SU Woordfees, in conjunction with Sanlam, MFM, kykNET and Hilltop Live, presents a new music festival for the young – and young at heart: Dorpstraat Live! If you’re a fan of local music or just good music in general, you should NOT miss out on this musical affair.
Get ready for Matthew Mole, Spoegwolf, The Plastics, Dan Patlansky, Bittereinder, Fokofpolisiekar, PHFat and GoodLuck. The biggest names in English and Afrikaans rock, dance and rap will be together for a single concert at the popular Coetzenburg sport terrain in Stellenbosch on Saturday the 12th of March 2016.
Bittereinder sounds like rap but feels like Afrikaans when, in fact, they are both. Bittereinder are three relatively good-looking young Pretorian men who unimaginably overcome their respective quarter-life crises to produce a series of works that verges on the magnificent and borders on being inexcusably ridiculous. Bittereinder’s music rubs noses with the language that you speak at home, massages the shoulders of your favourite book, and French kisses your ideas about God.
PHFat have had an incredible run in 2014 and 2015, with singles and video’s lauded as the best in South Africa as well as major performances at Oppikoppi and Rocking the Daisies. PHFat also received two MK Award nominations for Best Video and Best Live Act. The band released their latest single ‘Lights Out’ which saw the track receiving play listing from thirteen radio stations across South Africa including MFM, 5fm, YFM and GoodHope FM.
In just over four years GoodLuck have gone from knowing very little about electronic music to recording their sophomore album outside. In the desert. Using only the sun to power their infectious beats. Their list of achievements and conquests reads like an artists’ wish list: nine top 10 radio singles, five Number 1-hits, five SAMA [South African Music Award] award nominations, a top 10 iTunes Netherlands hit with ‘Taking it Easy’ and over 500 performances around the world.
Yet, as their fans know, the artists who make up GoodLuck – Juliet Harding (lyricist and vocalist), Raiven Hansmann (keys and sax) and Ben Peters (producer and sampling) are too down to earth to let the enormity of their success change who they are: “We are the nerds of the music industry!” Living out the adventure of their lives it seems hard pressed that such a moniker should be fitting to describe this phenomenal band, but their humility and approachability makes it surprisingly apt.
Fokofpolisiekar, Matthew Mole and Dan Patlansky require no major introduction. Cape Town locals, Fokofpolisiekar is one of the most recognisable rock bands in South Africa, breaking through the language barrier by appealing to English and Afrikaans fans. Matthew Mole is currently the most iconic pop solo artists while Dan Patlansky is recognised as one of the top Blues guitarists in South Africa.
Tickets are on sale now for R100 on Computicket or you can get them at the gate for R150.
Great news is that Running Wolf’s Rant is giving away two double tickets for Dorpstraat Live! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this article and let us know what you’d be willing to do to get your music-loving paws on these tickets. Make sure that you use an e-mail address just in case we need to reach you.
The competition closes on Sunday the 6th of March at midnight and the winners will be notified on Monday the 7th of March. This competition is NOT open to under 18’s.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Music and Competitions category on Running Wolf’s Rant.