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  • Updated Parking Informaiton - Mumford & Sons Pretoria

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    Not long now until Mumford & Sons arrive in Pretoria for their two night stand.

    As the venue is a fair way from town please make sure you organise your travel ahead of time.

    PARKING
    There is LIMITED parking at the Voortrekker Monument, you will have to purchase a parking ticket for R100, which can be done here for either night. The parking entrance will be at the junction of Roger Dyson Road and Eeufees Road.

    http://online.computicket.com/web/event/parking_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988176681

    Once this is sold out there will be spaces available at Fountains Valley park, the parking fee is R75 per vehicle and there will be a FREE shuttle bus to bring you to the show and then return you to your car when it’s all over.

    DROP & PICK UP
    If you are being dropped off you will also need to head to the junction of Roger Dyson Road, Eeufees Road, please follow the signage.

    PARK & RIDE
    There will be park and rides points running from around the area, at the follow points - Menlyn Mall, Cresta, Melrose Arch and East Rand Mall. These buses will pick up once from these start points and then collect you again after the show and return you to your car. Parking for your vehicle is included in the ticket price.

    Please buy tickets from the link below. 
    http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803215

    Thank you!
    Please send all enquires to info@hilltoplive.co.za

  • Pretoria Mumford & Sons Time Change

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    Gauteng, there are only 2 shows left from Mumford & Sons and they take place this weekend.  Times for the shows have changed from previously advertised, so please check which day you’re attending and the starting and performance times:

    Saturday 6 Feb

    Gates: 14:00

    The Brother Moves On 16:40

    John Wizards 17:30

    The Very Best 18:30

    Beatenberg 19:30

    Mumford & Sons ft Baaba Maal 21:00

    Sunday 7 Feb

    Gates: 14:00

    The Brother Moves On 16:40

    John Wizards 17:30

    The Very Best 18:30

    Beatenberg 19:30


    Mumford & Sons ft Baaba Maal 21:00

  • Mumford & Sons Prohibited Items - Full List

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    Coming to a Mumford & Sons show?
    Here is the full list of ALL prohibited items for Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria

    Weapons
    Illegal drugs
    Cooler boxes, picnic baskets
    Gazebos, chairs, blankets
    Umbrellas
    Long wallet chains or spikes
    Professional cameras, video cameras, sports action camera's
    Selfie sticks
    Tablets or audio recording devices
    Objects that can be used as projectiles - Glow sticks, compact discs, balls of any nature
    Fireworks or flares
    Laser pointers
    Large banners or posters
    Hoverboards
    Drones

  • Mumford & Sons Delayed performance - Cape Town 30 Jan

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    UPDATE:

    Hilltop Live would like to advise you all further on last night's delayed performance of Mumford & Sons at Grand Parade. In preparation for the shows in Cape Town, the wind was taken into account and structures and safety measures were implemented before gates were opened, however last night's performance from Mumford & Son's was delayed by wind gusts of up to 55kmp/h. At this point, Health & Safety and Disaster Management made the decision to lower equipment and to create a safer performance environment for the artists, crews and you the fans.

    During the inspection of the stage roof, the crew discovered a torn panel which presented a safety hazard and before the show could continue, needed to be repaired.

    We apologise for the delay in the start time, however, the safety of our concert attendees and musicians performing is of the utmost importance to us, therefore full safety precautions had to be followed.

    The remaining Cape Town concert is still schedule to take place on 31 January.  Gates open at 17:00

  • MUMFORD & SONS LIVE IN CAPE TOWN – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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    Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop live Presents Mumford & Sons live in Cape Town in partnership with kykNET & MNET is upon us, here is a list of all the information you need, from performance times through to what you can and can’t bring in. Please pass information on to your friends so we have a fantastic concert experience from start to end. 

    1. Gates open at 17:00.  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE before 15:00 as you will not be permitted to queue to enter the venue before this time.

    2. Who is playing when:

    18:00 - 18:40 : John Wizards

    19:00 - 19:40 : The Very Best

    20:00 - 21:00 : Beatenberg

    21:45 - 23:45 : Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal

    3. Please ensure that you have a printed copy of your MUMFORD & SONS LIVE IN CAPE TOWN ticket with you.  Each ticket must be scanned at the entrance, so no ticket – no entry!

    Please make sure that you arrive on the correct date displayed on your ticket.  Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop Live will not allow entry should you arrive on the  incorrect date.

    Only valid COMPUTICKET tickets purchased from Computicket will be accepted.  Tickets from 3rd party sites may not be valid and Gentlemen of the Road & Hilltop Live do not accept responsibility for these and will not guarantee validity of these tickets.

    4. How to get to the show:

    There is no parking at the Grand Parade in town..  However there will be Park & Ride facilities running from the following malls:

      Tiger Valley Mall - entrance 9.

      Stellenbosch University - corner Merriman & Roux Road.

    As well as a shuttle service every 60 minutes (or as it takes to fill a bus) from the V&A Waterfront - Clock Tower parking.

    Parking tickets must be purchased by THURSDAY 28 JANUARY

    BUY PARK & RIDE TICKETS HERE: 

    Tiger Valley Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_cape_town/988179306/0/69803298 

    Stellenbosch University: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_cape_town/988179306/0/69803299 

    V &A Waterfront: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shuttle_mumford_and_sons_live_in_cape_town/988180506/0/69803402 

    4.   What to bring with you:

    a. Your ticket and your ID book / Driver’s license.  All bars will be requesting proof of age to be able to purchase 

    b. Your pre-bought cashless card (not to worry if you haven’t purchased it yet, you will be able to do so at the CASHLESS / RECHARGE tent.  Please use cash, debit or credit cards (non contactless cards).  If you are using your contactless card, please make sure you have read through your banks Terms & Conditions and have allocated funds to this part of your card.  Without doing this, you won't be able to use this function.

    c. Your tickets for your parking or shuttle

    d. Your contactless bank card if you are making use of this facility rather than the cashless cards.

    e. Comfortable shoes ladies – heels are not a good idea, you are going to be standing for a couple of hours!

    f. Rain poncho

    g. Something warm

    h. Sun block

    5. What NOT to bring with you:

    a. Professional cameras or iPads 

    b. Knives, guns, illegal drugs, your own drinks or food, pets 

    c. Gazebos, chairs and cool boxers 

    d. Oversized handbags

    e. Excess money.  Rather purchase your cashless card before hand or use a contactless debit / credit card.

    6. Food and drinks will be available for sale inside the concert area.  You will only be able to purchase   No drinks or food from home will be allowed in. 

    7. Right of Admission is Reserved.   

    For any additional information, please log onto www.facebook.com/hilltoplive where we’ll be posting and answering any questions you have!

  • MUMFORD & SONS LIVE IN DURBAN – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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    Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop live Presents Mumford & Sons live in Durban in partner-ship with East Coast Radio, kykNET & MNET is upon us, here is a list of all the information you need, from performance times through to what you can and can’t bring in. Please pass information on to your friends so we have a fantastic concert experience from start to end. 

    1. Gates open at 16:00.  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE before 14:00 as you will not be permitted to queue to enter the venue before this time.

    2. Who is playing when:

    18:50 - 19:30 : The Very Best

    20:00 - 22:00 : Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal

    3. Please ensure that you have a printed copy of your MUMFORD & SONS LIVE IN DURBAN ticket with you.  Each ticket must be scanned at the entrance, so no ticket – no entry!

    Only valid COMPUTICKET tickets purchased from Computicket will be accepted.  Tickets from 3rd party sites may not be valid and Gentlemen of the Road & Hilltop Live do not accept responsibility for these and will not guarantee validity of these tickets.

    4. Where to park:

    Parking will be available at :

    Munies Hockey Club (John Zikhali Road)

    DUT Durban University of Technology Ritson Campus onn St Thomas road.

    Parking tickets will be available on arrival at each parking site.  Please follow parking 

    instructions from the marshals at both points. Both parking areas will open at 13:00 on show day.

    4. What to bring with you:

    a. Your ticket and your ID book / Driver’s license.  All bars will be requesting proof of age to be able to purchase 

    b. Your pre-bought cashless card (not to worry if you haven’t purchased it yet, you will be able to do so at the CASHLESS / RECHARGE tent.  Please use cash, debit or credit cards.

    c. Your contactless bank card if you are making use of this facility rather than the cashless cards.

    d. Comfortable shoes ladies – heels are not a good idea, you are going to be standing for a couple of hours!

    e. Rain poncho

    f. Something warm

    g. Sun Block

    5. What NOT to bring with you:

    a. Professional cameras or iPads 

    b. Knives, guns, illegal drugs, your own drinks or food, pets 

    c. Gazebos, chairs and cool boxes 

    d. Oversized handbags

    e. Umbrellas

    f. Excess money.  Rather purchase your cashless card beforehand or use a contactless debit / credit card.

    6. Food and drinks will be available for sale inside the concert area.  You will only be able to purchase   No drinks or food from home will be allowed in. 

    7. Right of Admission is Reserved.   

    For any additional information, please log onto www.facebook.com/hilltoplive where we’ll be posting and answering any questions you have

  • MUMFORD & SONS LIVE IN PRETORIA – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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    Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop live Presents Mumford & Sons live in Pretoria in partnership with 947, kykNET & MNET is upon us, here is a list of all the information you need, from performance times through to what you can and can’t bring in. Please pass information on to your friends so we have a fantastic concert experience from start to end. 

    1. Gates open at 14:00.  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE before 13:00 as you will not be permitted to queue to enter the venue before this time.

    2. Who is playing when:

    17:00 - 17:40 : The Very Best

    18:00 - 18:40 : John Wizards

    19:00 - 19:40 : The Very Best

    20:00 - 21:00 : Beatenberg

    21:45 - 23:45 : Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal

    3. Please ensure that you have a printed copy of your MUMFORD & SONS LIVE IN PRETORIA ticket with you.  Each ticket must be scanned at the entrance, so no ticket – no entry!

    Please make sure that you arrive on the correct date displayed on your ticket.  Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop Live will not allow entry should you arrive on the  incorrect date.

    Only valid COMPUTICKET tickets purchased from Computicket will be accepted.  Tickets from 3rd party sites may not be valid and Gentlemen of the Road & Hilltop Live do not accept responsibility for these and will not guarantee validity of these tickets.

    4. How to get to the show:

    There is LIMITED parking at Voortrekker Monument. 

    Once on site parking is sold out, Park & Ride facilities will be running.  The drop off / collection points are:

    Menlyn Mall - Garsfontein Road entrance.  

    Cresta Shopping Centre - entrance 3. 

    Melrose Arch Bus Stop. 

    Cedar Square - Cedar Road entrance. 

    East Rand Mall - between entrance 1 & 2. 

    As well as a shuttle service every 30 minutes from the Fountains Valley.  

    BUY PARK & RIDE TICKETS HERE:

    Fountains Valley Shuttle: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shuttle_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988180571/0/69803411 

    Menlyn Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803219 

    Cresta Shopping Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803215 

    Melrose Arch: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803218 

    Cedar Square: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803214 

    East Rand Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803217 

    4.   What to bring with you:

    a. Your ticket and your ID book / Driver’s license.  All bars will be requesting proof of age to be able to purchase 

    b. Your pre-bought cashless card (not to worry if you haven’t purchased it yet, you will be able to do so at the CASHLESS / RECHARGE tent.  Please use cash, debit or credit cards (non contactless cards).  If you are using your contactless card, please make sure you have read through your banks Terms & Conditions and have allocated funds to this part of your card.  Without doing this, you won't be able to use this function.

    c. Your tickets for your parking or shuttle

    d. Your contactless bank card if you are making use of this facility rather than the cashless cards.

    e. Comfortable shoes ladies – heels are not a good idea, you are going to be standing for a couple of hours!

    f. Rain poncho

    g. Something warm

    h. Sun block

    5. What NOT to bring with you:

    a. Professional cameras or iPads 

    b. Knives, guns, illegal drugs, your own drinks or food, pets 

    c. Gazebos, chairs and cool boxes 

    d. Oversized handbags

    e. Umbrella’s

    f. Excess money.  Rather purchase your cashless card beforehand or use a contactless debit / credit card.

    6. Food and drinks will be available for sale inside the concert area. No drinks or food from home will be allowed in. 

    7. Right of Admission is Reserved.   

    For any additional information, please log onto www.facebook.com/hilltoplive where we’ll be posting and answering any questions you have!

  • WHERE DO WE PARK, HOW DO WE GET TO THE SHOWS?- PRETORIA

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    The countdown is on for the debut South African tour from Mumford & Sons.  Here is some more important information to make your experience better.

    Q: WHERE DO WE PARK, HOW DO WE GET TO THE SHOWS?

    A: There is LIMITED parking at Voortrekker Monument. 

    Once on site parking is sold out, Park & Ride facilities will be running.  The drop off / collection points are:

    Menlyn Mall - Garsfontein Road entrance.  

    Cresta Shopping Centre - entrance 3. 

    Melrose Arch Bus Stop. 

    Cedar Square - Cedar Road entrance. 

    East Rand Mall - between entrance 1 & 2. 

    As well as a shuttle service every 30 minutes from the Fountains Valley.  

    BUY PARK & RIDE TICKETS HERE:

    Fountains Valley Shuttle: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shuttle_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988180571/0/69803411 

    Menlyn Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803219 

    Cresta Shopping Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803215 

    Melrose Arch: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803218 

    Cedar Square: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803214 

    East Rand Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_pretoria/988178367/0/69803217 

    Remember to buy your cashless card before getting to the shows, to avoid standing in queues: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/cashless_cards_mumford_and_sons_live/990604288/0/69958002 

    For more information log onto

    www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/southafrica2016 

    www.hilltoplive.co.za

  • WHERE DO WE PARK, HOW DO WE GET TO THE SHOWS? - DURBAN

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    The countdown is on for the debut South African tour from Mumford & Sons.  Here is some more important information to make your experience better.

    Q: WHERE DO WE PARK, HOW DO WE GET TO THE SHOWS?

    A: Parking will be available at :

    Munies Hockey Club (John Zikhali Road)

    DUT Durban University of Technology Ritson Campus onn St Thomas road.

    Parking tickets will be available on arrival at each parking site.  Please follow parking instructions from the marshals at both points.

    Remember to buy your cashless card before getting to the shows, to avoid standing in queues: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/cashless_cards_mumford_and_sons_live/990604288/0/69958002 

    For more information log onto

    www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/southafrica2016 

    www.hilltoplive.co.za

  • WHERE DO WE PARK, HOW DO WE GET TO THE SHOWS? - CAPE TOWN

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    The countdown is on for the debut South African tour from Mumford & Sons.  Here is some more important information to make your experience better.

    Q: WHERE DO WE PARK, HOW DO WE GET TO THE SHOWS?

    A: There is no parking at the Grand Parade in town. However there will be Park & Ride facilities running from the following malls:

    Tiger Valley Mall - entrance 9. Cost R130 return per person

    Stellenbosch University - corner Merriman & Roux Road. Cost R150 return per person

    As well as a shuttle service every 60 minutes from the V&A Waterfront - Clock Tower parking.  Cost R80 return per person.

    BUY PARK & RIDE TICKETS HERE: 

    Tiger Valley Mall: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_cape_town/988179306/0/69803298 

    Stellenbosch University: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/park_and_ride_mumford_and_sons_live_in_cape_town/988179306/0/69803299 

    V &A Waterfront: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shuttle_mumford_and_sons_live_in_cape_town/988180506/0/69803402 

    Remember to buy your cashless card before getting to the shows, to avoid standing in queues: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/cashless_cards_mumford_and_sons_live/990604288/0/69958002 

    For more information log onto

    www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/southafrica2016 

    www.hilltoplive.co.za 

  • What does CASHLESS SHOW mean and what do I need to do?

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    What does CASHLESS SHOW mean and what do I need to do?

    Each of the shows will be a CASHLESS SHOW. This means, that all bars, merchandise and food vendors will only accept contactless-enabled debit and credit cards and the official event Cashless Card. 

    Q: How do you know if my bank card is contactless enabled?  

    A: Take a look on your debit or credit card for this sign 

     

    All banks in South Africa offer this facility, so if your card doesn’t show this, please go into your local branch and request a new card.  You will be able to tap and go on purchases around the concert with this card.

     

    If you do not have a card like this, you can purchase the event specific cashless cards from us.  There are 2 options available:

    1. Generic Plankton Card

     

    Cost: R200 (Card cost R10 and value on card is R190)

    2. Mumford & Sons branded Card

     

    Cost R300 (Card cost R30 and value on card is R270)

    Cashless Cards are now on sale HERE or alternatively purchase them on concert days at the RECHARGE / LOADING STATIONS situated around the concert venue.

    Q: At the show I have run out of money on my card. What do I do now?

    A: There will be RECHARGE / LOADING STATION facilities around the show where you will be able to load more money to your card.  The BANK / RECHARGE stations accept all debit and credit cards as well as cash.

    Q: The show is over and I still have money on my card. How do I get it back?

    A: Using the cashless card (Generic or branded Mumford & Sons card), the value can on-ly be used at any of the Mumford & Sons South Africa shows.  Any value left on the card after the shows can be ‘withdrawn’ by sending the card number to the number on the back of the card.  Details will be sent via SMS with an ATM pin code to ‘withdraw’ your money from your nearest ABSA branch*

  • Mumford & Sons Durban Change in Prohibited Items

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    Dear Mumford & Sons Fan

    There are only 51 days to go before, UK sensation, Mumford & Sons will be performing live at the Durban Botanic Gardens and we’d like to advise you on some security changes that might effect your concert experience

    What can be brought in and what can’t:

    When tickets went on sale for Mumford & Sons Durban, fans were advised that they would be permitted to bring their own alcohol / food / picnic baskets into the concert area.  Since this an-nouncement, organisers, Hilltop Live, have made a number of venue updates - increasing capacity and adding additional features.

    We would now like to bring to your attention, that a full bar will be provided at the shows, and own alcohol / food / picnic baskets are no longer permitted to be brought in.  The bar will provide a wide range of products from non-alcoholic beverages through to spirits, beers, wine and a selection of craft beers.

    For a full list of information, parking, prohibited items, artist information and more, please visit http://www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/south-africa-2016/

    Have a safe festive season and we will see you in February!

    Regards

    Hilltop Live

  • More on the cards for One Way Traffic in 2016

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    Announced in December 2015, One Way Traffic is a  4 show Hip Hop & House tour that will cross South Africa between 30 January and 12 February will play host to incredible line-ups including Black Motion, Groove Afrika and Riky Rick and now the line ups will get even better. One Way Traffic concert goers will be able to see all their favourite artists for only R70.  Tickets are now on sale via www.computicket.com

    Organizers, Hilltop Live and Homecoming Events are exited to announce the addition of even more amazing artists to the Gauteng Line-ups.

    NOW ADDED:

    Pretoria - Twins on Deck, DJ Josh, Snow Deep, Chuck Tailored, Kwesta, Kid Fondue, Julian Gomes, PH

    Johannesburg - Capital, Speedsta, PH, Chuck Tailored, MR X, Emcee

    TWINS ON DECK have been in the industry since 2010, leaving people in awe as they express their unique ability and restlessness behind the decks , the duo’s choice in music includes commercial house, deep house, funky, electro and progressive and fans expect to hear the twin’s singles “All on the Wall” as well as their debut single “For You” ONLY at the Pretoria leg!

    DJ Speedsta has become a household name in Gauteng. This Hip Hop DJ started out in the Vaal but soon realised that to make an impact he’d have to make a move.  And it was the best decision.  Since then, DJ Speedsta’s music career has flourished across multiple mediums.  Features on MTV Base and other TV shows, songs on high rotation on 5fm, YFM, MetroFM and more as well as releasing his debut album. DJ Speedsta will ONLY perform at the Soweto leg of One Way Traffic.

     

    One Way Traffic is brought to you by Hilltop Live in association with Smirnoff, MTV, MTV Base, Chevrolet and Homecoming Events.

    Tour Details

    Pretoria

    Date: 30 January 2016

    Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

    Line up: Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe, DJ Josh, Twins on Deck, Chuck Tailored & Snow Deep, Chuck Tailored, Kwesta, Kid Fondue, Julian Gomes, PH

    Tickets: R70 from computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores

     

    Johannesburg

    Date: 12 February 2016

    Venue: Zone6, Soweto

    Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe, Capital, Speedsta, Chuck Tailored, PH, MR X, Emcee

    Tickets: R70 from computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores

     

    Follow us on social media to keep up to date. 

     

    Facebook official page: OneWayTraffic

    Twitter: @OneWayTrafficZA

    Instagram: OneWayTrafficZA

     

    Not for Sale To Persons Under The Age of 18. Drink Responsibly

  • The best in AFRICA to support Mumford & Sons

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    It’s with great excitement that the rest of the shows line up is revealed to you.  With a rotating cast of support acts and an emphasis on African artist incorporation, we are proud to welcome:

    The Very Best 

    http://www.theverybestmusic.com 

    https://www.facebook.com/theverybest/ 

    https://www.twitter.com/realTheVeryBest 

    https://www.instagram.com/realtheverybest 

     

    The Very Best is a collaboration between London-based DJ/production duo Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Lilongwe, Malawi. Their music has been described as an Afro-Western mix of dance, hip-hop, pop, and the traditional music of Malawi.

     

    John Wizards 

    https://www.facebook.com/johnwizards/ 

    https://www.johnwizards.com 

    https://www.twitter.com/johnwizards 

    https://www.instagram.com/johnwizards 

     

    John Wizards is a South African band from Cape Town formed in 2010. They are currently signed to Planet Mu records. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist John Withers, vocalist Emmanuel Nzaramba, drummer and percussionist Raphael Segerman, bassist and keyboardist Alex Montgomery, guitarist Tom Parker and guitarist and keyboardist Geoff Brink. The band released its self-titled first album in September 2012, which includes the singles "Lusaka by Night" and "Muizenberg". The band's style has been described as a mix of R&B, soukous, afro-pop, reggae, South African house, Shangaan electro and dub.

     

    The band have toured extensively in Europe and the UK over the past few years, including festival appearances at Glastonbury, Primavera Sound, Field Day, Pukkelpop, Worldwide Festival, Latitude and Melt! Festival, as well as supporting Jagwar Ma on their UK tour in 2013.

     

    Beatenberg 

    https://www.beatenberg.net 

    https://www.facebook.com/Beatenberg 

    https://www.twitter.com/Beatenberg_band 

    https://www.instagram.com/beatenberg_band 

     

    Beatenberg is a fresh new face in pop music from South Africa. Or rather, three faces, handsome and young and intelligent. The faces are of Matthew Field, who also has a beautiful voice and plays the guitar, Ross Dorkin, who has beautiful hands that play the bass, and Robin Brink, who has a beautiful life-force and plays the drums like a nutcase.

     

    Despite being in love with and schooled in 'serious music' like Beethoven, Debussy and John Coltrane, (Ross and Matthew studied music together at the University of Cape Town) Beatenberg is adamant that they are heard as 'pop music', which they believe is actually quite serious too.

     

    Songwriter Matthew says: 'It's about emotions, images and fleeting senses of things: the mad stuff that everyone feels and almost understands.'

     

    Baaba Maal  

    http://www.baabamaal.tv/ 

    https://www.facebook.com/baabamaal/ 

    https://www.twitter.com/baabamaal 

     

    Baaba Maal is a Senegalese singer and guitarist born in Podor, on the Senegal River. He is well known in Africa and internationally is Senegal's most famous musician. In addition to acoustic guitar, he also plays percussion. He has released several albums, both for independent and major labels. In July 2003, he was made a UNDP Youth Emissary.

     

    Baaba sings primarily in Pulaar and is the foremost promoter of the traditions of the Pulaar-speaking people, who live on either side of the Senegal River in the ancient Senegalese kingdom of Futa Tooro.

     

    Baaba Maal will have the honour of performing with Mumford & Sons during their performance.

     

     

    Running orders for each show will be released shortly.

    FOR INTERVIEWS / HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES OF ARTISTS: erin@hilltoplive.co.za

     

    For more information log onto

    www.mumfordandsons.com/southafrica

    www.hilltoplive.co.za

    Copyright © 2015 Hilltop Live, All rights reserved.

  • Mumford & Sons live in SA ticket ballot

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    British rock group Mumford & Sons are pleased to announce that they will be releasing a number of tickets for each of their first ever South African live performances next year. Fans are able to register for the remaining tickets via a ballot this week.

    The band, arguably one of the most exciting live acts of their generation, broke all South African ticketing records back in September when they announced six shows for 2016 and sold out all 85,000 tickets in minutes. They are now offering the opportunity for all ticketless fans to register via www.plankton.mobi from the 8th December, to be in with an opportunity to purchase official tickets, at face value to the show of their choice. It gives disappointed fans another, final chance to gain entry to some of the most highly anticipated live shows in this country for years.

    In association with Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop Live, South African Mumford & Sons fans can register for their chance to buy face value tickets via www.plankton.mobi between 8th and 13th December.  By registering, everyone has a fair chance to get hold of these remaining tickets.  On Monday 14th December, a generator will randomly draw out registered users, and these users will be able to purchase tickets to the show of their choice.

    For fans who aren’t randomly drawn from the generator, they will still stand a chance of being drawn to win a selection of amazing hampers of merchandise and albums from Universal Music South Africa, that includes the new Mumford & Sons album, ‘Wilder Mind’

    For more information on the sign up please head to mumfordandsons.com or gentle-menoftheroad.com

    HOW IT WORKS / RULES / TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    1. Fans register on Plankton.mobi

    2. When registration closes (13 December), a random generator will  select a number of registered users - these users will be emailed a unique voucher code that must be at Computicket.

    3. Users log onto / visit Computicket to purchase their tickets and will be required to enter your voucher code.  This code unlocks your reserved tickets.

    Please note:

    * There will be a 48 hour period where registered users will have the opportunity to buy your tickets. If within these 48 hours you do not purchase your tickets, your voucher code will be voided and these tickets will be sold to the next registered user picked from the generator.

    * Tickets are limited to 4 number per person registered

    * Tickets are not being allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications do not guarantee that you will receive a ticket through the ballot process.

    * Successful applicants will be notified by email (if the application was made online) and by the end of 14 December. At that time, successful applicants will be asked to complete the required transaction including all fees. Applicants must use the name and email address matching their ballot entry during the purchase process. Any mistakes or errors may result in the purchase being rejected and the application forfeited. The transaction to purchase tickets must be completed within 48 hours of receipt of notification of success.

    * Please check to see if your application has been successful; and check your spam and junk mail folders.

    * Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

    * If successful applicants do not complete their transaction within the specified time, their tickets will be forfeited and reallocated.

    * Successful applicants (and their guests) are responsible for their own costs including travel to and from the event, and accommodation.

    * Tickets are strictly non-transferable. 

    * Mumford & Sons, Gentlemen of the Road, Hilltop Live, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any application being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

    * Tickets may not be sold, traded, or offered for sale; and may not be used as a prize or for any other promotional or trade purpose by any organisation.

    * Applicants must supply full details as required and comply with all rules and regulations to be eligible for the ticket(s). No responsibility is accepted for ineligible applications, or applications made fraudulently.

    * The personal details you provide when entering the ballot will only be used by Plankton.mobi (the company contracted to collect application details, manage the application process, and the ballot on our behalf), to administer the ballot. Information will only be held for as long as is necessary to ensure full, proper and appropriate administration of the event, following the event and be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Thereafter information will be used by Mumford & Sons, Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop Live until such time as opt out is actioned.

     

     

  • #OneWayTraffic with Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Witness The Funk and Riky Rick kick off 2016

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    Shorter December holiday’s for students, tighter budgets for everyone, the ever increasing costs of, well, everything… Hilltop Live brings to South Africa, the biggest line up of Hip Hop and House for the least damage to your party moods and wallets.

    This year, a four-stop tour that will see #OneWayTraffic making its way to Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg, with a triple threat line up that includes Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, while Durban will be treated to local talents Witness the Funk and Aewon Wolf.

    Groove Afrika has become one of the up and coming names in South Africa's youth House culture. This djing duo has driven Cape Town’s party scene towards a whole new direction and have established a cult following in the process since their start in 2012.  The music duo Kgabo Senyatso, aka Ma Groovana and Kagiso Kalane, aka Don Pedro  and known for their video and single - Sin City.

    Witness The Funk is currently causing waves in the South African music industry with their break out hit single – Nomusa. This also marks the inroad of the Gqom trap sound into mainstream rotation, a sound that they championed themselves. Since forming in early 2015, this KZN based group have amassed over 35 000 followers and are dominating the local scene.

     

    Robert aka DJ Murder teamed up with Thabo aka Smol to form Black Motion in 2010. The two have been in the music production business for about 5 years or so. Their breakthrough came when they produced the hit single Banane Mavoko. Since then, they have been producing and performing alongside DJ Qness, Black Coffee, Djeff and DJ Oskido with their own tracks Rainbow, African Salsa, Fortune Teller, Talking to the Drums and more.

    Riky Rick's first taste of music was at a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie. It was by Bongani's side that Rick was inspired to make his own music. He released his first single Barbershop featuring Da L.E.S. and quickly rose to fame by the release of his hit single Nafukwa. He followed that up with Amantombozane (Remix) featuring fellow South African recording artists Okmalumkoolkat, Maggz, Kwesta, Ginger Bread Man, Kid X, Nadia Nakai and DJ Dimplez.

     

    Riky Ricks major debut single Boss Zonke was a major success, peaking at number 3 on the SA Top Ten list. That is when he released his fifth hit single Sondela which was dedicated to his real love, featuring Zano. The music video for Sondela featured his son, Pearl Thusi and Malik. In September 2015, Family Values was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa for shipments of over 20,000 copies. At the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015, he won the award for best video for his hit song Nafukwa.

     

    Tickets for all four shows will be R70 and are on sale from computicket.com or from Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper stores nationwide.

    Hilltop Live presents #OneWayTraffic in association with Smirnoff, MTV and MTV Base, Chevrolet and HomeComing Events.

    Tour Details:

    Pretoria

    Date: 30 January 2016

    Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

     Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe & more

     Tickets: R70 from computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores

    Johannesburg

    Date: 12 February 2016

    Venue: Zone6, Soweto

    Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick, Lulo Cafe & more

    Tickets: R70 from computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper store

    Durban

    Date: 5 February 2016

    Venue: 47th Avenue

    Line up: Aewon Wolf, Witness the Funk & more

    Tickets: R70 from computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores

    Cape Town

    Date: 6 February 2016

    Venue: FW de Klerk Boulevard (previously Table Bay Boulevard)

    Line up: Black Motion, Groove Afrika, Riky Rick & more

    Tickets: R70 from computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores

    Follow us on social media to keep up to date. 

     Facebook official page: OneWayTraffic

    Twitter: @OneWayTrafficZA

    Instagram: OneWayTrafficZA

     

    Not for Sale To Persons Under The Age of 18. Drink Responsibly

     

    For interviews or high res images please contact Erin Crous (erin@hilltoplive.co.za).  Media accreditation will be available via www.hilltoplive.co.za

  • RAMfest celebrates #10YearsofRAM in March

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    The Real Alternative Music Festival (or affectionately known as RAMfest) has been one of the highlights on music lovers calendars for the last 10 years (#10YearsOfRAM).  The past decade has seen every genre take to the stages including Shortstraw, P.H.Fat, Das Kapital, Al Bairre, Mr Cat & The Jackal, Haezer, BOO!, Pestroy, The Rudimentals (SA), aKING, Taxi Violence sharing the stage with international artists Johnny Foreigner, Alkaline Trio, Bring Me The Horizon, Foals, Camo&Krooked, Pendulum, Rise Against and Biffy Clyro, to name a few.

     The Real Alternative Music Festival returns in 2016 with its decade celebration featuring the best local rock artists alongside the Los Angeles band , Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Formed in 1998, between worldwide tours of Australia, UK, China, Beijing, Berlin, Shanghai the band released 7 studio albums including their latest offering Specter at the Feast.  BRMC have had no less than 14 singles featured on major motion pictures, TV shows and video games since their launch and racked up awards for Best Music Video (NME) and Best Live Coverage (UK Music Award). 

    5 and 12 March,the North and South  will come to a roaring halt as the BRMC  returns to South Africa to per-form at the festival. 

    Tickets for RAMfest - Ten Years of RAM will go on sale on 25 November from Computicket nationwide and online (www.computicket.com).

    For full show information, line up, competitions and more follow RAMfest on

    #10YearsOfRAM

    www.ramfest.co.za

    www.facebook.com/ramfest

    www.twitter.com/ramfest

    Show details:

    5 March 2016

    RAMfest  North - Ten Years of RAM 

    Carousel Entertainment World grounds

    Phase 1 General Admission (NO CAMPING) Tickets R450.00

    www.computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper

    Tickets open 9am Wednesday 25 November

    Line up: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & more

    12 March 2016

    RAMfest South  - Ten Years of RAM 

    Coetzenburg Stadium, Stellenbosch

    Phase 1 General  Admission Tickets  R450.00 - www.computicket.com or Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper

    Tickets open 9am Wednesday 25 November

    Line up: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & more

    For interviews, high resolution artwork or artist images, please email erin@hilltoplive.co.za 

    Media accreditation is now open via www.hilltoplive.co.za 

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  • Alexandra Youth Choir & Brass band will join The Bala Brothers at the final Old Mutual Music in the Gardens.

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    As the sun sets over the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens on 28 November, 20 youth members from Alexandra will take the stage.  Formed in 2013, the Alexandra Harmonious Melodies is a young and ambi-tious choir under the baton of Charles Shikwambana.  The choir have been privileged to have performed for Miss Teen S.A for two years in a row and as well as the memorial service for late Flabba. 

    Kicking off the evenings performances, also from Alexandra, the Bambanani Brass Band. The Bambanani Brass Band was formed in 2000, intends to encourage our generation of youth to get involved in a variety of after school activities that would help them stay busy and channel their energy through music. Bambana-ni Brass Band performed their first show with music icon called Congry Ziqubu in Tembisa. In 2006 the band performed at City Hall for The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Funda Centre Arts Alive, Takalani Clinic and School for Mentally Handicapped.  Since then, the group has grown from strength to strength and have per-formed for the launch of the PSL, Splashy Fen, PSL Games, shared stages with Skinny Boy (Trybe) as well as numerous corporate functions.

    Rounding out the evening, The Bala Brothers are three gifted South African brothers, lifted out of poverty through their sheer musical talent, and already stars in their own country, promise to become one of the most exciting new vocal trios to take the world stage.

    The Bala Brothers' journey from the dusty streets of the Kwa-Nobuhle Township to a stadium-rocking per-formance at the 2013 Nelson Mandela Memorial Concert in Cape Town saw each develop his own career and vocal style. Performing as a trio, their focus turns back to a major musical influence they all share, their membership in South Africa’s famous Drakensberg Boys Choir. 

    Combined, the Bala Brothers already experienced voices produce an authentic and joyful sound that trans-cends musical categories, in a wide range of repertoire, all grounded in their extraordinary African experi-ence. 

    Tickets prices for the Carols by Candlelight show are available before concert day via www.plankton.mobi for R50 per adult and on the day from the entrance for R100 per adult. Children under the age of 13 enter for free. 

    Bring a toy, clothes, stationary with you and drop it off in one of the Christmas Boxes, Hilltop Live & Old Mutual Music in the Gardens will donate all goods to the Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis in Gauteng.

    For more on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens music series, go to www.dogreatthings.co.za or follow the series on Facebook (Old Mutual Music in the Gardens) and Twitter (@OM_Concerts). 

    * reference: Mail & Guardian interview: http://mg.co.za/article/2015-04-01-the-bala-brothers-go-international 

    ** Reference: PR News Wire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/south-africas-bala-brothers-to-release-self-titled-cddvd-on-warner-classics-in-march-2015-300027113.html 

    ENDS 

    Issued by: HILLTOP LIVE AFRICA

    Phone: +27 12 326 0560

      Erin Crous

    erin@hilltoplive.co.za

    On behalf of: Bandile Mngoma

    Old Mutual South Africa

    Phone: +27 (0) 11 217 1000

    Email: BMngoma@OLDMUTUAL.com

    About: 

    Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

    This 76 hectares urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa’s adminis-trative capital, Pretoria.

    A 35 m high quartzite outcrop divides the Garden in two sections. Its frosty south-facing section and the north-facing, warmer section present two different worlds to the visitor and botanist. A paved nature trail gives access to the fascinating natural vegetation on the ridge, which boasts a diversity of indigenous fau-na and flora.

    50 hectares of the total area is devoted to developed garden, using almost exclusively South African plants. All the flowering plant species to be seen, including 50% of the country’s tree species, make this Garden a botanical tapestry. Visitors are offered a glimpse of different biomes such as savanna and forest biomes. Different theme gardens are being developed.

    The Garden is home to the Head Office of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and suc-cessfully bridges the gap between scientific research and the recreational environment.

    Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

    Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped and natural veld areas. This Botanical Garden was founded in 1982, but has been a popular venue for outings since the 1800′s. The Garden has been voted the best picnic spot in Gaut-eng for 5 years in a row.

    The natural vegetation of the area is known as the ‘Rocky Highveld Grassland’ and consists of a mosaic of grassland and savanna, with dense bush in kloofs and along streams. The variety of habitats accommo-dates over 600 naturally occurring plant species.

    A breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles nests on the cliffs alongside the waterfall. The Garden is home to an abundance of wildlife with over 220 birds species recorded on site. There are also a number of reptiles and small mammals, including small antelope and jackals, which occur naturally in the Nature Re-serve.

  • The more the merrier! More opening artist added to Carly Rae Jepson Live in SA.

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    With the arrival of her debut South African shows, Hilltop Live, 947 and MTV are adding 2 more acts, to the already impressive opening line-up, for #CarlyRaeSA. Pretoria’s line up on 24 October, which already boasted Matthew Mole and ChianoSky will be joined by Pretoria’s rising star Tuin! In Cape Town on 21 October, Matthew Mole will also be joined by Tuin and Cape Town messy maestros The Kiffness! 

    “We want to thank you in advance for booking us to open up for Carly Rae Jepsen on her SA tour” And we listened… How can you say no to a band that has 6 songs already playlisted nationwide, with all songs reaching top 10 status in the Top40 charts? Following The Kiffness' success on radio the band has lead to them playing headline slots at South Africa's most reputable festivals such as OppiKoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Splashy Fen, Park Acoustics and Fun in The Sun, whilst playing a handful of shows abroad they now have the opportunity to open for an international artist who’s album “E-MO-TION” sold over 16 000 copies during its inaugural week of release just over a month ago.

    Based in Pretoria, Tuin is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter currently making waves on the South African music scene and winning over new fans with each and every performance. Her unique voice and passion for music captures the essence of what music is all about, add her ability to connect with the crowd and you have an amazing artist who makes any event memorable. 

  • Old Mutual Music in the Gardens ends on a high note sung by the Bala Brothers

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    With Summer making it’s presence felt, the 5th season of the Winter series will wrap up with the traditional performance of Carols by Candlelight.  

    The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg will be transformed with thousands of candles and early Christmas spirit when The Bala Brothers perform on Saturday 28 November. Gates for the evening performance will open at 3pm and the concert will commence once the sun has set over the idyllic gardens. 

    The Bala Brothers will be wrapping up a successful 2015 at the Gardens, back in South Africa after a US tour that will see the band performing a number of shows across the country.  The Bala Brothers performed on PBS national broadcaster earlier in the year and has seen the performance viewed by over 60 million new fans*.  In March 2015, the talented trio from East London, released their third album, self titled which includ-ed the groups take on ‘Circle of Life’ from Elton John, ‘Under African Skies’ from Paul Simon and ‘Pata Pata’ from Miriam Makeba**.

    The Bala Brothers are three gifted South African brothers, lifted out of poverty through their sheer musical talent, and already stars in their own country, promise to become one of the most exciting new vocal trios to take the world stage.

    The Bala Brothers' journey from the dusty streets of the Kwa-Nobuhle township to a stadium-rocking per-formance at the 2013 Nelson Mandela Memorial Concert in Cape Town saw each develop his own career and vocal style. Performing as a trio, their focus turns back to a major musical influence they all share, their membership in South Africa’s famous Drakensberg Boys Choir. 

    Combined, the Bala Brothers already experienced voices produce an authentic and joyful sound that trans-cends musical categories, in a wide range of repertoire, all grounded in their extraordinary African experi-ence. 

    Tickets prices for the Carols by Candlelight show are available before concert day via www.plankton.mobi for R50 per adult and on the day from the entrance for R100 per adult. Children under the age of 13 enter for free. 

    Bring a toy, clothes, stationary with you and drop it off in one of the Christmas Boxes, Hilltop Live & Old Mutual Music in the Gardens will get it into the hands of families this December!

    For more on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens music series, go to www.dogreatthings.co.za or follow the series on Facebook (Old Mutual Music in the Gardens) and Twitter (@OM_Concerts). 

    * reference: Mail & Guardian interview: http://mg.co.za/article/2015-04-01-the-bala-brothers-go-international 

    ** reference: PR News Wire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/south-africas-bala-brothers-to-release-self-titled-cddvd-on-warner-classics-in-march-2015-300027113.html

  • Final artist added for Pretoria show of Carly Rae Jepsen

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    Recently, Hilltop Live, 947 and MTV  announced that Matthew Mole will join Grammy award nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist, Carly Rae Jepsen for both legs of her South African tour.

    With little under a month to go before the Canadian singer reaches our shores, we’re excited to announce the final artist joining Matthew Mole and Carly Rae Jepsen for the Pretoria show taking place on 24 October.

    With her mix of seductive jazzy pop songs, it’s no surprise that her songs have been racing up airplay charts around South Africa and with her numerous performances across South Africa and opening for Justin Bieber in 2014, it’s no coincidence that the queen of South Africa pop - ChianoSky - will be joining the bill on 24 October.

    ChianoSky has received multiple nominations at the South African Music Awards including Best Female Artist, Best Pop Album, Record of The Year with her hit single 'Walking Away', Best Producer and Best Engineer, all for her first outing with her very first album.  Launched in September 2015, ChianoSky is back with her new album ‘Inferno’ and is ready to show South Africa who is she really is.

    Tour details:

    21 October

    Carly Rae Jepsen live in Cape Town presented by Hilltop Live and MTV

    Carly Rae Jepsen, Matthew Mole

  • They’re more alike than you’d think…Support artist announced for Carly Rae Jepsen South African Tour

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    Both have are known for creating uplifting, infectiously happy music.  One, a Grammy award nom-inated Canadian recording artist, the other, an unconventional folk singer, known for incorporating numerous instruments into his blend of folk and electronica.

    Hilltop Live, 947 and MTV are excited to announce the first artist joining the bill for Carly Rae Jepsen live in South Africa - Matthew Mole.

    Cape Town born, 23 year old Matthew Mole made history as the first South African artist to debut on iTunes at number 1 for his debut album The Home We Built. Both Matthew Mole and Carly Rae Jepsen became household names through music competitions, with Matthew Mole winning the an-nual Get Out of the Garage Competition.   Matthew Mole blends acoustic guitar, banjos, drums, ukulele, and umpteen percussive instruments into tracks like ‘Chapel’ , ‘Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine’ and ‘The Wedding Song’. Like Carly Rae Jepsen, Matthew Mole has been nominated for numerous awards including ‘Best Pop Album’ and ‘Best Male Artist of the Year’ at the South African music awards.

    Matthew Mole will join Grammy award nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist, Carly Rae Jepsen for both legs of her South African tour. #CarlyRaeSA

    Tour details:

    21 October

    Carly Rae Jepsen live in Cape Town presented by Hilltop Live and MTV

    Grand Arena, GrandWest

    Tickets from R450

    ALL AGES

    24 October

    Carly Rae Jepsen live in Pretoria presented by Hilltop Live, 947 and MTV

    Monument Amphitheathre, Pretoria

    Tickets R375

    ALL AGES

    Recognising that education is one of the most important building blocks for any community, the Carly Rae Jepsen team has decided to make a portion of each ticket purchased available to the school of your choice.  

    How does it work?

    1. Purchase your concert ticket to either Cape Town on 21 October or Pretoria on 24 October.

    2. While completing your transaction you will be asked to name the school of your choice along with a contact number for the school.

    3. For every successful transaction Hilltop Live will donate R75 to the school you nominated.

    So rally together your class mates, the other parents and your community and see who can make the most money for their school!

    For more information visit www.hilltoplive.co.za or www.carlyraejepsensa.co.za

  • Carly Rae Jepsen School Initiative

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    Buy your ticket to one of the upcoming shows, and support your school of choice

    Hilltop Live, 947, MTV and Media24 are excited to announce an exciting project where you can help schools in your community.

    Recognising that education is one of the most important building blocks for any community, the teams behind the upcoming tour of Canadian singer, Carly Rae Jepsen, have decided to make a portion of each ticket purchased available to the school of your choice.  

    How does it work?

    1. Purchase your concert ticket to either Cape Town on 21 October or Pretoria on 24 October.

    2. While completing your transaction you will be asked to name the school of your choice along with a contact number for the school.

    3. For every successful transaction Hilltop Live will donate R75 to the school you nominated.

    So rally together your class mates, the other parents and your community and see who can make the most money for their school!

    Tour details:

    21 October

    Carly Rae Jepsen live in Cape Town presented by Hilltop Live and MTV

    Grand Arena, GrandWest

    Tickets from R450

    ALL AGES

    24 October

    Carly Rae Jepsen live in Pretoria presented by Hilltop Live, 947 and MTV

    Monument Amphitheathre, Pretoria

    Tickets R375

    ALL AGES

    For more information visit www.hilltoplive.co.za , www.media24.co.za or www.carlyraejepsensa.co.za

  • Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens will come alive with award winning Afro-pop singer, Ringo, on 13 September

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    Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens will come alive with award winning Afro-pop singer, Ringo, on 13 September.

    There are few South African artists as in tune with the “rhythm of their soul” as Sindile Ringo Madlingozi. From his debut solo release, Vukani, in 1996 to his latest offering, Qhubeka, Ringo –
    as this artist is affectionately known – has carved out a niche for himself as an artist, who is able to craft songs that are rooted in an authentic African voice, yet appeal to a wide mass of people.

    Cape Town born vocalist, Ringo Madlingozi is no newcomer to the music scene, and has persevered through a succession of bands, and session work which has had him recording with artists as diverse as Hugh Masekela, Simply Red, Teddy Pendergrass (The Power of One) and Caiphus Semenya, as well as for the movie The Lion King.

    Ringo's  sound  has  found  its  expression  in  several  other  releases,  each  one  building  on  the  success  of  the  last. Among  these  are Sondelani (1997), Mamelani (1998)  and Into  Yam’(1999),  Buyisa  (2000),  Ntumba  (2002), Baleka (2004), Ndim Lo (2006), Qhubeka (2008) and the latest release Jayva Sbali(2010).

    Ringo’s albums have earned him several awards including Best Male Vocalist in 1998 and 1999 at the South African Music Awards as well as Best Male Artist (Southern Africa) and Best Male Artist (South Africa) and Best Male Vocalist (African Continent) at the 1998 and 1999 Kora awards respectively.

    To millions of his followers in South Africa, the African continent and the rest of the world, he is simply known as Ringo and to them there is only one Ringo; the one who set the country ablaze; the constant crowd - puller at musical events around the country, who remains a firm favourite across the country and the rest of the African continent and the world.

    Ringo will be joined by Pretoria based, Soul musician, Bantu Soul on Sunday 13 September.  Tickets for this family show are now available exclusively via www.plankton.mobi for only R50.  Children under 13 enter for free.

    The remaining dates and performers for the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens season are:

    13 September    Ringo & Bantu Soul                Pretoria National Botanic Garden

    27 September    Zolani, Bobby van Jaarsveld & Janie Bay     Pretoria National Botanical Garden

    4 October    AKA, Tresor & Yanga                Walter Sisulu National Botanic Garden

    28 November    Carols by Candlelight ft. Bala Brothers    Walter Sisulu National Botanic Garden

    Tickets prices for the 2015 Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series:

    Tickets are available before concert day via www.plankton.mobi for R50 per adult and on the day from the entrance for R100 per adult. Children under the age of 12 enter for free. 

    For more on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens music series, go to www.dogreatthings.co.za or follow the series on Facebook (Old Mutual Music in the Gardens) and Twitter (@OM_Concerts).

    Great things start here.  Great things start now.

  • Carly Rae Jepsen South African Tour

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    Carly Rae Jepsen South African Tour


    Hilltop Live Africa and Universal Music South Africa, in partnership with 94.7 and MTV announced today, two dates for Carly Rae Jepsen, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Canadian recording artist, as part of her E.MO.TION album release in South Africa.

    The “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You” singer/songwriter will perform at Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town on 21 October 2015 and the Monument Amphitheatre, Pretoria on 24 October 2015.

    Show Details:

    21 OCTOBER
    Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town
    Tickets from R450
    ALL AGES

    24 OCTOBER
    Monument Amphitheatre, Pretoria
    Tickets R375
    ALL AGES

    Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, E-MO-TION, is the follow-up to Jepsen's U.S. debut album Kiss, which featured her blockbuster break-out hit "Call Me Maybe." "Call Me Maybe" climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Kiss also spawned the follow-up hit "Good Time," a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double-platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, earning rave reviews. The first single released from E-MO-TION, "I Really Like You," became a global Top 40 hit and earned a host of positive reviews from such outlets as Spin, People, TIME, Nylon, Paper, BuzzFeed and more.  The video for "I Really Like You," which co-stars Tom Hanks, has racked up more than 85 million Vevo views.

    Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album E.MO.TION will be released to South African stores on 21 August. The new single “Run Away with Me” can now be heard on 94.7 Highveld Stereo

    For interviews or high res images of the artist, please contact erin@hilltoplive.co.za

    Media Accreditation is now open and will be done via the website - www.hilltoplive.co.za Media must register on the top of the page to access the application form. Should you have any queries or problems, please email erin@hilltoplive.co.za .


  • MUMFORD & SONS ANNOUNCE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR AFTER INCREDIBLE SUMMER

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    Mumford & Sons are very excited to announce details of their first ever South African live shows

    As arguably the most requested live artists in the world today, British rock band Mumford & Sons will arrive in South Africa in early 2016, bringing with them one of the most untouchable live shows on the planet today.

    Having headlined an incredible thirteen festivals across Europe and America throughout the Summer, the band will arrive in South Africa for three live performances, and will undoubtedly be the undisputed highlight of our country’s cultural calendar.

    Armed with three globally acclaimed albums, Mumford & Sons will arrive in Cape Town in late January to play the Grand Parade for their debut South African live show, ahead of dates in Durban and Pretoria.

    Having brought Cape Town’s own Beatenberg over to the Highlands of Scotland to perform at one of their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festivals back in July, Mumford & Sons follow up their action-packed Summer (see below for the highlights!) in South Africa, and tickets promise to be gold-dust!

    Dates:

    Mumford & Sons Live in Cape Town

    29 January 2016

    Grand Parade

    Tickets R499 per person

    Mumford & Sons Live in Durban

    03 February 2016

    Durban Botanic Gardens

    Tickets R499 per person

    Mumford & Sons Live in Pretoria

    06 February 2016

    Monument Amphitheatre

    Tickets R499 per person

    Tickets for the three date tour go on sale at 8am on 3 September from www.mumfordandsons.com/tour as well as at Shoprite and Checkers stores.

    SIX THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO MUMFORD & SONS THIS SUMMER…

    1/ Back in June, Mumford & Sons returned to the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester Tennessee to headline an event they hold very close to their hearts, and candidly film the video to their huge single, The Wolf. Watch it here. It’s a lot of fun!

    2/ On their travels, Mumford & Sons have made no secret of their love for new music. Hot new bands pepper the line-ups of The Stopovers across the globe, including Cape Town’s very own Beatnberg! One particular favourite of theirs is hot young British artist, Shura. Their new-found love went as far as reimagining her track 2Shy, for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

    3/ Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland was the scene of the fifteenth of seventeen Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers the band has curated and promoted to date, and the band’s first full British live performance since the release of their third album, Wilder Mind.  The Stopover line-ups this year have been stellar, including jaw-dropping performances from Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, Beatenberg, and Primal Scream.

    4/ The band smartly followed that up with two jubilant sold-out dates at the legendary Forum in LA, joined on stage by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, The Vaccines, and Jack Garratt on the second night, to perform The Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams.

    5/ The band also managed to fit in a secret midnight performance at The Troubadour, the scene of their first ever show there back in February 2010. This time it was Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello who joined the band on stage, performing Bruce Springsteen’s Ghost Of Tom Joad to a fortunate few hundred fans. The evening concluded with Mumford & Sons, Tom Morello, Mark Hoppus, and T Bone Burnett covering Blink 182’s What’s My Age Again?

    6/ Earlier that week, the band visited the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and appeared in a ‘mockumentary’ alongside Kimmel: Behind The Mumfords. It told the story of the band’s fictional early days as a boy band called Mumtown, back in the '90s, featuring fifth member, Jimmy ‘Mum’ Kimmel.  

    www.mumfordandsons.com

    www.gentlemenoftheroad.com

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