Award winning, indie pop band Foster the People are finally coming to South Africa to perform at this year’s Rocking the Daisies from 6-9 October 2016.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Mark Foster founded the band with Mark Pontius in 2009 and brought us chart-topping, dance-infused pop and rock tracks like “Helena Beat“, “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”, “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Coming of Age“. Rocking the Daisies fans have been begging the organisers to bring them out in recent years and now their getting just what they want.
International acts also added to this incredible line-up include Dublin-born, Berlin-based techno producer Matador and Bristol native Eats Everything.
In early 2015 Eats Everything 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. Recently, he has played sets at Snowbombing, Ultra Music Festival and at Coachella as part of JESuS. Eats Everything will be an absolute must-see on the Beach Bar Saturday line up.
Matador adds weight to the hugely popular Electronic Dome as one of techno’s most notable and credible mavericks.
What would Rocking the Daisies be without a hot local line-up?
The Baddest, award-winning hip hop icon AKA will make his Daisies debut this year, AKA has won numerous Metro FM, SAMA and Channel O awards and is currently set to perform at the BET experience on June 25th in the U.S where he is nominated in the category Best African Act – for two years in a row now.
Grassy Spark, Jimmy Nevis, DJ Invizable Computa General, Trancemicsoul, Killer Robot, Nakahne Toure, Nasty C, Moonchild Sanelly, Thieve, Red Tape Riot, Diamond Thug, F O L L O W E R, SIMMYSIMMYNA, Cassiem Latief, Kyle Mcclean, Lamagier and Tha Cutt with Lee Harvey Oswald also give Rocking the Daisies 2016 some love with performances on various stages.
Can you believe that the legendary Mango Groove hasn’t played Daisies yet either? Experience their electric on-stage performance and magical blend of South African Marabi, Kwela and pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston and the evocative sound of the penny-whistle.
Want to find out who else is playing? With 250 acts to announce between now and October, the festival will be brightening your week by giving you artist drops every Monday over the next eight weeks. #RockingMondays.
Rocking the Daisies takes place from 6-9 October 2016 at the beautiful Cloof Wine Estate in Darling in the Western Cape. With ten stages, art installations and production design that’ll blow your mind, you can expect the experience of a lifetime. The festival caters for everyone, from the hard core ‘I’m not gonna wash for four-days’ campers, to the glampers who are all about a hot shower, comfy beds and viewing deck couch service.
If you can’t get there, you’ll have the chance to see some of the international acts perform in Jo’burg at In the City Weekend. check out www.inthecityjhb.co.za for all info.
As Superbalist will be keeping all attendees kitted with the latest festival fashion, each ticket holder to either event will be treated to a Superbalist voucher to ensure everyone will be on point with the latest in festival trends.
How this year’s #RTD2016 ticketing works:
Each ticket must be assigned to an individual person; multiple tickets cannot be purchased under one name, so make sure that you get your friend’s cellphone number and email address if you’ll be buying for them.
Phase 3: Ticket Reservations: 25 May 2016- 25 June 2016
Tickets will be R995, for a full weekend pass, excluding booking fee.
Note, you can only buy a ticket in Phase 3, if you have reserved a ticket for this phase and you can reserve up to 4 tickets in this phase.
Phase 3: Ticket Sales: 26 June 2016
Again, only reserved tickets will be on sale. You will have FIVE DAYS in which you can purchase your reserved tickets from when tickets go on sale
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: www.heartbreakmotel.co.za