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
INSTAGRAM: @RockingTheDaisies

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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.


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:






Huawei Consumer BG online SA:

Enter. Share. Like. Win.

#HuaweiCultureClub – Make It Possible


Rocking the Daisies 2015



Renowned all around the globe as one of the best festival bands, Australia’s The Cat Empire is the first international act confirmed to perform on the Main Stage at the tenth edition of Rocking the Daisies.

The jazz/reggae/funk/Latin/gypsy/Cuban/Australian band 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!

Today, those who have pre-registered will be able to purchase their Phase One tickets right here for R750*. These tickets are limited and are available only while stocks last or until 9 April, whichever comes first. From 9 April, Phase Two opens (if not sold out) and all those who pre-registered will have 24 hours to get a Phase Two ticket before Phase Two tickets open to the public. Ticket sales are limited to four per person and ticket holders will have the option to transfer their tickets between 1 July and midday on 29 September.

For pre-registered fans, there will also be 1000 tickets available for cash sale available on Thursday the 2nd of April at Gourmet Boerie in Kloof Street from 12h00 – 19h00.

All ticket phases are valid for the full festival experience from 1 – 4 October 2015 at the epic Cloof Wine Estate in Darling. *Prices exclude booking fees which comprise of charges for the IT services, credit card/ bank related charges, fraud prevention, security control and other administrative fees related to the advanced festival ticketing management system. This only applies to online sales and does not apply to the cash sale tickets.

For any ticketing queries please contact for support.

Heartbreak Motel tickets open today. A variety of camping options for gallopers are available from Heartbreak Motel,

More international artist announcements, campervan, Walking the Daisies and Cycling the Daisies ticketing information will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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You and a friend could be jetting off to ANY music event ANYWHERE in the world!
You choose and #HuaweiCultureClub will make it possible.

To WIN this incredible experience from SA’s most epic platform for all things music – download and enter on the #HuaweiCultureClub app now!


#HuaweiCultureClub is South Africa’s most epic platform for all things music. Download the app for Android or iPhone to gain instant access to SA’s top music events and festivals, exclusive ticket discounts, competitions, content and mixes from our DJ Ambassadors.

Be part of it. Download. Register. Save. Win. Party.

The app is available on the Android Play Store and Apple App store!

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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

SA’s hottest acts to perform at Splashy Fen 2015 – WIN TICKETS!

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The 26th Splashy Fen is almost here and I am literally counting down the days!

Matthew Mole, Shortstraw, aKING and Dan Patlansky are among the many top live acts set to perform to thousands of fans at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival, which is coming up over the Easter long-weekend from 2 to 6 April.

Also on the bill are the likes of Taxi Violence, KAHN (frontman for The Parlotones), MonArk, Beast, Hot Water, Urban Creep, The Muffinz, Mickey Burns, The Anti Retro Vinyls, Nakhane Toure, Die Wolvedans, Majozi, Reburn, The Kiffness, Pascal & Pearce and 5FM DJ Catherine Grenfell, among many others.

“In short, festival-goers can expect an awesome line-up of the very best in SA music, featuring many big names as well as some of the hottest new acts on the music scene,” says event organiser Pedro Carlo.

Visitors can also look forward to multiple stages, a new EDM marquee featuring more than 30 DJs, as well as a craft beer arena, drum village, loads of food outlets and a colourful craft market and retail zone.  For the more energetic, there will also be bag Splashy Fen 2015_flyer backjumping, dirt boarding and a fun trail run presented by TRAIL Magazine.

Held on a farm near Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal, Splashy Fen has been going strong since 1990 and is South Africa’s longest-running annual music festival.  With its spectacular mountain setting, winding river, open fields and unique vibe and character, there is simply nothing else quite like it!

Tickets are available at Computicket and include camping for the entire four-night, five-day festival.  For more information, visit or contact 031 563 0824.

Want to win a double ticket to one of SA’s longest running music festivals? Great, here’s your chance… All you have to do is copy and paste this post below onto your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds and you’re in it to win it!

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM POST: “Take me to Splashy Fen 26 this April to see @Shortstraw, @Hot Water, @The Muffinz Live, @Matthew Mole, @Pascal & Pearce and more! #SplashyFen”

*For Instagram, post the above poster image with the acts that will be at Splashy this year!

TWITTER POST: ”Take me to @splashyfen 26 this April to see @shortstrawband, @MatthewJMole, @PascalandPearce & more! #SplashyFen”

NB: Don’t forget to make sure you like/follow and tag the artists in the post.

T&C’s apply. Winner announced on 20th March.

Ts & Cs: The tickets are for festival entry only, including camping from 2 to 6 April 2015.  Winners will be responsible for their own transport and need to bring their own camping gear etc.  Tickets are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash.  Persons under the age of 18 will only be allowed into Splashy Fen if they are under parental supervision.

Splashy Fen aerial photo

Splashy Fen Camping



Portugal. The Man Cover

American rock band Portugal. The Man will be opening for headliner Paolo Nutini at Sowing the Seeds Music Festival at Emmarentia Dam on the 21st of March! The indie group has graced the stages of Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, to name a few, and will also be performing for one night only in Cape Town at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Friday, the 20th of March.

Portugal. The Man’s latest album Evil Friends, was produced by Danger Mouse, the five-time Grammy award-winning producer behind everything from Gnarls Barkley and Beck to The Black Keys and now U2 and features melodic tracks like “Modern Jesus” and anthems like “Smile.” Each track on Evil Friends is as different from the next as Portugal. The Man’s previous records were from each other, which is to say a piece of a growing mindscape, and wholly a part of the group’s tumbling fever dream.

Sowing The Seeds Cover

Organisers of Sowing the Seeds, Seed Experiences are also excited to announce local band Diamond Thug, as the final addition to the Sowing the Seeds lineup! They will share the stage with loveable Desmond and the Tutu’s, Shortstraw (now with a number one iTunes album under their belt) the soulful Bongeziwe Mabandla, Portugal. The Man and Scottish singer songwriter Paolo Nutini.

The impressive lineup for Sowing the Seeds Music Festival is now finalised and the talented Desmond and the Tutu’s have also been chosen as the opening act for Portugal. The Man in Cape Town.

Follow Sowing the Seeds and Seed Experiences for updates on exciting festival features and event information.

Portugal. The Man Live in Cape Town #PTMCT 
Date: Friday, 20th March 2014
Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town
Tickets: R365

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Sowing the Seeds Music and Lifestyle Festival:

Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015

Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg

Tickets: R495 (note: children 7 and older pay full price)

Gates open 10h00 and ends at 18h00



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Ultra South Africa

Huawei South Africa is excited to confirm its official sponsorship of the highly anticipated second edition of Ultra South Africa, through its recently launched Huawei Culture Club.

Ultra is one of the world’s most powerful dance events and the South African edition is set to thrill over 40,000 electronic dance music fans across Cape Town and Johannesburg with international headline artists like Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingrosso, Hardwell, Martin Garixx, DVBBS, Gorgon City and Oliver Heldens.

Fresh from its launch late last year, Huawei Culture Club is fast growing into one of South Africa’s top platforms for fans to access the best music and entertainment events around the country.

“With Ultra being the largest Electronic Dance Event in the world, it falls in line and resonates with our brand, Huawei encourages people to Live Large and experience life boldly. Like our latest large screen devices, Ultra allows you not only to broaden your horizons but also to see more, do more and experience more” says Yudi Rambaran, Huawei’s Product Marketing Director for South Africa.

Its sponsorship of Ultra South Africa will mean Huawei Culture Club users have immediate access to exclusive Ultra ticket discounts, giveaways, DJ content and news through the Club’s digital app hub and physical experiential zones at the events.

As its first offer to Ultra South Africa fans, the Club is offering a R100 discount on all Ultra tickets purchased through the Huawei Culture Club app (limited quantities).

Already thousands have downloaded the Huawei Culture Club app and received access to app-only discounts, content and more. Be part of the growing community – download the app from the Google Play Store here to secure your Ultra ticket discount and chances to win. The app will soon be available on iOS.

Ultra South Africa final lineup

Headliners: Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingrosso, DVBBS, Gorgon City, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens

Additional lineup: Black Coffee, Bobstar Delux, Chris de Vos, Chris Taylor, Chunda Monkey, Dean Fuel, DJ Bhavs, DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Goldfish, Harael Salkow, House Knights, Household Funk, Ian Skene, Jet Treger, Kent, Kid Fonque, Krazyboy SA, Kyle Watson, Kyle Worde, Mark Stent, Mary Jane, Miami J’s, Misterio, Nick Essential, NightRider, Pascal & Pearce, Pat le Funk, Phat Jack, Pimp Squad, Pretty Filthy, Protoculture, Ricardo Da Costa, Richard Marshall, Rocca & Martini, Roger Goode, Royal K, Saubomb, Sebastian Dark, Strange Lovers, Vimo, Vin Groovin

Ultra South Africa is back and if it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be the EDM festival of the year!


Photo by Karl Rogers.

Photo by Karl Rogers.

For the second year in a row the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival (JVFC) totally rocked the spectacular Victoria Falls as over 5,000 revelers from all over the world descended on the national heritage park for an unforgettable New Years’ experience. Three days of sensational music, adventure and adrenalin activities set at one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The festival kicked off on the 29th of December with the sold-out Train & Secret Bush Party. 500 lucky ticket holders had the chance to take a beautiful old world steam train through the Vic Falls wilderness while local DJ, DJ Francis created an exceptional atmosphere for the universal partiers, all connected through their love of music and adventure. With local and African artists like South Africa’s Dan C and Toby 2 Shoes and Botswana’s Sebastian Dutch the experience continued off the train, deep in the bush, set amongst Africa’s wildlife and lit up by green Jameson glow sticks and a canopy of African stars.

After an extraordinary first night, for the first time ever, on the 30th of December the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival burst into a multi-coloured hue of celebration with the Colour Festival! CU Rage from Namibia quickly set a tone for day’s festivities while attendees, dressed in white, grabbed their packets of pink, green, yellow, blue and orange powder. Zambian Eleftherios Mukuka, South African Anthea Scholtz, and Namibian Rob Macson & Nic Fourie kept the crowd jamming while they threw their packets in the air and covered the blissful partiers in neon shades.

Photo by Karl Rogers.

Photo by Karl Rogers.

As expected New Year’s eve was the highlight of the exciting festival. Set at the local Vic Falls Farm School, thousands of local and international attendees turned out for a New Year’s unlike any other. Zim’s afro-classic band Intotal opened the night with their live jazz infused set. Followed by the charismatic Zambian Winky D, dressed in a full vibrant orange suit with matching headdress and shoes, he had the audience in the palm of his hand, calling out ‘We are all ninja’s”, he got everyone in the spirit to ring in the New Year. South African chart toppers Beatenberg took to the stage next and although their lead singer Matthew lost his voice and was unable to perform they promised to give everyone a special DJ set and they definitely delivered with their indie house mix including their own hits Pluto, Chelsea Blakemore and Rafael.

The crowd went crazy for local legend, Oliver Mtukudzi, who, through his uniquely soulful set, united the global fanbase, with his humble yet passionate presence. The crowd hanging on his every word and movement, a true highlight of the evening. Goldfish completely took over the stage with their engaging theatrical performance starting off with a dramatic Lion King intro reminding everyone of the beautiful setting. Their energized set included a spectacular laser show, huge inflatable balls, live instruments and their renowned screen animations. The night reached a climax with the engaging local MC Tinashe, cheering the crowd on for the New Year’s with a 1 minute countdown, culminating in the moment, where all present ushered out the old year and together, welcomed in the new year, all to the backtrack of Goldfish’s addictive dance hits, African adorned stilt walkers weaved through the crowd and LED poi dancers on the stage all joined in the sensational New Year’s moment! Zimbabwe’s Jason Le Roux kept the festival attendees on the dance floor with a great DJ set and Judgement Yard closed the epic evening with their trademark dancehall tunes.

Photo by Karl Rogers.

Photo by Karl Rogers.

Despite the rain party lovers couldn’t stay away from carnival and grabbed their DStv ponchos, creating a sea of blue-hooded party people sipping on Jameson. Whether you were getting your name printed on a Coca Cola can or chilling in the rustic outdoor Zambezi beer garden, the festival kept overjoyed attendees in the New Year’s spirit.

Special thanks to our great partners, Jameson Irish Whiskey, DStv, GWM South Africa, Zambezi Lager, Fly Africa, ZiFM, Coca-Cola and Burn Energy Drink for their support.

Festival organizers Seed Experiences stayed true to their environmental ethos by bringing Environment Africa onboard to give festival goers the option to ‘green their ticket’ by donating $5 with which the organization plants a tree on their behalf.

Were you there? Check out the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival Facebook page for photos and to be the first to hear about the 2015 lineup.

Plan your New Year’s early and keep an eye out for Early Bird tickets to #JVFC2015! More info:

Photo by Karl Rogers.

Photo by Karl Rogers.