This year Ultra Music Festival made its inaugural debut on the African continent. South Africa hosted the electronic dance music festival for the first time in Cape Town and Johannesburg in the month of Feb. For those that missed out here’s something to make you even more jealous.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band will be arriving for their tour of Africa in a mere matter of days, so join us on a trip down memory lane as we look at some of Springsteen’s best pictures through the ages.
That’s right, Bruce Springsteen is making a trip across the Atlantic for two shows in South Africa. The Boss has sold 120 million albums, won 20 Grammy’s, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award – so it’s fair to say that him coming here is big news, even if you weren’t born when he had his first hit single.
An excited Brazilian fan pulled Beyonce off stage during a performance in Sao Paolo this past weekend. Beyonce knelt down to the crowd to sing “Irreplaceable,” and before she knew it she was being dragged into the crowd. Bodyguards were quick to intervene and pulled the singer back on stage.
In an awesome interview with Alexis Petridis for The Guardian, Elton John opens up about cocaine use and the temper he became famous for during what he describes as his “cocaine years.” Remember the famous incident when Elton John woke up to a storm outside his hotel room, and immediately called his managers demanding they change the weather?
UK rock band Bastille is on their way to South Africa, with two shows scheduled for January 2014! They are coming as part of a ‘green’ initiative and will be playing in natural locations. The band blew up the charts this year with their hit Pompeii.
Hey RAMfans, Ramfest promises a stellar line up of international and local artists, here is a first glance at who you can expect to see at the festival next year! Ramfest is coming to Cape Town and Joburg from the 6-9 of March, rock on!
American R&B singer Brandy, famous for songs like ‘The Boy is Mine’, was the surprise guest at Mandela Sports and Culture Day in Johannesburg. And the surprise guest got quite a surprise when she came out to perform in front of an audience of about 40 people, with the stadium lights on. No one knew she [...]
Feeling like a good time? Feeling charitable? Kill two birds with one stone at the fourth annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert this month. On August 29th, Ard Matthews – the lead singer of Just Jinjer – will hit the stage with Albert Frost, James Stewart and many others for a good cause, and [...]
Pop-rock diva Bonnie Tyler will be performing at the Cape Town Convention Centre on 6 and 7 September 2013. This will be Tyler’s first return to the country after 20 years. Tyler’s famously husky voice led to her being called “the female Rod Stewart”. Fun fact! Tyler was born with the name ‘Gaynor Hopkins’. Good move, on the change, Bonnie.
Justin Bieber’s concert tour made a stop in Detroit on 28 July 2013, Eminem’s old hood. The Biebs decided to show his respect for the rapper by performing ‘Lose Yourself’ on stage. SPOILER: He messed up the lyrics.
Madonna has been a thorn in the side for many conservative Christians. Now she will be a topic for discussion at the exorcism conference in Poland.
Finally those days you spent singing songs from Stoosh in your bedroom with little ponytails jutting out of your head have paid off. Tuesday saw the announcement of the last two international acts that will be crossing seas to grace us with their presence at the 2013 Rocking The Daisies stage. 90′s awesome ear thrashing Brit [...]
It’s official, he is here – and we have the crazy picture to prove it. Of course the reincarnated Snoop Lion wouldn’t settle for a normal entrance. This photo below, is the first we have seen from his landing in South Africa – and my what a beauty it is. Snoop (whatever you want to [...]
Waiting at a bar is a drag. Waiting at a bar at one of the world’s most frenetic music festivals, Oppikoppi, is possibly hazardous to your face. Which is obviously why the fine people over at Oppikoppi HQ decided that they needed to utilise the power of robots for good. Enter the Beer Drone
We can’t imagine that it’s the easiest thing for stage performers to see who they’re picking out in a crowd during a concert. Still, if you plan on inviting a fan to the stage, you probably don’t expect to be snubbed.
5Gum, the subsidiery brand of chewing gum giant, Wrigley’s are bringing acclaimed UK indie band, The Kooks to South Africa, as part of the annual 5Gum Experience. The venue for the 20 April Cape Town and 19 April Johannesburg gigs will remain a secret until the evening of the event. Fans can’t buy tickets, but [...]
Presenting, everything you need to know to have a good time at tonight’s Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert in Cape Town.
We’re not sure if you’ve taken a stroll through the wonderland that is Gumtree lately, but apparently almost everyone who has a ticket for the South African leg of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour is selling it. If you’re looking for a ticket to the Cape Town show, you should click HERE. If you’re [...]
1) Plush - Saturday 19 January at 17h00 2) Manouche - Sunday 20 January at 18h00 3) TheCITY - Saturday 26 January at 18h00 4) Bed on Bricks - Saturday 26 January at 18h45 5) Lee Gold - Sunday 27 January at 17h30 Price? Free. Time? 18h00 to 19h00. Venue? V&A Amphitheatre [...]
Every performer will have their day of ranting when they’ve been pushed just a little too far. Whether they are a diva or just too agressive (Axl Rose), their downfalls and rage have given us these 10 entertaining videos. Click through to check them out.
Tickets for Justin Bieber’s South African shows go on sale at 9am today. 5fm tweeted the news and it was confirmed by Big Concerts minutes later. The May 12 Joburg show is being sold today, while tickets for the May 8th Cape Town concert go on sale tomorrow.
Lady Gaga kicked off her South African tour on Friday night with a concert at Soweto’s FNB Stadium. This evening will see Mother Monster take to Cape Town Stadium. The Darkness will kick off the show, and gates are to open at 17:00.
2oceansvibe has just learnt that a little slip up on Computicket revealed that English folk rock band, Mumford & Sons, will be touring South Africa. Click for more..
And by delicately poised, we mean might not go ahead. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has yet to grant permission for the Chili Peppers to play at FNB Stadium in February. This is sure to piss a lot of people off.
A Big Concerts representative let slip yesterday that Justin Bieber would perform two shows in South Africa next year. Then a radio station gave away the first tickets this morning leaving little to the imagination.
New footage has emerged of Elvis Presley performing at Madison Square Garden in 1972 as part of a four-concert tour. This was the only time ever that Elvis performed in New York City.
There were plenty of tears for Florentina Heaven-Popa, 33, when it was officially confirmed that she was the tragic victim to have lost her life after scaffolding came down during gale force winds on Wednesday at Cape Town Stadium.
Lance Witten, a sports presenter for both e.tv and eNCA, has apologised for an insensitive tweet following the death of a Linkin Park fan in Cape Town last night. Twenty other concertgoers were also injured when a massive advertising tower was blown over at Cape Town stadium.