GLOBAL MUSIC ICONS PET SHOP BOYS TO HEADLINE SÓNAR CAPE TOWN AND A TASTE OF SÓNAR JOHANNESBURG


Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys have sold over 50-million records worldwide, have achieved an overwhelming twelve top 10 studio albums, forty top 20 singles, four number one records, received three Brit Awards and seven Grammy nominations. Last year Pet Shop Boys headlined two nights at Sónar Festival in Barcelona and now, for the first time in music history, the pioneers of synth-pop will perform to audiences in South Africa.

Pet Shop Boys will headline the Sónar Cape Town Opening Night on 15 December 2014 at the city’s Good Hope Centre, as well as A Taste of Sónar at Johannesburg’s Nasrec Expo Centre on 12 December. Their latest, spectacular live show forms part of their sold-out ‘Electric’ 2014 world tour and showcases some of the most cutting-edge production design and creative direction in the world.

The iconic pair, made up of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, has always been ahead of their contemporaries and pioneered the electronic music landscape on a global scale with their ability to redefine the pop and dance music genres.

Considered to be the most successful duo in UK music history, Pet Shop Boys have a massive local fan base and have sold over 300,000 albums in South Africa alone. In Cape Town and Johannesburg fans can expect to hear songs from across their entire career including global chart-toppers like ‘West End Girls’, ‘It’s a Sin’ and ‘Always on My Mind’, songs from their recent acclaimed Stuart Price-produced album ‘Electric’, and classics like “Suburbia” and “Go West”.

In addition to announcing the headline act, Sónar Cape Town can also confirm that Spanish DJ and producer Uner will deliver a powerful set to fans of house, techno and vocal harmonies at The Good Hope Centre on Tuesday 16 December alongside already announced international artists The Bloody Beetroots (Live), Jon Hopkins, Ten Walls, UZ and a host of South Africa’s finest local talent.

Belgian brothers 2manydjs will perform their highly anticipated DJ set after Pet Shop Boys’ performance on the Sónar Cape Town Opening Night and at A Taste of Sónar Johannesburg.

Pet Shop Boys will also be performing a standalone show in Durban on 19 December. For more information visit www.facebook.com/seedexperiences.

View the full lineup breakdown below:

Sónar Cape Town Opening Night, 15 December

  • Pet Shop Boys (headline)
  • 2manydjs (DJ Set)
  • Christian Tiger School

Sónar Cape Town, 16 December

  • The Bloody Beetroots (live)
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Ten Walls
  • UZ
  • Uner
  • Sibot & Toyota
  • Spoek Mathambo presents Fantasma
  • PHFAT
  • Trancemicsoul
  • Sir Vincent
  • Fever Trails

‘A Taste of Sónar’ Johannesburg, 12 December

  • Pet Shop Boys
  • 2manydjs (dj set)
  • The Bloody Beetroots (live)

Tickets for Sónar Cape Town

Sónar Cape Town:

Good Hope Centre

One-Day Pass for 15 Dec 2014 (opening night): R495
One-Day Pass for 16 December (public holiday): R595
Two Day Pass: R895
PRO Pass (Two-Day): R1350

Tickets and information: www.sonarcapetown.com/tickets

A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg:

Nasrec Expo Centre
Friday 12 December 2014
General Pass: R595
PRO Pass: R895

More information: www.sonarcapetown.com/tickets

Official hashtags

#sonarcapetown
#sonarbarcelona
#sonar2014
#sonarjhb
#switchonthenight

Sónar Cape Town:
www.facebook.com/SonarCapeTown
@SonarCapeTown

Sónar Official:
www.facebook.com/SonarFestival
@SonarFestival
http://instagram.com/sonarfestival/
https://soundcloud.com/sonarfestival

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