Join The Subways (UK) and Fun Lovin’ Criminals (Fast and Frank DJ Set) on Saturday, 23rd November, alongside South Africa’s best for the street gathering of your life.
Lookout for the likes of aKing, Desmond and the Tutus, Ryan Gosling, Naas, Half ‘n Half, Taxi Violence, Sasquatch, Weazel, kidofdoom, Sideshow, The Future Primitives, Battle Beyond the Stars, YOH!, Gateway Drugs, Beach Party, 4th, Doctor Khumalo, Big Exit, Robfather and ShortStraw.
The Subways (UK)
The Subways are one of the most exciting live bands on the current touring circuit, thrilling crowds with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances!
Back in 2005, aged just 16years old, The Subways crashed onto the international rock scene with their cult debut album ‘Young for Eternity’ and rock-club-DJ favourite ‘Rock & Roll Queen’. The track has built a huge fan base with Guy Ritchie even inviting the band to perform it in his 2008 movie ‘RocknRolla’.
Despite early success it has not always been smooth sailing for the band… in 2007 lead singer Billy Lunn was forced to undergo surgery to remove nodules on his vocal chords caused by strenuous touring and suddenly the band’s very existence was in doubt! When Lunn eventually made a full recovery, The Subways headed to LA to record their sophomore album with Butch Vig (Nirvana/Smashing Pumpkins/Sonic Youth). The result, a sonically enormous, harder edged album… ‘All or Nothing’ that reflects the bands fight to survive, Lunn’s battle with being told he may never sing again, alongside the emotional impact of the break up of his and Cooper’s long term personal relationship.
In September 2011 the band released their 3rd and latest album ‘Money and Celebrity’ produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths/ Blur). This catchy UK record melds their debut’s melodic, pop/punk immediacy with the rock power of ‘All or Nothing’. The band state that tracks off the new album, such as ‘It’s a Party’ and ‘We Don’t Need To Have A Good Time’ were directly inspired by:-
“A huge hunger to get up onstage and get everyone going absolutely nuts!” and that “There is nothing more exciting for us than being on tour. We never want to do anything else. To get up onstage and to play rock and roll every day, to visit new towns, new cities, new countries, new continents and to make new friends along the way, it’s the most amazing experience we’ve ever felt! The greatest drug in the world is seeing people screaming the words to songs you’ve written, dancing to the drums, clapping to your rhythms and screaming when you ask them to! We will rock till we drop!”
The Subways consists of: Billy Lunn (Vocals/Guitar), Charlotte Cooper (Bass/Vocals), Josh Morgan (Drums)
Fun Lovin’ Criminals (USA)
Having sold approximately 10 million albums worldwide, this funky ’90s rock/hip hop band are known for their cool onstage antics. They are best known for their hit “Scooby Snacks” which features samples from films by Quentin Tarantino, as well as the song “Love Unlimited”, which serves as a comical tribute to Barry White.
The band has gained a large following, particularly in northwest Europe, and is set to rock out an unforgettable reggae performance in South Africa.
Fun Lovin’ Criminals DJ set are: Brian Leiser (known as Fast) and Mark Benbini (known as Frank).
- The Future Primitives – 18:00
- Beach Party – 19:00
- Beast – 20:00
- Taxi Violence – 21:00
- aKING – 22:00
- The Subways – 23:00
La Hacienda Stage
- Robfather – 21:00
- Gateway Drugs – 22:00
- Big Exit – 23:30
- Fun Lovin’ Criminals DJ Set – 00:30
- Sideshow – 01:30
The Backroom Stage
- Battle Beyond The Stars – 21:00
- YOH! DJ Set – 23:00
- Naas – 00:00
- 4th – 01:00
- Ryan Gosling – 02:00
Here are the details:
Date: Saturday 23rd November – 18:00 (6pm)
Venue: The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town
Tickets: R100 via Webtickets here
(Please note this is an 18+ event, valid ID to be presented on request.)