Take us back to last night – where the thick mist rolled over the mountain towards hundreds of fans soaking up the dreamy folk tunes and eerie, faraway vocals of brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone. Performing a variety of old and new tracks the band captivated the crowd at Kirstenbosch, casting an audio spell and along with their surreal and mesmerizing visuals; the setting was nothing short of spectacular, to say the least.
Formed in 2006 the Australian folk and indie pop duo have become globally popular for their experimental vocals and use of synth and organ sounds over their signature guitar riffs. To date, they have released four full-length albums of which they gave the audience a taste of each last night. Being their first time in South Africa was rather special as the crowd got to experience the band “throughout the years” with the artists performing a wide range of their old and new tracks and even explaining the inspiration behind a few songs – like the time Angus fell in love with a perfect stranger while hitchhiking to a festival.
Although the show had an intimate and ethereal atmosphere, it was by no means small, Capetownians turned out in masses for the sold-out affair making this Angus and Julia Stones largest concert turnout to date – “It really did come as surprise” Julia told Channel24 “We’re actually playing our biggest show in South Africa and not in Australia. It’s very surprising and unusual for us. We’re kind of in a bit of shock. When they told us how big the venue was we didn’t think that it was going to happen. But it’s really amazing. I think we both feel pretty overwhelmed.”
Last night marks the first leg of their tour with their next two shows taking place at Parklife Festival in Johannesburg and Durban this weekend! Tickets are selling fast, as they should be, so get booking right here!