Global stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, J Cole, Kid Ink plus African stars Liquideep, Kwesta, Daara J, Alikiba, Redsan, Keko announced amongst several other stars as the first of over 150 artists to perform at Africa’s biggest music festival, Tribeone Dinokeng. The TribeOne Dinokeng Festival, being held from 26-28th September 2014, will be a first of its kind not just for South Africa, but Africa itself. With a line-up featuring over 150 artists performing on three main stages, it is already being billed as Africa’s biggest festival! The festival will see the historic diamond-mining town of Cullinan, in the City of Tshwane in South Africa being taken over for the first musical journey of its kind on African shores. International, African and local South African artists will perform for an expected crowd of over 100,000 attendees. ‘This is an historic moment in time for the African continent and for the world as we embark on a journey to Africa’s first mega music festival introduction to the global stage of major multi day festivals and as we now embark on this journey with some of the biggest stars in music from across the globe on the road to the awakening of the cradle of music in September, where music tribes from all over planet earth will come together every year as One Tribe, at the TribeOne Dinokeng multi-day mega music festival in the amazing City of Tshwane.’ says Jandre Louw, CEO of TribeOne Festivals and ROCKSTAR4000. ‘Phase One’ of the talent, just announced at a press event at Hard Rock Café, South Africa included four time Grammy Award winning global megastars and the first of the TribeOne Dinokeng headline acts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from the USA, billed to headline the Diamond Fields main stage on Saturday 27th September. Macklemore and Lewis's single "Thrift Shop" reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. Their second single, "Can't Hold Us" also peaked at #1 of the Hot 100 Chart, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart's history to have their first two singles both reach number 1. Macklemore and Lewis released their debut studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which charted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The pair was nominated for seven Grammy awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, winning four awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance ("Thrift Shop"). American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer, J Cole was also announced as headline act for the Diamond Fields main stage on the Friday night, 26th September. Cole first received recognition in 2007, following the release of his debut mixtape The Come Up. Shortly after the release of The Come Up, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay-Z and subsequently signed to his record label Roc Nation, in 2009. In that same year, Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, which was itself followed by Cole's third mixtape, Friday Night Lights, in 2010. His debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, was released on September 27, 2011. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 in its first week. He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards. Cole's most recent release, Born Sinner, was released on June 18, 2013. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, however, Born Sinner later rose to number one, giving Cole his second number one on the chart. American rapper, Kid Ink was the 3rd US international announced set to perform at the Diamond Fields main stage set for the Saturday, 27th September. Kid Ink is an American rapper from Los Angeles, signed to RCA Records. In his career to date, Kid Ink released the independent album Up & Away, an EP titled Almost Home and his second studio album My Own Lane. My Own Lane spawned the successful singles "Show Me", "Iz U Down" and "Main Chick" with several smash collaborations including Chris Brown, Tyga, Trey Songz, Juicy J, 2Chainz, Meek Mill to name a few. Several of Africa’s biggest stars were also announced as part of this first phase one announcement including: Karen Zoid, Tailor, Desmond & the Tutus, Shortstraw, Kwesta, Samuel Miller, Rouge, The Dollfins, David & Goliath, Veranda Panda, New Academics, Lacey May, Beatenberg, Gang of Instrumentals, MXO & The Peppercorns, Royal K, Beat Army, Ricardo da Costa, Mark Stent, Lady Lea, Tommy D, Roger de Lux, House Hold Funk, Kyle Watson (South Africa). Keko and Naava Grey (Uganda). Slap Dee, Winky D and Zone Fam (Zambia). Daara J (Senegal). Stanley (Gabon), Redsan, Nameless, Xtatic and Jaguar (Kenya). Alikiba (Tanzania) and Namibian Music Award winning stars Gazza, Erna Chimu, Elvis se Seun (Namibia). Ba’ponga (Gabon) and Hope (Burundi). Full artists details are available on the TribeOne Dinokeng website and several more acts will be announced ongoing over the days to follow. ‘It’s an exciting moment for us. The first talent announcement is the launch of a unique event that no music lover should miss out on. This much incredible talent over three glorious spring days in the most glorious African setting is more than worth leaving home for. Its epic.’ says Sony Music Entertainment Africa’s Managing Director Sean Watson. Tshwane City Manager Jason Ngobeni says, “Tshwane is a "smart city" – a leader in education, research and technology, electronics and information technology as well as defence design and construction so the City’s involvement in the project was a natural alignment. In our country’s 20th year of democracy, we are excited about the developments and possibilities that TribeOne Dinokeng presents as a long-term project. The capital city is proud to be hosting this three-day music bonanza in Dinokeng, outside Cullinan.” Ticketing information will be released shortly. Festival-goers are encouraged to register for the early bird ticket sales currently in progress. Music fans will have an option of outright purchase of any of the ticket options and packages or opt for a ‘Payment Plan’ option through which fans can make a 50% deposit payment to secure their tickets and pay the balance before August, allowing fans the opportunity to spread their payment or budget across a few months. Accommodation options ensured to suit any pocket will also be made available in the days ahead. Two types of tickets will be made available, a Weekend Pass and a Day Pass. The Day Pass will have limited availability and will only be valid for the Sunday 28th September and the Weekend Pass will enable festival-goers access to all stages unlimited for the entire weekend. Both the ‘Day Pass’ and ‘Weekend Pass’ tickets have three tiers or categories including Regular tickets, VIP tickets & Rockstar tickets. (Our Rockstar tickets are equal to VVIP Tickets). Once fans have purchased their ticket, they will be notified of the accommodation options, which will be available from June. The TribeOne Dinokeng festival accommodation options include on-site camping consisting of five types of camping experiences. The first consist of a standard campsite for which you come with and provide your own tent and erect your tent on your dedicated campsite. The second option will be a standard pre-set-up tent, which you can just move into. The third option consists of a pre-set up tent with a mattress and selected other luxuries. The fourth site will provide a camping experience dedicated to families within a more family-friendly environment and the fifth option consist of a more luxurious VIP camping experience that includes being waited on around the clock. TribeOne Dinokeng will also provide an option for Caravans and Campervans. However, this option has a limited window within which you need to pre-request and book your site. Only caravan or campervan requests made before the cut-off date of the end of June 2014 will be accommodated. Other accommodation options include 3-5 star lodges, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, hotels and private game lodges across the Dinokeng Reserve, and the City of Tshwane. Various levels of hospitality packages, local and international travel packages will also be made available and released in the days ahead. The City of Tshwane is the proud official Host City of the TribeOne Dinokeng festival. South African Tourism and Gauteng Tourism are the official Global Tourism Partners. Petra Diamonds and the Cullinan Diamond Mine is the official Community Empowerment Partner and Power Horse is the official energy drink of TribeOne Festival 2014. For more information, log onto www.tribeonefestival.com.
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