The biggest international music festival SA has ever seen! COCA-COLA COLAB is proud to announce THE COCA-COLA COLAB MASSIVE MIX- Presented by 5FM.
COCA-COLA ,BIG CONCERTS AND 5 FM are collaborating to bring to South Africa the best festival tour this year. THE COCA-COLA COLAB MASSIVE MIX -presented by 5fm, will feature an eclectic mix of rock, funk and electronic music. The festival takes place on three dates at stadiums across the country, and boasts an ever-impressive mix of SA talent and major global heavy weights.
Set to be an annual festival, The COCA-COLA COLAB MASSIVE MIX CONCERTS will be presented by 5fm and attract thousands of young fans who will enjoy the mix of music collaborating in an upbeat and high-energy environment.
Kicking off on the 18th of March 2006 at Supersport Park in Centurion, the festival then heads to the ABSA Stadium in Durban on the 21s MARCH t, and on to the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on the 25th MARCH.
Division Marketing Assets Manager, Firoze Bhorat -comments -“COCA-COLA strives to be relevant in the music projects we are involved with. Currently COCA-COLA COLAB LIVE ON TOUR showcases the best of SOUTH African music, and now we are delighted to enter into a partnership with 5FM and Big Concerts to bring the best of the current international sounds to SOUTH Africa, in the COCA-COLA COLAB MASSIVE MIX “.
5fm Station Manager, John Langford comments: “Our audiences have been asking for an event like this for as long as I can remember – well, thanks to Coca-Cola and Big Concerts -here it is! The biggest, loudest, boldest music mix they’ll ever experience. Who else could bring you the world’s best on one stage…only Coca-Cola and 5FM baby!
The continuous twelve-hour frenzy of guitars, drums and electronica, will write music history, being the first of its kind in the country! The world-class event will deliver not only what you expect, but what you deserve in a festival! We searched the globe for the right acts to come along and are pleased to tell you we have found them. More acts will be announced at a later date, but for now, these are the first of our RSVP’s for the 2006 party!
DJ Fatboy Slim, Punk Rockers, Simple Plan, Metallica, The Rasmus, Platinum-selling Collective Soul, and Chart cracking Seether, are the first international bands to confirm their attendance of the festival, with Prime Circle, The Finkelsteins and The Parlotones on the local front.
SIMPLE PLAN writes great songs and put on a hell of a show! Aside from selling a couple of million albums, the group have shared the stage with everyone from Rancid to Aerosmith; made appearances on the Vans Warped Tour for three years running (two as Headliners), and been nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards. They have spent the last year channeling their energy, positivity and frustration, into their music, and with hits like “I’m Just a Kid”, “Welcome to my Life” and “Perfect World” it’s easy to believe.
After four years out of the public eye, COLLECTIVE SOUL returns to the stage, following their latest offering, Youth. If Collective Soul seems to have recaptured the hunger and determination of an indie band just starting out, rather than an act that had 19 different singles reach the Billboard charts during a seven-year span, it’s because they are an indie band again for the first time since 1993. After a seven-year run that that was highlighted by such rock radio smashes as the catchy as hell “Gel,” one of seven songs during that interval to go to #1 on the Billboard Rock Tracks charts, the omnipresent upbeat number “Shine,” the soaring ballad “The World I Know”, “Blame”, “December”, “Precious Declaration”, another rock radio chart-topper, and the list goes on and on, Collective Soul has learned a few things about writing memorable hooks, infectious choruses, heartfelt ballads and atmospheric, anthemic, raucous rock.
SEETHER is on top of the world! Their latest offering, Karma and Effect, has just gone gold in the US, after smashing in at Number Eight on the BILLBOARD TOP 200 Album Chart earlier this year, with the first single ‘Remedy’ reaching Number One on both the Mainstream and Active Rock Charts, and Number Five on the Modern Rock Chart. On the back of having released two albums [Disclaimer and Disclaimer II], internationally over the past three years Seether has played more than 320 shows in 10 countries, travelled incalculable miles, performed to more than 500 000 fans and sold themselves a few million albums across both discs. Currently on tour with Audioslave, the sonically superior four-man band, are secure in a sound that has the world spinning perpetually to music fuelled by passion and played with the conviction and intent, satisfying a modern rock craving as only they have proven they can.
One of Africa’s most hard working and respected bands, Prime Circle hits our stages with a cracking new album “Live this Life”. Their previous singles “Hello” and “Let me go” reached #1 on 5fm’s Top 40. They also charted in the Top 10 on 94.7 Highveld Stereo, on Radio Algoa, RAU radio and RMR. They were also nominated for “The Top 30 Most Played songs of 2003” and toured the country with the Live (Birds of Pray) South African Tour.
Local punk/rock band The Finkelstiens, produce shows that are nothing less than sheer entertainment and will have your eyes glued to the stage while uncontrollably jumping around to the melodic catchy riffs and contagious lyrics. This can be confirmed by anyone who saw their performance during the opening slot for The Offspring’s 2004 SA tour. The charismatic trio, who won The Best Punk/Rock Band Awards in the Kelloggs Star In You Awards, reached number 2 on 5fm’s Top 40, with their new single ‘Good life’ – the new theme song for the Crazy Monkey production ‘Straight Outta Benoni’.
THE PARLOTONES have grown from strength to strength, showcasing their unique style of music. They were chosen as the opening band for international rockers New Model Army’s SA tour, and their latest single, a remake of Boom Boom Room’s 80’s classic, ‘Here Comes A Man’, play-listed on 5fm and entered the Top 40 reaching No2 as well as the High 5 at 5. Although the distinct sound of the indie alternative rock music has normally been successful through an underground network of fans, Brit rock is now abounding on the mainstream charts, and there is a huge and relentless demand for this timeless genre.
Date and Venue:
Saturday 18th March – Supersport Park, Centurion