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“The world is so different in the daylight. In the dark, your fantasies get so out of hand…”

A stilt-walker lopes past and his head in the clouds is lit briefly by a burst of flame as the fire-breathers ply their trade. The poi dancers are illuminated too as they swing weights in a mesmerising geometrics.

It’s Carnival at Orphanage Cocktail Emporium on the corner of Bree and Orphan Streets in Cape Town on Saturday 25 January 2014.

Descend into a world of colour and crazy for an evening of carnival swing beats and artisan cocktails amidst surreal performances.

Conducting the ceremony of crazy will be Musical Maestro “Mike Play”, who will preside over the party animals with cutting edge swing beats commencing in the eventide at 09pm; remember monkey business is not only allowed, but encouraged.

Tip: Start off the evening with dinner in Orphanage’s Dining Room.

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Saturday, 11 January 2014: “Jo’burg, this has been our biggest headline gig to date!” shouted Bastille’s frontman Dan to the 15,000 fans who’d come out to see them play.  Visibly thrilled to have such a huge South African fanbase, the band’s energy was contagious as the sold-out crowds fed off of their enthusiasm.   The day couldn’t have gone any better.  Just as the scorching sun was at its peak, the clouds opened for a typical 20 minute Highveld storm, which cooled everything down to replenish energy levels.  As the rain stopped and the sun streamed in, the only thunder to be heard was the roar of applause as Bastille took to the stage.

Combining their number one hits with some of their newer work, their performance was seamless.  Crowd favourite ‘Things we lost in the fire’ was played early on in their set to get the fans revved, which was further fed by Dan donning a hoodie and walking through the crowd.  Of course, their number one single ‘Pompeii’ was kept for the finale, and what a finale it was, as local band Bed on Bricks was welcomed back on stage to sing the closing number.  Dave, Bed on Bricks’ guitarist is Dan’s cousin, that’s got to have some perks right?

Not only did fans adore Bastille, but they were also treated to a fantastic, interactive set by Matthew Mole who opened the festival at 12pm.  His quirky conversation had crowds chuckling whilst grooving to his folk/electronica beats. Cape Town’s Beatenberg, best known for their hit track ‘Chelsea Blakemore’, won the audience over with their charming, upbeat performance.  We can’t wait for their next album due out in March.  

The final local group on the line-up was Bed On Bricks who opened for Bastille. The crowd loved them!  Charismatic vocalist Mike had everyone dancing to their fast-paced funk rock, setting the scene in anticipation for the headline act.

Threading all performances together were dynamo duo 5FM’s Fix and Rob Forbes, the event’s MC’s who certainly injected fun into the day.  Having supported Bastille’s tour from the onset, we take our hats off to the station for the hype and excitement they created around it.


Headline Sponsor Nokia, gave the fans something to remember with their photo booths for picture-sharing and Lumia1020 activations. It was clear that both the fans and artists recognize how sponsorships add weight to shows of this magnitude, so big up to Nokia for their support that helped step the production up a notch.


Of course the company behind the tour is Seed Experiences, the true professionals who have the festival scene waxed.  Not only were there were ample bars, toilets and food vendors, but they erected on of the biggest stage structures that has ever been set up on the African continent.  With Rocking the Daisies, WE ARE ONE, Sowing the Seeds and Vodacom In the City in their portfolio, their winning formula’s going to see great things from them this year.


Keep an eye on what they’re up to here:





Eminem to tour SA – Cape Town and Jo’burg dates released


AMERICAN rap star Eminem will visit South Africa for the first time next year for his Rapture 2014 tour. He will be performing at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, February 26, and Joburg’s Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday, March 1.

This will be Eminem’s first visit to South Africa and the African continent.

The singer-songwriter, an Oscar winner and 13-time Grammy winner, has sold 80 million albums and 120 million singles, and has had 2.5 billion views online. This month Eminem released his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, executive-produced by Dr Dre and Rick Rubin, and containing collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and Skylar Grey. It includes his new hit single, The Monster, featuring Rihanna.

The 41-year-old, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers, and who is also known by his alter-ego Slim Shady, includes among his many hits Without Me, Stan, Lose Yourself and, most recently, his Rihanna collaboration Love the Way You Lie.

Tickets for the Johannesburg show range from R400 – R1 250 and tickets for Cape Town range from R350 – R1 250. Tickets go on sale at Computicket from 9am on Thursday.

check out http://www.eminemrapture2014.co.za/ and http://www.computicket.co.za for more information.

Rumour has it…. Rihanna will be in South Africa in October

Big Concerts
She’s sold over 41 million albums worldwide. Find out who’s performing two stadium shows. All will be revealed 8th April at 7.30am.

Well we have heard via Heat Magazine’s twitter feed that the mysterious artist is in fact Rihanna who will, as with all these artists, be performing in JHB and CPT. Rumoured to be performing sometime in October.

Who knows maybe heat is right, maybe not, but if you want to pay homage to an Umbrella then best get saving…