Ministry of Sound at Shimmy Beach Club

On Friday 3 June 2016, Shimmy Beach Club will play host to one of the world’s most iconic dance music brands, ‘Ministry Of Sound’. The famed party will head to Cape Town’s premier lifestyle venue and club for one night only, pulling out all the stops to create a party-goer’s paradise.

World renowned DJ, Philip George will be behind the decks for his first appearance in South Africa. George rose to fame with his smash hit single “Wish you were here”. Ministry Of Sound ticket holders can look forward to an all-star local support line up including South African sensation, TIMO ODV.

Tickets can be purchased online at:
Early bird special R199 for two tickets – limited availability

To book a VIP table, simply email  or call 021 200 7778.

Visit for more information. 

More about Ministry Of Sound
With a massive 19 UK Singles Chart No.1’s since the 90s, Ministry of Sound Recordings is behind the biggest, genre-defining hits of the last 20 years of dance music. Now home to a growing roster of platinum-selling and Brit Award-nominated artists including: London Grammar, DJ Fresh, Example and Wretch 32.

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In a first for the legendary music and lifestyle festival, Rocking the Daisies has announced the addition of a tenth stage. Powered by Pop Bottles Entertainment, the Hip Hop stage will introduce a new flavour to the festival’s already diverse line-up. Expect to see the hottest in SA Hip Hop, with the usual top technical and production design that Pop Bottles Entertainment fans have come to expect. The stage, titled Two’s Up, signifies the festival’s goals of providing a unique entertainment offering.

By adding its tenth stage, Daisies will now have the most stages of any festival in SA – adding to its credentials as one of the most popular and longest-running events of its kind on the continent, attracting over 25,000 people annually.

The big international action will still play out on the Main Stage – and of course the Campsite Stage, the Beach Bar and the NuWorld Beat Barn will still be rocking too.

Into electronic music? You are in for a treat as the Electronic Dome houses the biggest names in dance music this year. We Love Summer and Tropical Roast will have you all getting down and the Electronic Campsite Stage always breaks the hottest new acts spinning the freshest new beats.

This year’s Lemon Tree Theatre will have you doubled over clutching your belly in laughter at SA’s sharpest comedians.

What else can you expect? Daisies will be taking things to the next level with a refreshed layout and creative décor features, all aimed at giving fans the festival experience of a lifetime. With incredible camping and accommodation options, Daisies has packages to suit every wallet.

Now in its 11th year, Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival takes place over four days from 6-9 October 2016 at the beautiful Cloof Wine Estate in Darling in the Western Cape. With over 200 acts, it’s one festival you sure don’t want to miss.


Log onto and reserve your ticket for when Phase 2 of ticket sales open on 25 May 2016.

 PHASE 2: 25 May 2016

Tickets will be R895, for a full weekend pass, excluding booking fee.

Only reserved tickets will be on sale.

You will be able to purchase up to three tickets in Phase 2 but will need to do so within a specified timeframe. If you miss it, you’ll have to wait until July when tickets open for the rest of the public, if there are any left.

PHASE 3: 26 June 2016

Tickets will be R995, for a full weekend pass, excluding booking fee. Again, only reserved tickets will be on sale.

You will be able to purchase up to four tickets in Phase 3 but will need to do so within a specified timeframe.

After the reserved tickets have been sold public sales open. This means everyone else (those guys) who haven’t reserved their tickets using our nifty reservation system will be able to buy tickets. No promises there’ll be any left though.


Ticket transfers will open on 1 June and will close 12 hours before the festival gates open. All tickets can be transferred online and will cost R50.


Interested in luxury accommodation at this year’s Rocking the Daisies? The Heartbreak Motel will be open for bookings from 26 April 2016. Book here:


DATE: 6-9 October 2016

PLACE: Cloof Wine Estate


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TWITTER: @RockingTheDaisy
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BMW Motorrad Days South Africa

Midrand. The first BMW Motorrad Days South Africa is around the corner. In a week, motorcycle and music enthusiasts will experience the spirit of BMW Motorrad in Clarens, Free State.

BMW Motorrad Days promises to be an action packed three-day music and motorcycle festival that will kick off on Friday, 6th November in Clarens’ town square. Over the course of the three days, visitors can look forward to exhibitions featuring customised motorcycles and lifestyle paraphernalia, opportunities to test the latest BMW Motorrad models and throughout the day live music, courtesy of DJ’s and top local bands.

World-renowned Street Bike Freestyle Rider, Mattie Griffin, will perform his award-winning stunts in the streets of Clarens from the 6th to 8th November.

Food enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice by the variety of locally produced food and craft beer pop-up stalls.

The line-up of live acts over the weekend include:

  • CrashCarBurn
  • Die Heuwels Fantasties
  • Mean Mr. Mustard
  • Ard Matthews (from Just Jinjer fame)
  • DJ Bon Tempo

BMW Motorrad Days activities end on Sunday, 8th November. For the full BMW Motorrad Days event programme visit:

BMW Motorrad Days promises to be an incredible motorcycle and music festival that is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts of all brands. Entry for children under 16 is free. Ticket options available are weekend passes (which gives visitors full access to all BMW Motorrad Days activities), weekend hospitality passes, which include access to the BMW Motorrad hospitality tent where food and drinks will be served as well as music festival entry tickets. Music festival entry ticket, allow access to the square and beer tent daily from6pm to 10pm.

Ticket holders can also enter the BMW Motorcycle Lottery where they stand the chance of winning a BMW F 800 R or a BMW R nineT. For more details on how to enter visit

Tickets and accommodation for BMW Motorrad Days can be obtained via the following channels:




BMW Motorrad Days sponsors and partners include:

BMW Financial Services

Engen Petroleum Ltd.

Jacaranda 94.2 FM


Place in the Sun

Red Bull

Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

Victorinox Swiss Army Timepieces

About BMW Motorrad Days

BMW Motorrad Days is Europe’s premium music and motorcycle event that celebrates the BMW rider lifestyle – but is open to all riders from all walks of life. The South African edition will be based on the internationally successful BMW Motorrad Days that has been held in Germany for the last 14 years and attracts over 40,000 people annually.


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

JVFC2015 Artist

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.

jvfc artist launch square

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.


Online Sales:

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 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:



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Juicy M at Shimmy Beach Club


Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town’s hottest club and restaurant, has just announced another artist to add to their ever-growing list of phenomenal internationals. Ukrainian electro and progressive house DJ and YouTube sensation, Juicy M is confirmed to play live at Shimmy, in the V&A Waterfront, on 11 October 2015.

Much to fan’s excitement, this beauty, voted Best Female DJ of the year in 2010, and among the Top 100 DJs on the Planet by DJ Mag Poll, The DJ List poll and others, has added Cape Town to her South African tour. She is best known for her videos on YouTube mixing with four CDJ players without using headphones, which has had over 7 million views since the first upload. She has also opened for huge music acts such as the Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, Afrojack, Jay Sean and Skrillex.

Juicy M is set to perform on the Shimmy stage, which has seen the likes of international artists such as Robin Schulz, Showtek, Bakermat, Worakls and other international house music DJs. This sets Shimmy aside as the best nightlife venue in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.

Limited Early Bird tickets cost R165 pp and General Access is set at R220. Limited VIP tickets are available at R325 pp. Local support acts are to be announced soon.

Limited tickets are available through Nutickets  Visit the Shimmy website for more information.

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mumford & sons in SA

Mumford & Sons are very excited to announce details of their first ever South African live shows 

As arguably the most requested live artists in the world today, British rock band Mumford & Sons will arrive in South Africa in early 2016, bringing with them one of the most untouchable live shows on the planet today.

Having headlined an incredible thirteen festivals across Europe and America throughout the Summer, the band will arrive in South Africa for three live performances, and will undoubtedly be the undisputed highlight of our country’s cultural calendar.

Armed with three globally acclaimed albums, Mumford & Sons will arrive in Cape Town in late January to play the Grand Parade for their debut South African live show, ahead of dates in Durban and Pretoria.

Having brought Cape Town’s own Beatenberg over to the Highlands of Scotland to perform at one of their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festivals back in July, Mumford & Sons follow up their action-packed Summer (see below for the highlights!) in South Africa, and tickets promise to be gold-dust!


Mumford & Sons Live in Cape Town

29 January 2016

Grand Parade

Tickets R499 per person

Mumford & Sons Live in Durban

03 February 2016

Durban Botanic Gardens

Tickets R499 per person

Mumford & Sons Live in Pretoria

06 February 2016

Monument Amphitheatre

Tickets R499 per person

Tickets for the three date tour go on sale at 8am on 3 September from as well as at Shoprite and Checkers stores.




Caribbean Twist Beach Bar Rocking The Daisies

To celebrate Rocking the Daisies’ 10th anniversary edition this year, Caribbean Twist has announced its sponsorship of the Beach Bar – and along with it an incredible lineup of top international and local DJ’s.

The Caribbean Twist Beach Bar is a favourite stage for many festivalgoers. Packed day and night with fun-loving party people in shorts, tank tops, bikinis and with sand between their toes, the Beach Bar will be the best place to hang out.

Caribbean Twist and Rocking the Daisies are excited to announce two international headline artists for the Beach Bar this year: Australia’s Thomas Jack and Brazil’s Vintage Culture.

Bringing jazz orchestras for a unique style that appeals to the masses, Thomas Jack is a developing artist who never ceases to amaze. Expect an electric set filled with sax, flutes, trumpets, and almost every kind of instrument you can imagine. Known for his hit single ‘Final Speech’, other successful tracks include his stellar remix of ‘Little Talks’ for Of Monsters and Men as well as the extra smooth remix for Adrian Lux’s hit single ‘Teenage Crime’.

Brazilian producer Lukas Ruiz has dedicated himself to creating a unique brand of Nu-Disco that focuses on blending the sounds of retro synth-pop with the innovative feels of the modern Deep House/Nu-Disco scene. He began combining elements of these styles with the sexy rhythmic feels of the Brazilian dance scene and became the much-loved DJ that is Vintage Culture.

Supporting the international headliners will be a stellar showing of local talent:

  • Stone-age Citizens
  • Brother
  • Lamageier
  • Miss CJ
  • Burn to Tape
  • Tulzy
  • Jimmy Chronic
  • Lee Harvey Oswald (L.H.O)
  • Pop Art
  • Brett Aitken

The Caribbean Twist Beach Bar will run over three days: Friday 2 October’s lineup will be hosted by Cape Town’s We Love Summer team, while Saturday 3 October will have a special lineup procured and hosted by the Rocking the Daisies team. Ending it off on Sunday 4 October will be the team behind The Tropical Roast.

Your chances to WIN with Caribbean Twist and Rocking the Daisies

The drink that epitomises the summer vibe of sun, sand and good times, Caribbean Twist will launch a campaign in September – at the start of spring/summer – where fans could win weekend passes to Rocking the Daisies, a bar tab worth R3,000 and the chance to experience the “island life”.

So “dream of an island life” and stay close to Caribbean Twist on Facebook ( and Instagram ( for your chances to win.


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Big Concerts confirmed today that the legendary Rodriguez will be returning to South Africa to perform in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in January/ February 2016.

Tour Dates:

Johannesburg: 29th January 2016 at the Ticketpro Dome

Durban:  31st January 2016 at the ICC Durban Arena

Port Elizabeth: 3rd February 2016 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields

Cape Town: 5th and 6th February 2016 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest

Presented by Jacaranda FM, Algoa FM, Bok Radio and Kyknet. Another Big Concerts Experience.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 9am from Computicket and  

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, and it was there that he recorded two studio albums, ‘Cold Fact’ in 1969 and ‘Coming from Reality’ in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S. and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family.

Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumours circulated that he had perished. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugarman, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame worldwide.

He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success. 

His last tour to South Africa sold out in minutes performing to over 40,000 fans across 9 shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  Don’t miss an evening with the legendary Rodriguez as he returns to South Africa in 2016 to play all your favourite songs.  

Tour Information:


Friday 29th January 2016

The Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Price: R395 – R680

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8th July at 9am from and Computicket


Sunday 31st January 2016

ICC Durban Arena

Ticket Price: R340 – R625

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8th July at 9am from and Computicket

Port Elizabeth

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields

Ticket Price: R480

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8th July at 9am from and Computicket

Cape Town

Friday 5th February and Saturday 6th February 2016

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price: R395 – R680

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8th July at 9am from and Computicket


Bushfire Festival

Africa’s most diverse world music and arts festival announced its main artist line-up
at the official launch event held in Swaziland on Wed March 25th. MTN BUSHFIRE
returns on May 29 – 31st 2015 with the most eclectic and star-studded line-up to

Popular acts featured in the highly anticipated line-up include, Switzerland pop artists
Kadebostany, Poni Hoax from France and from Madagascar, Jjoby in addition to
Swaziland’s Tlale Makhene.

MTN BUSHFIRE is also thrilled to welcome back to the main stage South African
acts The Soil, Freshlyground and international rock super-stars, The Parlotones.
Other top South African acts to feature for the first time this year include Bongeziwe
Mabandla and BCUC.

These newly announced artists will take their place alongside Grammy winning MTN
BUSHFIRE 2015 headliners, Les Nubians. Other artists also previously announced
include top South African acts Shortstraw, Australia’s Black Jesus Experience, as
well as Mozambique’s Banda Kakana amongst many others.

The three full days of live musical performances are complimented by a range of
cultural and family-oriented activities which include The Barn, an interactive art,
dialogue and performance space, the Global Food Village, the Handcraft and Design
Marketplace and the Kidzone hosting a dedicated programme for families.

The main stage line-up for MTN BUSHFIRE 2015 reflects a truly global and diverse
range of musical genres– hailing from as far afield as Australia, Turkey and Austria
complementing the many artists performing from African countries closer to home..


Early bird tickets are available until March 31st from the MTN BUSHFIRE website,

From April 1st physical tickets will be available from the MTN BUSHFIRE website
and outlets in Maputo, Johannesburg and Swaziland. In Johannesburg, the Lucky
Bean restaurant in Melville.

In Maputo, Bairro Bistro. In Swaziland, at the All Out Africa Internet Café MTN
service centres in Riverstone Mall and Corporate Place, as well as at Shak’s Gables,
Rob’s Matsapha and E-Top Up in Bhunu Mall.

Make sure you are one of the 20,000 music and arts fans who “BRING THEIR FIRE”
to the scenic farmlands of the Malkerns Valley to experience this unique event.

For more information and to purchase tickets: Also visit: @BushfireFest

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