Lady Antebellum to tour SA in October

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It’s a quarter after 8, I’m a little excited to tell you nowwwwww….. Lady Antebellum will jet out to South Africa for their first tour to the country. The Grammy winners will be performing in Cape Town and in Johannesburg this October. Dates are as follows:

Cape Town – 13th October 2017 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest. Ticket Price:  R490 – R915

Johannesburg – 15th October 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome. Ticket Price:  R535 – R995

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 3 March 2017 at 9am from Big Concerts

With over nine number one hit singles, five award-winning albums and sixth on the way, the tour should be a real winner. Watch out for their new single “You Look Good,” off the new album, HEART BREAK and for more details visit www.ladyantebellum.com

 

 

 

Justin Bieber returns to South Africa in May 2017

 

Global superstar Justin Bieber announced today that his Purpose World Tour will be coming to South Africa in 2017. Presented by Discovery.

Johannesburg: Sunday 14th May at FNB Stadium

Cape Town: Wednesday 17th May at Cape Town Stadium

With 947, KFM and M-Net and Channel 24. Another Big Concerts Experience.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets go on sale Thursday 15th December at 9am. Go to www.bigconcerts.co.za for all the information.  Discovery Pre-Sale:  Discovery cardholders get exclusive access to tickets from Tuesday 13th December. Go to www.discovery.co.za for more information. 

Please note the following ticketing polices: all fans attending the concerts that are younger than 14 years must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. There is also an age restriction on field standing tickets (Front Zone Standing East/West and General Admission East/West) – no one under 12 years and shorter than 1.2 metres will be permitted onto the field.

 

With worldwide album sales in excess of 100 million units, Bieber has dominated pop culture and social media.  With 3.1 million sales worldwide for his latest album ‘Purpose’ Justin Bieber’s current global tour has smashed box office records. Hit singles include ‘What Do you Mean’, ‘Sorry’, ‘Love Yourself’ which all peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 200 making Bieber the first male artist in almost a decade to have three number ones from an album.

…and NOW, Justin Bieber brings his Purpose World Tour to South Africa with two stadium shows. www.justinbiebermusic.com

#PurposeWorldTour

Tour Information:

Johannesburg

Sunday 14th May 2017

FNB Stadium

Ticket Price:  R410 – R1540

Tickets go on sale Thursday 15th December at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com and Computicket

Pre-Sale: Exclusive pre-sale for Discovery Card holders from 13th December 2016. Go to www.discovery.co.za for more information

 

VIP/Hospitality:

VIP packages available from www.computicket.com.

Suite Hospitality: SAIL: bookings@sail.co.za or dial 082-560-8993

 

 

Cape Town

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Cape Town Stadium

Ticket Price:  R350 – R1260

Tickets go on sale Thursday 15th December at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com and Computicket

Pre-Sale: Exclusive pre-sale for Discovery Card holders from 13th December 2016. Go to www.discovery.co.za for more information

 

VIP/Hospitality:

VIP packages available from www.computicket.com.

Suite Hospitality: For any hospitality enquiries, please contact Dudley Horn on Dudley@tegsa.co.za

Gallery: SEAL live in Johannesburg

Soul superstar SEAL kicked off his South African tour in Johannesburg on Sunday, 12 June 2016. The show was held at the Ticketpro Dome in Jozi. Thousands of fans braved the cold weather and flocked to the venue to see the Kiss From A Rose hitmaker live in concert. He was supported by SAMA winner, Tresor, who definitely held his own at the gig.

SEAL’s voice is impeccable, still so magical and soulful… Just what you would expect from the star. Check out the gallery of SEAL live in concert below

SAMA winner, Tresor to open for SEAL on his SA tour

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Fresh off his SAMA wins at the weekend, singer/ songwriter Tresor is set to open for soul singer Seal, as part of his SA tour. The tour kicks off this weekend in Johannesburg, at the Ticketpro Dome. Seal, Tresor and their respective teams will move on to Durban on the 14th and then in Cape Town on the 16th.

It has been an incredible journey for Tresor. He left the DRC after losing his parents at the age of 17. He worked as a car guard from some time, before getting his big break into the music industry. He has since gone on to release his debut album VII, which has garnered attention both locally and abroad. If you listen to the radio, you’ll know his hit singles, ‘Mount Everest’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’

 

 

Tour Information:

Johannesburg

Sunday 12th June 2016

The Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Price: R470 – R1495

Tickets go on sale now from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

Durban

Tuesday 14th June 2016ICC Durban Arena

ICC Durban Arena

Ticket Price: R340 – R1020

Tickets go on sale now from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

Cape Town

Thursday 16th June 2016

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price: R520 – R1250

Tickets go on sale now from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

 

Big Concerts presents The Legends of R&B Series

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R&B fans in Mzansi will be excited to hear about a brand new series to be put on by Big Concerts. It’s called The Legends of R&B, and it kicks off in Johannesburg this July. It will then move on to Cape Town. So who will be on the lineup? First up with be The Manhattans with Gerald Alston and Regina Belle.

If you’re keen, these are the dates you need to diarise:

Johannesburg

Thursday 21st July 2016

Friday 22nd July 2016

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Teatro, Montecasino

Ticket Price: R430 – R775

Tickets go on sale Monday 18th April at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

 

Cape Town

Sunday 24th July 2016

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price: R405 – R750

Tickets go on sale Monday 18th April at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket

Tickets are on sale from today from Big Concerts and Computicket. Continue reading “Big Concerts presents The Legends of R&B Series”

Mzansi, get ready for Rodriguez

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Rodriguez fans get ready for another round of the legend, as he makes his way to our shores in 2016. Big Concerts announced earlier today that Rodriguez will be back due to popular demand to perform shows in Jozi, Durban, PE, and Cape Town. Dates are as follows:

Tour Dates:

Johannesburg: 29th January 2016 at the Ticketpro Dome

Durban:  31st January 2016 at the ICC Durban Arena

Port Elizabeth: 3rd February 2016 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields

Cape Town: 5th and 6th February 2016 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 9am from Computicket and www.bigconcerts.co.za

 

See Pharrell Williams live in SA

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So by now you know Pharrell Williams is collaborating with retailer, Woolworths for the “#AreYouWithUs” campaign, which aims to uplift education and environmental sustainability in SA: www.woolworths.co.za/areyouwithus. To celebrate this initiative Woolies and Big Concerts are putting on two concerts this September. The dates are as follows:

Cape Town: Monday 21st September at Grand Arena, GrandWest
Johannesburg: Thursday 24th September at Ticketpro Dome

Tickets go on sale this coming Friday and you can get these at the www.bigconcerts.com.

If you’re a Woolworths cardholder, you can get 2-day pre-sale access, starting from tomorrow at 9am through to Wednesday at 9pm.

Those tour details again:

Cape Town
Monday 21st September 2015
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price: R450 – R735
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com.

Johannesburg
Thursday 24th September 2015
Ticketpro Dome
Ticket Price: R395 – R735
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com

One Direction in SA – all you need to know

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One Direction fans across the globe are waking up heartbroken this morning, following yesterday’s breaking news about member Zayn Malik’s decision to leave the band. It’s especially heartbreaking for many young South African fans, who were hoping to see all five members performing in the country this weekend. Alas, it’s not meant to be. The other four will be around to entertain you, but I don’t want you to be disappointed by anything else pertaining to the band. So in light of that, you need to take note of the following concert information:

28th and 29th March 2015 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

All you need to know to make sure you get into the stadium as safe and conveniently as possible:

Times

Gates Open: 4pm

Support – Johnny Apple: 7pm

One Direction: 8.30pm

Restricted access No camping will be allowed outside the venue.
No persons will be allowed to queue outside the venue until 10am on the day of the show. If you fail to comply with this requirement and refuse to vacate the area after being instructed to do so by security and/or SAPS, we reserve the right to confiscate your ticket and escort you from the venue. In the case of an unaccompanied minor your parents / guardian will be contacted to collect you from the venue and if they fail todo so within a reasonable time we will contact City social services.

Please note: You risk missing the show without the option of a refund if you chose to ignore this very important safety & security requirement.
Transport

Make sure you book your transport ticket before the show day:
Park and Ride: Book at Computicket

Park and Rail – Click link to view schedule:

http://www.stadiummanagement.co.za/uploads/1/8/9/4/18945277/one-direction-train-schedules.pdf

Parking: Book at Computicket

Drop and Stay/Go: Book at Computicket. This option is for people that won’t be attending the show but wish to drop-off and collect an attendee before or after the concert. This ticket entitles you to stay in this area during the concert; it is a secure area outside the venue but does not entitle you to enter the venue or escort anyone into the venue.

Connection Hub: A hub has been created at the Drop & Stay point to connect lost people and communicate with the Event Organisers.
Continue reading “One Direction in SA – all you need to know”

Our first #Unscreening event: Maps To The Stars

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Last night I hosted an #Unscreening movie night, in conjunction with Times Media Films and my radio family, Cliff Central. The movie in question is called Maps to the Stars, which hits South African cinemas on the 23rd. The film stars the fantastic Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson, among others. Here’s a short synopsis:

 A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Moore plays the role of Havana Segrand in this one, an actress who is ageing – and in Hollywood terms this means fading. Segrand battles to remain relevant in the competitive world of showbiz. Moore’s portrayal in this film has scored her much acclaim from the critics. She also won Cannes’ Best Actress award, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for the role. The film is directed by the highly acclaimed, David Croneberg. I must admit, I’m not familiar with his work so I didn’t have any expectations… And maybe that’s for the best. The movie is WEIRD!!!! Dark, twisted, but oddly fascinating at the same time.

 

I think a lot of my guests were like, what the actual fuck? Some left early, others giggled nervously and many left scratching their heads, wondering what on earth just happened. Bless. The film hits cinemas on Friday, so if you’re into movies like this, go and check it out and then let me know what you think 😉

 

Prior to the screening, we had the good folks at Martini South Africa providing cocktails for the guests. I invited a lot of my friends, industry peers and some of SA’s most loved – and they all turned up! Stars like the lovely Jay Anstey, Shashi Naidoo, Chad Saaiman, LeAnne Dlamini, Tamerin Jardine, Thenji Stemela, Hayley Owen, Khabonina Qubeka, Seline van der Wat, Nicole Da Silva and many others were all there to enjoy the drinks, festivities and hopefully the movie too. And what would an event be without some kick ass prizes too:

 

  • @Converse_Africa gave us away ten varsity jackets and five hoodies. Just look how cool these hoodies are on the right:
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  • One of my favourite channels on DStv is BBC Entertainment. They have some of the best talent and shows on television and the team there were more than happy to share some giveaway love. So two lucky people walked off with two very heavy hamper bags, packed with loads of cool goodies. Check them out on Twitter for all the latest news and show updates: @BBCEnt_SA
  • Sony Max gave away three sets of headphones, which is never terrible. People bugging you in the office? Drown them out with some awesome headphones… Well three of my guests will get that opportunity
  • Two very lucky guests walked away with watches from 1 Face Watch. These watches are not only awesome in terms of design, but they’re attached to good causes too. They have several different colours, each of which is attached to a certain cause or charity and last night we gave away a team #HayLeigh, Smile Foundation watch because it’s a cause I believe in and have worked with for almost a year now. We also gave away an education watch. I believe in the power of education and also the importance of learning and educating our young South Africans. We can only move forward and compete globally if we’re empowering our people with the necessary skills to go out there and shine. Love their work and I love these watches. If you want more details, please visit them on 1facewatch.co.za or on Twitter: @1FaceWatchza
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All in all it was a fun evening. I think if there’s to be a next time, we’ll focus more on rom-coms or something a little lighter. This was supposed to be a way for people to ease into the New Year, not scratch their heads or do too much thinking. Haha. Good times though. Thank you to everyone involved.

 

Gallery: Foo Fighters live in Johannesburg, South Africa

American rockers, Foo Fighters wrapped up their first (at long last) tour to South Africa. They played to a very hyped-up, energetic crowd at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. For over three hours, the band rocked out, playing some of their new material, but balancing that with the classics that have made them who they are today. They were supported by SA band, BLK JKS as well as the Kaiser Chiefs.

Did you go to the concert? What did you enjoy the most?