Rocking the Daisies & Vodacom in the City 2013

Rocking the Daisies & Vodacom in the City 2013


June 25th, 2013


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This exciting double-bill announcement comes a few short months after announcing that British Indie rock band, alt-J, and heavyweight electronic act, Boys Noize, are set to take the stage, rounding off the most extensive number of international acts ever to appear at Rocking the Daisies & Vodacom In The City 2013.



Winner of Beatport’s ‘BEST ELECTRONIC ACT’ three years in a row, and recently named as one of the Top 10 `DJ’S WHO RULE THE EARTH` by Rolling Stone Magazine, Alexander Ridha, better known to the world as BOYS NOIZE, is to appear for the first time ever in South Africa at Rocking the Daisies 2013.

The German producer and tech genius has played his uplifting beats on some of the world’s biggest stages (including Ultra Music Festival and Coachella), and is now set to play on our very own Red Bull Studio Live stage.


Alt-J was formed in 2007 when Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist/bassist), Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds University. They released their debut album in 2012 were also nominated at this year’s Brit Awards for Best British Group, Best British Album and British Breakthrough and walked away with the Mercury Prize for Best British Album in 2012.


An amalgam of heavy metal and black feminist rage is the vibrant and stimulating British band, Skunk Anansie, who have toured globally with world-renowned acts such as U2, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, and Rammstein, and in 1999, headlined the Glastonbury Festival. 

The band, whose awe-inspiring line-up is made up of Skin (lead singer), Ace (guitar), Cass Lewis (bass) and Mark Richardson (drums), are a dynamic and parallel force, rich in chemistry and praised for pulling off exhilarating live performances.


Originating from Fagersta, Sweden, are Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist (lead vocalist), Nicholaus Arson (guitarist with crazy stage antics), Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem; together known as The Hives. The Hives debut, 1997’s Barely Legal, garnered international attention and stunned the punk community with their eclectic and original mix of sound.


The Hives, Skunk Anansie, alt-J and Boys Noize will also be headlining Vodacom Unlimited In The City, Johannesburg on 4thOctober 2013 at Mary Fitzgerald Square.


The Hives and Skunk Anansie will also be performing at Rocking The Daisies alongside alt-j and Boys Noize on the 5 October 2013 at Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, Western Cape.


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