Rocking the Daisies 2017 full line-up announced

2017-06-26 09:30

Cape Town - Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival on Monday announced its 2017 line-up. 

Rocking the Daisies is South Africa’s biggest outdoor gathering, which takes place over four days on the first weekend of October every year, officially kicking off the summer season.

This year the festival will take place from 5 to 8 October. Festival-goers can expect a multi-faceted and multi-sensory action-packed weekend featuring the best local and international entertainment across music, comedy, art, film; hundreds of top local acts and some of the world’s most inspiring artists performing on multiple stages. 

Main features of this year’s festival include Flume (DJ set), Two Door Cinema Club, Black Coffee, The Naked and Famous, Joey Bada$$, Cassper Nyovest, Snakehips, Sam Paganini, Patrick Topping, Riky Rick, Fokofpolisiekar, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Ray Phiri and Beatenberg.

Every year 25 000 festival fans make their annual pilgrimage to Darling in the Western Cape to attend Africa’s biggest festival of its kind. The four-day fest is now in its twelfth year and delivers on its promise of being a multi-genre mix of music, groundbreaking production design and creative spaces. 

International acts

After years of high demand, 25-year-old Grammy-winning Australian producer Flume (Harley Streten) is finally set to headline Rocking the Daisies, bringing his highly visual set and globally renowned, experimental, future bass sound to the South African stage. He’s just won Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skin at the 2017 Grammy Awards, which follows eight ARIA Award-wins in his native Australia, including Album of the Year. Skin includes the 2x Platinum-certified song Never Be Like You featuring Kai and the Platinum-certified single Say It featuring Tove Lo. Since his 2012 breakout with the release of his self-titled debut, Flume continues to receive feverish support from fans and critics alike, becoming one of the first artists to top 200 million Soundcloud streams and one of the world’s most popular on Spotify.

Two Door Cinema Club join the star-filled line up with their infectious alt-pop sound. Singer Alex Trimble, guitarist Sam Halliday and bassist Kevin Baird formed the band in 2008 and have released three highly acclaimed albums; Platinum-certified Tourist History, Beacon and their latest offering, the Bowie and Prince inspired Gameshow, which is by far their most enthralling and danceable record. Headlining festivals across the globe, Two Door Cinema Club has solidified themselves as a global force and their set promises to be an exhilarating experience for all Daisies fans. 

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, The Naked and Famous is a must-see act at Daisies. Their soaring songs stacked with anthemic hooks will make your weekend. Their third and latest album Simple Forms was released in late 2016 and the group has been busy touring extensively since, including a US tour as support for Blink 182. Their release Young Blood has been featured in numerous films and speaks as an anthem to an entire generation.

American, independent hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$ comes from Brooklyn, New York. With his rugged style, Joey Bada$$ is placed among hip-hop’s elite and is a staple in the industry for maintaining an authentic, unique and versatile sound. His music is raw and original with his debut studio album, ‘B4.da.$$’ selling 56,000 units in its opening week making it the #1 rap and #1 independent album in the country. When not touring the US and playing overseas festivals, Joey creates original music for soundtracks, such as Southpaw. Joey is currently gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ featuring J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q and Styles P, which is set for immanent release on 4 July 2017.

Italian DJ and producer Sam Paganini’s unique musical journey has achieved great success both on the underground circuit as well as on the mainstream channels. Beside his studio work and production time, Sam’s DJ appearances are among the most requested by promoters worldwide. His sets are characterized by powerful grooves and have been described as ‘Sexy Groovy Dark Techno’, which speaks volumes, literally, on what to expect from his performances. Since 1996, a landmark year for him thanks to the worldwide success of his track Zoe, Sam’s stylistic experimentations have gone from strength to strength with tracks like 2014’s Rave becoming an instant classic that stayed on the N°1 Beatport Techno spot for more than two months, and for more than a year and a half in its overall chart, gaining more than eight million clicks on Youtube, becoming the most clicked Techno track ever. 

Award winning DJ Patrick Topping has burst onto the global scene and cemented his place in the of the top-tier of dance music. Part the new wave of electronic music producers coming from the north of England, he is a pioneering force for a generation of upcoming artists, reflected in recently being voted 11th in Resident Advisor’s Top100 DJ's of 2016 and picked as 15th by Mixmag. As well as his ability to conjure up dancefloor bombs, this prodigious talent has also made his name as a prolific producer, with a long list of stellar releases. Since his debut release in 2013, he has secured seven different Beatport #1s and has also remixed artists such as Matador, Booka Shade and Steve Lawler, with his remix of Raumastik’s ‘Dem A Pree’ becoming one of the biggest tracks of 2016. 

More acts

This year’s line-up is an endless list of incredible talent and includes names like Bongeziwe Mabandla, Sibot x Toyota, Shortstraw, Felix Laband, Alice Phoebe Lou, DJ Dimplez, PHFat, The Kiffness, YoungtaCPT, DJ Lag, Shekhinah, Speedsta, Floyd Lavine, Rubber Duc, Kid Fonque, Timo ODV, Diamond Thug, Frank Casino, Haezer, Kenzhero, Grimehouse, Niskerone, Strange Loving, DJ Azhul, Sho Madjozi, Tune Raider, Lucy Kruger, Josh Kempen, Vato Kayde, The Sweet Resistance, Rumswinger, Hi, I’m K-$, Mvelo, Bruce Loko, Shane Eagle, Rudeboyz, Leeu, Brother, Lady M, JNN KPN, Dogstarr, Siphe Tebeka B2B Dark Light, Dunn Kidda, Rebel Clef, Linda Meyer, Soulcraft, Patty Monroe, Vuyo Renene, Leighton Moody B2B Cassiem Latief, Rob Toca B2B Ashton, Pierre-Estienne B2B Julz Sanchez, Abby Nurock, White Nite, Pascoe, Brett Aitken B2B Dane Stirrat, Miss CJ B2B Douglas Olsson, VJ Jonno, Uncool Luke, CTRL Room, Nick Grater, Chad Da Don, Dirty Skittlez, Aux Gawd, Chrizz Beatz, GinaJeanz, D_Know, Paradise Citizens, Dan Tempo, Dwson, Lazersharkk ft Miki San Tzu, Paul Waxon, Tommy Gun B2B Mudblud, Daddy Warbucks and Sebastian Dark, and many, many more... 

Tickets accommodation and cashless

Visit for tickets and accommodation. Phase 1 and 2 tickets are sold out.  Tickets for the 3rd and final phase are available for R1 050 (excluding booking fees). 

The festival’s 100% cashless this year, meaning it’ll be faster, more efficient and safer for all festival-goers.

For info on the festival visit the official Rocking the Daisies website.

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