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Seether in SA!



JOHANNESBURG (November 19th, 2013) – After months of excitement and anticipation, Breakout Management, DStv and the Tonight are very excited to welcome SEETHER back to SA as they kick-off their 3-date tour this week.


Seether will be heading to Cape Town first for their Kirstenbosch event on 22 November, thereafter to Durban to perform at Chris Saunders Park on 23 November and then finishing off the tour in Johannesburg, headliningParklife Festival at Marks Park, in Emmarentia, on 24 November.


The 2nd Parklife Festival is set for an incredible day of Music, Food, Markets and Summer fun. There will be two main stages, excellent catering and refreshment options available to Festival-goers, as well as merchants selling various goods to create a “market” feel. The archery range at Marks Park will be made into a Food Village with a dining area and the 3rd Stage being a BOS Ice Tea music stage, to provide festival-goers with an alternative music and dining option in a quieter part of the venue. In addition, Stage 4 will be the Electro Stage with a DJ line-up to provide an electro-music area for those who are looking for more of a dance vibe during the day.


“We are really excited to present our second Parklife, a unique urban event that is a full bodied entertainment option. On the music front we have an exceptional mix of the best local bands, headliners and some exciting newcomers, that we are really proud to have play at our event. In the food village we have everything from, Gourmet, Organic, homemade to raw foods  – Great music, good food and a fun day out.  

Building on our first event, comparisons to similar events internationally plus a desire to present something truly amazing have led to what we believe can only be described as Parklife – don’t waste a day,  get out this summer, and have fun,” comments Damon Forbes, head of Breakout Management.


Desmond & The Tutus and Shotgun Tori have joined the incredible 17 strong local line-up for Parklife Festival in JHB, making it one of this year’s most-exciting inner-city Festivals! The line-up for PARKLIFE FESTIVAL on Sunday, 24 November, is as follows:


Main Stage 1:

10:30     Shotgun Tori

11:30     Beatenberg

12:50     Shortstraw

14:10     ISO

15:30     Jeremy Loops

17:00     SEETHER


Main Stage 2:

11:00     Farryl Purkiss

12:10     Graeme Watkins Project
13:30     Desmond & The Tutus

14:50     Taxi Violence

16:10     The Dirty Skirts


Acoustic Village Stage:

12:10     Nakhane Toure

12:50     Michael Lowman

13:30     Beatenberg

14:10     Farryl Purkiss

14:50     December Streets

15:30     Matthew Mole

16:10     Shaun Jacobs


Electro Stage

11:00     WWLD
12:10     Duchess
13:30     Casioheart
14:50     The Fluffers
16:10     THE FROWN


If you have not bought your tickets yet, get to Webtickets now, cause there won’t be any tickets on sale at the gate if they sell-out before any of the events. Tickets are selling fast!





Line-up: SEETHER, Taxi Violence (Unplugged)

Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Gates Open: 6pm

Ticket prices: R250 through Webtickets / R275 at the gate (if not sold out before event via Webtickets)

Ticket Link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=406221895



Line-up: SEETHER, Jeremy Loops, Farryl Purkiss + Lieutenant Vinyl

Venue: Chris Saunders Park, Umhlanga

Gates Open: 12:00

Ticket prices: R250 through Webtickets / R275 at the gate (if not sold out before event via Webtickets)

Ticket Link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=406222513


Sun, 24 Nov 2013: PARKLIFE FESTIVAL – Johannesburg

Line-up: SEETHER, Jeremy Loops, The Dirty Skirts, ISO, Shortstraw, Beatenberg, Graeme Watkins Project, and many more!

Venue: Marks Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Gates Open: 9:30am

Ticket Prices: R295 through Webtickets / R320 at the gate (if not sold out before event via Webtickets)

Ticket Link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=406166901

White Mountain Music Festival – Tickets on Sale

White Mountain tickets now on sale!

Early Bird tickets for White Mountain 2013 are now on sale at Computicket for R450, which includes camping for the entire festival from 20 – 24 September. This offer is only valid until the end of May, after which advance tickets will cost R600 per person.

White Mountain

Computicket has numerous outlets around the country, including the Money Market counters at all Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores. You can also buy your tickets online or via the Call Centre at 0861 915 8000. Tickets for children aged 4 – 11 cost R125. Children under four get in free.

Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere and stunning setting, White Mountain is one of the best-kept secrets on the festival circuit. It’s also KZN’s only acoustic music festival and is held at White Mountain Lodge near Giant’s Castle, just 185km from Durban, 400km from Johannesburg and only 25km off the N3 on tarred roads.

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Music Festival in Mozambique – STRAB

We heard about a little festival called STRAB at another festival, Mieliepop Festival. So after doing some research, and a brief email to the organizers we thought we’d let you in on this little getaway option.

Please note, all content from http://www.strab.co.za/ so should you want some more information please click that mouse and go have a look at their website.

STRAB – a unique success story about SA music lovers and the Mozambicans of Ponta Malongane

The Subterranean Rhythm & Blues (“STRAB”) experience started in 2003 when a group of 60 scuba divers from the dive school Ocean Ecstasy in Pretoria decided to add some live music to one of their weekends in Ponta Malongane, in the south of Mozambique. It was initially held in August and was known as “The Birthday Bash”.

After much deliberation it was decided to invite the legendary local band Jack Hammer to perform life at the event. The band plays a large variety of music, from love ballads to hard rock in both Afrikaans and English. The fact that all their songs have powerful lyrics and speak to all music lovers made them a perfect choice and added to the success of the weekend.

Only about 120 South Africans participated in the second event and all enjoyed a weekend of fun, scuba and rock & roll. Piet Botha, lead singer and guitarist from Jack Hammer, was so moved by the experience that he wrote a song about Mozambique and insisted that another weekend be arranged. Annerie, owner of Ocean Ecstasy, gladly obliged, and The Subterranean Rhythm & Blues Experience was born. Piet Botha suggested the name which comes for the Bob Dylan song “Subterranean and Home sick Blues”. The combination of sea, scuba diving and music reminded him of something “subterranean”. A professional sound engineer (Conrad Jamneck) and lighting was added to the equation and more than a hundred scuba divers and other music fans joined the third party the next year.

In 2005, the festival stepped up a notch or two, with bands like Southern Gypsy Queen, Scicoustic and Albert Frost being added to the line-up.

In 2006, the STRAB team went all out while still aiming to provide a balance between the number of bands and the number of people that Ponta Malongane can accommodate, while still retaining the relaxed spirit of the beautiful venue. Akkedis, Clark & Van der Hoven, Gian Groen, Janice & the Half Jacks, Die KaalkopWaarheid, Orkez, Riku Latti, Steelkant, STRAB All Stars and The Lost joined the four bands from the previous year, turning STRAB into an exclusive but established event on the musical calendar.

In 2007 Malongane was filled to capacity for the first time. Some people even booked accommodation in resorts nearby just to be able to share the experience and to see the bands perform. Dan Patlansky, Brixton Moord en Roof, No Quarter, Ménage à Trois, Fake Leather Blues Band, Tidal Waves, Gerald Clark + Henry Steele, D-DAY 4-EVER , Natalie Chapman, Couch Potatoes, Kenny & POROROCA played at STRAB for the first time.

Since 2008 STRAB has continued to provide exposure to bands from rock to blues to jazz to fusions of these. We continue to aspire to provide “Original music for original people” (favourite line from our good friends Tidal Waves).

Due to its location, STRAB will always be an exclusive event. The venue does not allow for thousands of people to flock to Malongane and this is how it will remain. Those who attend the festival are committed music lovers and have always supported the festival’s philosophy of respect, love and harmony.

In 2013, the STRAB experience will commence on Wednesday 22 May with a beach party against the backdrop of the turquoise sea. Building on this the official festival starts on 23 May, with a line-up of about 20 bands that will perform on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

We look forward to getting to this festival should time and finances allow us to, we suggest you get up there if you have the means…

Should you need to get hold of these guys have a look below:

Contact the Organisers

Andries Burger
Organiser (Logistics)Cell: +27 (0) 82 903 4541
Email: andries@strab.co.za
Website: www.strab.co.za

Conrad Jamneck
Organiser (Music)
Cell: +27 (0) 82 806 3418
Email: jamnamix@hotmail.com
Website: www.strab.co.za


Kissing Devils on the Cheek

Local Durban boy Farryl Purkiss, grew up in Umhlanga and recieved his first guitar when he was 15, at age 16 he had written his first song, entitled, Ducking and Diving. In 2005 he released his first EP. Soon after that he was signed to 2Feet Music and started performing outside of South Africa leading to the release of his full length debut album, released in South Africa in 2007. Continue reading Kissing Devils on the Cheek