Witchfest Indiegogo Campaign – The show must go on

As you may or may not have heard Witchfest 2015 and Witchdoctor productions have had countless trouble trying to bring the biggest metal event Africa has ever seen. They’ve had 3 venues cancel on them and all the sponsor pull out due to pressure from certain groups of the public. The guys have started an indiegogo campaign to try and recover some of the money that they personally had to invest after all teh  in the festival to make it happen and to make sure that Witchfest becomes an annual event. This campaign was the idea of one of the international headliners.  All international bands back this and witchfest and want to see the festival grow and carry on for years to come.

Please can I ask that you go and check out the campaign and spread the word.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-show-must-go-on–10

ROCKING THE DAISIES TURNS 10 AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED

Rocking the Daisies is celebrating its milestone 10th edition this year and it’s going to be a birthday party like no other! Expect to be blown away by this year’s bigger and better international and local lineup, to be released over the coming weeks.

Ticket pre-registration is officially open! Here is all the info you need to make sure you get your hands on a Rocking the Daisies 2015 ticket:  Continue reading ROCKING THE DAISIES TURNS 10 AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED

Album Review: AWOLNATION – RUN

Thankfully I had the pleasure of having a sneak preview of this album, their second studio album, Run, released TODAY! 17 March 2015.

‘Megalithic Symphonic’ was always going to be a tough album to follow up on.  ‘Run’ is Aaron Bruno’s solid attempt and there is quite obviously a different tone in the lyrics and style of this album as they have matured over the years. Continue reading Album Review: AWOLNATION – RUN

Two SAMA Nominations for Howie Combrink!

Howie Combrink has just been nominated for 2 SAMA’s for his Debut Album, “Eat It While It’s Hot”!

 Receiving the SAMA nods for “BEST NEWCOMER” and “BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM”, trying to find the words to explain what it means to be regarded as one of the op 5 New Artists in SA Music, is harder than Combrink thought it would be.

 “I’m so excited to be nominated in the two categories at the SAMA’s this year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists that are nominated in both my categories, so to be on that list amongst the likes of Jeremy Loops, Beatenberg and many more, is such an honour. I wish all the nominees the best of luck. Bring on the SAMA’s 2015!” Continue reading Two SAMA Nominations for Howie Combrink!

Witchfest Festival 2015, pushing the limits!

So the question is, are you ready for a festival experience unlike any other?

After numerous  venue changes due to various reasons Witchdoctor Productions are once again pushing the limits, boundaries and proving there is no way to stop WITCHFEST FESTIVAL 2015!

We are bringing you the first ever URBAN CAMPING FESTIVAL, with BASSLINE Newtown Johannesburg joining us as the “LIVE” venue for the bands, and the NEWTOWN PARK becoming our camping area. Continue reading Witchfest Festival 2015, pushing the limits!

AWOLNATION TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM RUN MARCH 17

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO THE CHART-TOPPING DEBUT ALBUM MEGALITHIC SYMPHONY

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM ONLINE

AWOLNATION`s new studio album titled Run (Red Bull Records) will be released on March 17. This new album is the highly anticipated follow-up to their chart-topping debut Megalithic Symphony.

The first single off the album “Hollow Moon” (Bad Wolf) was released to radio in South Africa in February and is playlisted on 5fm, as well as various campus, community and online radio stations. It is currently charting on Tuks fm, Pukfm and Kovsie fm. Continue reading AWOLNATION TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM RUN MARCH 17

ABOVE & BEYOND – SOUTH AFRICA TOUR SELLING OUT FAST

Get on board for the world’s biggest DJ trio, ABOVE & BEYOND, to blow you away with their top selling ‘We Are All We Need‘ Album World Tour in April 2015
 

ABOVE & BEYOND will be in Cape Town on Friday 17 April 2015 (Ostrich Ranch) and in Johannesburg on Saturday 18 April 2015 (Expo Centre Nasrec)
Continue reading ABOVE & BEYOND – SOUTH AFRICA TOUR SELLING OUT FAST

Gary Thomas – The Final SA Tour

Critically acclaimed musician Gary Thomas is embarking on his final tour of South Africa before moving indefinitely to Europe.

This tour will be the last time he performs as Gary Thomas with the music from the last 7 years.

Come witness the electrifying final shows of a truly ground- breaking SA musician.

Final CD Stock will be on sale for R100 each. Digital Downloads of all 4 albums available for R200.

Continue reading Gary Thomas – The Final SA Tour

Modest Mouse confirmed for Parklife and more local acts announced!

947 is excited to announce Modest Mouse as the next International Headliner to join the line-up for the Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival in Johannesburg on Sunday the 3rd of May.

The local line-up sees the addition of PHFAT, The Kiffness, Jimmy Nevis, Gangs of Ballet, Monark, Connell Cruise, Jesse Clegg, Johnny Apple, Yorke and HouseHold Funk. Continue reading Modest Mouse confirmed for Parklife and more local acts announced!

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