Vodacom In the City has added Swedish rock sensation, The Hives and revived iconic British band Skunk Anansie to this year’s international line-up, cementing the festival’s creds as one of the edgiest and most anticipated music events on the South African calendar. With The Hives and Skunk Anansie added to Vodacom In the City, it promises to be the biggest music event of 3013.
These two powerful and dynamic music forces now join alt-j and Boys Noize for this one-day music festival, and all are guaranteed to rock downtown Jo’burg and the 15,000 fans who will pound the ground at Newtown’s Mary Fitzgerald Square.
The Hives will no doubt, satisfy long-standing fans with music ranging from their early albums. Be prepared to rock out with them when they’re unleashed on the Vodacom In the City stage, performing in their trademark black and white suits.
That same stage will also host the brooding, funky beats, edgy lyrics and punk riffs of Skunk Anansie. Reunited after an eight-year hiatus, Skunk Anansie have “come home”, says lead singer Skin. Along with band members Ace (guitar), Cass Lewis (bass) and Mark Richardson (drums), Skunk Anansie have rekindled the feeling and soul of their previous work to continue the distinctive and dynamic sound that has made them the award-winning music force they are today.
So before you make your plans for October 4, ask yourself: Where else can lovers of powerful rock and the best in electronic dance music hear four outstanding and iconic music acts in one awesome festival in downtown Joburg? Tickets are available online here.
Vodacom In the City Details
Date: October 4
Venue: Newtown’s Mary Fitzgerald Square
Price: R360 (general admission), 900 (VIP)
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