Author: Henno Kruger

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Great News! After an absence of two years, Capital Craft Beer Festival returns on the 18th of June 2022 for its eighth instalment as the Capital City’s finest beer festival! Setting out to once again unite the Capital’s beer and music lovers in the beautiful surroundings of the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, this year’s festival will feature the country’s favourite craft brewers, an abundance of entertainment for all musical tastes and a diverse selection of food on offer. Capital Craft Beer Festival prides itself in being one of Pretoria’s most spectacular, unforgettable and well-executed social events, whilst celebrating the local beer industry and…

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It’s official! Disney+ has arrived in South Africa. The Walt Disney Company officially launched the streaming service here on Wednesday the 18th of May 2022 for R119 per month or a discounted annual fee of R1190. More info about Disney+ in South Africa Disney+  content library contains Disney’s animated films and series and movies and series that fall under the Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic banner. It also features access to it’s Star Hub. The Star Hub includes movies and TV shows aimed at a more adult audience from Hulu, 20th Television, 20th Century Studio (formerly known as 20th…

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Following the success of her debut single ‘Where Are You Now?’, Britney Meistre headed to Hollywood to record her sophomore release ‘By My Side?’, which is out today across all digital platforms. Written and recorded in Los Angeles, Britney collaborated with the talented team at Onkey and Indasoul records for her latest single ‘By My Side’. She was scouted and approached by the team to work with them and after various sessions via zoom planning and writing songs, Britney headed to the states for two weeks to record the vocals for the track. Britney Meistre recalls the encounter “It was…

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 as the headline act for this year’s event, the MTN Bushfire Festival, taking place in the Malkerns Valley in the Kingdom of Eswatini from May 27 – 29, has announced the rest of the eclectic and exciting line-up from across Africa and around the globe.    More info about the MTN Bushfire Festival 2022 Line-Up Just some of the exciting acts added to this year’s line-up include Congolese-born singer, songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tresor; South African award-winning Maskandi music legend Ihhashi Elimhlophe; and the legendary Don Laka, who in 2022 marks a…

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David Kramer het ‘n spesiale liedjie vir Eseltjiesrus se Donkies geskryf en opgeneem! Donkies is dalk nie vir baie mense hoog op die belangrikheids rangorde nie – behalwe vir dié wat steeds vir hulle daaglikse bestaan afhanklik is van hierdie hardwerkende diere. Tot vandag toe vervoer duisende donkies nog goedere, boumateriaal, vullis, water en kos vir hulle eienaars. Eseltjiesrus naby McGregor is 16 jaar gelede gestig toe die nood besef is vir eerstens, ʼn veilige hawe vir afgeleefde, verwaarloosde donkies en tweedens, die noodsaaklikheid van bewusmaking van hierdie diere se merkwaardige eienskappe, soos getrouheid en nederigheid. Musieklegende David Kramer het kort na…

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Out & About is the new album from Nomadic Orchestra a five-piece brass dance band, based in Cape Town, South Africa. The primary goal of the Nomads, as they’re affectionately referred to, is to get people moving. The band plays an infectious kind of high-energy dance music guaranteed to get feet tapping and limbs flailing. More info about Nomadic Orchestra Their music can’t be defined by one specific genre, as they combine elements of Afro-Balkan, Jazz, Punk, Rock, Hip Hop and everything in-between. One thing however is for certain, and that is that Nomadic Orchestra are the ultimate party starters…

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“Aeroplane Park” is here! Cape Town-based duo Emerger deliver a shimmering, hook-filled Alt-Pop gem with the release of their latest single. It’s a nostalgic fever dream about love and longing, set at the turn of the millennium. More info about “Aeroplane Park” The track, produced and mixed by co-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Matthee, is a meticulously crafted mid-tempo affair that drapes Emma de Goede’s intimate and pristine vocals in lush soundscapes backed by a percolating beat. “I think it’s safe to say it’s one of our favourites so far,” says Matthee, who recorded and mixed the track at the duo’s…

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When Amy Lilley landed on the South African music scene, her debut achieved impressive success that would not be attainable to many but with an authentic talent like hers, it could not be ignored. Apart from the long list of radio chart hits and continued radio plays, her debut EP, She, earned her a SAMA nomination for Best Pop Album. Following in her successful accomplishments, Amy is now back with a new single entitled ‘Video Games’ off her upcoming EP, Petrichor. Amy Lilley shares that back in high school, she found solace in video games “Video Games can be described…

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Brace yourselves metalheads! Hellspruit Metal Fest is coming your way soon! Some great heavy metal will be spawning loudly at Blue Moon (+/-10 km from Nelspruit) on the 18th of June 2022. Hellspruit Metal Fest is not limited to Lowveld residents! Anyone from anywhere over the age of 18 is welcome to attend the heaviest weekend in the Lowveld for 2022. More info about Blue Moon Blue Moon has been named as one of the best venues in South Africa by numerous platinum selling artists both locally and internationally.  With the scenic mountain views, fresh air and awe inspiring amphitheater…

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In April 2022, Cape Town’s Jeremy Loops announced his brand new album ‘Heard You Got Love’ and released the single ‘Better Together’ for which he joined forces with none other than Ed Sheeran. Jeremy has played some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from Kirstenbosch in his hometown to a sell-out headline show at London’s famed Brixton Academy. His famed high energy shows are scored by similarly inspired music, and he’s since amassed over 234 million global streams, and growing. ‘Better Together’, an ode to the triumph of the collective, was co-written by Jeremy, Ed, and Sheeran’s frequent collaborators, Johnny McDaid…

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Acclaimed South African ‘Folk Roots’ Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Nibs van der Spuy released his first solo album, ‘Maiden of the river’ in seven years today, 4 May 2022. Written during lockdown along the Lisbon coast, the album’s ten intimate songs convey a deep message of hope, deliverance, and healing in a world off balance. Where Lisbon’s Tagus River joins the Atlantic Ocean, set the scene for the colourful canvas for Nibs’ newly written material. With its majestic coastal forts, hidden chapels, pristine ancient gardens and abandoned convents, the inspiration flowed in real-time. Nibs Van Der Spuy comments “One could feel the memories of years…

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Multi-Platinum-selling singer-songwriter and global hitmaker, Calum Scott returns November 2022 for his ‘Bridges’ South African Tour. He will be performing live in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Calum Scott first toured SA back in 2018 in support of his “Only Human” album, seeing thousands of local fans rushing to experience his incredible live performance. Breakout Events is excited to announce the return of Calum Scott for another tour of SA this November, reaching Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. This local tour follows the recent announcement of his headlining summer tour of North America. More info about Calum Scott Earlier this…

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Today, Lady Gaga released her new single “Hold My Hand” via Interscope Records from the upcoming major motion picture Top Gun: Maverick. “Hold My Hand” was written for the motion picture and is featured throughout the film. More info about “Hold My Hand” The single was produced by Lady Gaga and BloodPop©, with additional production by Benjamin Rice. The motion picture version of “Hold My Hand” features additional production and score by Harold Faltermeyer and Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer. “Hold My Hand” marks Gaga’s return to writing and producing original music for film, after the success of 2018’s A Star is Born soundtrack…

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2022 sees a new Chapter In Carla Franco’s music identity. With the release of her debut album today, she introduces the world to the first chapter of her greater story with a timeless, immortal and personal offering. ‘Chapter I’ features a joining of styles combined with a lyrical and emotional authenticity ever present in Carla’s songwriting and artistry as a whole. For Carla, the main driving force behind Chapter I was taking all steps necessary to create a niche sound for herself to establish her career without compromising her originality as a songwriter. Deeply inspired by the music she listens to personally, the use of elements such as…

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