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The Musical new Vw Polo

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February 08, 2018

To celebrate the arrival of the new VW Polo Vivo, Volkswagen South Africa has created what will be the unmissable music and lifestyle festival to hit Jo’burg.

Welcome to the VW #VIVOnation Festival. Over two days, 10 and 11 March, The Container Yard in downtown Joburg will be transformed into a multi-layered festival of experiences that will bring people together to explore the best in South African music, street art, fashion, food, new connections and – of course – the new Polo Vivo.

Entrance is free. All you need to do is sign up at www.vwvivonation.co.za to stand your chance to win a ticket for you and a friend. 

Hundreds of massive containers will be repurposed to create a never-before-seen festival experience of stages, live music, a bespoke auto cross track, activations, incredible car and light displays and world-class technology. 

 

Headlining both days is one of the country’s biggest acts right now, the incredible entertainer, Cassper Nyovest. 

Taking South Africa by storm is electronica artist, DJ Doowap, who’s fast becoming synonymous with the hottest festival line-ups. Other artists include Babes Wodumo, the 23-year old MTV European Music Awards nominee who shot to stardom with her hit song Wololo; Mampintsha and Ntando Duma; The Kiffness with Mathew Gold; Kyle Deutsch; chart-topping vocalist Shekhinah; Lady Zamar; hip-hop rapper Kwesta; award-wining house duo Black Motion and former student  DJ TIMO ODV.

Ultra is HERE!!!!

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February 08, 2018

As ULTRA South Africa 2018 draws nearer, the festival’s lineup continues to grow even more impressive. Calling on a diverse selection of star-studded international talent and home grown heroes, next year’s fifth anniversary is set to be their biggest to date.

Welcoming one of the world’s most renowned underground producers to the RESISTANCE stage, Eats Everything is the latest international addition to the billing and is set to join the likes of Black Coffee and Dubfire in the mix. Having played multiple RESISTANCE stages and events across the globe, the UK heavyweight is destined to treat the crowd to a serious dose of house and techno. 

Showcasing South Africa’s exceptional flair for electronic music, some of the country’s biggest and most respected artists have also been added to the final lineup. Timo ODV, Sketchy Bongo, Crazy White Boy, Good Luck, Fresh, Euphonik, Shimza, Da Capo, Kyle Watson and many more will all be bringing their own various blends of house music to the decks.

To be a part of the momentous fifth anniversary event, presented by Samsung, head over to ultrasouthafrica.com for tickets. For table reservation inquiries, fill out this form here. To get a sense of what’s in store, watch the 2017 Aftermovie here.

Ticket Prices:
Cape Town: 

GA:
R700 – Tier 1
R800 – Tier 2

VIP:
R1250 – Tier 1
R1500 – Tier 2

Johannesburg: 

GA:
R800 – Tier 1
R950 – Tier 2

VIP:
R1500 – Tier 1
R2000 – Tier 2

VVIP:
R4000 – Tier1 

Booking fees are excluded from prices.

ULTRA South Africa Lineup 
Headliners (in alphabetical order) 

Afrojack
Armin van Buuren
Axwell /\ Ingrosso
Dubfire
Hardwell

Support (in alphabetical order) 

Black Coffee
Carnage
Eats Everything
Malaa

Regional Support (in alphabetical order) 

Abby Nurock
Aux Gawd
Bhavs
Bhibo
Bruce Loko
Chrizz Beats
Chuck Tailored
Chunda Munki
Crazy White Boy
Da Capo
Da Lootz
Das Kapital
DBN GoGO
Dean FUEL
Dirty Skittlez
DJ Azhul
DJ Double D
Dogstarr
FeU
Gil Glaze
Gina Jeanz
Good Luck
Guy Herman
Hannibal
Ivan Turanjanin
Jnn Kpn
Kanan K7
K Yeezi
Kyle Cassim
Kyle Watson
Kyle Worde
Lea
Maphorisa
No Method
Pascal & Pearce
Ricardo Da Costa
Rickay
Sam World
Shimza
Sho Madjozi
Sketchy Bongo
Sonic Bloom & Venture B2B
Strange Loving
Step Brothers
Timo ODV
Thor Rixon Live
Venom
Vimo
Vin Groovin
Vj Jonno
Vj Vybez

Parklife Festivals 2018!!

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January 18, 2018

 

Here’s The Hot Line-up For Parklife In Johannesburg And Durban On 27 And 28 January

Tickets on sale now from http://parklifefestival.co.za/

 

 

2018 kicks off with a bang as the line-up is announced for the Parklife Festivals in Johannesburg and Durban on 27 and 28 January.

Multi-platinum selling Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone have already been announced as the international headliner for both festivals, along with local rising star Alice Phoebe Lou.

The next exciting announcement is the addition of the WE LOVE SUMMER stage at both Parklife Festivals. The We Love Summer brand has fast become one of the most popular boutique summertime festivals across SA and the team brings the party to Parklife as a selection of SA’s top DJ’s will entertain audiences in Joburg and Durban on a dance-floor like never seen before. Expect an outrageously good time courtesy of the crazy We Love Summer family.

Looking at the line-up for each festival, Joburg’s 7th annual Parklife Gourmet Food And Music Festival takes place at Marks Park in Emmarentia on Saturday 27 January and announces the following stellar line-up across the three stages:

Main Stage

Angus & Julia Stone (AUS)

Desmond & The Tutus

Alice Phoebe Lou

Majozi

Opposite The Other

Johnny Cradle

Little Ringo

We Love Summer

Goodluck

Kyle Watson

The Kiffness

VIMO

Brett Aitken

Bruce Loko

Nux Stage

Josh Kempen

Charlie Finch

... with more to be added

The Nux stage returns to Parklife after a 4-year absence and will showcase a few of SA’s top up-and-coming artists in an intimate setting located in the gourmet food court. During the first two years of the festival (2013 & 2014) acts such as Matthew Mole, Beatenberg, Nakhane Toure and December Streets made their Parklife debut on this stage, and this year Josh Kempen and Charlie Finch are the first two artists confirmed to perform.   

The gourmet food court in Joburg will satisfy the hunger with a vast selection of tasty food options from Sumting Fresh, Culture Kitchen, Eighty8’s, Dimsum Bar, McChurros, Knickerbocker Ice Cream, Belgium Waffles, and many more.

The 2nd annual Parklife Gourmet Food And Music Festival, in partnership with East Coast Radio, returns to Durban following the success of the inaugural event drawing thousands of attendees last year. The line-up for Durban welcomes the following acts:

Main Stage

Angus & Julia Stone (AUS)

Goodluck 

Desmond & The Tutus

Alice Phoebe Lou

Majozi

Opposite The Other

The Kickstands

WE LOVE SUMMER stage

The Kiffness

VIMO

Ryan Murgatroyd

Brett Aitken

Syzo

Funky G

Durbanites will enjoy a yummy selection of gourmet food from Fudart, Out to Lunch with my Darling Clementine, Carrilho’s Porra Chow, Mexicano, The Salty Hungarian, The Roast Co, and many more.

Tickets for both festivals are available from http://parklifefestival.co.za.

Saturday, 27 January 2018: Parklife Festival 2018 – Johannesburg

Venue: Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Line-up: Angus & Julia Stone (AUS), Alice Phoebe Lou, Goodluck, Desmond & The Tutus, The Kiffness, Kyle Watson and many more!

Times: Gates open at 10am / Event ends at 7pm

Tickets: https://breakout.nutickets.co.za/Parklife-2018-Joburg

Ticket Price:

  • General: R495 (Price excludes R30 booking fee)
  • Under 25 yrs old and students: R395 (Price excludes R30 booking fee)
  • Kids aged 7yrs and younger attend festival free of charge

Presented by Breakout

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/195881214291656/

Sunday, 28 January 2018: Parklife Festival 2018 – Durban – in partnership with East Coast Radio

Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens, Durban

Line-up: Angus & Julia Stone (AUS), Alice Phoebe Lou, Goodluck, Desmond & The Tutus, The Kiffness, Ryan Murgatroyd and many more!

Times: Gates open at 10am / Event ends at 6pm

Tickets: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1476381313

Ticket Price: 

  • General: R495
  • Under 25 yrs old and students: R395
  • Kids aged 7yrs and younger attend festival free of charge

Presented by Breakout and East Coast Radio

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194341484472974/

PARKLIFE FESTIVAL Links: 
Official Website: http://parklifefestival.co.za 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParklifeSA/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParklifeSA 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parklifesa/

About ANGUS & JULIA STONE:

Celebrating a career that spans over 10 years, Angus & Julia Stone have released countless hits since first performing together in 2006. South African fans can finally look forward to seeing their favourite songs performed live and with a selection of timeless gems such as BIG JET PLANEJUST A BOYHEART BEATS SLOWA HEARTBREAK, MANGO TREE, and PAPER AEROPLANEeach show promises to be nothing less than spectacular.

 

Angus & Julia Stone will also perform songs from their brand new and 4th studio album, SNOW, which was released on September 15. The album features 12 glorious tracks penned by Angus and Julia together and is the next chapter in an immensely successful career. SNOW already accounts for over half a million album sales in Australia alone and was produced, and largely engineered, by the Sydney-born siblings themselves.

"It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us," says Julia"There's always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time."

The duo also recently revealed the exquisite road trip music video for their latest single, CHATEAU, which can be viewed here.

The narrative for the CHATEAU music video is played out by leading Australian actors Courtney Eaton, who starred most recently in Mad Max Fury Road, and Dacre Montgomery, who featured in Power Rangers and is the new lead in Stranger Things season 2

"It’s exciting to share new music with people for sure... but to be honest, it's not why I got into writing music," says Angus"For me it's always just been an expression... but it’s a great feeling if people are digging it”

Angus & Julia Stone - SNOW - album out now HERE

 

Follow Angus & Julia

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angusandjuliastone.com

All details for the Angus & Julia Stone – South African Tour 2018 are available from http://parklifefestival.co.za.

Introducing Luke Davidson

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November 30, 2017

South African-born Luke Davidson drops his first two singles to radio this week, releasing Million Years and The Lover as a debut musical spectrum.

Luke Davidson is unlike most songwriters. The music industry has seen countless artists launch their recording careers in their late teens and early twenties, fuelling the idea that you need to be young to be successful. Davidson breaks this mould and takes the leap in his thirties. Not unheard of though as the likes of Leonard Cohen, Bill Withers, and Debbie Harry (from Blondie) all launched their careers in their thirties. This was never a factor for Davidson who instead waited till he was ready, and it shows in his singles Million Years and The Lover.

Listen to ‘Million Years’ – https://soundcloud.com/luke-davidson/million-years

Listen to ‘The Lover’ – https://soundcloud.com/luke-davidson/the-lover

There’s a clear diversity between the two singles which makes for an interesting introduction to Davidson. Why the different sounds? Davidson explains, saying Million Years is more a true depiction of where my music has come from. It's truer to the roots of my musical indie rock background. When I’m sitting on my couch at home and playing a few tunes on the guitar, Million Years is the kind of flavour that is created. This is a melodic indie rock song with a hint of Twenty One Pilots energy coming through. When I sat down with the amazing producer Francois de Klerk (who’s worked with the likes of Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel) our creative expressions went a little wild creating something completely different to what we normally do, an EDM contemporary deep house track. Listening to TiMO ODV and The Weeknd, we thought ‘let’s create something of our own in this genre’, and so we did and here we have it - The Lover

Delving deeper into each song and first looking at Million Years as the track that is the most representative of Davidson’s writing, the theme is also very relevant to the launch of his recording career. Million Years I wrote as a conversation with myself, my inner teacher. I have moments of self-doubt and disappointment, sometimes it’s about the feeling that I can’t reach the expectations I set out for myself. As the lyrics depict, what if in a million years I might not reach the personal state I expect of myself to reach, would you still love me and would I still be able to love myself? It’s a song depicting a journey through my individual inner challenges. The internal conversations I find myself discussing in an attempt to move forward. I ask myself will it be ok if I don’t make it, and if I’m just here as I am, or will I still love myself and will you have the heart to love me too?” and Davidson’s lyrics and vocal delivery beautifully carries the feel of this desperation and worry.

The Lover is a complete 180 from Million Years and explores a more playful side to Davidson. “I wrote this with the intention in mind that in a dance/club environment the presence of fun, love, the hunt, sexual attraction, lust, and coolness play a very big role in having a good night out. This song is intended for those that wish to feel something unique and special while living in this jungle world of desire that through this energetic dance track we can together reach for that enlightened space of existence. Something of substance, real, unselfish, something special, not of ourselves.”

Davidson started developing his musical skills very early in life, writing his first song at age 11 with the help of his mother and father. Thereafter he learned how to play the piano and guitar in his teens and very quickly started composing his own songs. Like all aspiring musicians, he started playing in school bands and enjoying camp fire guitar sessions with friends. Soon the passion grew into a desire to entertain and express an array of meaningful moments in music. His twenties were filled with pub gigs during which he was selected for the Cape Town Rocks CD compilation and the Barleycorn singer songwriter’s competition final, but he continued to stay a musician under the radar.

It’s only in his thirties that Davidson decided to take his music to producers and invest some time in his songs with international industry professionals. Listening to the few tracks Davidson has released, his songs have an influence of current indie rock mixed with an EDM flare. His 90’s rock roots have integrated well with the current music flavour and is innovative in its style and production.

This is just the beginning for Luke Davidson. He is ready for the world to hear his music and there’s a lot more to look forward to.

Download or stream “The Lover” and “Million Years” on Apple Music and iTunes now:

MILLION YEARS - https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/million-years/1295629174?i=1295629336

THE LOVER - https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/the-lover/1290865580?i=1290866012

 

Follow LUKE DAVIDSON online:

Website: www.lukedavidsonmusic.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukedavidson79/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lukedavidsonmusic/

 

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