Great News! Today Seed Experiences announced another international act for Vodacom In the City 2015. Vodacom and Seed Experiences are excited to announce that Brit-pop, millennial rockers The Kooks will be joining sensational German Duo Milky Chance and Australia’s The Cat Empire at this years edition of the event (and at Rocking The Daisies 2015 in the Western Cape).
The Kooks graced our beautiful South African shores in 2013 (as part of an exclusive brand campaign to the select few who were lucky enough to get tickets) and was met with rave reviews and lots of fans distraught who missed out. This year Vodacom In The City will feature some important enhancements and changes, all guaranteed to make the music festival experience even more awesome for current and new fans.
The Kooks has been making music and touring the world for more than 10 years. Their latest album, “Listen”, was released in September 2014 and represented a major shift in their sound, with influences from soul music and Afrobeat. Local fans will also get to hear The Kooks’ older hits from albums “Konk”, “Inside In/Inside Out” and “Junk of the Heart”.
Milky Chance became a viral online sensation after they released their self-produced single “Stolen Dance” on YouTube, which racked up over 30-million plus views in one month. They mix elegant electronic production with acoustic guitars and lilting, lush vocals and have mastered an original style that can best be described as singer-songwriter spirit mixed with electronic beats.
The Cat Empire is a jazz/reggae/funk/Latin/gypsy/hip hop Australian band that never fails to start a party and have been touring and releasing records for well over a decade. Their latest album, “Steal the Light” debuted top 20 charts in six countries. They have a massive army of fans the world over, and for very good reason. They deliver incredible musicality, humour entertainment and energy and are guaranteed to make you smile and dance!
The best news (in my humble opinion) is that the festival will be moving from Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown to the iconic Emmerentia dam. This move was prompted by several factors, the most important being the fans. Emmerentia dam is a much safer, more secure venue and the location makes it more convenient and accessible for the fans. Coupled with improved facilities and better logistics, Emmerentia dam is not only a larger, outdoor green space but it provides for better infrastructure and comfort.
Goodbye Friday night, hello sunny Sunday! Yes folks, Vodacom In The City is moving to Sunday the 4th of October, creating for the first time in its four years a full-day, day-time festival celebrating one of Joburg’s top green spaces. The festival will now be longer too, starting at 10 AM and ending at 6 PM, which means more hours of the best international and local music. And another first: fans of all ages are welcome, making it a family-friendly day out.
Take note: This event would have taken place at Zoo Lake, but the venue has been changed.
“The move to the iconic inner-city park plugs into a global trend”, says Brian Little, Seed Experiences Managing Director. “We are seeing more and more the global format of festivals being held in parks as a way to celebrate cities’ green spaces through music and lifestyle events.” Seed Experiences have a long track record of producing sold-out concerts and festivals at green, outdoor venues like Cloof Wine Estate, Zoo Lake, Emmarentia Dam and Kirstenbosch Gardens.
Tickets for Vodacom In The City 2015 are priced at R495. More good news is that if you are strapped for cash you can secure your ticket within 24 hours through the new Mobicred payment option. It’s a first for South Africa and an exclusive industry initiative by Seed Experiences and Nutickets.
No credit card is needed, just easy, minimum monthly installments via debit order that allow you to party now and pay it off later. Just follow the simple sign-up procedure and get your Vodacom In The City ticket now from R49 p/m, click here to start the process.
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