HEINEKEN® and MACSTANLEY (yes they have been renamed) frontman, Andy Mac, are back in cahoots to bring another edition of the awesome live music sensation, HEINEKEN® Symphonic Rocks to the South African lovers of music.Ticket sales have just opened and there’s no doubt that after the success of the last two years, 2012 is going to be massive.
For the uninitiated HEINEKEN® Symphonic Rocks is a world class, cross-genre live music that blends rock, pop, adult contemporary, R&B, hip hop, electro and soul, all set against the breath-taking onstage backing of a 65-piece symphonic orchestra. The impressive list of artists this year includes award-winning MiCasa and Zahara, fresh from their successes at the 2012 SAMA’s; Tumi & the Volume, Freshly Ground’s Zolani and Just Jinjer’s Ard Matthews, all of whom wowed audiences at the show last year; as well as the soulful ChianoSky and pop-rock band MACSTANLEY, back on tour after recording their third, soon-to-be-released album.
In addition, the 2012 show has added an extra bit of street cred with rather special performances from the multi-award winning Van Koke Cartel, Fokofpolisiekar, Toya Delazy and aKing.
Audiences can expect to hear a range of almost 30 hit songs, each painstakingly rearranged by John Walton from the Cape Town Pops Orchestra. Each band or singer will be backed by 22 violins, 8 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double bases and a harp, and that’s just the string section! Also on stage will be full woodwind, brass and percussion sections.
The 2012 event will again takes place at The Grand Arena Grand West Casino in Cape Town on 29 September, before moving onto The Big Top Arena, Carnival City on the 6 October.
Tickets cost R200 to R225 in Cape Town and R225 to R250 in Johannesburg, and can be bought through Computicket. Capacity at each of the venues is limited so fans are advised to book in advance.
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