California band Incubus is set to hit South African shores later this month. The rock legends will play in Pretoria (February 24) and Cape Town (February 28). The support acts for these hotly anticipated shows have been carefully selected and come straight out of South Africa’s very own stellar music legacy. Be sure to expect an electrifying build-up to one of America’s greatest rock acts… The Pretoria show will be held at the Voortrekker Monument and will include support by South Africa’s biggest music acts including: Southern Wild,Hellcats, BCUC, Dan Patlansky and Cortina Whiplash with two more thrilling acts to be announced next week. Fans can look forward to a full day of stomping music from noon to midnight, just like a mini music festival, and with that comes everything you would expect, including loads of well-stocked bars and a variety of food stations.
Southern Wild: Headed by 2011 South African Idols winner Dave van Vuuren, Southern Wild provides an original music experience. The band describes each song as a layered journey, where lyrical melodies rest between expressive guitar riffs.
Hellcats: A two piece band, stripped down, performing bare knuckle rock ‘n’ roll. Their music is unashamedly raw and their live performance is full throttle energy. With colossal sound, their songs vibrate through the crowd.
BCUC: Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) moves the audience – both physically and emotionally with an explosion of passion, funk and rhythm. They baptized their unique sound as ‘indigenous funky soul’.
Dan Patlansky: An international sensation in his own right, Patlansky is a maestro on guitar and has ploughed his way up the charts in the UK and USA with his signature blues music. Billed as a modern blues guitarist sensation, there’s no stopping this musical giant when he’s on stage.
Cortina Whiplash: From their silky jazz riffs in ‘Music ruined my life’ to their psychedelic outbursts in ‘Make it hard’, this all-girl band shakes the rock scene regularly, so be prepared to get your feathers ruffle.
In Cape Town, fans will be treated to Southern Wild, BRYNN and Retro Dizzy. The show will be held at the Green Point A Track - a new, central venue opposite the Cape Town Stadium. Set in the heart of the city with Table Mountain as a backdrop, this beautiful outdoor venue will create the perfect setting for an unforgettable music experience. Fans will be able to rock out under the stars with their favourite bands and will have a range of bars and food stations at their fingertips.
Retro Dizzy: A solid new Psychedelic Surf Rock band from Cape Town who put on a crazy energetic show. Their energy on stage is a contagious effort that is sure to get the crowd feeling groovy.
BRYNN: A five piece alternative folk band, the boys from Cape Town add drums, guitar, bass and violins to their musical mix, and their new-fangled sound is a welcomed addition to the South African music scene.
We Are Live founder Craig Bright, says the Californian rock legends are excited to have such strong supporting line-ups for their shows in South Africa. “We have carefully handpicked every band that will be supporting Incubus in Cape Town and Pretoria, and we are proud to bring an incredible line-up to South African music fans as each band brings something special to the stage.” shares Bright. Tickets are on sale now from www.wearelive.events and range from R175 (for kids between 3 and 16) to R395 for general access and R795 for Golden Circle tickets (excluding booking fees).