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2014-02-20 15:17
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Cape Town -  Breakout Management has announced that UK singers KT Tunstall and Frank Turner as well as US singer and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter are heading to SA in March.

These three musicians will be the headliners for the Parklife Festival which is happening in Johannesburg and Cape Town. KT Tunstall and Donavon Frankenreiter will be playing at both shows whereas Frank Turner will only play in Johannesburg as part of the Parklife Festival.

Details of the festival:

Cape Town
Thursday, 20 March
Line-up: KT Tunstall & Donavon Frankenreiter
Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Gates Open: 18:00
Tickets are R345 per person and children under 6-years-old get in for free. Tickets are available here.

Friday, 21 March (public holiday)
Line-up: Donavon Frankenreiter, Frank Turner, KT Tunstall, Jack Parow, Gangs of Ballet, Al Bairre, The Plastics, ShortStraw, The Kiffness, Monark, The December Streets, Newtown Knife Gang, Wrestlerish, Laurie Levine & Josie Field, and more.
Venue: Marks Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Gates Open: 09:00
Tickets are R395 per person, R195 for children between 6 and 12-years-old and children under 6-years-old get in for free. Tickets are available here.

KT Tunstall is known for hits such as Suddenly I See, Other Side of the World, Black Horse & The Cherry Tree, Hold On and Saving My Face. She's released four albums, sold more than 4 million albums, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 and has won an Ivor Novello and one Brit Award.

Donavon Frankenreiter has built a very loyal SA fanbase through the surf and indie music scene. As an American musician and surfer, and long-time friend of Jack Johnson, his debut self-titled album was released in 2004 on Johnson's Brushfire Records through Universal Music. He released his 5th Studio album, Start Livin', in 2012 and is known for songs such as It Don't Matter, Free, You and Shadows.

Those who have followed Frank Turner’s career since he went solo in 2005, won’t be surprised that the recurring theme throughout Tape Deck Heart, his fifth album, is change...  After 1 400 incendiary live shows and four acclaimed albums, last year saw the musician previously known as a punk poet become a sort of pop star. Turner performed at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2012, he has headlined Wembley Arena and has sold more than 100 000 copies of his fourth album, England Keep My Bones, which entered the UK charts at No12 on its release in 2011.

For more information on the festival visit their website of their Facebook page.

Enter our competition and win tickets to the festival here.

Solo shows:

Frank Turner and Donovan Frankenreiter will also play their own shows. Donovan will be playing at Live The Venue in Durban on Saturday 22 March and Frank will be playing at Mercury Live in Cape Town on Sunday 23 March.

Donovan Frankenreiter at Live The Venue:

12:00 - Doors open
13:30 – Manuvah To Land
14:15 – Nibs van der Spuy
15:00 - Donovan Frankenreiter

Tickets: R150 prepaid and R200 at the door. Tickets are available here.

Frank Turner at Mercury Live:

19:00 – Doors open
20:00 – Jon Shaban
20:45 – Frank Turner

Tickets: R200 prepaid and R250 at the door. Tickets are available here.

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