Parklife Festival is coming soon. This year’s festival is brought to you by 947 and will be taking place on the 2nd of May 2015 at the Green Point Cricket Oval in Green Point, Cape Town and on the 3rd of May 2015 at Marks Park on Judith Road in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.
In March 2015, the organizers of Parklife, Break Out Management, announced that Modest Mouse (an Indie Folk Rock band out of Issaquah, Washington in the USA) would be headliner for both the editions of the festival. The band will be celebrating the release of their new album, “Strangers to Ourselves” with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on the 17th of March 2015. The band has also confirmed shows in the USA, UK & Europe.
After surprising fans with the release of “Lampshades on Fire,” a song “as jittery and propulsive and nervous and weird as the best of Modest Mouse” (NPR Music), and a music video for “Coyotes” (both songs debuted at #1 on the Spotify Viral Chart), the band has released 3 more songs, “The Best Room,” “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box” and “Of Course We Know”.
Modest Mouse will be joined by American Authors (also from the USA), Klingande (from France), Jeremy Loops, PH FAT, Monark and others at their Cape Town show and by American Authors, Klingande, Prime Circle, Kahn, Jeremy Loops, PH FAT, the Kiffness, Jimmy Nevis, Gangs of Ballet, Monark, Connell Cruise, Jesse Clegg, Johnny Apple, Yorke and HouseHold Funk at their Johannesburg show. Tickets for adults (over 18 year) range from R395 to R495 and tickets for children between 6 and 12 years old cost R195 and are available on the Nu Tickets website. Children under 6 years old can enter for free.
To get you in the mood for Parklife 2015, have a listen to “Dashboard” by Modest Mouse:
In case you did not know, Parklife is a creative, urban entertainment lifestyle experience focused on quality international and South African musical talent. The Festival showcases the indie music trend that is currently attracting many young tastemakers by bringing international and national bands together to perform across various stages. The environment created is an intimate one of music, food and family.
The first Parklife Festival was held in March 2013 and it rapidly became an established annual event hosted in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. 2015 marks the fourth Festival and plans are already underway to ensure the upcoming Parklife is a resounding success, whilst staying true to the brands core values.
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