Rocking The Daisies continue their #RockingMondays with their latest artist line-up release, and it's a big one. Joining the already impressive line-up consisting of Foster The People, Opiou, Eats Everything, Matador, AKA, Beardyman and Mango Groove amongst a host of incredible local talent, the latest additions fill up the entertainment bill in a way only RTD know how.
One of the most well-known DJ duos in EDM, the two members of Pendulum bring their electrifying Knife Party alias to Rocking The Daisies. Amassing 2.3 million fans on Facebook and over 20 million plays for their hit single 'Internet Friends', they have hit super-stardom within a short four years. Fresh off the massive Ultra stage in Miami, Knife Party are set to blow the roof off of the Electronic Dome.
24-year-old rapper and producer Malcolm James McCormick has become one of the biggest names in hip-hop since the 2011 release of 'Blue Slide Park'. The album became the first independently produced album to top the Billboard Hot 200 chart since Tha Dogg Pound's 1995 album 'Dogg Food'. He has worked under various aliases such as Delusional Thomas, Larry Lovestein and The Velvet Revival and more notably as producer Larry Fisherman. He's also recently pissed off Donald Trump after making a video of the presidential candidate "singing" a song he named after the mogul in 2011.
Bra Hugh is musical royalty, not only in South Africa but all around the world. After being part of the orchestra for South Africa's first theatrical blockbuster King Kong the musical in 1958, his hit single 'Grazing In The Grass' went on to sell 4-million records in 1968. An icon of the struggle and a voice of the people, his song 'Bring Him Back Home' became an anthem for the free Mandela movement.
A self-made music and events mogul, DJ Dimplez is tried and trusted behind the decks. With a career spanning over 12 years and having played at countless prestigious events, the Pop Bottles founder has racked up 3 SA Hip-Hop Awards and is one of the better-known DJs on the circuit in Johannesburg. He released 'Way Up' with Cassper Nyovest and JR back in 2014 and has ever since been hot on the lips of fans and industry people alike.
The deep and soulful sounds of Sannie Fox were such a hit at the festival last year that they decided to bring her back for another performance in 2016. Bluesy and rock-tinged, Sannie has been described as "achieving greatness reserved for the artists of a bygone era,” blending laid-back rock with psychedelic elements from the '60s/'70s - reminiscent of Jefferson Airplane. It's artists like this who define the identity of Rocking The Daisies.
As if sent straight from the future, Drum Machine's live sets are something to behold. His impressive Drum Cage features an array of drums mounted to a steel arch with all the Tron-esque lighting fixtures to take its visual appeal to the next level. Controlled by a large transparent touch screen, his EDM sets inject high-octane energy into any crowd. A unique experience worth checking out.
The grandmaster himself, Ready-D needs no introduction. DMC champion, pioneer of Cape Town hip-hop and member of the Beatbangaz crew; Ready-D's heart and soul is invested in hip-hop culture. From POC to BVK, he has helped build the foundations of hip-hop in South Africa and is a no-brainer when it comes to festival bookings. Salute!
Youngsta has put many years behind his career. Pushing his Cape Town flavour in hip-hop he has made a name for himself as an authentic and talented part of the hip-hop scene. Featuring on DJ Switch's 'Way It Go' with Tumi and Nasty C, his presence is being felt in Johannesburg, beginning the expansion of his indomitable lyrical prowess across the country.
Atop the plethora of headlining acts, the locals are brought in full force. From Maskandi band Vukazithathe to live house duo Pop Art Live to producer powerhouse Narch, the line-up is packed to the brim with artists from across the board. Add in Supernova, Akio, Warren Bokwe, Ma’original, Mix n Blend, Hadedah, Fever Trails, DJ Lag, Lucky Luke, Edit and Run and SWIM; and you've got one epicly eclectic festival that caters to music enthusiasts en masse. You'll most definitely find something that tickles your tastebuds and ear-holes at this festival. Get excited.