Great News! British folk rock band, Mumford & Sons are coming to South Africa in 2016! This tour is brought to you by Hilltop Live (the same folks that bring you Oppikoppi every year). The band posted this status on their Facebook page earlier today:
“The last eight years have taken us to some incredible parts of the World, from Goa to Tasmania… Orkney to Walla Walla. The fact that we get to visit these places, meet fascinating and inspiring people, and play our songs everywhere we go is pretty much the whole reason we started this band in the first place – you guys know how much we love touring, we’ve mentioned it enough times!
Well, it is with great excitement, that we can announce one of our most anticipated adventures yet, South Africa! Many times we’ve tried to make it work, but this coming February, it’s happening and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’ve got a handful of shows across the country, some really great artists sharing those stages with us.
We know it’s been a long time coming and we hope to see you there to toast the occasion. Long Live!
T, W, M & B. x”
As arguably the most requested live artists in the world today this 4 piece act will be bringing with them one of the most untouchable live shows on the planet today. Mumford & Sons have headlined an incredible thirteen festivals across Europe and America throughout 2014 Summer season and will perform live in 3 cities in South Africa in 2016 and will definitely be one of the undisputed highlights of our country’s cultural calendar.
Armed with three globally acclaimed albums, Mumford & Sons will arrive in Cape Town in late January to play the Grand Parade for their debut South African live show, ahead of dates in Durban and Pretoria. Having brought Cape Town’s own Beatenburg over to the Highlands of Scotland to perform at one of their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festivals back in July, Mumford & Sons follow up their action-packed Summer in South Africa and tickets promise to be gold-dust and sell like hotcakes.
Mumford & Sons will be in Cape Town at the Grand Parade on the 29th of January, at the Durban Botanical Gardens on the 3rd of February and at the Voortrekker Monument Amphipheatre in Pretoria on the 6th of February in 2016. Tickets cost only R499 per person.
I’m really glad that the capital city is getting it’s turn to host a great international act. It’s about time that Snor City steals a little bit of Jozi’s thunder. No hard feelings Johannesburg, but Pretoria’s live music crowds are way more energetic and jovial than yours – just saying.
40,000 tickets went on sale via Computicket on the 3rd of September and all three shows sold out in less than two minutes, so the organizers added another Cape Town show on the 30th of January 2016. Tickets for the 2nd Cape Town performance went on sale on the 4th of September at 9 AM and sold out in a few minutes as well. A second Pretoria show has been added for the 7th of February and the tickets went on sale today (the 9th of September). This show has also sold out.
Update: Today another show as announced for Cape Town for the 31st of January. Tickets for this show will go on sale on the 11th of September (this week Friday) at 9 AM.
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