INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SONAR30 Nov
2MANYDJS (DJ SET) AND THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (LIVE) FIRST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SONAR CAPE TOWN
PRESENTED BY OLMECA TEQUILA
Sόnar Cape Town: 15 and 16 December 2014, Good Hope Centre.
A Taste of Sόnar, Johannesburg: Friday 12 December 2014,
Nazrec Expo Centre.
Sónar Cape Town and presenting partner Olmeca Tequila are proud to announce the first headlining artists for its December edition and introduce a satellite event in Johannesburg: ‘A Taste of Sonar’ on Friday 12 December 2014, featuring a selection of the international acts set to perform at Sónar Cape Town, including 2manydjs (DJ set) and The Bloody Beetroots (live).
Known as “The City of Gold”, Jo’burg has a reputation for being a fast–paced, urban melting pot of people from various different cultures and backgrounds. A Taste of Sónar will be held at the industrial Nazrec Expo Centre, just south of the city centre, where it will become a meeting place for people from all walks of life to come together and celebrate music.
Having performed at this year’s Sónar Barcelona as well as many previous editions, 2manydjs are no stranger to the Sónar family. They mix an energetic fusion of everything from tech and progressive rock to R&B and funk and are praised for consistently pushing the boundaries of electronic music into new and innovative territory. As brothers they also play as well-known band Soulwax and with James Murphy as Despacio.
Led by Italy’s enigmatic Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, The Bloody Beetroots are well known for their ability to work any dance floor with hyperbolic tracks and floor-rinsing drops. Following a hugely successful DJ set in Cape Town in 2009, The Bloody Beetroots are returning this year to South Africa to play at Sónar Cape Town and A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg with their critically acclaimed full live show.
For 21 years Sónar has explored the sonic spectrum and been a large part of the evolution of the electronic music scene by recognising, developing and showcasing the best talent from around the world. Sónar Cape Town will be no different.
“We are laying the foundations to grow Sónar into an institution in South Africa,” says Seed Experiences Managing Director, Brian Little. “Sónar is a unique festival model and we aim to replicate the Sónar ethos in South Africa and what makes it so successful around the world, within a local context.”
Sónar’s commitment to the South African electronic music scene will also mean a host of established and emerging local talent will have the opportunity to be noticed on an international level and to develop skills on a local level.
“For a good couple of years, Olmeca Tequila has consistently positioned itself as a brand that promotes and supports electronic music in South Africa. We are very happy and excited to be partnering with Sónar to help bring this iconic international festival to South Africa,” says Renzo Puccini, Olmeca Tequila’s SA Brand Manager.
Limited Early Bird Passes are now on sale to the first ticket buyers. The Sónar Professional Accreditation (PRO) option offers access to priority parking, a clock room, free wifi, cellphone chargers and access to an exclusive viewing area and bar at the event.
Sónar Cape Town:
Good Hope Centre
One-Day Pass for 15 Dec 2014: R495
One-Day Pass for 16 December: R595
PRO Pass (Two-Day): R1350
Early Bird (Two-Day): R695
Tickets and information: http://bit.ly/SonarCT
A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg:
Nazrec Expo Centre
Friday 12 December 2014
General Pass: R595
PRO Pass: R895
Early Bird Pass: R495
More information: www.sonarcapetown.com/jhb
Sónar Cape Town:
@OlmecaTequilaSAINTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SONAR
Lamb of God in SA Jan 201430 Nov
LAMB OF GOD IN SOUTH AFRICA JANUARY 2014
FRIDAY 24 JANUARY: THE HILLCREST QUARRY, DURBANVILLE.
SATURDAY 25 JANUARY: THE EXPO CENTRE (Hall 8) NASREC, JOHANNESBURG.
MK Ondergrond chatted to LOG bassist John Campbell at Wacken in Germanyabout getting banned and the upcoming SA Tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urp2KGkVb1s&feature=youtu.be
Heavy Metal supporters in South Africa have held their breath since early in 2012 when rumours first emerged that a local appearance by USAmetal titans Lamb Of God was imminent. Hopes were dashed later that year when the remainder of the bands tour was cancelled in mid-2012 and activity curbed to within United States borders up until June this year. In fulfilling an old promise, Lamb Of God are finally on the road and catching up on a major back log of shows across the globe. The great news for South Africa is that two dates have been squeezed into the bands cram-packed touring schedule for early 2014.
“With only two dates available, we’ll be touring them to Cape Townand Johannesburg,” said Dawid Fourie of RAM Touring, “and we’re expecting that by playing those two cities, the maximum number of fans will get an opportunity to begin planning early for a trip to one of the larger centres.”
Lamb Of God, from the State of Virginia in the USA, were formed in 1990 with current members John Campbell on bass, Mark Morton on Guitar, and the legendary Chris Adler on Drums. Vocalist Randy Blythe joined in 1995 and drummer Chris’s brother Willie Adler replaced Abe Spear on guitar in 1999, resulting in the current line-up which spans more than a decade; and introducing the electrifying chemistry which has launched a successful career for the band we see today.
Lamb Of God will melt faces on Friday 24 January in Cape Town, and Saturday 25 January in Johannesburg. Tickets via www.computicket.co.za, or from any Computicket outlet nationwide. General standing is available at R450 and for Golden Circle, only R550.
Cape Town Venue: The Hillcrest Quarry outside Durbanville is a mere 30 minute drive from Cape Town CBD (traffic depending) and can be found on the M13 (Tygervalley Road) which bridges the Tygervalley Hills between Durbanville and Parklands (Table View). Safe and secure parking will be available +/- 0.9km from the grounds, where attendees will be required to park & walk. A shuttle service will be available at R5 per single trip for any special-needs patrons or for those who just don’t feel like walking.
Johannesburg Venue: The Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec (Hall 8) is situated just to the South-West of the city CBD on the Corner of Rand Show and Nasrec Roads, directly adjacent to the iconic “SoccerCity” National Stadium. The best approaches from the directions of Pretoria,Sandton, ORTambo Airtport, and Bloemfonteinare all well detailed on the venues website here: http://www.expocentrejhb.co.za/map-a-directions-to-expo-centre
Facilities at both venues include: Well-stocked bars (no alcohol served to u18s), Food Stalls, Security, Medics & kick ass production.
Regretfully, no u16′s will be allowed, and u18′s will only be admissible if accompanied by adult (21+) supervision and their ID documents.
The opening acts for both shows are: Mind Assault& The Drift.
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