Large On The Lawn On Sunday 26 February featuring Jack Parow And Francois van Coke

Large On The Lawn returns this month with headliners Jack Parow And Francois van Coke!

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After the first, and very successful, inaugural Large On The Lawn last month, this Sunday they return with another two great stage acts.

“Last month the first Large On The Lawn, Johannesburg’s new summer concert series, hosted a SOLD OUT event with 4000 music fans taking over Golden Harvest Park in Randburg. The 2nd instalment will see another stellar event take over the park with Afrikaans favourites Jack Parow and Francois van Coke performing at Large On The Lawn on Sunday 26 February.

JACK PAROW is SA’s most iconic Afrikaans Rapper. His multiple hits across his 8-year career span has given us sing-along favourites such as ‘Cooler As Ekke’, ‘Eksie Ou’, and ‘Hosh Tokolosh’ along with some collab tracks with FRANCOIS VAN COKE. Aside from his music, Parow has launched his own comic book and most recently his own brandy.

FRANCOIS VAN COKE rose to fame as the iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel. In April 2015, Francois launched his self-titled debut solo album and kicked his solo career into gear with the release of the most poignant ballad of that year – Toe Vind Ek Jou featuring Karen Zoid. Last Thursday, 2nd of February, saw the release of Francois’ second solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe and the third music video from the album, Dit Raak Beter (It Gets Better) accompanying the album’s release. The video contains poignant, unreleased footage of Francois growing up and for the most part depicts Francois’ love affair with music growing up, intercut with a performance at his alma mater, Bellville High.

Ticket Price (excluding ticketing service fee): http://breakout.nutickets.co.za/

Address: Golden Harvest Park, First Road, Randburg, 2169
GPS: 26.065955 | 27.954065
Gates Open 1pm / Show ends at 5pm

General Admission: Adults – R150 (excl ticketing fees)
General Admission: Teens 17-13 – R125 (excl ticketing fees)
General Admission: Kids 12-3 – R85 (excl ticketing fees)
Children 3 and under are free.

**Please Note: Tickets are Non-Transferable and T&C’s apply.

Be sure to get your tickets online, as gate sales will be very limited.

Follow Large On The Lawn online, on Facebook, on Instagram: and on Twitter.

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA 2017: ANNOUNCES FINAL PHASE 3 LINEUP & STAGES

ULTRA SA 2017 is back with a bang.

With new stages being introduced in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, this is sure to be a BIG day out. Look at this rad info guide:

Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dash Berlin, Dj Snake, KSHMR, Black Coffee, Felix Jaehn, Head Hunterz, Nic Fanciulli, DJ Fresh, Mark Stent and many more all live.

Cape Town sees Ultra SA being moved to new home grounds at Cape Town Stadium, with a new Bridges For Music Stage included. And Johannesburg will have a total of FOUR stages on the day. Take a look at the final lineup below:

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Tickets are still available, and selling fast, so get yours now!!

Tier 2 ticket prices are:
JHB:
Tier 2: GA: R900
Tier 2: VIP: R1700

CPT:
Tier 2: GA: R850
Tier 2: VIP: R1500

Tickets are NOW ON SALE at https://ultrasouthafrica.com/tickets/

>The UMF SA 2017 compilation disc has been released by Sony Music, and is already #1 on the iTunes Dance Music Charts!
Download or stream the #1 iTunes Dance Album: https://lnk.to/UltraSA2017

#UltraSA2017 – Get the party started now!

Download the Ultra SA app!📱 App Store – http://bit.do/UltraSAApp2017iOS … Google Play – http://bit.do/UltraSAApp2017Android

You can also use the Park & Ride option to get to & from ULTRA SA 2017 safely, or book & Uber. Use Promo code ULTRA2017 for R100 off first time ride.

Follow Ultra SA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for real-time updates on artists, tickets and festival updates.

LUSH Festival 2.0 returns to the beautiful Clarens

In case you missed the news, LUSH Festival 2.0 makes it return to the picturesque town of Clarens this Easter Weekend.
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And they have some great headliners and an even more solid local line-up!

All the details you need is right here…

When: 14 to 16 April 2017
Where: Linwood Farm, R711, Clarens, Free State
Why: This line up with more to be announced… The Temper Trap (Aus), Michael Franti (U.S), Kaki King (U.S) and the incredible SA bands:- Matthew Mole | TiMO ODV | Valiant Swart | Albert Frost | PHFAT | December Streets | Medicine Boy | BCUC | Opposite The Other | Bye Beneco | Josh Kempen | Hellcats | Popartlive | L.A. Cruz | Apple Gule | Bad Peter | Jet Treger | Isle Of Skye | Black Math | Raygun Royale | The Tazers | Luke K | Sol Gems | Johnny Cradle | The Moths | IV4 | Retro Dizzy | Felix Brendel | RudeBoyz | Mogey | Sonik Citizen | Tidal Waves | Simple Stories | The Kickstands | Weston & Engine | Luke Knox | Dominic Neil | Kimon Rayne | So Schway | Vimo | Cinimin | Bongani Zulu | T-Stak

Ticketing info (N.B!!!!):
Phase 1 (early bird tickets) are available until midnight on the 14th of February when Phase 2 tickets go on sale from 15 February until 31 March (phase 3 tickets will then go on sale at a higher price), so take advantage of the special early bird low prices now:

Phase 1 (early bird) pricing runs until 14 February 2017
Phase 1: General Admission [includes General Camping Area] – R495 (excl service fees)
Phase 1: Plus+ Admission [Plus+ Upgraded Camping Area] – R1195 (excl service fees)

Phase 2 pricing runs from 15 February to 31 March
Phase 2: Weekender General Admission [Weekender pass EXCLUDES General Camping] – R595 (excl service fees)
Phase 2: General Admission [includes General Camping Area] – R645 (excl service fees)
Phase 2: Plus+ Admission [Plus+ Upgraded Camping Area] – R1345 (excl service fees)
Tickets are available at http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lushclarens2017
**Luxury tent hotel accommodation for Harambee and the Owl Town Plus Hotel are available on site. More info available from http://www.lushfestival.com/

Plus+ Camping includes:
Preferred, limited camping area with more Trees and alongside the river
Separate (Closer) Parking Area and Access
Separate PLUS+ Entrance to Festival Grounds
Porters (should you need them)
Access controlled private camping
Upgraded Shower and Toilet Facilities

**Please Note: Tickets are Non-Transferable and T&C’s apply. NO UNDER 18s may camp on site. Under 18s are welcome to attend daily with parents/responsible adults but not allowed to camp.

BALCONY TV: LIVE TURNS 5

BALCONY TV JOHANNESBURG TURNS 5

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The wonderful people at Balcony TV JOHANNESBURG turn 5 years old this year. And they have put together quite a rad little birthday party that spans over 2 days at great Jhb live music venues.

All the details you need and how to get your tickets below:
Friday night live at The Good Luck Bar sees those lovely boys from Shortstraw take stage alongside Josh Kempen, We Are Charlie, Go Barefoot and Johnny Cradle.
Doors open at 7PM.
Tickets are R60 online here, or R80 at the door

Saturday live from Randlords rooftop, The Motherland, Bad Peter, IV4, The Sextons, Jerry & The Bandits, Following Fiction, Don’t Mind and Jeremy Olivier all live.
Doors open at 12PM.

Tickets are R60 online here too, or R80 at the door.

Keep an eye online for updates & more here:
Facebook, Twitter

Large On The Lawn – Johannesburg’s New Summer Concert Series

LARGE ON THE LAWN hits Johannesburg this weekend.

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In case you missed the news, Large On The Lawn returns to Johannesburg and this time with a full Summer series of acts on stage.
This Sunday sees the first of the series start off with Jeremy Loops AND Matthew Mole taking stage.

All the details you need is right here:
Sunday 29 January – Jeremy Loops and Matthew Mole
Address: Golden Harvest Park, First Road, Randburg, 2169
GPS: 26.065955 | 27.954065

Ticket Price (excluding ticketing service fee): http://breakout.nutickets.co.za/
General Admission: Adults – R150 (excl ticketing fees)
General Admission: Teens 17-13 – R125 (excl ticketing fees)
General Admission: Kids 12-3 – R85 (excl ticketing fees)
>Children 3 and under are free.

Here’s a little handy guide to ensure you have the best Large On The Lawn


NB: NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE.

The next Large On The Lawn show has Francois Van Coke and Jack Parow, in jou moeder se huisie on stage Sunday 26 February.

Follow Large On The Lawn online:
Website and Tickets: http://www.largeonthelawn.co.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/largeonthelawn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/largeonthelawn
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/largeonthelawn

SMOKING DRAGON NEW YEARS EVE 2016: feat Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers and US Based Todo Mundo

Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers and US Based Todo Mundo Join Epic Smoking Dragon Festival New Year’s Line-up!

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Only 3 hours away from Johannesburg and Durban, nestled between the colossal Drakensberg Amphitheatre mountains, looking onto The Tugela Falls, is a New Year’s event unlike any other. The Smoking Dragon Festival is back for its 6th year and has expanded to 4 stages including The Main Stage, Cherch Electric Jungle, Fringe Stage and the sparkling new Ripple Zone, complete with a dam, look-out deck and bar. The perfect location to jam in the water while watching some incredible acts!
Upping the game this year they have packed over 40 acts into this 3-day festival from 29 Dec – 1 Jan 2016. With the best in local talent from all over South Africa already announced including Grassy Spark, The Rudimentals, The Kiffness, Tidal Waves and so many more, Smoking Dragon is making this a New Year to remember with the addition of the supremely talented Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers and Tudo Mundo.

Recap of the Announced Lineup
29th Dec, Divas Stage -:
Saarkie, Push Push, Ann Jangle, Nonku Phiri, Bye Beneco, Dope St Jude, Nicky B

30th Dec, Best Of Stage -:
Diamond Thug, Tidal Waves, Boxer, The Dandies, BOO!, BCUC, The Kiffness, Veranda Panda.

31st Dec, Main Stage -:
Grassy Spark, The Rudimentals, Sublime Tribute Show, 7th Son, Trenton & The Free Radicals, Stone Jets, DJ inviZAble ft. Komputa General, Silva Black.

Ripple Zone -:
Stelth Ulvang, Todo Mundo, Qadasi, Wandile Mbambeni, Native Young, Hezron Chetty, Crimson House Blues, Sol Gems, Michael Lesar, Vukuzithate, Retro Dizzy, Goldilox, Yolanda Fyrus, Matthew F, TheCity, The Kickstands, The Shabeen, Mudblud, Red Tape Riot, Josh Roxton and Herkie, Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions, Josh Wantie, and the Kings Down South.

TICKETS:
Basic festival ticket which will grant the buyer access to the event grounds, basic ablution facilities (hot showers are an additional R25), main food court and bar.
Full Weekend Pass: R695
Day Pass – 29 Dec: R250
Evening Pass – 29/30 Dec: R550
Day Pass – 30 Dec: R350
Evening Pass – 30/31 Dec: R700
Day Pass – 31 Dec: R400
Add-Ons
VIP Campsite Full Weekend: R695
Ticket will include access to the Jacuzzi, Sauna, Swimming Pool, DStv and chill lounges, Private Cocktail bar, Self-Catering kitchens, and free hot showers.
Kids Zone Full Weekend: R200*
*Kids Zone full weekend and day passes allow children under the age of 12* access to fun, child focussed activities in a safe and secure area.
**Kids Zone evening passes allow children under the age of 12* access to 1x guardian per two children overnight, who will make sure the child(ren) are safe and fed

Buy Tickets Here : http://bit.ly/SmokingNY2016
Follow-us Here : https://www.facebook.com/smokingdragonfestivals
Get More Info Here : http://www.smokingdragon.org/

OPPIKOPPI 2016: Were You Taken To The UNSEA?

It comes around once a year. The excitement as the days get closer becomes palpable. Then D-Day arrives, and if you were lucky enough like me, you found yourself at OppiKoppi 22: For the lovely young taken to the Unsea

A view of @oppikoppi from the @josecuervosa deck. #theUNSEA #ok22 #rockwithCuervo

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Explaining to those who have never been, and those who have an ‘idea’ of what Koppi is, basically Oppikoppi is “The Best Fun You Never Knew You Wanted To Have“.
And this statement can be attested by the thousands who has made the pilgrimage from near and far back to Northam for the last 22 years. Twenty Two whole years, they must be doing something right? Right!

Sitting now and reflecting on the whole experience, at one point mid-fest you get to “Thanks Koppi, I want my bed now”, however soon as that is achieved a few days on, I am at that point going “How much longer till we do it all again?!”

Some of the moments I managed to witness in The UNSEA include:

  • Spending some great times with friends you don’t get to see often, and a timeout with those you do. Catching up and talking music. Willim Welsyn shredding at the Top Bar. Hearing Nakhane Toure singing out loud in the dusty plains of the Northam Bushveld. Thieve rocking ‘Last Day December’ to help us remember. Art Snakes making their debut on James Phillips. Werner, Stef & Jason reminding us how talented they just are! The Plastics rocking ‘Stereo Kids’ pumping their Psychedelic Indie Pop tracks. Khuli Chana brought his bit to Skellum Stage with his winning raps and rhymes.
  • Bittereinder have always been a tight act, Friday night on Main Stage they reminded every single reveler of this. Everything about their performance was solid. Sound so good off of that stage my ear plugs popped out of my ears. I even saw one fan throw up from the vibrations emitted from that world class sound setup.
  • Boosh, a regular Sunday vibe for most Joburgers, made its way to Northam. So if you know me, you know I have a soft spot for Shortstraw. And OPPIBOOSH was one for the books. Songbird Adelle Nqeto’s voice filled the farm from Bruilof Stage as she started off this what I hope to be a regular at the next couple of Koppi’s. Gangsterdam, Tidal Waves,Rambling Bones The Hip Replacements, Crystal Spark and We Are Charlie all did their thang. The Shortstraw boys ended off OppiBoosh and reminded all why “BITCHES LOVE SHORTSTRAW” 😉
  • Boxer have shown why they’re a band to keep an eye on with a great performance on Main Stage.
  • We managed to return to the infamous scene of the crime, the Jose Cuervo Deck. Hosting a bunch of fans and media, ice-cold slushies, good meals and flowing shots ensured all did in fact ‘Party Like a RockStar!’ all whilst New Academics belted out a bunch of tracks that got the masses jamming.
    A massive THANK YOU to the Jose Cuervo team for much needed “timeout” on that beautiful deck. Welcome BACK!

A little #RockWithCuervo vibe on the @JoseCuervoSA deck @oppikoppi #ok22 #theUNSEA

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  • A special mention has to go to Academie, mad how many people reminded me how I missed one of the best sets seen at Koppi. To every act that hit the Top Bar Stage, you guys made those melodies wave across the farm too! 
  • Saturday night, Main Stage, Riky Rick made one and all come out to dance and sing along. He brought those ‘Family Values’!! I absolutely love the fact that everyone and I mean EVERY ONE came out to this one. Love that hip hop headline acts are becoming a ‘norm’!!
  • Shall we talk about that sex in a voice, I mean aKing taking stage, all who took their spot at Main Stage sang along like Laudo was crooning at just them. Aking never disappoint.
  • Those Cape Town boys Grassy Spark hit James Phillips to a solid crowd. Described as “They blend ska with rock, funk, reggae, Latin and more all coming together to form a unique sound that is fueled by the love they have for music and the diversity of tastes and culture that cooks in the Mother City.” I firmly believe this extends to more than Cape Town but all of SA and further shores I hope. They totally owned their performance from beginning to end. Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of ‘Portal‘ their debut album released today. 
  • Fok-Of‘ ‘Fok-Of‘ ‘Fok-Of‘ is all you heard chanted as Main Stage held its biggest crowd for Koppi, IMO. There are no real words to describe how incredible the Fokofpolisiekar performance was, and always is. Franna reminds us every time he takes stage why he is one of SA’s leading front men. He makes grown men cry. Every. Single. Time.
  • Managing a light mission to Red Bull stage, 2 of the acts that stood out, Nonku Phiri and first time Koppi performer Ella G. I cannot wait to see them take stage next year once again.
  • Sadly, the Unhappy Hour DJ’s left me and many other at Top Bar, unhappy. The dance remix mashups are a no-go guys. It took a bit of time, but eventually the managed to almost get us happy again, mashup-less…
  • DJ Ready D’s performance on Main Stage reminded us all why he was so deserved of the Special Tribute Belt for his years of sharing the music

  • Josh Kempen, This guy. That voice. Those lyrics. That performance. I cannot wait for his album!
  • Asanda Mqiki another great performer to keep an eye on. Speaking of great performers, Ruby Gill. Man alive can she sing. Lyrics that speak to everyone. I remember Gerald Clark saying “Daai Ruby Gill is phenomenal. Sy’t my laat huil!” I love that Koppi finds these gems to share with us all.
  • Let’s talk #SlumAmerican, Southern Rock Rapper Yelawolf. It has been ages where a performer takes stage at Koppi and has EVERYONE talking about one of the most incredible stage performances to date. He was honest about his life & music. And mentions his momma. What a guy.
  • Admittedly I only knew the name August Burns Red, I had a listen the months leading to Koppi. All I thought was “Fuck, this is hard” And hard it was, there’s always a first for everything I say. But from start to end, those hard-core metal rockers kept the crowd fans going.
  • Saddest part about the Kongos performance, was that it felt like it had just started before massive smoke barrels were going off for ‘I’m Only Joking’ signalling the end of their performance. Always solid on stage.
  • The biggest smile on a performer starting his set all weekend has to go to DJ BOB as he started the finale of parties, right there in the Top Bar. Everyone had made the final mission up that hill for one last round. And what a final round it turned out to be. A nice little thank you and farewell to the farm/. Until next year.
  • Oh, a special mention has to go out to ANG, she closed off the Red Bull stage, a performance I sadly could not make, however was listening too from the comfort of my tent. That is until she played so hard that my cars alarm eventually went off and I had to leave said comfort of my tent to sort that out. Great set ANG.
  • P.S. The SABC can learn something about 90% local from the booking team, read G-Willy & JM, who had over 120 acts on the bill, and majority made up of local talent!

A weekend filled with music, out in the bushveld on a beautiful terrain. Seeing old friends and making new friends, having a random or 5 share their drink with you, having some guy as for a piece of gum, and when you do he hugs you and tells you “you are a lifesaver dude. I love you“, this is truly what Oppikoppi is about.

Oppikoppi, 22 whole years is no small achievement. A MASSIVE congratulations again on this, and here is to the next 22.

Hey @oppikoppi! 22 years strong. How crazy?! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO SHARE THE MUSIC! #ok22 #theUNSEA

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A huge thank you to every single person in-front and behind the scenes within the Hilltop Live family for making this possible. 

We cannot wait to return to the hills of Koppi. We get to do it all over. But in 2017. Let’s recover from THE UNSEA.