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FRANCOIS VAN COKE has only one speed and that is full throttle. Not only did he recently conclude a gruelling but successful final tour with Van Coke Kartel and recorded the new Fokofpolisiekar album, with solo shows in-between, but he is also involved with a number of other projects. Francois is burning the candle at both ends as always and he is not letting up.

#VanCokeCollab winner announced

Francois and Red Bull Studios recently ran a competition to give upcoming bands or artists the unique opportunity to collaborate on a song with him. Entrants had to submit a track that Francois will re-work, produce, record and perform on with the winner at the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town.

Out of the over 70 entries received, Francois chose the fantastic up-and-coming artist, Matt Carstens.

“I liked Matt’s tune a lot. It was my favourite out of the 73 entries. The song has a very strong chorus and I can’t wait to work with him on it,” says Francois.

Francois and Matt will hit Red Bull Studios on 21st August to start working on Matt’s entry titled Breakdown Society.

Keep an ear out…

Francois and Die Gevaar will perform a short LIVE set at Red Bull Studios Cape Town for 5FM’s Hamman Time show on 16th August between 11h00 and 12h00.

More Francois van Coke music videos coming soon…

kykNET recently invited artists and bands to submit ideas for music videos. The 10 best ideas were to win R50 000 each to get the music video made. The idea by Motion City Films for Francois’ song, Beter Mens was chosen as part of the lucky 10.

Beter Mens will be showcased on kykNET NOU!’s Top 20 on Friday, 4th August from 20h00.

Francois’ favourite song from his Hierdie is die Lewe album, My Hart, is also in pre-production for a music video. The video will be shot in August and will be released on 29 Augusts 2017. The My Hart music video will be produced by Young Gun Films in Cape Town.

Walking for HELP – A fundraising initiative

Francois will be working with charity activist extraordinaire Tracy Cohen to raise funds for HELP (Homework Enrichment Lifeskills Programme), an amazing and special organization that runs an after-school programme in the Western Cape. They develop learners’ ability and confidence, and give them a better chance at a brighter future.

Tracy Cohen has volunteered with HELP for a couple of years, and has seen the difference that the programme has made in the lives of the kids.

Tracy Cohen and Francois van Coke

On 31 January 2018 Tracy and Francois are going to be taking a walk along the Sea Point Promenade to end the campaign.

“Because Tracy has Cerebral Palsy, a neurological condition which causes her to walk differently, she has a deep compassion for people that are in need and wants to help others who are facing difficulties,” says Francois.

For more information about HELP, check out

Banking details to make a donation:

The HELP Trust,

FNB Bank, Claremont – Cape Town

Branch: 200109

Account: 62359580729

Swift Code: FINZAJJ

Please use ‘WOS’ as the reference to make sure that your donation is recognized as part of the Walking on Sunshine campaign! #wos


Francois’ shows in August:

Date: 8 August 2017

Venue: Café Roux, Cape Town

Address: 74 Shortmarket St, Cape Town

Contact: Lindi - 061 339 4438

Performance time: 20h00

Ticket price: R150 -

Date: 11 August 2017

Venue: Letaba show grounds

Address: Letaba Show Grounds R71 Phalaborwa, Tzaneen

Contact: Sandra Esterhuizen

Ticket price: R80 adults and R20 kids

Purchasing tickets: At the gates

Date: 12 August 2017

Venue: The Blue Room

Address: 7 Woltemade Street, Witbank

Contact: Anje Colvin on 071 364 9672

Doors open: 18h00

Performance time: 20h00

Ticket price: R400 - Dinner & show

Purchasing tickets: At the venue - 013 656 1199

Date: 19 August 2017

Venue: Affies Wildsfees. Afrikaans Seuns Hoërskool

Address: Lynnwoodweg 1, Pretoria

Doors open: 13h00

Date: 25 August 2017

Venue: Bertie’s Mooring

Address: The Boardwalk Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay

Contact: Pauline – 021 856 3343

Doors open: 19h00

Performance time: 21h00

Ticket price: R100 per person @ the venue from 25 July

Date: 26 August 2017

Venue: Twshane 10’s, Harlequins Club Pretoria

Address: Totius Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria

Contact: Maryke Brown - 082 931 4077

Gates open: 08h00

Jägermeister Presents: Die wêreld is mal tour

Date: 1 September 2017

Venue: Shenanigans Irish Pub

Address: 62 York Street, George

Contact: Byron 084 800 7991

Performance time: 22h00

Ticket price: R100

Date: 2 September 2017

Venue: Brian's Grill and Family Restaurant

Address: 44 Baron Van Reede St, Oudtshoorn

Contact: Byron 084 800 7991

Performance time: 23h00

Ticket price: R100

Date: 5 September 2017

Venue: Atterbury Theatre

Address: Lynwood Bridge Centre, Lynwood Road, Pretoria

Contact: 012 471 1700

Performance time: 20h00

Ticket price: R150 -

Date: 6 September 2017

Venue: Barnyard Vereeniging

Address: Cnr. General Hertzog & Club Str, Three Rivers, Vereeniging

Contact: Aldo - 016 454 8388 | Cell: 081 249 4509

Doors open: 18h00

Performance time: 20h00

Ticket price: R120 p.person -

Date: 7 September 2017

Venue: Grid & Grill Pub

Address: 80 Pretoria Rd, Benoni

Contact: 011 849 8845

Performance time: 9pm

Ticket price: R80 -

Date: 8 September 2017

Venue: Rumours Rock City, Cresta

Address: Cnr Weltevreden Road & Valley Lane, Cresta

Contact person: Fred - 079 825 7995

Performance time: 23h00

Ticket price: R80 -

Date: 9 September 2017

Venue: Ridgeback Village Restaurant

Address: Jean Ave, Die Hoewes, Centurion

Contact: 012 667 1142

Ticket price: FREE ENTRANCE

Date: 10 September 2017

Venue: Dozi's Back to the Roots

Address: 136, Rietfontein Farm, R514, Hartbeespoort

Contact: Madelein - 083 445 1042

Doors open: 11h00

Ticket: R80 pre-sale / 0834451042 (children under 12 gets in for free)

Date: 15 September 2017

Venue: Potch Dam Resort, 2531 Potchefstroom

Contact: Lian 083 300 8323

Performance time: tbc

Purchasing tickets:

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