Friday, 29 September 2017

LOCAL MUSOS, DECEMBER STREETS, RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE, ‘WILD HEART’ FEATURING CAPE TOWN’S GUTTER POP TRIO, THIEVE



Image: December Streets ‘Wild Heart’ Single Cover 

Blending guitar-driven sounds and powerful synths with rhythmic vocal hooks, December Streets have climbed to fame with their dynamic and addictive indie-pop hits, most recently resulting in critically acclaimed singles such as ‘I’ll Try’, ‘Santa Fe’ and ‘Mexico’.
                       
After months in the studio and on the road, experimenting and re-writing material over and over, the band have finally completed their first new single set to be a Summer hit, called ‘Wild Heart’. The fresh track features one of Cape Town’s prize exports and gutter pop trio, Thieve.

The single delves into the moment of trying to grab hold of the person you love who’s moving faster than you are. ‘It addresses the realization that an old love is moving on and slipping out of your grip. While you’re trying to figure out what is actually happening, the other has already lived a full, different life.’, says Tristan Coetzee from December Streets.

Wild Heart talks about trying to keep up with a wild heart. Tristan adds, ‘You’re completely absorbed and living the moment but realize the other person cannot or does not want to be contained in the confides of your relationship. Their eagerness, hunger for life driven by a motive you will never understand - ambition, fear, adventure and self-discovery, always on the search for something more’.

The track talks of coming to terms with the understanding that when you cannot keep up, no matter how much you adapt and try to keep that person close. First trying everything that you can to keep up, adapt, change but slowly realizing that it’s a losing battle. While when you hold dearly onto the idea of the relationship that has carried you, you then realize it is no longer there. The search for the Wild Heart that you will never find, because you cannot, and it does not want to be found. 

The single releases today on iTunes available for download here and also Pre-order December Streets’ new EP, ‘Wild Heart’, today and get two free tracks: http://bit.ly/DecemberStreetsWildHeart

Having already performed on the main stages of South Africa's major festivals and alongside global heavyweights ‘Jungle’ and ‘Of Monsters & Men’, the South African based 4-piece group, fresh off their European tour, are rapidly gaining traction around the globe while furthering their national success in 2017.

With the success of 2016 singles, ‘I’ll Try’ and ‘Santa Fe’ receiving extensive local and international radio play and charting; December Streets are set to follow up with the release of their highly anticipated EP ‘Wild Heart’ and ‘Wild Heart’ EP Tour this October 2017!

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Quads 4 Quads riders end world’s biggest off-road ride at Carnival City





On 8 October 2017, the spectacular 1000 km journey of hundreds of quads and two wheel motorcycles comes to a roaring end at Carnival City as part of the 14th annual Quads 4 Quads riding holiday.

This journey, all in aid of QASA (Quadpara Association of South Africa), will see people from all walks of life travelling from Ballito in KwaZulu-Natal on 4 October to Carnival City – in the dirt. Motorcycles, quads, buggies, adventure bikes and side-by-sides will join in the mass migration to raise much-needed funds.

QASA is an NPO of quadriplegics and paraplegics with the vision that all quadriplegics and paraplegics live their lives to their full potential. QASA provides products, projects and services, as well as lobby, advocacy and prevention programs to ensure their vision, mission and goals are achieved. One of QASA’s main focus areas is skills development and capacity building.  With limited access to education and the formal labour market, and in many cases reliant on government’s disability grant of R1 500 per month, quadriplegics and paraplegics are often left with little choice but to be dependent on family members for a home.

“It is an honour for us to once again play a role in this fundraiser for such a worthy cause,” says Michelle Smith, Marketing Manager at Carnival City. 
This year the trail is totally different to years before and riders and their families and friends will see all things off-road, from the rolling hills of KZN, to thick indigenous forests to rocky mountain passes, dams, rivers and beautiful farmlands.  Approximately 250 km will be covered by each rider every day.

This journey comprises not only of a start and finish, but the inclusion of and outreach in all the communities that are passed through on the ride.  Soccer, tennis and netballs are handed out. Vegetable seeds for the many vegetable gardens started by participants on their drive through in prior years are handed out all along the trail.  Schools in the rural areas along the way are also targeted as recipients, receiving donations of pens, pencils, erasers, exercise books and the likes. Of course QASA also donates wheelchairs to underprivileged, disabled people.

Started by The Adventure Company, run by Glenn Foley and Corinne Andrews, to raise funds and awareness for QASA, Quads 4 Quads has raised over R7 million for QASA. Quads 4 Quads is not a race but a fun, social, mobile family holiday for the betterment of others.

Carnival City looks forward to welcoming the riders home on 8 October 2017 and encourages the community to come down to give the riders the hero’s welcome they deserve as covering 250km for eight hours each day is a significant challenge for all able- and disabled riders.

Like Carnival City on Facebook www.facebook.com/CarnivalCitySA and follow on Twitter @CarnivalCitySA 


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Hot91.9FM To broadcast at the Galaxy of Geek rAge Expo 2017



Hot 91.9FM is delighted to announce that the radio station will once again be broadcasting and exhibiting at the annual rAge Expo 2017 which takes place at the Ticketpro Dome from Friday, 6 October to Sunday, 8 October. rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition. 2017 marks it's 15th year anniversary and it's going to be #15yearsofawesome.
Over the course of the weekend tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans will descend on the venue for three days of gaming, technology, gadgets, and geek lifestyle entertainment. 
Hot 91.9FM will be broadcasting from rAge, and will give visitors regular updates, news and of course, the best in Old Skool & R&B.  Mark Pilgrim will be hosting "The Mark Pilgrim Show" from 09h00 – 12 midday on Saturday, 7 October and DJ Paul Almeida on Sunday, 8 October from 09h00 – 12 noon. Come through to the Hot91.9FM Exhibition stand, where you get to enjoy old skool fun pinball machines and arcades, plus check out our vintage inspired Hot 91.9 Merchandise and our very kool photo-booth. We look forward to meeting you.
Over the course of the Expo, you can buy new games and consoles, chat with local comic book artists, or take selfies with your favourite cosplayers. The show is a glimpse into the future and it has always been about trying out new things and getting some hands-on time before you make your purchasing decisions. Many call it the event of the year, where you can escape your reality for a single day or even the whole weekend. Sound like fun? rAge will sledgehammer your heart and ignite your imagination!
rAge provides a platform to touch and feel, try and experiment. It is the place to go each year to see all the latest goodies presented in an accessible way and be surrounded by people who all share the same passion.
Tune into Hot 91.9FM and win tickets to rAge 2017
For more information on Hot 91.9FM go to:
Facebook: @Hot919FM
Instagram: @hot919fm
Twitter: @Hot919fm
Tickets to rAge are on sale now at all Ticketpro outlets and online, or you can purchase them at the door.

Dates:
6 October – 8 October 2017
Show times:
Friday: 10:00-18:00 | Saturday: 09:00-18:00 | Sunday: 09:00-16:00
Day ticket:
R120 per person (tickets available at the door or via Ticketpro outlets)
Weekend ticket:
R300 per person (tickets available at the door or via Ticketpro outlets)
Kids under 6:
Free
Venue:
Ticketpro Dome  | Cnr Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road | Northriding, Johannesburg | GPS: 26 03’48.39”S / 27 56’35.54”E

THE SCRIPT: RETURNING TO SOUTH AFRICA IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW ALBUM: FREEDOM CHILD


BIG CONCERTS PROUDLY PRESENTS




Big Concerts confirmed today that The Script will be returning to South Africa touring in support of their latest album, Freedom Child. They will be performing in Cape Town on 2nd May 2018 at Grand Arena, GrandWest and 4th May 2018 in Pretoria at the Sun Arena at Time Square.
Presented by KFM 94.5, 947 and Channel 24. Another Big Concerts Experience.

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th September at 9am. Go to www.bigconcerts.com for all the information.  Discovery Card holders get an exclusive 48-hour pre-sale from Wednesday 27th September at 9am. Go to www.discovery.co.za for more information.

The Script are one of the worlds most successful bands and have sold over 29 million records. The Irish three-piece have scored x3 multi-platinum albums, all of which were #1 in the UK. The Script have also picked up a huge following in the USA where they have x4 platinum selling singles under their belt. The Script are also one of the biggest live bands, having sold over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows and they sold out the legendary Croke Park stadium in their hometown in a matter of minutes.

The Script, who have toured South Africa twice with sold out tours (2011 and 2015), consist of members Danny O'Donoghue (vocals), Mark Sheehan (guitar) and Glen Power (drums). After reaching number fifteen in the charts with their 2008 debut single We Cry, their second single The Man Who Can't Be Moved peaked at number two. Their debut album The Script was released on 11 August 2008, and went straight to number one on iTunes, both in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Their new album Freedom Child has topped the UK Official Albums Chart, seeing off competition from LCD Soundsystem and OMD. The #1 seesThe Script score their fourth UK #1 album. Freedom Child also topped the iTunes chart in their native Ireland, as well as a further 13 countries. They also entered the Top 10 on iTunes in 47 markets around the globe. The band have said of their Number 1 album win, “You guys may never understand how happy we are to have achieved our 4th number 1 album. You see, we've worked so hard on it and ultimately the fans decided whether it's a strong album or not. We're so so lucky and are humbled by it.”

Freedom Child sees the band presenting a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism. The album was recorded between London and Los Angeles and for the first time, the band chose to work with some outside writers and producers including Toby Gad and Nasri Atweh. The follow up to 2014’s No Sound Without Silence can be purchased/streamed fromhttp://smarturl.it/FreedomChild.

The first single from Freedom ChildRain, was immediately added to playlists up and down the country and stormed straight into the Top 10 on iTunes - where it still sits!Rain is picking up a phenomenal amount of support around the world - it has been playlisted by Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital as well as 947 and 94.5 KFM in South Africa and is currently the 3rd most played song on national radio. Its also been added to over 300 playlists on Spotify and the video has already been viewed over 10 million times (see it here).


SA SUCCESS:
 ‘Freedom Child Album’ #16 ITunes album chart |#15 Google Play |#17 Apple Music Chart
“Rain” Single playing on 947, KFM, East Coast Radio, Algoa FM, 5FM, OFM, 90.6 FM, Puk FM, IFM 102.2, Heart FM,
MFM, One FM,  Jacaranda, UCT Radio, Knysna FM 97.0, Impala Radio, Radio Helderberg, Chai FM, Radio DUT, Rhodes
Music Radio, Coastal Radio SA, Whale Coast FM, 5FM, River FM, Puk FM, Radio NFM, Heart FM, Eden FM, Radio NFM.

Tour Information:
Cape Town
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Grand West, Grand Arena
Ticket Price:  R460 – R685
Tickets available from www.bigconcerts.co.za starting Friday 29th September at 9am

Pretoria
Friday 4th May 2018
Sun Arena at Time Square
Ticket Price: R430 – R685
Tickets available from www.bigconcerts.co.za starting Friday 29th September at 9am

CAPE TOWN

THE SCRIPT VIP Seated Package  - R1350

Top price seated ticket included
Exclusive 2018 tour VIP gift
The Script 2018 tour VIP tote bag
Signed 2018 tour programme
Commemorative VIP laminate & custom lanyard On-site VIP hosts

THE SCRIPT VIP Standing Package - R1250

Standing ticket including Early Entry
Exclusive 2018 tour VIP gift
The Script 2018 tour VIP tote bag
Signed 2018 tour programme
Commemorative VIP laminate & custom lanyard On-site VIP hosts


PRETORIA

THE SCRIPT VIP Seated Package – R1350

Top price seated ticket included
Exclusive 2018 tour VIP gift
The Script 2018 tour VIP tote bag
Signed 2018 tour programme
Commemorative VIP laminate & custom lanyard On-site VIP hosts
  
For private hospitality offerings please contact:

 Cape Town: Grant Wilson from Beluga Hospitality 082 466 4122 or grant@belugahospitality.co.za







Fun, balloons and temporary tattoos at the Boardwalk this October



It’s all about children at the Boardwalk this October school holiday with a jam-packed lineup of activities tailor-made to entice and entertain the young ones. Bring your children and their friends to meet with Mickey and Minnie, see a man walking on stilts or bounce around on the jumping castle.  With loads of super fun and amusing activities, there is no place kids would rather be this holiday.
Included in the enjoyable line-up of activities the Boardwalk has put together are balloon art, super cool temporary tattoos and even a challenge to outlast a living statue. 
The activities take place at The Boardwalk retail area from 30 September to 8 October between 12h00 and 16h00 daily.
Like The Boardwalk on Facebook www.facebook.com/boardwalk.elizabeth and follow on Twitter @TheBoardwalkPE.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Hard Rock Cafe Specials


Avoid the traffic this week, come get a pitcher of beer for only R99 Wed - Fri from 16:00 - late at HRC JHB!

Africa’s biggest progressive slots jackpot tips the scale at a massive R9.5 million!



Emperors Palace, the home of adrenaline-pumping gaming action, is excited to announce that its Red Eye Nickels slots jackpot has reached an incredible R9.5 million!  Dubbed Africa’s biggest progressive slots jackpot, Red Eye Nickels was launched in 2015 with a jackpot amount of R8.5 million.  “We made history with Red Eye Nickels, and now that we’re just shy of R10 million, it really is anyone’s game,” comments Bethuel Ledwaba, the resort’s General Manager for Gaming. 

The familiar Red Eye Nickels game features all the fun and excitement that slots aficionados have come to love, such as high-resolution 3D LCD screens and highly attractive bonus features.  The branded machines are found across the casino with two located in the Palace Court Privé, one in the Fortuna Privé, two in Emperors Club Privé and two on the main casino floor.  This progressive jackpot has been linked between seven slot machines, giving players more chances to hit the big time.  Players need to place a maximum bet of R50 per spin to be eligible to win the jackpot with three Double Jackpot symbols guaranteed to make dreams come true!

Emperors Palace proudly supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Problem Gambling Counselling Toll-Free Helpline 0800 006 008. Players must be 18 years or older. Winners know when to stop.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont resort.  Visit www.emperorspalace.com, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @emperorspalace.


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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Seven top bands put the “rock” into October – be at The Rocktober Rumble



Seven of South Africa’s top bands are set to rock the socks off music fans with The Rocktober Rumble, at Carnival City on 28 October 2017. In the mix for the rocking show, brought to the Big Top Arena by Nic Rush Productions in association with Tuks FM, are CrashCarBurn, Sweet Resistance, The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Dirty Moonshine, The Narrow and the Newtown Knife Gang. 

“Rock is one of the most loved has music genres around the world. We’ve combined legendary rock acts with some of the cutting edge new kids on the block for an unforgettable experience,” says Nic Rush, a well known musician who has played with the likes of South African stalwarts Prime Circle and Watershed.  
The Parlotones is one of South Africa’s most prolific rock bands, winning several awards, achieving multi-platinum album-selling status and packing out venues for live concerts from the very beginning.

After notching up six studio albums, several chart-topping singles, a string of awards and countless sold-out gigs, Prime Circle have earned their status as South African rock royalty. Formed in Witbank, Mpumalanga, in 2001, the band has demonstrated true staying power with a dynamic signature sound that continues to evolve in exciting, progressive directions.

CrashCarBurn has carved a niche in the music industry with their powerful rock anthems rock over the last decade. The band was born in 2006 after brothers, Garth and Brendan Barnes, put their incredibly successful punk rock band Tweak to bed and quickly united loyal fans and a new fan base which were equally drawn in by the crisp new sound that instantly won their validation.

Alternative rock band, The Sweet Resistance burst onto the local music scene with the launch of its debut album, Where there is Hope, at two sold out Cape Town shows in 2016. Since their launch, the likes of 5FM, Mix FM, MFM, PukFM and Kovsie FM and more have all chosen to playlist the band’s debut single “Feel”. 5FM rated the track as SA’s hottest track in its first week of release.

Dirty Moonshine delivers loud and raw rock ’n roll with dirty soul, sexy vocals, cutting leads, sweet slides and reverberating bass. Rumbling and thundering from the Gauteng Highveld, Dirty Moonshine has taken their own unique brand of rock’ n roll across the country, with a view to turn every single venue upside down.
In two whirlwind years, Newtown Knife Gang have secured themselves a record deal with Electromode alongside top SA artists such as Jack Parow and Die Heuwels Fantasties, their singles “Read Between the Lines” and “Listen” have enjoyed high rotation on more than 25 national stations. The band has established themselves in a notoriously “tough to crack” live scene, playing coveted slots at major festivals and top venues across the country.

With all three previous full length albums nominated for South African Music Awards and producing classic hits like “Lonely lonely Sunday morning”, “You don't get to quit”, “The Banded”, “God bless the narrow” and many more, The Narrow is one of South Africa's most exciting live acts.


“End October on a high note with some of the very best rock bands that South Africa has to offer. From legendary bands like The Parlotones and Prime Circle to some of the biggest names in rock music right now, Rocktober Rumble has it all. Do not miss this rocking show. Who knows when we will be able to pin down these artists for a collaborative show like this again,” says Michelle Smith, Marketing Manager at Carnival City.

For a rocking good time, don’t miss The Rocktober Rumble at Carnival City’s Big Tope Arena at 16h00 on 28 October 2017. Tickets are on sale at Computicket, ranging in price from R310 to R360 per person.

Like Carnival City on Facebook www.facebook.com/CarnivalCitySA and follow on Twitter @CarnivalCitySA



Live entertainment and artisanal goodies at second Carnival Market



Visitors to the October installment of the Carnival City Market on 1 October 2017 can look forward to even more stalls and exhibits of handcrafted goods, clothing, artisanal drinks and other products on Sunday 1 October 2017. For the second edition of the market, there is a special surprise, well loved artists, Ricus Nel with his band will be performing. The market, which takes place at the outdoor Pocket Park, will open at 10h00 and entrance is free.

“We were heartened by the great response to our first market in September and we are thrilled to do it again in October.  This market provides a wonderful platform for showcasing what our community has to offer. Buying local feeds our local economy so we hope the community will come out in support of this family-centred event,” Michelle Smith, Marketing Manager at Carnival City.

The ever-popular Ricus Nel, has enjoyed tremendous success on the music scene with albums such as Sak en PakSout Van Die Aarde, Ricus Nel sing Don Williams en ander country legends and Ouskool Boerseun. His latest album, Ricus Nel bring hulde aan Worsie Visser, is jam packed with catchy songs like “Boesmanland”, “Gee die hond wind”, “Lekker ou Jan”, “Wikkel daai boude”, “Strandfontein”, “Gansbaai” and “Brannewyn laat my staan”.
A family styled affair, the Carnival Market will feature entertainment for children such as bungee jumping, pony rides and a clown offering some tips of the trade. In addition, the Pocket Park itself boasts colourful climbing frames, a simulated Grand Prix circuit, free ski-rink, a selection of rides in the theme park and carnival stalls where youngsters can take a stab at winning prizes.

People and businesses keen to showcase their products at the Carnival Market can contact info@mycarnivalmarket.com for more information.
Like Carnival City on Facebook www.facebook.com/CarnivalCitySA and follow on Twitter @CarnivalCitySA

Mrs India SA 2017 to be crowned at glittering pageant at Sibaya





Sibaya’s iZulu Theatre plays host to the glittering Mrs India South Africa pageant on Sunday, 8 October 2017. The event, which serves as a platform for acknowledging the contribution that married, divorced and widowed Indian women make in their community, will once again feature dazzling fashion and spectacular live entertainment.

This is the 4th time that the glamorous affair is being hosted at Sibaya, which shares the values of the Mrs India SA pageant CEO, Anusha Bisaal.
“Women’s achievements and contribution to their families and communities often go unnoticed, and this event gives us an opportunity to celebrate and recognize their efforts and accomplishments. We are thrilled excited to provide the stage for the crowning of the new Mrs India SA,” says Janet Pillay, the PR & Promotions Manager at Sibaya.

With much glitz and glamour, the pageant aims to promote women empowerment and wellbeing, as well as engage in social causes.
“Through this pageant, women can be saluted for their worth, acknowledged for their achievements and given recognition for their contribution to their families and society,” says Bisaal.

The Mrs India SA pageant is open to the public. Tickets, which cost R180 and R220 per person, are available via Computicket, at Shoprite Checkers, and at the Sibaya Box Office. The spectacular show commences at 4pm.

For more information visit www.suninternational.com or follow Sibaya on www.facebook.com/yoursibaya or on Twitter @SibayaCasino