Coca-Cola Zero™ Fest

2009-01-22 07:51
Coca-Cola Zero™ Fest
The Coca-Cola Zero™ Fest takes place at Johannesburg’s New Market Racecourse on Friday, 10 April 2009 and Cape Town’s Ostrich Farm on Monday, 13 April 2009. 

Yes, you heard right. Gallagher brothers Liam and Noel are finally coming to SA. By combining the melodies of the Beatles with the thunder of the Who, Oasis has arguably defined the sound of British pop-rock for the past fifteen years. They've sold over 50 million records worldwide, have eight UK number-one singles and have collected 15 NME Awards, five Brit Awards, nine Q Awards and four MTV Europe Awards. The band's seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul, was released to rave reviews on 6 October 2008.

Oasis will be supported by melodic rock giants Snow Patrol, who were catapulted into the global spotlight with their album Eyes Open, the UK's best-seller of 2006, which sold 4.7 million copies worldwide. It also contains the acclaimed “Best Song of All Time” by listeners of the UK’s Virgin Radio, the hauntingly beautiful Chasing Cars. The new album, titled A Hundred Million Suns, was released in October 2008 to critical acclaim.

Also featuring prominently this year will be Panic at the Disco, the Grammy-nominated, multiple-MTV- Award winning American rock band, characterised by its pop-influenced songs with theatrical touches, quirky techno beats, and perceptive lyrics. The band’s 2005 debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, reached number 13 on the US Billboard 200, and has sold over 2.2 million copies since its release in September 2005. The band's second album, Pretty. Odd., was released on March 25, 2008 and debuted at number two in the United States.

And just for good measure, the band that Q Magazine dubbed "The best British metal band to emerge in years”, the Welsh metal-core band Bullet For My Valentine are making a pitstop. Having spent most of the past two years taking over the world with massive U.K., European, U.S. and worldwide tours, these guys have shared the stage with Guns N Roses, Metallica and Iron Maiden, playing the Main Stage at just about every rock festival on the planet!

Cool, but um, what about the Proudly South African component?

The Coca-Cola Zero™ Fest will also feature local favourites like Zebra and Giraffe, The Dirty Skirts and more. Watch thsi space.

Coca-Cola Zero™ Fest is presented by Coca-Cola Zero™ in association with 5FM. This is another BIG Concerts Experience.
The Coca-Cola Zero™ Fest 2009 will be a 12-hour festival featuring the best local and international rock bands, approximately 240 tons of steel, 750 lights, 3 000 staff, a 60 000 crowd expected and 25 000 Coca-Cola Zero™ cans!

Friday, 10 April 2009 - Riversands Farm in Fourways, Johannesburg (Gates open at 11h00)
Monday, 13 April 2009 - Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, Cape Town (Gates open at 11h00)

Golden Circle: R600 - All Inclusive
General Admission: R375.00 - All Inclusive
General Admission (Student): R299.00 - All Inclusive

Tickets on sale at COMPUTICKET outlets countrywide from early on Friday 23rd January 2009
Computicket Internet Site: Computicket Call Centre: 083 915 8000
To ensure that fans have the best experience, please note that the following items are prohibited at the Coca-Cola Zero™ Fest:
• Cameras
• Cooler boxes
• Food and Refreshments (including softdrinks and alcohol) which will be available for sale inside the festival)
• Weapons
• Illegal Drugs
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