Rocking the Daisies proudly announces the full 2017 line-up! Main features of this year’s festival include Flume (DJ set), Two Door Cinema Club, Black Coffee, The Naked and Famous, Joey Bada$$, Cassper Nyovest, Snakehips, Sam Paganini, Patrick Topping, Riky Rick, Fokofpolisiekar, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Ray Phiri and Beatenberg.
As a music and lifestyle festival, Rocking the Daisies sets itself apart through its ability to year-on-year offer finely curated line-ups that cater for the broad, diverse audience that the festival attracts. The carefully selected blend of international talent, South Africa’s best and tomorrow’s stars, provides a perfect focal point for an event continually hailed as the leader in its field. Every year 25,000 festival fans make their annual pilgrimage to Darling in the Western Cape to attend Africa’s biggest festival of its kind. The four-day fest is now in its twelfth year and delivers on its promise of being a multi-genre mix of music, groundbreaking production design and creative spaces.
After years of high demand, 25-year-old Grammy-winning Australian producer Flume (Harley Streten) is finally set to headline Rocking the Daisies, bringing his highly visual set and globally renowned, experimental, future bass sound to the South African stage. He’s just won Best Dance/Electronic Album for ‘Skin’ at the 2017 Grammy Awards, which follows eight ARIA Award-wins in his native Australia, including Album of the Year. ‘Skin’ includes the 2x Platinum-certified song “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai and the Platinum-certified single ‘Say It’ featuring Tove Lo. Since his 2012 breakout with the release of his self-titled debut, Flume continues to receive feverish support from fans and critics alike, becoming one of the first artists to top 200 million Soundcloud streams and one of the world’s most popular on Spotify.
Two Door Cinema Club join the star-filled line up with their infectious alt-pop sound. Singer Alex Trimble, guitarist Sam Halliday and bassist Kevin Baird formed the band in 2008 and have released three highly acclaimed albums; Platinum-certified ‘Tourist History’, ‘Beacon’ and their latest offering, the Bowie and Prince inspired ‘Gameshow’, which is by far their most enthralling and danceable record. Headlining festivals across the globe, Two Door Cinema Club has solidified themselves as a global force and their set promises to be an exhilarating experience for all Daisies fans.
Few words reflect the impact that Black Coffee has had on South African music. He now returns to Rocking the Daisies as one of the world’s most relevant and in-demand artists. With thrilling performances at festivals such as Coachella and Ultra Miami, a summer residency in Ibiza and what appears as an endless list of accolades, including a series of Platinum Certified tracks and a wealth of Metro FM Awards, SAMA’s and Channel O awards, Black Coffee’s superstar profile is unchallenged. In 2016 he collected the award for the Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards ; the first South African to do and he recently collaborated with Drake on the song “Get It Together” which was released in March 2017.
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, The Naked and Famous is a must-see act at Daisies. Their soaring songs stacked with anthemic hooks will make your weekend. Their third and latest album ‘Simple Forms’ was released in late 2016 and the group has been busy touring extensively since, including a US tour as support for Blink 182. Their release ‘Young Blood’ has been featured in numerous films and speaks as an anthem to an entire generation.
American, independent hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$ comes from Brooklyn, New York. With his rugged style, Joey Bada$$ is placed among hip-hop’s elite and is a staple in the industry for maintaining an authentic, unique and versatile sound. His music is raw and original with his debut studio album, ‘B4.da.$$’ selling 56,000 units in its opening week making it the #1 rap and #1 independent album in the country. When not touring the US and playing overseas festivals, Joey creates original music for soundtracks, such as ‘Southpaw’. Joey is currently gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’ featuring J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q and Styles P, which is set for immanent release on 4 July 2017.
Steyn Entertainment, the team behind the event, has shaken things up this year by injecting new energy into the festival format and refreshing the offering. Daisies is not just about the music, it has something for everyone and promises to be a deeply immersive experience.
If you want to get closer to the acts, check out @rockingthedaisy Instagram every Wednesday as one artist on the #RTD2017 line-up will be taking over the event’s account for an entire day. You’ll get a glimpse into their life and what you can expect from their Daisies performance through Instagram Stories.
TICKETS, ACCOMODATION AND CASHLESS
Visit www.RockingtheDaisies.com for tickets and accommodation. Phase 1 and 2 tickets are sold out. Tickets for the 3rd and final phase are available for R1,050 (excluding booking fees).
The festival’s 100% cashless this year, meaning it’ll be faster, more efficient and safer for all festival-goers.
Daisies will launch new experiences and cool festival changes over the next few months, so keep your eye on its pages to be the first in the know.
Watch the 2016 aftermovie here.
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