On the 16th of July 2011 ‘Dragonflies & Astronauts’ featuring The Parlotones – Driven by Volkswagen, in association with 94.7 Highveld Stereo will be broadcast live from The Teatro at Montecasino in 3D.
The transmission – a world first – will be beamed via satellite to 3D outlets around the globe.
The world- first concept will transform audience expectations of a live show and is the first of numerous creative endeavours between innovative car brand, Volkswagen South Africa and the multi-platinum selling rock band, The Parlotones. Known for breaking creative boundaries with their music videos, marketing strategies and live performances, The Parlotones will set a new standard in live entertainment.
The production also coincides with Volkswagen’s 60th anniversary in South Africa.
“Dragonflies & Astronauts” is a rock theatre production which is being developed complete with storyline, sets and characters revolving around the greatest hits of The Parlotones. The show will run from the 11 – 17 July with the global broadcast taking place on the 16th of July. Local fans will be able to watch the performance live in 3D at 14 NuMetro cinemas throughout South Africa and can stay tuned to 94.7 Highveld Stereo for details.
International fans will be able to see the live 3D production on various platforms which are currently being negotiated by co-executive producer Doug Stanley, CEO of Ridgeline Entertainment. With two decades of primetime production, Doug has been honoured with six Primetime Emmy Award nominations and recently won the 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for his work on Discovery Channel’s hit show “Deadliest Catch”
Eban Olivier and Danie van der Heever of Catalyst Entertainment are the creative minds behind the production. The talented team were responsible for the show design of the ground-breaking “Parlotones Live at the Coca Cola Dome” as well as “Sony 3D Worldwide” – the global launch of Sony’s 3D technology worldwide.
Fans all over South Africa that cannot make the Live Theatre production will be happy to know that NuMetro has come on board as our live 3D broadcast partner in South Africa. Fans of The Parlotones will be able to catch all the action in full 3D in real time.
Participating NuMetro Theatres
Montecasino – Johannesburg North
Hyde Park – Johannesburg North
Emperors Palace – Johannesburg East
Bedford Centre – Johannesburg East
Clearwater Mall – Johannesburg West
The Glen – Johannesburg South
Menlyn Park – Pretoria
Riverside – Nelspruit
Loch Logan – Bloemfontein
Pavilion – Durban
Galleria – Durban
V&A Waterfront – Cape Town
Canal Walk – Cape Town
Walmer Park – Port Elizabeth