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Plett Rage 2013

Plett Rage, the premier student music and lifestyle festival in the Western Cape and arguably the largest student festival in the Southern Hemisphere, is once again set to take place this year in the town of Plettenberg Bay from the 29th November – 8th December 2013. The road to independence starts at Plett Rage “Destination Freedom” and with 10 days, 6 epic festival venues, amazing activations and explosive headline acts by South Africa’s top DJ’s and artists, Plett Rage will be the icing on the cake of any Matriculants calendar and the experience of a life-time! The journey that is Plett Rage, a rite of passage where Matriculants get the opportunity to celebrate the end of an era with their friends, and as a community, gets                  

Festivals

Cape Town are you ready to ROCK at Synergy Live 2012

Synergy 2012 CApe Town November

Soak up the sun, pitch a tent, relax and rock out with the mind-blowing line-up at the 2012 Synergy Live - more than 100 local and international bands, live acts, comedians and DJ's are set to perform at Theewaters Sport Club from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December on four different stages for 3 whole days, for one insane party. Get ready for the goosebumps as this years festival highlight is none other than English rock, meets punk, meets electronic dance music group - The Prodigy! When it comes to full blown, ear and eye shatteringly explosive performances, The Prodigy stands heads and shoulders above the rest  - this is one performance you don’t want to miss! If the FOMO fears and tears are building up, STOP - pull                  

Festivals

Loads and Loads of Fun at Neethlingshof during WOORDFEES.

Jack-Parow

    The line-up of this year’s outdoor arts festival Slenterfees, which takes place on the Neethlingshof estate outside Stellenbosch on 4 March, is jam-packed with fun-filled activities. These include a braai demonstration, a wine and food pairing and a sunset music concert featuring hugely popular groups Romanz and The Gugulethu Tenors. Slenterfees forms part of the University of Stellenbosch’s annual Woordfees which this year takes place from March 2 to 11.  During the time of the Woordfees, KykNET will also be hosting a range of picnic concerts.  Slenterfees, which like Woordfees itself also has sustainability as a central theme, starts at 12:00. Visitors can look forward to Braaipraatjies                  

Music

Jack Parow

Dans Dans Dans music video out soon

Referred to as "Bob Dylan of the northern suburbs", "pirate of the caravan park" and "an Afrikaans Eminem", Zander Tyler is more popularly known for his on-stage persona as Jack Parow - one of South Africa's most prominent popular culture icons. As "Cooler as Ekke"has monopolized African airwaves, Afrikaans, Mothercity-made Jack Parow, has become one of South Africa's local loves. At the early end of the decade, musical movements that tore Afrikaans music apart from religious zeal, resulted in the Belville Rock city phenomena - and so spawned bands the likes of Fokofpolisiekar,aKing, and Van Coke Kartel. So while Afrikaans music was once ripe with religious evangelism, the noughties saw it slowly became synonymous with                  

Music

Die Antwoord

Yolandi Vi$$er and Ninja

With no pretenses about the conviction of their message, self-named group, Die Antwoord, is an Afrikaans translation of "the answer". As of February, this fresh South African act has been "taking over the interweb". Their Enter The Ninjamusic video went web and kicked up more bandwith fuss than anything our sweet sovereign SA has seen before - making Die Antwoord a viral phenomenon so seductive that it temporarily disabled South African host Hetzner, before being taken on by the big boys at Google. With fan followings based ontwitter, myspace or facebook, and Youtube as their broadcast medium, Die Antwoord has harnessed all the heat of online campaigning to become one of South Africa's most distinct popular culture