|Die Heuwels Fantasties|
Afrikaans Alternative-Pop sensation, Die Heuwels Fantasties, have been invited by the Department of Arts and Culture to act as Arts Ambassadors for the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. They will jet off to New Zealand today to join the Bokke at all of their pre-events and press functions. They will also do a few shows and attend a signing session with the Bokke while they are there.
“It is unbelievable. It almost feels as if we were chosen for the team, haha! It is an honour to represent our country and to support the Bokke AND we have never been to New Zealand! Green and Gold!” says Hunter Kennedy.
In more good news, Die Heuwels Fantasties' second album, Wilder as die Wildtuin, has just reached Gold status in album sales! The album reached Gold status in six months after its release. Hunter Kennedy says that "it feels like we can't believe it. Thank you for the Gold status everyone! You are awesome for buying our CD."
|DHF's Wilder as die Wildtuin CD|
Die Heuwels Fantasties is an Alternative/Pop act. This ground-breaking group is considered to be the first successful Afrikaans electronic act. They are revered for their prolific live performances and have gathered a large and wide fan base since their inception in 2008. Die Heuwels Fantasties has played at all the major festivals in South Africa and have shared a stage with Oasis, Snow Patrol and Panic at the Disco at the Coca-Cola Zero festival held in Cape Town in 2009. They have also toured to the Netherlands, Belgium and UK in 2010.
Die Heuwels Fantasties have won every notable award in South Africa for their music and music videos. Highlights include the South African Music Award for Best Alternative Afrikaans Album in 2010 and the MK Award for Best Group in 2011. Their first album, Die Heuwels Fantasties, achieved Gold status in album sales and their second album, Wilder as die Wildtuin,has also reached Gold today; just under six months after its release. They made history in the South African music industry with this second album when they became the first Afrikaans rock group to reach Number 1 on SABC’s Top 20 top seller chart. This chart has been going for forty years.