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Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Two-time defending champ, Aaron Hadlow, back to defend his title while crowd favourite, Ruben Lenten, returns to the fold after beating cancer

 South Africa / Cape Town / Sport / Kiteboarding / Red Bull King of the Air

(Cape Town, 19 December 2016) Every year Cape Town and her prolific South-Easter play host the world’s best kiteboarders. For the past four years, they have competed in what is largely considered to be the pinnacle of big-air kiteboarding, Red Bull King of the Air. Continue reading Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Video Release: Bianca Wood featuring Richard Stirton: 9 Crimes (Cover version)

A pop/rock rendition of ‘9 Crimes’ – originally by Damien Rice has been released this week by Bianca Wood featuring Richard Stirton. This is the second single from Bianca Wood’s debut Album, Time. Bianca and Richard share an authentic and intense passion for music and are hoping to bring out more duets in the future.

This video was produced by One Shot Sessions and filmed in Muizenberg and Observatory, Cape Town. It was directed by Susanne Wessels. Continue reading Video Release: Bianca Wood featuring Richard Stirton: 9 Crimes (Cover version)

Smoking Dragon Returns For a Fifth Unmissable New Year’s Eve Festival

Smoking Dragon will be celebrating its Fifth New Year’s Eve Festival this year with a three day event (29 December to 1 January) hosted by Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge, set in the beautiful Northern Drakensberg.

The Smoking Dragon New Year’s Eve Festival 2015 is unique in that it offers families the opportunity to celebrate the parting of the old year and the arrival of the new one in a safe, beautiful environment whilst listening to top South African artists. From the success of the last four years we can expect a dynamic festival for family revellers of conscious festival goers and many international tourists. Continue reading Smoking Dragon Returns For a Fifth Unmissable New Year’s Eve Festival

TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA: OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS! ONE NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN

NEW SINGLE RELEASE “FALL INTO THE PARTY”
(from latest album “Great Divide” – Red Bull Records)

Our aim was always to make songs this size,” says Twin Atlantic singer Sam McTrusty. “Coming from a punk rock background, it took a whilewe like to say we went the scenic route.”

As catchy as any boy band you’ll hear all year, but built with old-fashioned rock-guitar hooks. And a Scottish brogue.” – USA Today

South African fans were elated when the news broke in May 2015 that Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic will be performing in SA at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos in August 2015. Hilltop Live has also announced that Twin Atlantic will be performing at One Night In Cape Town at Shimmy Beach Club on Friday 7 August. Continue reading TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA: OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS! ONE NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN

Ottoman Slap brings Middle- Eastern Balkan fusion to Grahamstown National Arts Festival: 2 – 5 July, Rhodes Club

An Itinerant Tale through Music and Dance”

Also launching debut album “Idiomatic” at NAF shows.

I was transfixed and mesmerised and every cell in my body was rejuvenated by your Art – who needs anti-oxidants!  Heather Young – Ottoman Slap band launch, Cape Town, July 2013

Fantastic – I love mad enthusiasms in all shapes and forms – and this was wonderful.” – Gillian, Alexander Bar Show, Cape Town, February 2015

This band was sensational. I loved every minute of their performance. Highly recommended. “Roxy, Alexander Bar Show, Cape Town, February 2015 Continue reading Ottoman Slap brings Middle- Eastern Balkan fusion to Grahamstown National Arts Festival: 2 – 5 July, Rhodes Club

TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD NOMINEE LOYISO GOLA TO LIVE STREAM SOLD OUT ‘LOYISO GOLA LIVE’ PERFORMANCE

In a first for South African comedy, funny man Loyiso Gola’s sold-out ‘Loyiso Gola Live’ performance will be live streamed on 26 June 2015 through the country’s top live streaming portal, SkyRoomLive.com.

Now the comedy-loving masses will be able to watch a sold-out comedy show live from the comfort of their computer screens, from anywhere in the country. SkyRoomLive.com makes this possible through its state-of-the-art technology that broadcasts audio-visual content in real time, with multiple camera angles, interactive chat and superior sound – almost like you’re in the audience. Continue reading TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD NOMINEE LOYISO GOLA TO LIVE STREAM SOLD OUT ‘LOYISO GOLA LIVE’ PERFORMANCE

Durban-based CONNECTING STARS release their US BILLBOARD charting single “Stuck” in SA

Durban-based Connecting Stars release their US BILLBOARD charting single “Stuck” to SA radio this week.

Peaking at #28 on the US BILLBOARD Adult-Contemporary chart, “Stuck” entered the Billboard charts at #30 at the end of July: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6191280/chart-highlights-magic-bleachers-lil-wayne-drake-score-new-no-1s Continue reading Durban-based CONNECTING STARS release their US BILLBOARD charting single “Stuck” in SA

Howie Combrink returns with his brand new single, ‘Change’

Howie Combrink releases his brand new single “Change” as the follow-up to his breakthrough debut single ” Don’t Be Sayin Goodbye “.

“Change” is also the lead single for Combrink ‘s debut album ” Eat It While It’s Hot “, which is due for release next month on Sheer Sound’s 2 Feet Music label. Continue reading Howie Combrink returns with his brand new single, ‘Change’