Rock with Van Coke Kartel at the Symphonic Rocks

Van Coke Kartel (Credit: Warren Williams)
The 2012 Heineken Symphonic Rocks will offer unique performances from Van Coke Kartel, Fokofpolisiekar, Toya Delazy, and aKing. MiCasa and Zahara, Tumi & the Volume, Freshly Ground's Zolani, Just Jinjer's Ard Matthews,and ChianoSky are some of the other acts confirmed for this musical extravaganza that will again takes place at The Grand Arena Grand West Casino, Cape Town on 29 September, before moving onto The Big Top Arena, Carnival City on 6 October. Heineken Symphonic Rocks artists range from rock to pop, adult contemporary, R&B, hip hop, electro and soul, all set against the onstage backing of a 65-piece symphonic orchestra. The audience can expect to hear a range of almost 30 hit songs, each painstakingly rearranged by John Walton from the Cape Town Pops Orchestra. Each band or singer will be backed by 22 violins, eight violas, six cellos, four double bases and a harp, and that's just the string section! Also on stage will be full woodwind, brass and percussion sections. Tickets cost R200 to R225 in Cape Town and R225 to R250 in Joburg, and can be bought through Computicket now.