US indie rockers Modest Mouse to play at Parklife music fest

2015-03-04 11:02

Cape Town - Modest Mouse is the next international headliner to join the line-up for the Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival in Johannesburg on Sunday 3 May.

The local line-up sees the addition of PHFAT, The Kiffness, Jimmy Nevis, Gangs of Ballet, Monark, Connell Cruise, Jesse Clegg, Johnny Apple, Yorke and HouseHold Funk.

Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival will also be hosted in Cape Town on Saturday 2 May, with the line-up already confirmed as Modest Mouse (US), American Authors (US), Klingande (France), KAHN, Jeremy Loops, PHFAT and Monark. Cape Town will play host to an incredible day of great food and top class live acts at the Ostrich Ranch.

Since their 1996 debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, Modest Mouse’s line-up has centered on Brock, Green, and Judy. Guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) joined the band in May 2006, along with percussionist Joe Plummer (formerly of The Black Heart Procession) and multi-instrumentalist Tom Peloso, to work on the album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Guitarist Jim Fairchild joined the band in February 2009.

Modest Mouse will celebrate the release of their new album, Strangers to Ourselves, with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on 17 March. After surprising fans with the release of Lampshades on Fire, a song "as jittery and propulsive and nervous and weird as the best of Modest Mouse" (NPR Music), and a music video for Coyotes (both songs debuted at #1 on the Spotify Viral Chart), the band has released a third song, The Best Room, now available at all digital retailers.

Listen to it here:

Event details:

Cape Town
Saturday 2 May
Venue: Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Road Philadelphia off N7, Cape Town
Gates Open: 10am
Ticket Prices: R395 – R495
CHILD AGES 6 – 12yrs: R195
(Children Under 6yrs old Free)
Buy tickets here.

Venue: Marks Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Gates Open: 10am
Ticket Prices: R395 – R495
CHILD AGES 6 – 12yrs: R195
(Children Under 6yrs old Free)
Buy tickets here

For more information visit the Parklife website, their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

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