Cape Town News.
THE 14TH edition of South Africa’s biggest, and most eco-friendly three-day music and lifestyle experience, Rocking the Daisies is scheduled to take place from October 4 to 6 at the Western Cape’s Cloof Wine Estate, Darling.
Consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald and drummer George Daniel, this will not only mark the first time, The 1975 brings their charts-topping progressive indie pop sound to South Africa.
First let’s refresh your memory a bit; in 2017 the festival attracted its fair share of controversy after the University of Cape Town philosophy lecturer’s decision to allow students to miss a test – happening around the same time as the Daisies – on condition that ‘they provide evidence of having booked the festival well in advances’. Talk about exceptional treatment, now local fans are super stoked to be among the first in the world to witness a live rendition of their highly anticipated fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form, just months after its expected release in May. This is absolutely amazing news, and no doubt warrants a rescheduling of one’s diary!
The 1975’s rise to fame
The band shot to fame in 2013 after the release of their self-titled breakout album, which included the hits ‘Sex’, ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Robbers’, all of which topped UK charts.
In November 2018 the band released their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry’s Into Online Relationships, to critical acclaim, making it their third number one album in the UK.
The band kicked off 2019 on high note by bagging two BRIT Award wins for best British album and best group. Better still, 2019 already looks set be a massive year for the foursome, with major festivals around the world announcing them as their official headliners, from Reading Festival, to Leeds, Sziget, and BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend just to name but a few.
Making green living in live music a reality
Rocking the Daisies isn’t only revered for its stellar annual line-up, but it’s commitment to environmental sustainability within the live music circles. Every year the festival undergoes a full, comprehensive eco audit, undertaken by Steadfast Greening, an independent organisation. Some of the major green goals that have so far been implemented by the festival include the use of bio-diesel generators, which is more environmentally friendly compared to regular diesel, producing 75% less exhaust smoke emissions. In 2015 the festival, along with its greening partner Greenpop, encouraged the planting of trees by giving away free tickets to anyone who planted 8 trees.
Tickets pricing and availability
Tickets to see The 1975 live in South Africa will go on sale next Tuesday, March 26 and will be available on www.RockingtheDaisies.com
Pricing: R995 for the full weekend experience (price includes VAT & booking fees, camping not included).