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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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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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!


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 (, 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 ( 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 ( 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 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

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 see The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire at Rocking the Daisies from 1-4 October 2015 at Cloof Wine Estate, Darling. Visit for more info.

#HuaweiCultureClub presents the ELECTRONIC DOME at Rocking the Daisies and announces first artist!

Huawei Culture Club

In its initial act as sponsor of Rocking the Daisies’ ELECTRONIC DOME, Huawei Culture Club has announced massively popular SA rap duo PHFAT as the first electronic act to perform at the festival this October.

The ELECTRONIC DOME houses the second-largest stage at Rocking The Daisies and hosts some of the festival’s biggest local and international artists.

This year Huawei South Africa (a leading smartphone supplier) – through its Huawei Culture Club app platform – will amplify the ELECTRONIC DOME from beginning to end with loads of incredible features including a chill lounge, charging stations, free Wi-Fi and access to cutting-edge music and technology.

Its sponsorship of the ELECTRONIC DOME forms a large part of Huawei’s strategy to engage with the SA consumer in a meaningful way through music.

In just a few short months Huawei Culture Club has created a strong association with electronic music, having secured partnerships and sponsorships with many large-scale, high-profile music events around the country such as Ultra, Above & Beyond SA Tour, the Robin Schulz Sound of Light Tour – and now Rocking the Daisies.

Download the #HuaweiCultureClub app and WIN
When Huawei Culture Club’s Rocking the Daisies launch tickets went on sale at the end March exclusively through the app, they sold out in less than two minutes.
In the lead up to the festival, Huawei Culture Club app users will have access to even more – competitions, content and maybe, just maybe, a few more discounted tickets.

It all happens on the #HuaweiCultureClub app. Download it now for:

Rocking the Daisies tickets are also available online at

More artist announcements coming soon
The first of many incredible artists to be announced, PHFAT has risen in popularity and demand for their energetic and engaging live performance continues to grow.
Rocking the Daisies and Huawei Culture Club will be announcing more electronic acts very soon. Stay close to Rocking the Daisies and Huawei Culture Club online:


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Huawei Culture Club PHFAT


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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The Rocking the Daisies Ticket pre-registration is now open!

Rocking The Daisies 2014

Pre-register for your RTD tickets now, before they sell out!

Space at the festival is limited and Daisies has been sold out for the past two years in a row; so while pre-registering can’t guarantee anyone a ticket, those who pre-register have first option to buy tickets when they go on sale.

Tickets for those who have pre-registered will be on sale from 27 May – 1 June at these prices:

  • Full Weekend Pass – R695 (full price is R750)
  • Two Day Pass (Sat/Sun) – R595 (full price is R650)

On 2 June full price ticket sales open to everyone.

As always Rocking the Daisies will be upping their game this year, so expect to be blown away by this year’s international and local lineup to be released over the coming weeks!

Visit for more details on registration.

Check out last year’s video of what went down… oh good good memories!

#WIN a LIFETIME TICKET to Rocking the Daisies!

Rocking The Daisies 2013


WIN a LIFETIME TICKET to Rocking the Daisies with Steve Newman!

Rocking the Daisies Music Festival invited “The NakedSkyDiver” to ride ‘Cycling the Daisies’ on the 3 October 2013 and have already pledged R10 000 to Project Rhino KZN (African Conservation Trust). Now it’s your turn to make a difference for the Rhinos!

Whoever raises and donates the MOST moola to the cause will be rewarded with a LIFETIME TICKET to Rocking The Daisies! Yes, that’s right, A LIFETIME TICKET TO THE DAISIES! You will be granted access to the festival for the rest of your life.

This competition closes on Monday 30 September, so get creative with your fund-raising, and may the biggest contributor win.

Click here to DONATE NOW via Webtickets.

Entering this competition you agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined below.


– Must be 18 and over to enter
– Competition only open to individual fundraisers i.e. If donations are made within a team, only one member of the team will receive a lifetime ticket
– Lifetime tickets cannot be sold or exchanged for cash
– Lifetime tickets are valid only for the holder, and are not transferrable
– Lifetime ticket does not include extras such as travel, accommodation, food and beverages etc.
– All donations collected via Webtickets will be transferred by Rocking the Daisies into Steve Newman’s GivenGain account
– Competition Closes 30 September at 12:00pm
– Winners will be notified by email, and must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited
– Competition winners must produce a valid South African ID document, or copy thereof, within the 48 hours in order to claim their prize
– Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
– The competition can be cancelled at anytime at the discretion of the organisers.

*Competition is not run through