All the way from sunny California, Incubus is hitting South African shores with a bang in February 2018. The dudes behind Make Yourself and Wish You Were Here will play in Pretoria (24 February) and Cape Town (28 February). 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.
The Pretoria show will be held at the Voortrekker Monument (where the infamous Park Acoustics takes place once a month) 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 an entire day of foot stomping music from dusk to midnight.
There is the Pretoria line-up of the show:
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.
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).