This morning it was announced that UK Indie Rock band Bombay Bicycle Club would be touring South Africa in November 2014! The band hail from London in the UK and have performed at some of the biggest UK festivals like Latitude, Reading, Leads and Glastonbury this year, along with Lollapalooza in the US. Their new album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ has also recently been nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize.
Bombay Bicycle Club will be playing at SoundsWild (an event presented by Parklife) on Friday the 28th of November at Marks Park in Johannesburg. They will be joined by top local acts Jeremy Loops, Shortstraw, Desmond & The Tutus, December Streets and Al Bairre. Gates open at 1 PM on the day and early bird tickets are already available @ R395 on Nu Tickets. Not bad for a day of fun in the sun if you ask me.
Last year November the organizers hosted Parklife which pulled in a vast crowd of over 8,000 people and made for a great summer festival. They felt that Parklife had developed an identity and next year in April they will have an amazing event, but November is a great time to wind down before December.
So they felt that it was necessary to have another festival with a slightly greater emphasis on a party feel. The organizers are very excited to have Bombay Bicycle Club as their headliner along with some of the best current indie bands. This year all acts will be playing on one stage and SoundsWild promises to be an afternoon and evening of fun and great music. This is definitely going to be awesome if you ask me, so if you need more info follow @SoundsWildFest on Twitter or check out the SoundsWild Facebook page.
Bombay Bicycle Club will also be performing at Synergy Live 2014. This festival takes place from 28 to 30 November at the Theewater Sports Club in Villiersdorp (in the Western Cape) and will feature many local artists as well. Earlybird tickets for this event cost R470 and are available via Web Tickets.
If you’re not familiar with their music, have a listen to their song, “Luna” below, you’ll be blown away I think…
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