In just 2 days the quiet little town of Darling – which is less than an hour’s drive from the heart of the Mother City – will come alive with festivalgoers making their way to the 14th edition of one of South Africa’s most beloved music festivals – Rocking the Daisies. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before sporting a killer line-up, beautiful weather, and the friendliest group of music lovers in the entire country. The festival will once again be held at the gorgeous Cloof Wine Estate with more than 10,000 festival goers from Cape Town as well as the rest of the country expected to attend.
The line-up will blow your mindIf there is one thing Rocking the Daisies has become famous for it is it’s astounding line-up. Last year the crowds were treated to the likes of 6lack, ESTA, and Majid Jordan to name but a few. This year is no different as 250 remarkable international and local acts will take to the stage during the course of the festival. British pop sensations The 1975 will make their South African debut on the CAN DO! Main Stage alongside Russ (USA), Tash Sultana (Australia), Giggs & IAMDDB (UK) and Earth Gang & Smino (USA). The local performers to grace the main stage are Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Shekinah, and Sho Madjozi. Other must-see artists on the line-up include Zahara, BCUC, Kyle Watson, PHFAT, Gremlin, Tiny T, and Muzi.
Spotify joins the partyFor the 2019 instalment of the festival, Rocking the Daisies is teaming up with industry giant Spotify to provide festivalgoers with their own curated playlists that matches their personal listening preferences. Claudius Boller, managing director of Spotify Middle East and Africa was quoted as saying: “Spotify immerses itself in the markets and cultures where it is available by curating music specifically tailored to the local audience. We are thrilled about our partnership with Rocking the Daisies, supporting this year’s exciting line-up, where music fans around the world can access and enjoy their songs.” The streaming service will also be featuring a number of the superb acts that are performing at this year’s festival.
RTD says ‘no’ to single-use plasticsCan Do! returns as the main sponsor of the festival after having what can only be described as a very successful first run in 2018. As single-use plastics such as straws and plastic cups are without a doubt one of the biggest environmental burdens derived from a festival such as RTD, it becomes increasingly important for event organisers to take the necessary action to minimise their impact. During this year’s festival all drinks will be served in can cups with festivalgoers being encouraged to reuse their cups for as long as possible. The Can Do! cans will not only help reduce the plastic waste that is generated at the festival but can also be repurposed and recycled indefinitely which is great news for the environment.
Grab your tickets now!Even if you missed out on Phase 1 and Phase 2 tickets when they went on sale, it is not too late to secure your spot at THE music event of the year. Phase 3 tickets are still available online at only R995 per person which includes full access to the entire weekend’s activities within main gate operating times. For an additional fee of between R225 and R545 you will be able to pitch your tent and camp in a designated camping site that is within close proximity to the stages and amenities. If the thought of roughing it in a sleeping bag on the ground does not appeal to you, you should hurry and book your spot in Daisyland for an exclusive glamping experience.
Despite all the turmoil in the province (and the country as a whole) music continues to unite the nation – against all odds. While Rocking the Daisies is not the only festival of its kind in South Africa it is definitely the biggest in Cape Town and also one that sports the most culturally-diverse crowd.
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Rocking the Daisies music festival in Darling
Darling, 7345, South Africa