Heineken and Macstanley frontman, Andy Mac, teamed up to bring the iconic music sensation, Heineken Symphonic Rocks to the South African music scene. Following the runaway success of the 2010 and 2011 events, this year’s eagerly anticipated show promises to deliver even more excitement, entertainment and pure unbridled talent.
Heineken Symphonic Rocks is a world class, cross-genre live music show ranging from rock to pop, adult contemporary, R&B, hip hop, electro and soul, all set against the breath-taking onstage backing of a 65-piece symphonic orchestra.
The impressive list of artists names so far will include award-winning MiCasa and Zahara, fresh from their successes at the 2012 SAMA’s; Tumi & the Volume, Freshly Ground’s Zolani and Ard Matthews, all of whom wowed audiences at the show last year; as well as the soulful ChianoSky and pop-rock band Macstanley, back on tour after recording their third, soon-to-be-released album.
In addition, the 2012 show will also offer performances from the entertaining Van Koke Cartel and Fofpolisiekar; electro-pop singing sensation, Toya Delazy.
Mac has spent six years working on the concept for the show which became a reality in 2010 when Heineken came on board. “Heineken Symphonic Rocks is a marriage between current cutting-edge music and the incredible pitch perfect depth and richness of a traditional orchestra. The collaboration produces an intensity of sound that has to be experienced to be believed,” he said.
Date: September 29
Venue: Grand West Grand Arena
Date: October 6
Venue: Carnival City Big Top Arena, Brakpan
Cost: R225 to R250