capetownmagazine wrote :-
“The Parklife Music Festival kicks off its inaugural to-do in Cape Town with Australian folk favourite Xavier Rudd as headliner. Sounding off at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Friday, 22 March 2013, the outdoor acoustic shindig pairs the Aussie great’s act with performances by local legends, Farryl Purkiss and Jeremy Loops, for an evening of great guitar tunes delivered in the most charming of atmospheres.
This will be Rudd’s first gig on South African soil, and quite fittingly, the socially conscious, environmentally aware artist will take to the stage at Kirstenbosch Gardens, a spot with breathtaking views and an idyllic outdoor concert setting. Known to be perpetually barefoot and never without at least three didgeridoos on stage, Rudd, who’s toured with Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, has a distinctive one-man band sound that has made him a festival favourite at major events, like Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.
Not to be outdone, Farryl Purkiss and Jeremy Loops are stars in their own right. Purkiss recently releasedhis third album, “Home”,and will be touring the country in support of that in March and April. Cape Town local Jeremy Loops, on the other hand, has found Mother City folk fame thanks to his live sets which consist of multi -layered loops (as his name suggests) of rhythms and beats that transform his performances into an interactive feast for eager audiences. ”
I can only really say that im sorry that Durbs got the short end of this gig and that for those of you that made the missions to either Johannesburg or CT, didnt waste a cent in doing so !