Rocking The Daisies announced some of the local acts for #RTD2015.
Five of South Africa’s biggest artists have been added to the already stellar line-up for the Main Stage at the 10th annual Rocking the Daisies Festival this year! Jack Parow, aKING, Al Bairre, Majozi and Bed on Bricks will be joining Fokofpolisiekar and Bongeziwe Mabandla to compliment the international acts that so far include The Kooks,Milky Chance andThe Cat Empire – with more acts to be announced soon.
Jack Parow, the Afrikaans superstar rapper, recently made YouTube history when the music video for his song “Cooler AsEkke” reached 3 million views – making it the most watched Afrikaans video in YouTube history. He describes his music as “dangerous romantic Afrikaans rap extravaganza”. Jack started out rapping with crews from the Cape Flats and has been at it for more than ten years. Today, his songs are hits on national radio stations and he has been on prime TV shows and on covers and centre-folds of publications in South Africa and in Europe.
aKING is a melodic, alternative pop-rock band based in Cape Town, South Africa. The band is one of South Africa’s top rock acts, drawing capacity crowds at venues and festivals across the country. Over the years, aKING’s energetic live sets and thought provoking lyrics have won them scores of loyal fans across generational and cultural boundaries.
Al Bairre, the Cape Town based five-piece classic indie finger pop band, who combine cello, violin, guitars, keys, ukelele and drums, has played numerous successful shows alongside great acts such as The Hives, Alt–J, Skunk Anansie, St Lucia, Boys Noize and Dear Reader. Al Bairre draw influence from bands such as Arcade Fire, The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Vampire Weekend, with their goal being to take an indie band and turn it into an “ice cream of orchestral sounds”. Their debut EP ‘When I Was Tall’ was very well received not only locally (won two MK awards in 2014) but also internationally with tracks being playlisted by campus and online radio stations across the world as well as being featured on commercials. Their new Single ‘Bungalow’ is currently soaring up the charts of radio stations countrywide.
Majozidescribes his music as being Indie-folk with subtle influences of electro and attributes his faith as one of his musical inspirations. His first EP, Marvelous Light, which was released in 2013 made it to No.1 on the South African iTunes chart in the singer/songwriter category. Following the online success and popularity of the EP, his single, The River, was playlisted on radio stations across the country with video proving hugely popular on Youtube. Over the past year, Majozi has been steadily climbing the South African music ladder, opening for Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Zebra and Giraffe and international artists, Yoav and The Lumineers. He officially signed with Universal Records recently and it seems the only way for this humble artist is up. His new single, Fire, has been playlisted across local radio stations and his new EP “Mountains” made it to No. 11 on the SA itunes charts.
Bed on Bricks have made an impact as a fiery funk-hop act with incendiary, hard-rocking live performances ever since their inception in 2013. They have been rocking stages all over Southern Africa, headlining numerous rock festivals, touring relentlessly, and releasing three studio albums (Humanarium 2003, If you see Kay 2005, and Royal Honey 2008) and a live acoustic album, Takeaways, in 2006. In 2012, work on a fourth studio album was put on hold for a year after guitarist Dave van der Linden sustained a serious fracture to his wrist. The long wait for the band finally ended in December 2013 when the Bricks completed their ten-year anniversary “best of” album.
Rocking The Daisies
Celebrating 10 years since inception, Rocking the Daisies has gone on to become the Western Cape’s most iconic outdoor music festival and South Africa’s premier eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival.
Winner – Bronze PRISM Awards for Best Media Relations campaign 2013; Awarded the Highly Commended A Greener Festival Award 2012, 2013 and 2014; Nominated in the ‘Best Music Festival’ category for the MK Awards 2012 & 2013; Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Recycling (2012); Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Transport (2012); Finalist in the Bookmarks Awards for Best Social Media Campaign (2012); Finalist – Mail and Guardian Future Greening Awards (2012); Finalist – Eco-Logic Award in Transport (2011); Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Climate Change (2011); Winner – Climate Change Leadership Award in the Small toMedium Business Category (2009 and 2010).Rocking the Daisies is a Seed Experience.
Your own Seed Experience App
Seed Experiences are delighted to introduce our very own Seed Experiences App for both iOS and Android users. As an exclusive launch special – Seed Experiences are offering Phase Three Rocking the Daisies tickets for R850*, if purchased directly through the Seed Experiences app only! Search for ‘Seed Experiences’ in your app store, download the app, and get priority and exclusive access to artists releases, event updates, ticket and merchandise specials, competitions, meet and greetsand much more!
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*App deal ends 3 July or while stocks last.