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Seether in SA!

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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!

 

SEETHER – SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR DATES:

 

Fri, 22 Nov 2013: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH SEETHER – Cape Town

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

 

Sat, 23 Nov 2013: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH SEETHER – Durban

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

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

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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.

Converse Africa – Get Dirty, 8 June 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa (20 May, 2013) ­ Converse Africa announces Get Dirty – inspired by the Converse seasonal brand expression shoes keep it clean, sneakers get dirty, the new music event, get dirty, celebrates the uncompromising mind-set of throwing yourself in headfirst and resurfacing with the marks and scuffs that prove it.

The extensive line-up includes Shadowclub, 2013 SAMA winning Zebra & Giraffe, Reason, Vigilante, Blk Jks, Vetkuk vs Mahoota and many more.

Fans will witness an unrivalled live music experience at one of South Africa’s most noteworthy locations, Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg, all for a mere R50.

For more information on the get dirty artist schedule, locations and ticket access please visit www.converse-sa.co.za or follow @converse_ africa on twitter.

 

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Rumours Confirmed – Rihanna aka Riri coming to SA

Just thought we’d confirm the rumour, if you havent heard already, Rihanna will be gracing our shores for 2 shows, Cpt and JHB

World tour promoters Live Nation together with Big Concerts confirmed today that the tour which kicks off in North America this week is set to dazzle fans with concerts confirmed at FNB Stadium Johannesburg on Sunday 13th October 2013 and Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 16th October 2013.

Rihanna has dominated global charts with “Diamonds,” the fastest-rising single of her career to date and first single to be release from UNAPOLOGETIC her 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years.

The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Forbes named Rihanna the world’s #1 social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 63 million Facebook fans, and over 27 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 12 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 24 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

Tickets for the Diamonds World Tour in South Africa will go on sale for Johannesburg on Thursday 11th April at 9am priced R330 – R930 and in Cape Town on Friday 12th April at 9am priced R275 – R820.
Tickets will be available from www.bigconcerts.co.za, www.computicket.com, the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000 or any Computicket outlet at Checkers and Shoprite.

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

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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…

Chevelle due to visit South Africa

Chevelle? makes the promised comeback! See them on their two stop Arena tour in May and June 2013.

Hilltop Live presents, the Platinum-selling alternative act Chevelle Live in SA in association with Monster Energy and Sounds Good. The American rock trio will be rocking Cape Town at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on Friday 31 May, and Johannesburg at The Big Top Arena, Carnival City on Sunday 2 June, bringing their iconic alternative sound to your ears.

Living up to the postponement promise that was made back in 2011 when the band was unable to make it to Oppikoppi Unknown Brother, the band is thrilled to finally have found dates that work for South Africa.

For Chevelle, 2012 was filled with intense touring, sold out concerts and the release of their sixth full-length album Hats Off to the Bull: which scored the group one of their biggest career hits with the explosive single “Face to The Floor”. Most artists with over 12 years in the music industry lose their initial fire, but Chevelle burn brighter than ever on Hats Off to the Bull. Rather than simply subscribing to a tried-and-true formula, they made a conscious effort to incorporate new sounds and textures into their patented airtight anthems. As a result, the group composed its most infectious, intriguing, and impressive offering to date. In December 2012 the group released their first-ever collection of hits – Stray Arrows-A Collection Of Favourites

Of their postponement announcement in 2011 Chevelle said “Obviously everyone is really disappointed; there was such enthusiasm and support from all over South Africa and it’s a country we all wanted to see. But we will get there soon.” – soon has become now.

Limited tickets are available from Computicket at 09:00 on April 3rd, act now and avoid disappointment.

Golden Circle R450
General standing R400
Seating R350

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Ramfest – Cape Towns Setlist, what will Durban and Jo’Burg get to hear ??

 

Rise Against

  1. Chamber the Cartridge
  2. Life Less Frightening (first time live since 2009)
  3. Collapse (Post-Amerika)
  4. Re-Education (Through Labor)
  5. Heaven Knows
  6. The Dirt Whispered
  7. Help Is on the Way
  8. The Good Left Undone
  9. Like the Angel
  10. Prayer of the Refugee
  11. Survive
  12. Satellite
  13. Ready to Fall

    Encore:

  14. Hero of War (acoustic)
  15. Swing Life Away (acoustic)

    Encore 2:

  16. Make It Stop (September’s Children)
  17. Give It All
  18. Savior
Rise Against
Rise Against

Bring Me the Horizon

  1. Shadow Moses
  2. Chelsea Smile
  3. Alligator Blood
  4. Fuck
  5. It Never Ends
  6. The Sadness Will Never End
  7. Diamonds Aren’t Forever
  8. Blessed with a Curse
  9. Antivist
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Bring Me The Horizon

Bad News from Ramfest – around the corner

Soooo RamFest finally made the announcement regards to a replacement band for As I Lay Dying, who had pulled out of the event previously.. I bet you are wondering who it’s going to be… Well there is no replacement unfortunately. What we reckon is they should get someone like The Narrow to join the show, especially for the Durban show, that is now a bit lacking.

Well either way with Ramfest just around the corner, in just over a month, we thought we’d start filling your ears and eyes with some songs from the artists that are lined up to perform at the events…

Rise Against

Bring me the Horizon

Pendulum DJ set and Verse

Ramfest International band info

So as you should all have seen/heard by now, there are three awesome international rock acts hitting the stage at Ramfest DBN, CPT and JHB… namely As I Lay Dying, Bring me the Horizon and last but definitely not least, our personal favourite, Rise Against.
Let us know who of you are going, and which city of choice…
Are you willing to travel to goto a specific venue, even though the bands will be in your City?
Continue reading Ramfest International band info

Lady Gaga in SA

Clearly not a very well kept secret, the rumours of Lady Gaga coming to South Africa where going wild over social media, hitting a high point recently. When BIG concerts announced that there would be a BIG reveal on Monday, 18 June, the twitterverse went crazy with the rumours of Gaga’s tour.  Continue reading Lady Gaga in SA