Foster The People And AKA To Headline Rocking The Daisies

by El Broide

Rocking The Daisies

The popular festival has revealed its first set of acts for this year’s festival – and its fire!

We’re got some very exciting Rocking The Daisies news for you all this Monday! The folks behind the famous Rocking The Daisies festival have just announced the first phase of artists who will be taking to the stage over four days this October and preparations for one of Mzansi’s biggest music festivals kicks off.

This year, Foster The People, AKA, Matador, Mango Groove and Eats Everything will headline the explosive festival. Foster The People are famous for their smash hits Pumped Up Kicks and Helena Beat and after a huge amount of requests to bring them out from fans around South Africa, the festival has finally made it happen. International acts also added to this incredible line-up include Dublin-born, Berlin-based techno producer Matador and Bristol native Eats Everything.

Meanwhile, AKA will be making his Rocking The Daisies debut later this year with what promises to be an explosive set. Mango Groove will also be doing what they do best  with their magical blend of South African Marabi, Kwela and pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston and the evocative sound of the penny-whistle. Other local acts announced include Grassy Spark, Jimmy Nevis, DJ Invizable Computa General, Trancemicsoul, Killer Robot, Nakahne Toure, Nasty C, Moonchild Sanelly, Thieve, Red Tape Riot, Diamond Thug, F O L L O W E R, SIMMYSIMMYNA, Cassiem Latief, Kyle Mcclean, Lamagier and Tha Cutt with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Rocking the Daisies takes place from 6-9 October 2016 at the beautiful Cloof Wine Estate in Darling in the Western Cape.  With ten stages, art installations and production design that’ll blow your mind, you can expect the experience of a lifetime. The festival caters for everyone, from the hard core ‘I’m not gonna wash for four-days’ campers, to the glampers who are all about a hot shower, comfy beds and viewing deck couch service.

Foster The People

Here is some more important information about this year’s festival:

How this year’s #RTD2016 ticketing works:

Each ticket must be assigned to an individual person; multiple tickets cannot be purchased under one name, so make sure that you get your friend’s cellphone number and email address if you’ll be buying for them.

PHASE 3: Ticket Reservations: 25 May 2016- 25 June 2016

Tickets will be R995, for a full weekend pass, excluding booking fee.

Note, you can only buy a ticket in Phase 3, if you have reserved a ticket for this phase and you can reserve up to 4 tickets in this phase.  You will have FIVE DAYS in which you can purchase your reserved tickets from when tickets go on sale

Ticket Transfers:

Ticket transfers will open on 1 June and will close 12 hours before the festival gates open. All tickets can be transferred online and will cost R50.

Heartbreak Motel:

Interested in luxury accommodation at this year’s Rocking the Daisies? The Heartbreak Motel will be open for bookings from 26 April 2016. Book here:

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