947 presents the Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival in Jozi on Sunday the 3rd of May. Backed by Jozi’s biggest station this year’s festival features a rather spectacular line-up with International alt-rock outfit American Authors, French producer and DJ, Klingande, Prime Circle, KAHN (from The Parlotones) and Jeremy Loops, as the first acts to be announced with more to follow in the next few weeks.
“This Parklife festival is going to be bigger and better than anything we’ve seen before. Multiple stages will cater to a broad range of artists, from international superstars to the next-big-thing on the South African scene. With the amplified gourmet village offering the most exciting tastes from many of the country’s best local food markets, this is an unmissable highlight on Joburg’s calendar. “
said Ravi Naidoo, Station Manager of 947.
The Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival has become one of Jozi’s favourite festivals with me having already racked up a few under my belt since moving to the big city. It features 3 stages, amazing food and a pretty chilled vibe
Let’s meet the artists already confirmed:
American Authors dominated radio in 2014 with their single “Best Day Of My Life”. The four members of American Authors – Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums) – hail from the four corners of the US, but came together at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2006. They soon dropped out, moved into a small apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, and started a band.
Klingande was formed in December of 2012 by Cédric, 24-year-old from Croix in Northern France, and ‘Jubel’ was a huge international hit for Klingande reaching #1 in 30 countries. It was the most Shazamed track across Europe, #26 most shazamed track of all time and sold around 1 million singles.
Prime Circle have been one of my favourite local bands and in June 2014 they released their 6th album, ‘Let The Night In’ where the first two singles ‘Gone’ and ‘Doors’ dominated the SA radio playlists. Soon after the band embarked on their biggest European and South African tours to date.
After 12 years of abuse to our ears while fronting South African Rock/Pop band The Parlotones, Kahn Morbee is performing as KAHN. His artistic and musical contributions on all seven of The Parlotones studio albums have received critical acclaim across the globe and his solo project is aimed at achieving similar.
Jeremy Loops released his debut album “Trading Change” in March 2014 and had it debut at #1 on the SA iTunes Album chart on the day of the release. The album has already spawned the hit singles “Power”, “Down South”, “Skinny Blues” and the current single “Sinner”. The Music Video for “Sinner” made its debut on Billboard.com on the 16th of September 2014 and “Trading Change” has been released internationally as well. Jeremy Loops is a rad dude that makes awesome music.
Event deets are as follows:
Sun, 3 May 2015: PARKLIFE GOURMET FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL – Johannesburg
Line-up: American Authors (US), Klingande (France), Prime Circle, KAHN, Jeremy Loops + Loads More To Be Announced
Venue: Marks Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Gates Open: 10am
Ticket Prices: R395 – R495
CHILD AGES 6 – 12yrs: R195
(Children Under 6yrs old Free)
Follow PARKLIFE online:
Official Website: http://www.parklifefestival.co.za/
Twitter at @ParklifeSA