HEINEKEN and MACSTANLEY frontman, Andy Mac, have once again teamed up to bring the iconic music sensation, HEINEKEN Symphonic Rocks to the South African music scene.
Following the runaway success of the 2010 and 2011 event, this years eagerly anticipated show promises to deliver even more excitement, entertainment and, of course, pure unbridled talent. Ticket sales open this week, offering the first peak at a show-stopping line-up.
What is it?
HEINEKEN Symphonic Rocks is a world class, cross-genre live music show ranging from rock to pop, adult contemporary, R&B, hip hop, electro and soul, all set against the breath-taking onstage backing of a 65-piece symphonic orchestra.
The impressive list of artists this year includes award-winning MiCasa and Zahara, fresh from their successes at the 2012 SAMAs; Tumi & the Volume, Freshly Grounds Zolani and Just Jinjers Ard Matthews, all of whom wowed audiences at the show last year; as well as the soulful ChianoSky and pop-rock band MACSTANLEY, back on tour after recording their third, soon-to-be-released album.
In addition, the 2012 show will also offer unique performances from the multi-award winning Van Koke Cartel and Afrikaans Rock superstars F*ofpolisiekar; electro-pop singing sensation, Toya Delazy; and finally, popular rock hit-makers, aKing.
What can we expect?
This year the audience can expect to hear a range of almost 30 hit songs, each painstakingly rearranged by John Walton from the Cape Town Pops Orchestra. Each band or singer will be backed by 22 violins, 8 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double bases and a harp, and thats just the string section! Also on stage will be full woodwind, brass and percussion sections.
When is it?
The 2012 event will takes place at The Big Top Arena, Carnival City on 6 October 2012.
How much is it?
Tickets cost R225 to R250 in Johannesburg, and can be bought through Computicket from Thursday, 21 June 2012.
Capacity at each of the venues is limited so fans are advised to book in advance.