a picnic basket accompanied by acoustic sounds from South Africa’s hottest artists being echoed through the Blue Moon mountain.


Date: 1 SEPTEMBER 2013
Time: 12:00
Tickets: R100 at Look & Listen Riverside Mall
R150 on the day and at the gate
Contact: 013 744 9033
082 455 0674

Tickets Sales Open 15 August 2013

Pre School children’s entry is free.

Family Package:

Family of 3 (2 Parent + 1 child) = R240

Family of 4 (2 Parents + 2 children) = R320

Family of 5 (2 Parents + 3 children) = R400


Locnville and Pascal&Pearce, Sat 1st June Photos

For more photos of Night With The Stars go to :

Locnville and Pascal&Pearce Live at the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens, Sat 1st June

locnville website sizeLocnville and Pascal&Pearce Live, brought to you by Blue Moon Events.

Nelspruit Botanical Gardens

Saturday 1st June


Van Coke Kartel and Bittereinder Live at Blue Moon Sat, 11th May Photos

Van Coke Kartel and Bittereinder Live at Blue Moon Sat, 11th May

Van Coke Kartel

Van Coke Kartel,  Bittereinder, Voetstoots and Friday is Forgotten

Live at Blue Moon Sat, 11th May


Die Heuwels Fantasties Live at the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens, Sun 28th Apr

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Die Heuwels Fantasties Live at the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens

Sun 28th Apr

Brought to you by Blue Moon Events