Wednesday, 23 July 2014




US folk-rock stars The Lumineers will make their South African debut this December when award-winning agency Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile South Africa and 5FM bring the band to local stages. They’ll perform at Cape Town’s iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 4 December and at Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Dam for a daytime concert on 6 December.

The Lumineers became a success story in their native US with their 2011 self-titled debut album. The album gave the band international recognition, selling over 3-million copies, and over 5,5-million single downloads of their debut single – and arguably the band’s most famous song to date – ‘Ho Hey’. The music video for ‘Ho Hey’ has already gained over 109-million YouTube views alone (HERE).

Their music has been described as classic and genuine, raw and unique. They mix flavours of folk, alternative rock, Americana and indie, cutting them with a rustic charm. Their second single ‘Stubborn Love’ (HERE) is a live favourite of the band’s and will be sure to get their South African fans singing along to the powerful chorus.

Virgin Mobile has again partnered with Seed Experiences to bring iconic music to South Africans. “Virgin Mobile believes strongly around creative expression through music, this is in our brand DNA.  This is why we are thrilled to partner with Seed Experiences in bringing Indie and alternative music sensation The Lumineers to our shores this December.  At Virgin Mobile we strive to create unique and memorable experiences for our fans and we aim to do just that at The Lumineers open air concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg” says Jason Hair, Virgin Mobile Chief Operating Officer. 

‘Ho Hey’, the chart-topping single that reached number one on the highly acclaimed 5FM Top 40, is just one of the songs by the Lumineers that 5FM loves. 5FM sees a natural fit with the Lumineers as their listeners are passionate not only about live music but also passionate about the Lumineers. 

An incredible supporting lineup will be announced soon, so stay close to Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile SA and 5FM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Lumineers tour details and tickets
Cape Town
4 December 2014
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Tickets: R465
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6 December 2014
Emmarentia Dam
Tickets: R465
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 Joburg Prepares for Holi Festival of Colours 
World Tour 2014

Since it first launched in Germany in 2012, the acclaimed Holi Festival of Colours has become synonymous with unity, celebration, and, of course, colour. This year, the festival comes to South Africa, with a much-anticipated event taking stage in the heart of Johannesburg. 

South African festival-goers will have the chance to participate in one of the world’s largest, most colourful events. Taking place at Bidvest Wanderers Cricket Stadium, the Holi Festival of Colours fuses some of the top electronic dance music with a positive message of hope and inspiration.

Taking place on the day of the full moon of the Phaluga month, Holi is one of India’s most famous festivals. This Hindu event celebrates the start of spring; the triumph of good over bad and the unifying of people across all races, genders and ages. The western Holi Festival of Colours aims to bring the same message of hope, positivity and equality to millions of partygoers, with global events taking place across the world.

The South African event is expected to draw a huge following, as revelers prepare to unite under a cloud of multi-coloured paint powder from noon until late. Local and international music acts, a host of special features, top-of-the-line event planning, security, food and drink stalls and many other event highlights will also be par for the course over the duration of this full-day event.

Tickets start at R255, with early bird tickets available at R205 for the first 1500 tickets sold. Packages and VIP tickets are also available, which include powder bags and other inclusive highlights.

For more information on the Holi Festival of Colour in Johannesburg, visit
Event Information:
·         Date: 23 August 2014
·         Times: 12h00 - late
·         Venue: Bidvest Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Johannesburg
·         Ticket prices:

o   R205 - early bird ticket (limited to first 1500 tickets)
o   R255 - Holi Festival ticket

o   R305 - HoliColour Package: includes 5 bags of powder

o   R445 - VIP: includes 5 bags of powder, access to VIP chill lounge, on-site private parking and snack platters
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014


   FEMBOTS Are Taking Over Fiction This Women’s Day

On the 8th of August 2014, FEMBOTS are bringing Woman’s Day celebrations to Fiction. Hauswork and SHE will be hosting an all-female line-up of artists that reflect the diversity and finesse of women across South Africa and beyond. Taking place at Fiction in Cape Town, both guys and girls are invited to join the celebrations from 22h00until 04h00

Headlining the FEMBOTS event is the much-acclaimed Marcela Ospina. Colombian born, Jo’burg DJ that has been impressing with her intense dancefloor-connected style of techno. This, born through her anthropological studies and keen observation into the curiosity that is the human condition.

Marcela is supported in her headliner role and first appearance in Cape Town by veteran Shylo Slabber, host Nicole Weitsz, and co-host Vanessa Holliday, who will be debuting her exciting new live acoustic collaboration project Holliday + Flinch.


10h00 to 11h30: Shylo 

11h30 to 12h00: Holliday + Flinch 

12h00 to 01h00: Vanessa Holliday 

1h00 to 3h00: Marcela 

3h00 to 4h00: Nicole Weitsz

Pre-sale tickets are available for R40 on Pulse Radio and for R60 at the door. Since it is women’s month, we cannot go without some added benefit for the ladies… For each guy who buys a pre-sale ticket; one female will be able to enter for free before midnight

Join the FEMBOTS for a journey into the diverse straight-beat experience, with a distinctly feminine touch.
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Monday, 21 July 2014

CPT Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival 2014

 Presented by Sedgwick`s, the original Old Brown:

The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
30 August – 20h00 at Baxter Theatre, Concert Hall.

What happens when you mix Folk, Country,  African Folk, Flamenco, World Music, Acoustic Rock, Singer-songwriters, Classical Music, Ragas, Cape Jazz, Bluegrass, Celtic Music – a little Neo-Soul and a Swamp of Blues, then throw in a few guitars, a piano, violins, ukuleles, cellos, tablas, piano accordions, washboards, blues harps and voices from the heavens (all played by some of South Africa’s finest in these genres)? 

You get the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival!  Real Wired Music and Sedgwick's Old Brown in association with Music Experience are proud to announce the 6th instalment of the Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival. 

24 South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an intimate, concert-style setting. These performances will be delivered in the form of 12 collaborations and stripped down to the essence of the songs. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa's best songwriters and musicians.
The line up includes some of SA`s finest musicians and the following collaborations have been confirmed:

Vusi Mahlasela / Ard Matthews
Deep South / Errol Dyers  
Reza Khota / Derek Gripper  
Jesse Jordan / Mark Haze  
Louise Day / Tatum
Farryl Purkiss / Digby and the Lullaby  
Wayne Pauli / Nuka  
Blacksmith / Dave Ferguson  
James Grace / Saudiq Khan  
Evelyn Hart / Carla Conradie

More to be announced soon!

Tickets  R165 – R185 at Computicket: COMPUTICKET

Music Experience will be running a competition at their great live interactive store. The winner of the competition will receive an Alvarez guitar from Music Experience and will get to open the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival at the Baxter. For more information go: HERE

Website: realwiredmusic

As with last Winter’s concert, we will be doing a blanket drop for the homeless - if you have spare blankets bring them along and we will have a designated collection spot at the venue. All blankets will be donated to Bread for Life and distributed to the homeless - HERE

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Comic Choice Brings Top Entertainment

In partnership with The Times, Mzansi Magic and Kaya FM 95.9

Jack Parow, Riaad Moosa and Khanyi Mbau join the all-star cast for
The 4th Annual South African Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards

For the first time in Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards® (CCA) history, South Africa’s comedy-loving community will know ahead of the show who’ll be performing on the night.
Never before have the very protective and secretive creators of the awards given us a glimpse of what to expect – and we’re in for this year’s most incredible and hilarious night of comedy! 
Not only will six awards be handed out to SA’s top comedians, but prepare to be hit by a whirlwind of delight, surprise, hysterics and that kind of squirm-in-your-seat discomfort that only perfectly timed sharp comebacks can deliver.
Now in its fourth year, this year’s variety show is themed ‘The Point of Funny’ and promises to deliver the most laughs yet. Each skit will be delivered by the talented, and somewhat eclectic cast that includes well-known names like: Jack Parow, Rhys Woods, Nik Rabinowitz, Robby Collins, Chris Steenkamp, Pule, Debora Patta, GilĂ© Motshwane, Loyiso Gola, KG, Deep Fried Man, Tats Nkonzo, Bevan Cullinan and Riaad Moosa.
Barry Hilton, Khanyi Mbau and Darrel Bristow-Bovey (a man of many a funny word) are some of the presenters, with three more high profile names to be announced soon.
The event format is simple – none of this boring speech-giving nonsense you find at so many dull industry do’s.  There are only six recipients, so between the sidesplitting sketches performed by the cast members above, the coveted Waldo statuettes will be presented to the lucky nominee who got the most votes.  Each recipient does seven minutes of stand-up as their thank-you speech, which makes for an entertaining evening of off-the-cuff comedy and perfectly rehearsed theatre.
The Savanna CCA ceremony takes place at The Teatro at Montecasino on 2 August 2014.
Limited tickets are available to public, so book now through Computicket
The nominees, in case you missed them, are:
The Savanna Newcomer Award:  Alfred Adriaan, Loyiso Madinga, Yaaseen Barnes, Glen Biderman-Pam, Bradford Keen
The Breakthrough Act Award: Donovan Goliath, Jason Goliath, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Deep Fried Man, Kagiso KG Mokgadi
The Comic’s Choice Comic Of The Year Award: Tumi Morake, Chester Missing, Loyiso Lungile Gola, Trevor Noah, Riaad Moosa
The Times Comic's Pen Award: David Kibuuka, Chester Missing, Loyiso Lungile Gola, Kagiso Lediga, Christopher Steenkamp

Lifetime Achiever: Mark Banks (there are no nominees in this category, just the recipient).
The Savanna Audience Choice Award: This is the only category that’s open to public vote, so voting stays open until 28 July.  If you want to win a VIP experience to the awards bash, vote now by SMSing your favourite comedian’s unique code to 38374.
Mashabela Galane - Unique code - 1197
Sifiso Nene - Unique code - 1187
Elton Mduduzi Ntuli - Unique code - 1283
Thapelo TIPS Seemise - Unique code – 1150
Thabang E.R - Unique code - 1284

You can vote 20 times (if you can’t choose just one favourite!)
Go get them tickets NOW! 
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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Rockabilly Festival 2014

Dusty Rebels and the bombshells presents the 2014 Rockabilly Festival:

Save the date: 8 November 2014

And get your tickets NOW:

Early Bird Ticket Special (limited tickets available), tickets will be at last year’s prices:
R150 Entrance
R250 p.p. sleep over includes entrance to the festival.

The normal ticket price will be R200 or R250 at the gate
Children 3-12yrs R50
Sleep over R300pp____________________________________________________________________________________
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Dead Letter Circus to SA again

Turning Tricks Entertainment proudly presents DEAD LETTER CIRCUS IN SOUTH AFRICA. In September 2013, Dead Letter Circus played two shows in South Africa. The performances were praised by critics and fans alike, with many pleading for the alternative quintet to return to our shores for more dates as soon as possible. DLC listened and will be coming back for round two in November 2014. This time, DLC will be embarking on a national tour that will see the band rocking from coast-to-coast, performing in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

If you missed Dead Letter Circus the first time around, now is your chance to catch one of the hottest rock bands in the world live and in the flesh!

Tour Dates:

Friday, 14 November 2014: Arcade Empire, Pretoria – Dead Letter Circus, Deity’s Muse, Only Forever and Newtown Knife Gang (R130 from Computicket or R150 at the door)

Saturday, 15 November 2014: LIVE – The Venue, Durban – Dead Letter Circus, Deity’s Muse, Only Forever and Strage (R130 from Computicket or R150 at the door)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014: Rumours Lounge, Johannesburg – Dead Letter Circus, Deity’s Muse, Newtown Knife Gang and Only Forever (R130 from Computicket or R150 at the door)
Saturday, 22 November 2014: Mercury Live, Cape Town – Dead Letter Circus, 3rd World Spectator, Deity’s Muse and Only Forever (R130 from Computicket or R150 at the door)

Tickets are on sale from Thursday, 17 July 2014 nationwide through, as well as at Computicket outlets and Checkers stores.
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#VITC2014 presents The Presets

Dynamic Australian electronic duo The Presets have been recognised worldwide for their incredible live performances, playing hundreds of shows and key slots at renowned music festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella, Exit, Melt, Parklife and Splendour in The Grass. Now The Presets are confirmed to blow the roof off at Vodacom In The City in Newtown on 3 October 2014.

After releasing three landmark albums in the last 10 years with 2005’s Beams, 2008’s Apocalypso and 2012’s Pacifica, 2014 sees The Presets regroup, refocus and refine while 2014’s ‘No Fun’ sets The Presets on a nihilist path to techno decadence.

Along with the already-announced lineup of MGMT, Rudimental and Crystal Fighters, The Presets will deliver jolts of excitement, a change of perspective and a new way of experiencing techno at this year’s Vodacom In The City.

Get your tickets now to Vodacom In The City at

General access: R450

Fans from Cape Town can also catch MGMT, Rudimental, Crystal Fighters and The Presets at Rocking The Daisies from 2-5 October 2014 at Cloof Wine Estate, Darling.
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