Last year saw the first-ever Symphonic Rocks in Cape Town where Just Jinjer, Louise Carver, Watershed, aKING and Gang of Instrumentals playing their best known and loved songs together with a 65-piece symphony orchestra. It was a huge success! Now it's happening again, but this time expanding to Johannesburg as well.
Presented by Heineken® in association with 5FM, this year’s Symphonic Rocks feature a cross-genre mix (from rock to pop, adult contemporary, R&B, hip hop and electro) of some of South Africa’s most popular artists. These include the impressively versatile Arno Carstens, R&B star Loyiso, Ard Matthews of Just Jinjer, popular rock outfits CrashCarBurn and Zebra and Giraffe, critically acclaimed hip-hop outfit, Tumi & The Volume and Cape Town’s Flat Stanley. The country’s top-selling group of 2010, Locnville, will be part of the Symphonic Rocks Johannesburg’s line-up as will Freshlyground’s extraordinary vocalist, Zolani Mahola.
Symphonic Rocks is the brainchild of Flat Stanley’s frontman, Andy Mac who innovated the event in 2010. The concert was an unprecedented success, selling out and stimulating demand for the event in other cities. In response to this, the 2011 event again takes place at The Grand Arena Grand West Casino in Cape Town on 1 October before moving onto The Big Top Arena, Carnival City for the first-ever Johannesburg event on 7 October. Tickets cost R225 in Cape Town and R225, R250 and R275 in Joburg at Computicket. Bookings open on Friday 15 July 2011. Capacity at each of the venues is limited so fans are advised to book in advance.
Go to www.symphonicrocks.co.za for more.