HOWZIT SOUTH AFRICA. HERE COMES BOKJOL! SA’S MOST UNIQUE HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL WHERE EVERYONE CAN JOL

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Thousands of proud South Africans will party their socks off and have the time of their lives at the country’s newest – and most unique – music festival. BOKJOL has just launched as the ultimate Heritage Weekend festival jol and promises to be three crazy days of lekker local music, beer, braai and bacuzzi’s!

You’re invited to celebrate Heritage Day weekend from 23-25 September at ‘n egte fees with friends and family at the Magalies Retreat, just a 45-minute drive from Jo’burg and Pretoria.

BOKJOL. FOR LOCAL AND LEKKER.

BOKJOL will be no “dop en tjop” affair. We’re bringing out the big guns, mos, to create a BE-BOK celebration of all the things that make us South African: our music, our food, our culture, our language and our heritage.

BOKJOL will host a mix of proudly South African artists. The line-up already includes over 30 artists, bands and DJ’s who will play across three stages ranging from rock, dance and electronic music (and a few in between).

So far we’re amped to confirm:

Jack Parow

Francois Van Coke

Springbok Nude Girls

Arno Carstens

Bok van Blerk

Elvis Blue

Die Heuwels Fantasties

Prime Circle

Wonderboom

Desmond and the Tutus

Bittereinder

Kurt Darren

Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels

Koos Kombuis

Chris Chameleon

Refentse

Al Bairre

Adam

Flooze

Saarkie

Snotkop

The Kiffness

Grassy Spark

With many many more still to be announced.

 

BOKJOL. FOR BRAAI’S, BOOZE AND BACUZZI’S.

Everything BOKJOL will be everything local. Apart from the awesome line-up and non-stop music, BOKJOLLERS can look forward to an array of local festival activities:

  • Bars and craft food stalls around the festival grounds serving both conventional and traditional foods (koeksistersanyone?)
  • Dedicated braai areas with braai packs on sale
  • A massive Bakuzzi park (bring your bakkies, ouens!)
  • Camping and caravan areas, along with other accommodation options (see below);
  • Nighttime bonfires for you to kuier rond;
  • Plenty of safe and secure parking.

What’s more, award-winning comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout will MC BOKJOL, ensuring that all the BOKJOLLERS are always kept entertained.

BOOK TICKETS AND ACCOMMODATION NOW!

BOKLJOL accommodation includes your weekend pass and packages start from only 649 bucks (for three days!).

Accommodation options include (prices are per person for two nights):

  • Camping for tents/caravans/camper vans and bakkies: R649
  • Camping area for tents only: R649
  • Private camp site: R699
  • Backpackers: R749
  • Tented camp: R998
  • Apartments: R1 199
  • Chalets & Cottages: R1 399

To book your tickets and accommodation packages and get more BOKJOL info, visit:

www.BOKJOL.co.za

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BOKJOL_ZA

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

 

Join the conversation online with #BOKJOL2016 – you may just win something.

RAGE FESTIVAL 2015 KICKS OFF 11TH YEAR WITH MASSIVE LINEUP AND SA FESTIVAL FIRSTS

Rage 2015

Presented by Samsung. Powered by Cell C.

10 days. 3 towns. 88 parties. 87 international and local DJ’s. 1 epic and unforgettable end- of-school experience. This Rage Festival 2015.

With less than one month standing between you and freedom, the Rage Festival 2015 countdown has officially begun – and with it the announcement of the full #RAGE2015 lineup.

South Africa’s biggest and longest-running youth music and lifestyle festival has secured no less than 11 international DJ’s from across the planet, including Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the UK; many of whom will perform in SA for the first time.

The international lineup includes:

DVBBS (Canada)

Paris Blohm (The Netherlands)

Mike Williams (The Netherlands)

Julian Jordan (The Netherlands)

Dzeko & Torres (Canada)

Pep & Rash (The Netherlands)

Billy Kenny (UK)

Gelab (Spain)

Stimming (Germany)

Rocky (Israel)

Protonoica (Germany)

N’to (France)

 

Not be outdone, local talent features strongly at Rage Festival. We welcome top SA artists:

AKA

Da Les

Milkshake

Crazy White Boy Live

DJ Fresh

Drum Machine

Pascal & Pearce

PH Fat

Pop Art Live

Ryan Murgatroyd 

Kostakis

Roger Goode

Transmicsoul

Timo ODV

Yeti

Vimo

Dean Fuel

Dimplez

Chunda Munki

Capital

Kyle Cassim

Saubomb

Tomorrows Will

Speedsta

Royal K

RIKAY

Bomb Sqaud

Chrizz Beatz

Gennaro

Graeme

Huck Fin

Hybrid

Chris Taylor

Jak Skandi

Icarus

Jay Jabbs

Jay Roberts

Jay Tweek

Amigo

Austin Cassim

Junior De Rocka

Justin Miller

Essential Groove

Kallisto

Kyle Worde

Mooi

DJ Wags

Nate

Bhashkar

Dev Con Five

Night Vision

Park

Funky G

Pimp Sqaud

Pretty Filthy

RedCap

Remember The Morning

Rocca & Martini

Sterra Percussionist

Brent Crude

Syzo B

That Adie

Russ Whitely

Ryan Stylz

Sliqe

Tommy D

Ty Cambell

Veranda Panda

Vin Groovin

Voltrex

Felix Brendel

Clint Carmichael

You can party to this massive lineup at Rage’s purpose-built festival epicentre – The Sound Factory. Equipped with state-of-the-art sound and production infrastructure across four stages, seamless technology and airtight security, The Sound Factory is the home of Rage Festival.

This year Rage Festival opens The Sound Factory to everyone! Anyone who doesn’t have a Rage Passport and wants to see the incredible international DJ’s live can now buy Day Passes for R300 per night. Get yours here: http://ragefestival.co.za/soundfactory_day_tickets.php

“Samsung is thrilled to be sponsoring Rage once again – the initiative affords students and graduates with an exciting way to celebrate the start of the next phase in their lives. As part of our commitment to the leaders of tomorrow, we are looking forward to making a significant contribution to this festival by creating unique experiences with our range of innovative technologies,” explains Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “Samsung smartphones and tablets will be deployed across the event and attendees will be granted access to the venues through the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled wristbands. These cutting-edge wristbands are a great way for the guests to carry essential personal information at the same time as being a stylish accessory.”

“Cell C is proud to be the Powering Sponsor of the 2015 Rage Festival and would like to wish all Matrics an incredible and safe beginning for the next phase in their lives. The unbelievable lineup of top artists that Ragers will enjoy at this year’s festival is proof that anything can happen this summer – all you have to do is Believe.” says Cell C Executive Head of Marketing, Dr. Doug Mattheus.

Need a ride? The comprehensive Rage Rides transport network is essential to your Rage Festival experience. It’s cheaper, safer and easier – and now boasts Rage Rail, a 45-minute party train experience from Ballito to The Sound Factory and back.

Need a room? Space is very limited at Rage Village so book your bed now: http://ragefestival.co.za/rage_village_book.php

Still don’t have your Passport? Really? Black and Platinum Passports are SOLD OUT, but Regular and Reunion are still available. Rage Passports available exclusively at www.ragefestival.co.za.

Don’t miss a beat boet, hit up #Rage2015 on social media for exclusive Snapchat takeovers, announcements and chances to win cool stuff. 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ragefestivalsa

Instagram: @RageFestivalSA

Snapchat: RageFestivalSA

 

#RAGE2015

STRETCH EXPERIENTIAL REAFFIRMS ITS CREDS AS TOP AGENCY FOR TOP BRANDS WITH SEVEN NEW BUSINESS WINS

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Award-winning experiential marketing agency, Stretch Experiential, is set to the end 2015 on a high following no less than seven new business wins across a range of clients and industries.

The Cape Town-based agency has been growing from strength to strength as it continues to deliver strategic and innovative concepts and brand activations for its clients. Off the back of that smart thinking and airtight execution, several new clients have awarded the agency their business, while some existing clients have eagerly renewed.

One of the biggest new accounts in Stretch’s portfolio is Standard Bank. An important pillar for the bank is its Graduate Recruitment Programme. Stretch will now head up the activation and strategic roll-out for how the bank talks to, and engages with, graduates and potential new recruits.

Tamsyn Els, the Head of Young Talent in South Africa, at Standard Bank: “The partnership between Stretch and the Standard Bank Young Talent team, was created through a shared vision to innovate, engage and create a memorable brand experience, for Africa’s Young Talent, with the intent of leading and disrupting the thinking of a generation”

Another key component to the account is Stretch’s ability to utilise its social media capabilities. In addition to the activation piece of the business, the agency will also run the social media for Standard Bank’s Graduate Recruitment Programme. A dedicated and skilled social media manager has been appointed to effectively manage this new growth area for Stretch.

Following a three-way pitch at the end of 2014 for Chivas’ Win the Right Way launch, Stretch has been appointed the experiential partner for the 2015/16 financial year across multiple campaigns, including the second edition of the brand’s ‘The Venture’ in SA.

Mother brand, Chivas Regal, has also appointed the agency for the remainder of 2015 and into 2016, launching the pinnacle of the Chivas range, Chivas The Icon. Stretch created the world’s most luxurious vending machine for the launching of a prestigious R50k bottle of whiskey in South Africa.

Glenlivet awarded Stretch its experiential business after the agency won a four-way pitch and will now be responsible for rolling out a number of campaigns over into 2016, including Whiskey Live in November and also the Legacy Talks; four talks throughout the year which feature a variety of speakers in the business world.

In need of a creative way to activate in the SA market, Twisp has appointed Stretch as its experiential agency for the 2015/16 season after a three-way pitch. Stretch have introduced the Twisp Sensorium creating a multi-sensory experience at a variety of locations across SA.

Existing client, Lipton Ice Tea, put Stretch up against another agency and again realised the agency’s value by renewing their contract for a third year in a row. Stretch will be managing Lipton’s summer activations.

“The majority of the new business comes from pitching against other agencies. While this is a traditional way of winning new clients, it’s an incredibly valuable exercise for our team,” says Mike Silver, Stretch Experiential Managing Director. “The most exciting development for the agency is that many of these wins come with extended partnership agreements attached to them with Stretch even playing a lead role in some cases’.

ELECTRIC SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL SET TO SPARK UP CAPE TOWN AND JOHANNESBURG STAGES WITH GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING BAND, CLEAN BANDIT!

Electric Summer 2015

3d360pro productions proudly announces the inaugural Electric Summer Music Festival, a one-day music experience powered by 5FM. Featuring an exciting line-up of international and local artists. Headlining at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town events is the Grammy-award winning UK-based band, Clean Bandit

The British collaborators shot to fame with their orchestral-led tracks ‘Rather Be’ and ‘Real Love,’ and have recently appeared at renowned events such as The Secret Garden Party, Bestival and Field Day. Their culture clash of bass, beats and soaring strings evokes the sounds of classic Massive Attack and Basement Jaxx, all with a brand new electro twist. Their debut release ‘Mozart’s House’ on their own label, Incredible Industries, achieved resounding support whilst their latest EP,‘A&E’ on Black Butter Records, has been a world-chart topper.

Electric Summer are also thrilled to announce SA’s most-loved Electronic DJ Duo, Goldfish, will be co-headlining along with Clean Bandit at this year’s festival.

Dominic Peters and David Poole have re-invented the very concept of what a DJ should be, taking their live performances to a whole new level. Their genre-defying live mix of sax, double bass, keyboard and pounding house beats have touched a nerve with audiences across the world. They will be joining Electric Summer to spread some musical love to their home crowds.

As a brand new edition to the South African Market, Electric Summer will push the boundaries, offering an eclectic mix of cutting edge production that is set to transform the stages of Cape Town’s Hamilton’s Club and Johannesburg’s Zoo Lake into a rockin’ Summer Music festival experience.

Joining the Electric summer team, Castle Lite Lime, the newest member of the Extra Cold family. We added a dash of lime flavour to South Africa’s favourite beer. Unlock Extra Cold Refreshment!

General Admission tickets for the 2015 festival are now available:  www.webtickets.co.za

The 2015 lineup features national acts including 5fm Dj’s, PH Fat and Paul Bingham. More to be announced on our socials:

Check out more:

Facebook: Electric Summer

Twitter: @ElectricS_SA

Instagram: electricsummerSA

Website: electricsummer.co.za

AFRICA’S MOST EXCITING NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVAL, THE JAMESON VIC FALLS CARNIVAL, IS BACK WITH AN UNBELIEVABLE LINEUP!

Confirmed artists include: MANGO GROOVE, GOODLUCK, MOKOOMBA and many more.

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Presented by Jameson.

Africa’s most thrilling music and adventure festival is only a few short months away and the anticipation is electric! Upping the ante this year, festival organisers Seed Experiences have confirmed the legendary Mango Groove to headline this year’s carnival!

This multi-platinum-selling iconic band continues to embody the biodiversity of Africa through their original, uplifting sound. Their unique, fresh blend of South African Marabi, Kwela and Pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston and the evocative penny whistle melodies of Mduduzi Magwaza, have captivated audiences around the world for decades and are now coming to Zimbabwe to ring in the New Year!

Heating up the line-up are one of SA’s most successful electronic acts, GoodLuck, who are best known for their hit “Taking it Easy”, with over one million Youtube views! Hot off their year of touring Europe and Africa they’ll create an unbelievable music experience with their slinky electro swing!

Originating from the beautiful setting of our festival, Victoria Falls, Mokoomba have conquered Europe with their wildly energetic shows fusing ethno-jazz, traditional Tonga rhythms, Sahara blues, and salsa. This blend of local Tonga and global influences will no doubt create that truly African experience our fans have come to expect.

To round up our first artist announcement we’re also adding a couple of titans of the decks into the mix. First up is Hidden Culture founder, Neverland organiser and ZiFM DJ, the all-round music pioneer Jason Le Roux. With a disregard for genres and a penchant for Afrocentric elements, Zyon Black will bring his unique brand of bass music to the festival. Winner of the 2013 DJ Idols competition, Bhana, who has now solidified his place as one of Zimbabwe’s top DJ’s will also be spinning the decks. Lastly DJ Rax who has been collaborating with major African artists & playing at some of the country’s biggest events joins this electric lineup.

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Now in its fourth year, here’s what Jameson and Seed Experiences has in store for you:

29 December 2015:

The famous train party: Take a vintage steam train journey through the Victoria Falls National Park to a secret location deep in the African bush. With Sub-Saharan Africa DJ’s pumping top tunes through the classic carriages, you’ll be in full party mood when you disembark at the secret stage set up under the African skies.

After selling out in record time last year, the organisers have made the exciting decision to run multiple trips to and from the secret venue, increasing the number of party-goers able to revel in this truly unique experience.

30 December 2015:

Your festival ticket will act as key while you are left free to wander through the streets of Vic Falls as the town lights up with wonderful events hosted by the local backpackers, lodges and bars.

On the evening of 29th and 30th there will be parties in town at multiple venues with free entrance for festival ticket holders. Shuttles will ferry fans to and from the party venues to specific hotels and drop-off points.

31 December 2015:

Prepare for an unparalleled New Year’s Eve experience as over 6,000 revellers, top bands, DJ’s from all over Africa, stilt walkers, fire dancers countdown to midnight. Many more acts will be added to the power house line-up in the coming months to create a truly unforgettable African New Years’ experience.

Tickets:

Online Sales: http://bit.ly/JVFC2015

29th Dec – USD$60 (R750.00)

31st Dec – USD$65 (R812.50)

29th & 31st Dec – USD$90 (R1,125.00)

Get there, stay there!                 

This year the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival will be offering an extensive array of travel and accommodation packages catering for three-, four- and five-star needs from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and more – visit www.vicfallscarnival.com for more details.

What is a trip to Africa’s adventure capital without some extreme sports thrown in! Test your courage with gorge swinging, white water rafting, Zambezi canoeing, an elephant back safari, an adrenaline-fueled canopy tour, helicopter flips, bungee jumping or a plunge into the Devil’s Pool.

If you prefer a more chilled vibe then relax on a sunset river cruise, be whisked away on the Victoria Falls Tram and Bridge Tour or try out an unforgettable lion encounter.

Keep an eye on the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival Facebook page for a variety of exciting travel packages, adventure activities, lineup and up-to-the-minute festival news. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s adventure. Book now and prepare for one hell of a ride!

Visit this link for last year’s Jameson Vic Falls Carnival after-movie for some inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FGcuBtvcNw

LINKS

Website: www.vicfallscarnival.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JamesonVicFallsCarnival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicfallcarnival

WINNER ANNOUNCED OF EPIC R100,000 HUAWEI “MAKE IT POSSIBLE” MUSIC DREAM COMPETITION

Chris Thomson

One incredibly happy Huawei fan’s music dream experience has just come true! Huawei and Huawei Culture Club are thrilled to announce that Chris Thomson from Cape Town is the winner of the “Make It Possible” competition.

This once-in-a-lifetime contest kicked off in March 2015 and included an all-expenses-paid trip for two to any music event anywhere in the world. To stand a chance of winning, entrants had to download and enter on the #HuaweiCultureClub app (available on Android or iOS), select their chosen music event and destination from anywhere in the world and – most importantly – get as many people to share and like their entry link across social media as possible. The person with the most shares and likes at the end of the two-month competition period is the winner.

And Chris is that person! With over 31,023 shares, likes, tweets and re-tweets, he beat out all other entries, and had almost 3,000 more likes and shares than the runner-up.

Says Chris: “Winning this competition was totally worth the few Facebook friends I lost from getting everyone to share and like my entry. Thank you HAUWEI and HAUWEI CULTURE CLUB!”

This is the biggest consumer competition Huawei has run in South Africa through its Huawei Culture Club platform, with the prize being valued at over R100,000. Huawei received over 4,600 entries with 96,000 shares, likes, tweets and re-tweets in total across all entries. To date, there have been over 15,000 downloads of the app. The total social media impressions or “opportunities to see” exceeded 32-million, a staggering achievement.

“Music forms a large part of Huawei’s strategy to engage with the South African consumer in a meaningful way,” says Yudi Rambaran from Huawei South Africa. “Through our Huawei Culture Club app and platform, we are giving consumers access to incredible music experiences they can’t get anywhere else. The ‘Make It Possible’ competition is a perfect example of this,” adds Yudi.

Chris and his travel companion will receive:

Two economy class return tickets from any main departure point in South Africa to the final destination city of choice;
Two double/twin rooms at a four-star hotel in the destination city of choice, for five nights;
A R10,000 spending allowance;
Two general access passes to the music event of choice;
Airport-hotel transfers.

Where will Chris be going? He chose to head to Croatia Rocks!

But that’s not all! To reward the top three entries, including the winner, each will receive a brand new Huawei Mate 7 phablet – the 6-inch flagship device from Huawei with its unique fingerprint security and an extended battery capacity.

Stay close to Huawei SA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and #FollowChrisHCC for updates, videos and photos from his #MakeItPossible dream trip. With his new Huawei Mate 7, Chris will be taking some awesome shots.

Download the #HuaweiCultureClub app for more chances to be part of incredible music experiences:

Android: bit.ly/AndroidHCC

Apple: bit.ly/iOSHCCApp

Facebook: facebook.com/huaweidevicesouthafrica

Twitter: twitter.com/HuaweiZA

Instagram: Instagram.com/huaweiza

Huawei Consumer BG online SA: consumer.huawei.com/za/

Enter. Share. Like. Win.

#HuaweiCultureClub – Make It Possible

Oppikoppi launches the Uitgewaste Suenskoor vir Mans en Vruoens

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Want to sing? Well, auditions are now open for what will probably become one of South Africa’s most internationally acclaimed, ‘more or less’ traditional choirs.

Hailing from Northam, the Northam Uitgewasde Seunskoor vir Mans en Vrouens (NUSMV), will be an independent, very low level amateur choir of sub-international standing.

NUSMV is looking for 20 – 30 key founding members. Judges will be looking for reasonable voices, but more importantly: conviction and verve. Entrants must know a few rock ’n roll anthem – more especially local rock ‘n roll anthems. Being in harmony with the founding values of the NUSMV ethics of tolerance, abundance, joy, rock ‘n roll, beer and respect, is also a pre-requisite.

Submit an audition video of you singing your heart out to any song by one of the following artists:

Johnny Clegg
Shortstraw
P.H.fat
Tweak
AKING
Toya Delazy

Upload your video on Instagram or Facebook and tag @oppikoppi and use the hashtag #uitgewas. Entries opened on Friday, 22 May and close on Sunday, 14 June. The top 30 will go through to the next round of live auditions.

Successful singers will be given free entry to the Oppikoppi Festival, and will be required to join the choir for a few random performances, as well as the climactic performance with Francois van Coke. A few impromptu members will also be added at the festival itself.

Visit www.oppikoppi.co.za for more information.

The future of SA comedy has Soweto LOL’ing at the sold-out Savanna Newcomer Showcase

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

Credit: Leeroy Jason

Credit: Leeroy Jason

Edgy, raw and clearly the place to be on a Sunday afternoon, this year’s Savanna Newcomer Showcase on 31 May was phenomenal. The sold-out show at The Soweto Theatre was packed to the rafters with SA’s top comedians, celebrities, media, talent scouts, casting agents and the comedy-loving public all keen to see the future of stand-up comedy.

The turnout was extraordinary. From 2.30pm, celebs started arriving for the shisha nyama pre-party and drinks, where the public got to rub shoulders with the ‘who’s who’ of the local it-scene. Famous faces included Loyiso Gola, Robby Collins, Bujy Bikwa, Trevor Gumbi, Maps Maponyane, John Vlismas, Ndumiso Lindi, Mpho Popps and TV personalities from Scandal! and Isibaya.

Kaya FM DJ’s Edsoul and Fang DaRhythm’s choice of Sunday afternoon house beats, coupled with the smoky scent of braai’d chops washed down with ice-cold Savannas, completed the authentic Soweto vibe. At 4.30pm when the buzz was at its most electric, the crowd was ushered into the theatre for the start of what promised to be a hilariously funny, truly special few hours of fresh, gritty comedy routines delivered by 19 new comics registered in the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards’ newcomer category.

Credit: Leeroy Jason

Credit: Leeroy Jason

As a pre-event in the build up to the main award ceremony that takes place on 15 August, the showcase was created to give the newcomers a platform to prove to the comedy industry what they’re made of, so that they can cast an informed vote. Initially an industry affair, the last couple of years have seen it rocket into a mainstream event on the comedy calendar, with tickets selling out in record time.

Flown in by Savanna from all over the country, all newcomers were given five minutes to battle it out on stage and to show the crowd what their funny bones were made of. Naturals delivered their sets with ease, while a few of the less witty comics were subjected to cruel (yet funny) heckling from the tear-streaked audience. No one bombed but the range of comedy skill from one newcomer to the next was quite apparent. Trending throughout the night, social media was on fire with tweeted one-liners and comments from the crowd.

Kagiso Lediga hosted the show and added to the fun, with special appearances from previous newcomer winners Loyiso Madinga (2014), Schalk Bezuidenhout (2013), Dillan Oliphant (2012) and Deep Fried Man (2011).

Voting only closes at the end of June, so keep your eyes open to see who the five lucky nominees will be and don’t forget to buy your ticket to Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards on 15 August at the Teatro at Montecasino. Tickets are available from Computicket for R280.00 and include access to the official VIP after party. Get yours here: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/savanna_comics_choice_awards

Grab a copy of The Times or tune into Mzansi Magic and Kaya FM 95.9 for a chance to win tickets to the awards.

Visit www.comicschoice.com for more information.

#SavannaCCA
#WaldoTurns5

Event Information:
Event Info: www.comicschoice.com
Email: info@comicschoice.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sa.comics.choice.awards
Twitter: @ComicsChoice
Tickets: Computicket (www.computicket.co.za) http://online.computicket.com/web/event/savanna_comics_choice_awards/911628289/0/65405020

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VODACOM IN THE CITY 2015 IS BACK WITH A NEW VENUE, FORMAT AND LINE-UP Featuring The Kooks, Milky Chance, The Cat Empire and more to come!

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Joburg music fans, we’ve heard you – Vodacom In The City is back to bring the city yet another epic music experience!

Vodacom and Seed Experiences are excited to announce that Brit-pop, millennial rockers The Kooks will be joining the international line-up that includes the sensational German Duo Milky Chance and one of the world’s best festival bands, Australia’s The Cat Empire – with more acts to be announced soon.

The celebrated ‘Kooks’ graced our beautiful shores in 2013 as part of an exclusive brand campaign to the select few who were lucky enough to get tickets – and was met with rave reviews and lots of fans distraught who missed out.

This year Vodacom In The City will feature some important enhancements and changes, all guaranteed to make the music festival experience even more awesome for current and new fans.

The festival is moving from Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown to the iconic Zoo Lake, just outside the city centre. The move was prompted by several factors, the most important being the fans. Zoo Lake is a safer, more secure venue and the location makes it more convenient and accessible for the fans. Coupled with improved facilities and better logistics, Zoo Lake is not only a larger, outdoor green space but it provides for better infrastructure and comfort.
Goodbye Friday night, hello sunny Sunday! Vodacom In The City moves to Sunday 4 October, creating for the first time in its four years a full-day, day-time festival celebrating one of Joburg’s top green spaces.

The festival will now be longer too, starting at 10h00 and ending at 18h00, which means more hours of the best international and local music. And another first – fans of all ages are welcome, making it a family-friendly day out.

“The move to the iconic inner-city park plugs into a global trend”, says Brian Little, Seed Experiences Managing Director. “We are seeing more and more the global format of festivals being held in parks as a way to celebrate cities’ green spaces through music and lifestyle events.” Seed Experiences have a long track record of producing sold-out concerts and festivals at green, outdoor venues like Cloof Wine Estate, Zoo Lake, Emmarentia Dam and Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Top international acts
One thing that won’t change is Vodacom In the City’s reputation for securing top international artists.

The third international act to join Milky Chance and The Cat Empire on stage is The Kooks (https://www.youtube.com/user/thekooksofficial), who return to South Africa to play for the first time at both Vodacom In the City and Rocking the Daisies. The British rock band has been making music and touring the world for more than 10 years. Their latest album Listen was released in September 2014 and represented a major shift in their sound, with influences from soul music and Afrobeat. Local fans will also get to hear The Kooks’ older hits from albums Konk, Inside In/Inside Out and Junk of the Heart.

Milky Chance (https://www.youtube.com/user/MilkysMusic) became a viral online sensation after they released their self-produced single “Stolen Dance” on YouTube, which racked up over 30-million plus views in one month. They mix elegant electronic production with acoustic guitars and lilting, lush vocals and have mastered an original style that can best be described as singer-songwriter spirit mixed with electronic beats.

The Cat Empire (https://www.youtube.com/user/thecatempire) is a jazz/reggae/funk/Latin/gypsy/hip hop Australian band that never fails to start a party and have been touring and releasing records for well over a decade. Their latest album, “Steal the Light” debuted top 20 charts in six countries. They have a massive army of fans the world over, and for very good reason. They deliver incredible musicality, humour entertainment and energy and are guaranteed to make you smile and dance!

Get your tickets now at http://nue.so/avy9u2. Tickets priced at R495.
Strapped for cash? Secure your ticket within 24 hours through the new Mobicred payment option – a first for South Africa and an exclusive industry initiative by Seed Experiences and Nutickets. No credit card needed, just easy, minimum monthly instalments via debit order that allow you to party now and pay it off later. Follow the simple sign-up procedure and get your Vodacom In The City ticket now from R49/month at http://mobicred.co.za/nutickets/

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Fans from Cape Town can see The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire at Rocking the Daisies from 1-4 October 2015 at Cloof Wine Estate, Darling. Visit www.rockingthedaisies.co.za for more info.

SHIMMY BEACH CLUB LAUNCHES NEW DELICIOUS WINTER MENU

Shimmy Beach Club Winter menu 1

Shimmy Beach Club, South Africa’s premier venue and restaurant, has released its winter menu focusing on comfort food with strong Italian and Mediterranean influence. Expect traditional flavours presented in an unconventional way. The new menu will be available in the restaurant from 13 May to the end of June.

Humble ingredients will be turned into fantastic dishes that are warm and inviting for cosy winter evenings. Top quality local ingredients are sourced for fragrant meals like Lamb Shank pot pie with Candied Butternut; or the Oxtail Tortellini with Pumpkin Puree and Sage Beurre Noisette. There are several surprises on the dessert list such as Guava Cheesecake, with Macadamia crust, Peanut Butter ice-cream and strawberries in lime-stock; or the Honey Pistachio Panna Cotta with figs. Those following a Banting diet, can look forward to a sushi or pizza option.

Shimmy Beach Club Winter menu 3

Executive Chef Adrian Cook’s menu is influenced by his favourite country Italy, and the many years spent cooking in Italian kitchens.
Says Cook, “winter is a time for warmth and family, best enjoyed with a glass of wine and a superb, cosy meal, we’ll focus on top quality, local ingredients to create hearty meals with robust flavour.”

Adrian Cook

To reserve a table in the restaurant email info@shimmybeachclub.co.za, call 021 200 7778 or book online via the website or app, www.shimmybeachclub.com.
To view the new menu, Visit Shimmy Beach Club’s website http://www.Shimmybeachclub.com/ .

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