THE COUNTDOWN TO SUMMERWAVES IN CAPE TOWN BEGINS!

Get excited for Jasmine Thompson, FlicFlac, James Hersey and many more at Shimmy Beach Club on Sunday 17 April

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The countdown to SummerWaves has kicked off! Shimmy Beach Club will host three of the best new international acts with Jasmine Thompson (UK), FlicFlac (Austria) and James Hersey (Austria) headlining SummerWaves on Sunday 17 April 2016. 

Get ready to celebrate the end of another gorgeous South African Summer at Shimmy Beach Club, the perfect tropical outdoor venue and the home of Cape Town house music.

Here are the TOP 10 reasons to really get excited for SummerWaves!!

  1. Say goodbye to summer with a HOT party!
  2. Incredible live entertainment with headliners Jasmine Thompson, FlicFlac and James Hersey.
  3. Cocktails on the beach, especially Shimmy’s frozen cocktails!
  4. Views of the Atlantic Ocean and harbour.
  5. Gorgeous seaside stage.
  6. Delicious sushi, burgers, and pizzas – YUMMY!
  7. VIP seating in exclusive couch pockets with waiter service. Party in style!
  8. It’s Sunday and you are in Cape Town… Life is already awesome, so make it unforgettable at SummerWaves!
  9. Your friends want to go!
  10. Who needs any more reasons to have fun, so make #10 your own reason you wanna be there!

 Get to know your live entertainment for SummerWaves as well!

Jasmine Thompson is well-known for featuring on the Robin Schulz hit ‘Sun Goes Down’, Felix Jaehn’s ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ and is currently dominating radio with the single ‘Fast Car. Watch the video for ‘Robin Schulz feat Jasmine Thompson – Sun Goes Down’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo4cmTaEDIk

Tropical House DJ FlicFlac (from Austria) is best known for the remix of Vance Joy’s hit single Riptide remix along with remixing Milky Chance’s ‘Stolen Dance’. Listen to the Vance Joy ‘Riptide’ remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ5l4r2eh0Q

Singer/songwriter James Hersey (from Austria) supported Milky Chance on a US tour in 2015 and has done collaborations with artists like Kygo, Dillon Francis, and Filous, which saw him join as guest artist at major international fests such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. Watch Kygo performing “Coming Over (feat. James Hersey)” Live on KCRW – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMqxxHBpQyk

The local line-up includes Pop Art Live, an upcoming live electronic outfit from Johannesburg, and since their inception Pop Art has played on almost every major line-up in the country such as Rocking the Daises and Oppikoppi.

Adding to the madness will be Thank Me Later, Gareth Kenward, Jet Treger and Blanka Mazimela who have all comfortably solidified their place in the Cape Town house scene, having played on multiple major events and festivals including Goldfish’s highly successful Submerged Sundays and the highly acclaimed Ultra South Africa. With a line-up like this, summer is sure to end with a bang on the 17th of April at SummerWaves 2016.

Tickets are on sale now starting at R95 and available online from http://www.summerwaves.co.za

SummerWaves – Cape Town

Date: Sunday, 17 April 2016

Time: 3pm

Line-up: Jasmine Thompson (UK), FlicFlac (Austria), James Hersey (Austria), Pop Art Live, Jet Treger, Thank Me Later, Gareth Kenward, Blanka Mazimela
Address: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Ticket Price: Tickets from R95 (excluding ticketing fee)

Ticket Link: http://breakout.nutickets.co.za/summerwaves

For VVIP and VIP Table bookings contact Shimmy Beach Club direct – 021 200 7778 / info@shimmybeachclub.co.za

**Please Note: Tickets are non-transferable and T&C’s apply

The closest parking lot to Shimmy Beach Club is at The Clock Tower, V & A Waterfront, with Shimmy shuttles running frequently between to and from venue. It is however recommended that partygoers make use of a reliable taxi service.

**No Under 18s at the event.

For all info, go to:

http://www.summerwaves.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/thesummerwaves
http://www.twitter.com/thesummerwaves

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MTN BUSHFIRE 2015: ARTIST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!

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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
date.

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..

MTN BUSHFIRE 2015 TICKETS

Early bird tickets are available until March 31st from the MTN BUSHFIRE website,
www.bush-fire.com.

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: www.bush-fire.com Also visit:
www.facebook.com/MTNBushfire @BushfireFest

LIVE ELECTRONIC ACT THE PRESETS TO SHAKE THINGS UP AT VODACOM IN THE CITY

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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.

Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes met while pursuing a mutual interest in contemporary music, where they then joined the instrumental, experimental band Prop, and in 2003 formed the more techno, dance focused duo The Presets. The band quickly became recognised for their ability to fuse elements of dance music with energy more akin to that of a rock ’n’ roll show. Their single, “My People” is the longest charting single in Australian chart history.

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 vitc.co.za.

General access: R450

VITC PLUS: R1,000

Stay close to Vodacom In The City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

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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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Jameson Vic Falls Carnival hails in 2014 at once-in-a-lifetime three-day New Year’s festival!

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Thousands of party-goers from around Africa and the world partied into 2014 as the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival lived up to its promise to be bigger, louder and much more fun.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! Truly a New Year’s countdown like nowhere else on earth, the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival confirmed its position as Africa’s most exhilarating three-day New Year’s festival as it welcomed thousands of travellers and party-goers from around Africa and the world to the majestic Victoria Falls to usher in 2014.

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The three-day Carnival was a non-stop party, adventure and fun as a packed programme and artist line-up ensured visitors were entertained throughout the festival. Kicking off the Carnival was the legendary Steam Train Party Express, which took party-goers on a vintage steam train journey to a secret bush location where a party was waiting with top DJs like DJ Francis, DJ AceDaBass and Liver.

The party moved to the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival festival site at the Victoria Falls Farm School, where the main stage rocked for two incredible nights to the sounds of the impressive line-up of musicians and artists from around Southern Africa.

Zimbabwe band, Mokoomba was a hit with the crowds and South African legends and carnival headliners Just Jinjer did not disappoint, while South African bands ISO and December Streets got the crowd jumping.

For the last night of 2013 the line-up ensured a party never to forget. The atmosphere was electric as revelers partied into 2014 to Chikwata 263, Shortstraw, Jeremy Loops and Mampi, while the original pop EDM super sound of Flash Republic made sure the final hour of 2013 was explosive. Jason Le Roux, Judgement Yard, DJ Cmbaville and DJ AceDaBass kept the partying going well into the early hours of the first day of 2014.

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When they weren’t partying, visitors to this year’s Carnival made sure they visited the breath-taking Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many got their adrenaline going as they took part in the host of adventure activities on offer like river rafting, bungee jumping and gorge swinging.

Certainly an important aspect of the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival was its environmental and greening initiatives. TM Supermarkets, in conjunction with Environment Africa, created a Green Village, which focused on bringing awareness to charities and initiatives involved in conservation, preservation and the environment through interactive artworks and activations.

Event organisers Seed Experiences’ months of preparation meant thousands of visitors enjoyed a world-class event. An incredible line-up, top event production, sound and lighting, bar and food infrastructure and the smooth running of the event ensured the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival will remain top of the list of the best New Year’s parties to attend in 2014.

Photos by Jason Lume.

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WIN The Ultimate Tomorrowland 2013 Golden Ticket!

Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a complete competition junkie. If there is a prize to win or a contest to enter, I have more than likely seen it, entered it and passed it on across one of my social networks (annoyingly, so they all keep telling me). So naturally it only seems fair to share here for you all to have a go and possibly win (and share the prize with me of course). Remember if you don’t enter, you cant win. Simple. Nothing to lose right?

The first competition on my blog and the start of many has to be a smacker of a competition and this sure is – A Golden Ticket to Tomorrowland 2013!

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You can WIN a Golden Ticket which includes:
– 8 Full Madness Comfort Passes
– DreamVille Easy Tents for 8
– Official Tomorrowland Merchandise for you and your friends.
– Invitation in the Secret Resto: dinner prepared by two 3 Michelin Star chefs!

Music and food lover Sergio Herman (“Oud Sluis***”) has invited his friend and colleague Jordi Roca, from World’s Best Restaurant in 2013 “El Celler de Can Roca***” (Spain). Together, they will combine 3 Michelin stars each to create the most exclusive dinner ever.
No press, no cameras, no mobile phones! Only accessible with the GOLDEN TICKET.

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What you need to do:

  •  Make the most awesome picture, movie,… of you and your mates together with a  Tomorrowland logo.
  •  Be creative, work in the “The Arising of Life” theme.
  •  Upload your picture, movie etc on your Facebook and post the link to your entry on  this Tomorrowland Facebook post – http://on.fb.me/110ihi8
  •  Prepare for the Madness…
  •  Competition ends Monday July 22. (SO hurry time is running out)
  •  NB! This is a Global competition so make it real good, knock their socks off!

In true Tomorrowland style – “Yesterday is History, Today is a Gift, Tomorrow is Mystery…”

Good luck and remember who told you about this awesome competition! 😉

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