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2015-05-26 13:25

Cape Town - One of this year’s most requested acts by festival fans, The Kooks, return to South Africa to perform their first public performance on the Main Stage at the 10th annual Rocking the Daisies Festival this year.

The celebrated group graced our beautiful shores in 2013 as part of an exclusive brand campaign to a select few who were lucky enough to get tickets – and they were met with rave reviews – but left many fans distraught about missing out.

The British indie rockers are the latest international group confirmed as part of a stellar line-up at South Africa’s premiere eco-friendly Music and Lifestyle Festival happening from the 1- 4 October this year at Cloof Wine Estate in Darling.

In the months following the release of their latest critically acclaimed album, Listen, The Kooks have been enjoying a string of sold-out tour dates, confirming their status as one of the best live bands around.

Listen comes after a three-year hiatus and represents a bold change from their very distinct alternative, indie-rock sound. Grounded in African funk and produced by young hip-hop pioneer Inflo, it has been labelled as the 'album of their lives'.

Speaking about the album, frontman Pritchard says: "To me this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. We were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural."

The Kooks are: Luke Pritchard - vocals and guitar; guitarist Hugh Harris; bassist Pete Denton and drummer Alexis Nunez.

The Kooks compliment an international line-up that so far also includes German duo Milky Chance and Australian darlings, The Cat Empire. Local support acts Bongeziwe Mabandla, Fokofpolisiekar and PHAT have also been confirmed, with many more acts to be announced soon.

Phase Two of Rocking the Daisies ticket sales are still available to the public at R850 a ticket. Phase Three of ticket sales will open on 10 June with tickets on sale for R950; however if Phase Two tickets sell out before this date then Phase Three will automatically kick in. Click here to get your festival tickets.

Rocking the Daisies is proud to introduce Mobicred – a new payment option and an industry first that will allow festivalgoers to buy their tickets from R83 per month. The exclusive initiative by Seed Experiences and Nutickets does not require fans to have a credit card, just a simple sign-up procedure with a 24hour approval period followed by easy, minimum monthly instalments via debit order. To buy Rocking the Daisies tickets on the Mobicred payment plan, click here.

There is also good news for Glampers who have missed out on the sold-out Heartbreak Motel accommodation option: Based on popular demand, the festival has created a (limited) Daisies Plus exclusive camping area that includes:

- A festival ticket
- A separate and convenient festival entrance, right by the camping zone
- A separate parking area, right by the camping zone
- Access controlled private camping
- An exclusive bar facility in the campsite
- An exclusive lounge/chill area in the campsite
- Exclusive premium ablutions

Campers will still be required to bring their own tents and camping equipment, as this is not included. The total cost is R1800 (excl. booking fee). Festival ticket holders who would like to upgrade to Daisies Plus can do so here.

Johannesburg fans can catch The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire Live at the Vodacom In the City festival at the iconic Zoo Lake on Sunday, 4 October. Visit www.vitc.co.za for more information.

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