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2015-07-07 11:17

Cape Town - With a killer Glastonbury set under his belt and only two weeks to go before his first ever South African gig, Ben Howard’s tour to our country just got even better with two incredible local support acts now confirmed.

The one-time journalist, avid surfer and incredible musician will be joined on stage by Bye Beneco for both cities and Farryl Purkiss during his Johannesburg show.

Fans who are yet to purchase tickets for the shows happening in Cape Town at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 22 and 23 July and in Johannesburg on 25 Julyat Zoo Lake, are encouraged to do so soonest, as tickets are selling out fast.

Bye Beneco. (Photo: Supplied)

Limited seating for both Cape Town shows are available to all ticket holders and ticket purchasers.  The opportunity to switch a general admission (standing) ticket to a specifically allocated seating ticket is offered on a first come, first served basis, while seating is still available.

Farryl Purkiss. (Photo: Supplied)

Current ticket holders will have until 13 July 2015 at 16:00 to take up this opportunity. For an easy "how to guide" for Cape Town ticket holders who wish to change their tickets to seated ones, click here or contact Webtickets at

All tickets (including seated tickets for the Cape Town shows) are on sale through Webtickets and

Johannesburg ticket holders will be delighted to know that we have partnered with Park and Ride SA (Pty) Ltd to make transportation to the Zoo Lake show safe, quick and super convenient. Fans are encouraged to make use of this option as there will be many advantages, including a separate entrance at the show to avoid long queues. Tickets are on sale now.

Park and Ride pick up and drop off areas and prices:
- Rosebank Mall – R65 (shuttle service running every 30 mins)
- Sandton City – R120
- Cresta Shopping Centre – R120
- Cedar Square – R140
- Melrose Arch – R120
*Parking at the mall is included in the ticket price.

Ben Howard tour itinerary:

Cape Town:
22 and 23 July 2015
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Doors open at 19:00

25 July 2015
Zoo Lake, Parkview
Gates open at 13:00

With sold-out shows across the globe and a whirlwind rise through the charts, famous songs include The Wolves, Keep Your Head Up, and more recently I Forget Where We Were Ben Howard is one of music’s fastest rising stars and a firm favourite in SA too.  

Watch him perform I Forget Where We Were at Glastonbury for just a small taste of what's to come when he performs live in SA:

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