So after years of complaints about South Africa never getting to see the big international artists I think it’s safe to say – the drought is over. Partially due to the fact that Seed Experiences have really upped their game. It would seem that they actually know what people want. This year alone they are bringing out an array of awesome bands. The likes of Bastille, UB40, Major Lazer and John Newman as well as yet-to-take-place acts such as Rudimental, Crystal Fighters, The Presets and MGMT – who will all be performing at In The City in JHB and Rocking The Daisies in Cape Town. And now folk rockers The Lumineers have just been added to the rather extensive list.
The Lumineers, well they’re fantastic – to say the least. Their show will definitely play host to many beautiful girls with tears in their eyes. Their shouts of “Oh My God” and “I can’t believe it” will be frequent within the crowd. That’s totally ok, if a band can bring a girl to tears then hell, who I am to complain. It is a beautiful thing to bring a women to tears, at least – tears of joy.
The more upbeat tracks will bring about some major booty shaking and preferably no fist pumping. I can only guess that this band will be supported by the likes of Al Bairre, Shortstraw or someone along those lines. However the support acts have yet to be confirmed so I am just thumb sucking, don’t go spreading rumours now.
The Lumineers will be performing twice in our beautiful country, once in Cape Town (it’s going to make the hipsters so happy) at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the 4th of December and then again in Johannesburg at Emmerentia Dam on the 6th of December. Open air shows are always way radder then being in a hot and sweaty venue, for R465 a ticket you really have no reason to complain, comparatively it is rather cost effective.
After being nominated for “Best new artist” and “Best Americana album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards, they have played all over the world at some of the biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Redding, Leeds and Lollapalooza and we are lucky enough to have them bracing our shores in the not so distant future, I mean hey we can all do with a little ‘Ho Hey’ and a bit of ‘Stubborn Love’. Don’t miss out, head on over to - http://bit.ly/1nhtkOP for JHB tickets and here - http://bit.ly/1nht1Dx for CPT tickets.
See you in the crowd, you better be shaking your booty and if you’re a guy, please don’t cry.