SUPERBALIST IN THE CITY LAUNCHES FIRST FOUR LEAD-UP EVENTS

Remember when we mentioned Superbalist IN THE CITY has expanded to FOUR days, now they’ve got some lead up events to this rad festival!

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Think Tattoo Roulette, City Bike Rides, Movie Nights and Lawn Games.

Here are all the details you need to know…

#SxITC2016 Tattoo Roulette
When: Sunday 11 September
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Venue: Fallen Heroes, Parkhurst

Twelve of SA’s leading designers, artists and influencers including Jana + Koos, The Bread, Grassy Spark and Marchand have designed money-can’t-buy tattoos especially for Superbalist In The City! Share the event on your own Facebook page and dare one friend by @tagging them to take up the challenge – don’t forget to include #SxITC2016. The first 36 people to share the event will be given the chance to blindly select one on 11 September and there’s no backing out! Each lucky chosen tattoo recipient can bring one friend for an afternoon of surprise inking, Dutch courage and music.

*Only for #SxITC2016 ticket holders. Share the event, @tag one friend and use the hashtag #SxITC2016
** 36 Spots available.

#SxITC2016 Bioscope Movie Night
When: Wednesday 21 September
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Bioscope Cinema, Braamfontein

Ever wanted to have your very own cinema night with your favourite movie? Superbalist In The City is putting the power in your hands! Show your love and vote for your favourite movie from our selection of five and we will handle the rest! The movie that gets the most love will be screened at The Bioscope, complete with ticket giveaways on the night.

*Only for #SxITC2016 ticket holders, registration will open once the most popular movie has been selected.
** 60 seats available.

#SxITC2016 Between 10 & 5 Lawn Games
When: Saturday 24 September
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Venue: Emmarentia Dam

Prepare for a classic morning of lawn games at our beautiful concert venue, Emmarentia Dam. Grab your friends and make a team of five for some friendly competition. With prizes and #SxITC2016 tickets up for grabs, and Virgin Mobile refreshments, you better start practicing your croquet.

#SxITC2016 PUMA Fishtail Rides
When: Sunday 25 September
Time: 11am – 5pm
Venue: Great Dane, Braamfontein

PUMA Fishtail Rides is back! Bring your own bicycle or hop on one of Puma’s free ones, only available for #SxITC2016 ticket holders. Join hundreds of cyclists and see the city like never before. PUMA will lead you through the streets of Jozi, stopping off at cultural and historical monuments along the way. End your cycle tour with some ice-cold cocktails, a sizzling braai and giveaways while the decks heat-up with back-to-back DJs.

*FREE bicycles and a welcome drink for #SxITC2016 ticket holders only. Only 20 bikes available, first come first served.
** The general public are invited to bring their own bikes and join the ride.

Follow Superbalist on FacebookTwitter and Instagram#SxITC2016

IN THE CITY EXPANDS

Last week saw the announced of the return of IN THE CITY. This time round though, sees IN THE CITY spread over one whole weekend throughout Johannesburg!

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In the City is back. Not for one unbelievable music experience, but three. For the first time ever In the City is expanding to a full weekend city takeover.

Opening up this highly anticipated festival, In the City will host three separate events for lovers of electronic, house, urban, hip-hop, indie and everything in between, all under the banner of the In the City Weekend.

To kick off this year’s incredible international line-up, the highly requested U.S. award winning, indie band Foster the People will headline the main concert on Sunday 9 October. These Grammy award nominees behind the smash-hits “Helena Beat”, “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)” and “Coming of Age” and “Pumped Up Kicks” will ignite Emmarentia Dam with their addictive, quirky dance-infused pop and rock.

Daniel Pearce, better known as Eats Everything, will headline the AND Liftoff party on Friday 7 October. In early 2015, Dan Pearce delivered a two CD compilation ‘Fries With That’, launching the mix with a very special intimate Boiler Room party from his favourite Fish and Chip shop in Bristol earlier this year. Recently, Dan has played sets at Snowbombing, Ultra Music Festival and at Coachella as part of JESuS.

One weekend. Three incredible music experiences.
Bringing it back to downtown Jo’burg, the home of In the City, electronic music fans can look forward to a Friday night kick-off party featuring the best in international and local underground electro, deep house and techno for AND Liftoff on 7 October. Renowned for their uncompromising music ethos, the collective of ardent individuals behind the brand are constantly pushing the boundaries of the music that Jo’burg clubbers are exposed to.

On Saturday 8 October, cultural melting pot Braamfontein will be transformed into a tropical beach paradise for the Virgin Mobile Braam Beach Party. Complete with beach sand, palm trees and awesome mobile connectivity, party goers can make the most of summer in the city – so come dressed in your summer outfits. SA’s best house and hip hop acts will take to the stage to spin lyrics and turn tables while the sun sets over Nelson Mandela Bridge. Head to Great Dane in Braam ‪on Thursday night 7 July for the big line-up reveal hosted by Virgin Mobile.

The pinnacle of the weekend remains the In the City Concert, set in the heart of Jo’burg’s city parks, Emmarentia Dam on Sunday 9 October. Join us for a beautiful day on the grass while listening to the world-class line-up of international artists fresh off the plane from sister Cape Town festival Rocking the Daisies.

That is right, we get a full weekend in the heart of Johannesburg. And YOU get to pick which of the shows you’d prefer to see by purchasing either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday ticket. if you’re up for a full weekend of music, the Full In The City weekend is available, with launch tickets starting at R700.

You can pick from the below, and buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/ITCWeekend

In The City Weekend

Friday 7 October: AND Liftoff
Venue: AND, 7 7th St, Newtown, Johannesburg
Featuring: Eats Everything
Times: 9pm-4am
Launch Ticket Price: R120

Saturday 8 October: Virgin Mobile Braam Beach Party
Venue: Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Times: 3.30pm-10pm
Ticket Price: R150

#BraamBeachParty


Sunday 9 October: In The City Concert
Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Featuring: Foster the People, Beardyman and more International acts TBA
Times: 10am-6pm
Launch Ticket Price: R495
*Launch tickets are limited.

DATE: 7-9 October 2016
WEBSITE: www.inthecityJHB.co.za
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/InTheCityJHB
TWITTER: @InTheCityJHB
INSTAGRAM: @InTheCityJHB

#ITC2016

GET READY FOR VODACOM IN THE CITY 2015!

This morning saw Cape Town’s Grassy Spark announced as opening act for In The City, congratulations guys!

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With just 12 days to go, TWELVE DAYS KIDS, this is always a great event put together by the Seed Experiences team to make sure those stuck in Jhb do not miss out on the Rocking the Daisies vibe.

As anticipation builds up to see The Kooks, Milky Chance AND The Cat Empire live at Emmerentia Dam, the Seed Experiences and In The City teams have been putting together little events leading up to show day that not only will be loads of fun, but could see you win yourself some rad prizes!

In only a few short weeks the lawns of Emmerentia Dam will be transformed into one of Jozi’s most loved music festivals, Vodacom In The City. Vodacom and Seed Experiences didn’t think one day of Vodacom In The City was enough and so they are bringing the vibe and energy of the festival, to a venue near you.
In the lead up to the highly anticipated day-time event on Sunday 4 October, they’ll be hosting eight awesome events aimed at getting lovers of music (and other cool things) together in and around Jozi and Pretoria.

Check out the roster of events and secure your spot. Get your #VITC2015 tickets here if you don’t have already have them: http://nue.so/avy9u2

 

Puma Fishtail Heritage Ride
Thursday 24 September
Great Dane, Braamfontein
2pm-5pm

Puma are bringing their unique Fishtail Ride experience to Jozi for the second time. The first 20 riders get to use an exclusive Fishtail bicycle, while additional bikes can be rented at R150 a bike and you are free to bring your own bike. See the city from a unique angle, as you tour inner Johannesburg, Newtown and Braamfontein on this cultural experience. End off this energetic day with a drink at Great Dane Bar.

Pirate Boat Takeover
Saturday 26 September
Zoo Lake
12pm-6pm

It’s what childhood dreams are made of! We’ve hired out ALL of the boats at Zoo Lake for an awesome day on the dam. Get dressed up, bring your water guns and go head-to-head with other boats as you try to take them over. Come prepared to get wet and bring your sunscreen, or just chill on the dam banks while you watch all the action. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed and best sieges!

City-to-City Bus with Lazola Gola
Sunday 27 September
Great Dane, Joburg to Lucky Rodrigo, Pretoria (return trip)
11am-6pm

What better way to get to the capital than on our very own City-to-City Bus with comedian Lazola Gola. Hop on at Great Dance Bar and hop off at Lucky Rodrigo for a Vinyl Fair! This is open only to VITC ticketholders and registration is a must to secure your spot (only 50 spots available).

Vinyl Fair
Sunday 27 September
Lucky Rodrigo
12pm

Best known for their unbelievable steaks, sticky wings and delicious ribs Lucky Rodrigo will play host to our Vinyl Fair. Complete with vinyl DJ’s spinning the decks, a wide variety of vinyl’s on sale and a delicious braai!

#VITC2015 Instagram Exhibition at First Thursdays
Thursday 1 October
Great Dane Lane, Braamfontein
6pm

We always look for unique ways to incorporate art into #VITC2015 and this year is no different. Through our various Instagram campaigns including #MyVITCStyle, #VITCSunriseInstaWalk and #MyVITCCity we will be exhibiting your photos at Braamfontein’s popular cultural activation First Thursdays. Prizes will be awarded on the night for outstanding pictures. This is a public event and photos will be displayed on the wall outside Great Dane.

Great Dane #VITC2015 Party
Thursday 1 October
Great Dane, Braamfontein
8pm

With our #VITC2015 Instagram Exhibition running outside and First Thursdays throughout the area, Great Dane will create an awesome night of back-to-back DJ’s, ticket and prize giveaways. This is the only way to get into the mood for Vodacom In The City before the main event on 4 October. 

Check-out the Vodacom In The City Facebook page for more information on all of these events and how to register.

Get your #VITC2015 tickets now at http://nue.so/avy9u2. Tickets priced at R495.
#VITC2015

In the City 2014

It is FINALLY here, Friday night, the Jhb City Centre comes alive for Vodacom In The City.

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Rudimental. MGMT. Crystal Fighters. The Presets and our very own, P.H.fat take stage!

Here is a little handy pack, with all the info you will need for this Friday night.

There are still some tickets available here: -> VITC Tickets

A first for VITC is the Park and Ride option available. The Park and Ride runs from Cresta Shopping Centre, Clearwater Mall, Melrose Arch and Cedar Square -> Book Park & Ride

One of the most important things for me at a festival, the lineup!! Here is the lineup for this Friday night:

18h00: Gates open
18h45-19h15: P.H.fat
19h30-20h30: Crystal Fighters

21h00-22h15: MGMT
22h45-00h00: Rudimental
00:30-01h30: The Presets

A layout of the land is also very important,  here is a nice little map for the night:

 

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And we all love winning amazing stuff, as part of the , my friends over at Jose Cuervo are also giving away tickets to #VITC2014!! Whos In? Just click the below

 

The above info should help make for a great night out.

 

Be sure to follow the In The City team on Facebook and Twitter for live updates and even more giveaways!

In The City – I was there…

Last week Friday saw more than 10 000 folks all head into the Johannesburg CBD for the incredible

In The City

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And what a night it turned out to be!

I want to start by saying that it saddened me reading all the feedback regarding the number security issues people experienced before, during and after the show, that said the feedback from Seed Experiences who own the In The City festival has been really great.  HIGH-5 to them and their teams!

All round the event itself proved to be an excellent improvement on last year, they had taken all the feedback provided and made sure this year everything was better. From sound, to the stage setup, the entry and exit out of the event itself and the big one, you know what I am talking about right? THE BAR(s) this was a major issue for folks last year, not only for drinkers but non-drinkers too, it took ages to get water.

This year they made sure they did not make the same mistake. They even promised my friend Meg & I when we mentioned it, that it’ll be better. And seriously it was. Seriously.

Spending most of the day at In The City, I was there as the gates opened. I saw all you Jose Cuervo #partyanimals in full force. I loved it!

When I think of the all the talented acts I saw on that stage, I somehow feel as if though I cannot put into words what I and the thousands of people was lucky enough to experience. But at the same time there is SO much I want to say that I feel I may ramble and somehow lose the plot…!

How about keeping it short, like 140 characters on Twitter, well I will try… 😛

Lil Bow – 

I am all for new talent, but sadly this DJ has a long way to go, in my opinion. Mixing was sloppy, obvious errors for those listening, maybe nerves? The crowd danced because they had no other choice. Hone and own your skill.

Al Bairre – 

These CT town guys won the coveted slot to open In The City. I loved seeing the energy their fans radiate, it seemed as though the band needed this as they started off their set on a bit of a slow boat. Eventually picking up it had me even tapping my feet and jiving a lil bit, eventually.

Δ (alt-J) –

What an opening! I do not believe this band realised the thousands of fans they have here in SA till that moment when house lights went up and there they had a sea of people displaying the band’s triangle ∆ symbol with their fingers. THey may have had me feeling like they’re not meant to be playing at an event like #VITC2013, think chilled out on the green grass of Koppi here,  but they sure as hell had an incredibly tight set! Hearing the roar of tracks like ‘Tessellate’, ‘Matilda’ and ‘Breezeblocks’ in the Jhb night is something kinda special!

The Hives – 

OH MY HAT! What an incredible performance by these Swedish rockers. From the first ‘Howzit” to the very last high-5 they gave to the lucky ones right in front of stage the energy , these mariachi band outfit wearing rock stars are just that |ROCK STARS| Pelle is an absolute charmer on stage.  They have been doign this for years, and you can see it when they take stage. They own it!

And in case you missed it, MY name appeared on the kick drum. Amazing, right? 😛

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SKUNK ANANSIE – 

Okay, so when I found out that I will get the chance to see SKIN live on stage, I may have squealed a little bit. Yes, I know it’s justified cause well it is SKUNK ANANSIE!

She sang to ME, she told ME she loves me, in front of thousands of witnesses, it was beyond beautiful. I listened and she belted out all of my favourite songs I could hardly contain myself. I watched as Skin crowd walked, not surfed, but she literally walked across the crowd singing. There was nothing more amazing to witness!

I screamed. I shouted. I laughed. I danced. I was almost in tears. Tears of happiness. The performance by Skin, Cass, Ace & Mark put on truly made my night.  It’s been a few days since we were lucky to have them perform in our city, I am still on a high from what they done on stage here. They are that good!

 

BOYS NOIZE –

Admittedly I know only a few tracks by this guy, but man oh man, he had me dancing at the end of the night! There truly is something rad about this guy that had the masses fist pumping, then again with lyrics like this..

“Red, Red, Red, Red, u
Ich,Ich,Ich,Ich,u
R,R,U,R,U
Ich u, Ich r u”

It’s to be expected!

Watching the last of his set of from the top on the M1 South, made me realise how lucky we are to have something like In The City! We gets to JAM hard to our favourites, right here in our city!

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All in all In The City was just that, a night out in MY city. Filled with the best music. With the best people. And my favourite guy, Jose Cuervo!! I cannot wait for next year.

Have a look at some of the photos I manage to capture on that night here –>   Musical Mayhem In The City

Huge thank you to Seed Experiences and their sponsors to a night I will not easily forget. And even bigger thank you to the One-Eyed Jack team, especially Mike Pocock, this man makes everything possible no matter how much crap I give him 😉

I am very much looking forward to In The City 2014!