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Well done to Facing the Gallows for winning the Wacken Metal Battle South Africa Finals. We cannot wait to see you destroy the stage in Germany soon. Well done to all the bands (you were all amazing and all winners)! Thanks to the Wacken Metal Battle South Africa Organisers.
*All photos by David Devo Oosthuizen // Devographic
American Punk Rockers Teenage Bottlerocket tore up the stage at Sundowners on Easter Friday supported by a regal local lineup consisting of Caution Boy, SDO, Misled, Slippery When Wet, Monday Morning Justice, The Mean streets and FUZIGISH.
Special thanks to Keith A McKay & Charlie Santos from The Vulture. Also, thanks to Spencer Martin for always making sure the show goes on!
English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actor, Ed Sheeran fervently rocked the FNB Stadium (Johannesburg, South Africa) for the first night. The capacity audience passionately sang every hit song at full voice. Passenger and Shekhinah did a stellar job opened for Ed Sheeran. Well done Big Concerts and Ed Sheeran for a fantastic show!
Photos by David Devo Oosthuizen // Devographic.
Special thanks to Big Concerts, The Publicity Workshop and Nathan Cable Touring
AMP Events proudly presented Rock on the Lawns in Johannesburg, featuring The Cure and supported by a stellar local lineup of Fokofpolisiekar, Zebra & Giraffe, Karen Zoid, Ard Matthews, Opposite the Other, Southern Wild, Hellcats, Diamond Thug & The Robfather (DJ).
All photos by David Devo Oosthuizen // Devographic
Special thanks to Andy Mac, Jeni Fletcher, Ian Bredenkamp and the whole AMP Events Team. also thanks to all the local bands.
As a lead up to the Cure, we are happy to bring you this exclusive interview with Andy Mac of Amp Events, to discuss everything that has made Amp Events who they are today.
The Indy Pop Masters from Manchester James made a triumphant return to our local shores and rocked the socks off 012 on Sunday (25 November 2018) at a packed Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. James last rocked RSA back in 2000 (supporting Smashing Pumpkins) and much has happened with the band since. Despite several ups-and-downs, James has gone from strength-to-strength since the return of vocalist Tim Booth in 2007 and the last decade saw them release 6 albums. Their latest release 'Living in Extraordinary Times' was unleashed earlier this year with seemingly no end to their impressive career (now well into its 4th decade).
Local favourites Watershed was sadly not able to perform due to old Murphy playing havoc with flight delays and the rain, but their eagerly-anticipated new album 'Harbour' was on sale a week before its launch this week. By the time James took the stage the audience was in fever-pitch spirit singing to James classics in full voice. James decisively delivered the great majority of the fan favourites and new tracks alike. These Manchester Lads are like a fine wine, seemingly getting even better with age. Their energy and passion were electric with Tim spending loads of time interacting in the audience (who evidently enjoyed every moment of the show).
Special thanks to We Are Live and TenFour Media
All Photos by David Devo Oosthuizen
The American Rock Band Daughtry (formed and fronted by American Idol 5th Season Finalist namesake Chris Daughtry), played the Time Square Sun Arena in Pretoria last night (27 October). This tour marks their second trip to South Africa (since October 2010). Daughtry played several tracks from their new album “Cage to Rattle” (released July this year), with the setlist going all the way back to their self-titled debut album released in November 2006. The crowd clearly relished every second of the performance (singing at the top of their voices for the majority of the set). Local favourite Jesse Clegg rocked a stellar opening set (having just landed in SA literally hours before the show).
Special thanks to Big Concerts / Live Nations, The Publicity Workshop and all the associated sponsors. Photos by David Devo Oosthuizen