Great news! The organizers of Rocking The Daisies and In The City announced more artists today! Globally renowned electronic dance music duo Knife Party, formed from two members of the drum and bass outfit Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, are notorious for their aggressive take on electro-house / dubstep. Knife Party have sky-rocketed to become one of the most renowned dance acts on the planet with barely a moment to catch their breath.
The group’s first EP ‘100% No Modern Talking’ racked up over half a million downloads. They have amassed over 2.3 million Facebook fans, achieved over 20 million plays of their son ‘Internet Friends’ on YouTube alone, and have headlined shows and festivals to tens of thousands of fans the world over. Remixing Porter Robinson, Labrinth and Nero to name a few, Knife Party also collaborated with Swedish House Mafia on the phenomenal worldwide smash ‘Antidote’.
The Knife Party movement is both a viral and a global one, and fresh from headlining Ultra Miami in 2016 they are welcomed as the Electronic Dome headliner at Rocking The Daisies. They are an act that is sure to literally blow the roof off.
DJ Dimplez, Ready D, Youngsta, PH Fat, SA Music legend Hugh Masekela, Drum Machine, Sannie Fox, Vukazithathe, Pop Art Live, Narch, Supernova, Akio, Warren Bokwe, Ma’original, Mix n Blend, Hadedah, Fever Trails, DJ Lag, Lucky Luke, Edit and Run and SWIM have also been added to the Daisies line-up. To get an idea of their sound, check out the video for their track “Centipede” below:
Mac Miller, is an acclaimed American rapper and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since releasing his first mixtape at just 15 years old, he came on the scene with a throwback style that betrayed his years and has become one of the leaders of the new school, that is taking the global hip-hop scene by storm. In early 2010, Miller signed a record deal with Pittsburgh-based indie record label Rostrum Records.
He subsequently began recording his debut studio album Blue Slide Park, and released it on November 8, 2011. The album went on to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, making it the first independently distributed debut album to top the chart since Tha Dogg Pound’s 1995 album, Dogg Food.
Since then, his coming of age has reflected on his sound which has evolved from what critics call ‘party rap’ to an adaptive free-associative rhyming style. Where Mac Miller is not just a rapper anymore, but an eclectic artist who can easily adapt to different genres and can also craft, both for himself and for other artists. He will be playing at both Rocking The Daisies and In The City this year. To get an idea of Mac Miller’s sound, check out the video for “100 Grandkids”:
Take note: 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. Ticket transfers opened on the 1st of June and will close 12 hours before the festival gates open. All tickets can be transferred online and will cost R50.
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