By: Ayabonga Ngoma
AKA, RIKY RICK, DJ TIRA AND MANY MORE WILL TAKE OVER THE CITY STREETS THIS SUMMER WHEN SUPERBALIST IN THE CITY PRESENTS THE VIRGIN MOBILE BRAAM BEACH PARTY
The beach is coming to downtown Jozi for this year’s hottest event. Superbalist.com and Virgin Mobile are bringing the sand, sun and the best in hip-hop, rap and house to the streets of Braamfontein whenSuperbalist In The City presents the Virgin Mobile Braam Beach Party on Saturday 8 October 2016.
Supporting the best in local talent, for the first time ever, Superbalist In The City is expanding the festival to a three-day weekend takeover, now including a sizzling urban event in the heart of the city. Bringing the heat will be SA’s top urban acts.
Taking to the stage will be the ‘Baddest’; award-winning hip hop icon AKA has won numerous Metro FM, SAMA and Channel O awards and performed at the BET experience this June in the U.S where he was nominated in the category Best African Act – for two years in a row.
Riky Rick needs little introduction. An accomplished rapper, actor, writer, composer and record producer, he released his first studio album Family Values in 2015 and is signed to his own independent label and record company, Makhado Makhado Agency.
A veteran in his own right, UK producer Atjazz has been performing for over 20 years and is a master at pulling crowds. He has also been a prolific remixer throughout his career remixing and reworking works for artists such as Nitin Sawhney, Bob Sinclar, Jazzanova, Zed Bias & Omar to name but a few.
DJ Tira, is the owner of the hit making Durban based independent record label – Afrotainment. He performs as DJ Tira locally and has hit the stages internationally too.
Boasting an exciting eight years and counting, p.H is known for his impressive versatility and energetic stage presence and is arguably one of the countries finest entertainers.
Stilo Magolide’s music is packed with catchy beats and makes your head bob. Apart from his incredible music, Stilo broke social media last year when #PoseLikeStilo went viral, with fans all over Instagram and Twitter sharing his now famous pose.
Riding the hype of his latest track “Hell of a Life”, DJ Capital will hit the stage at the #BraamBeachParty. This Hip-Hop Awards nominee has crowds across the country jumping and has opened for loads of international acts.
Taking inspiration from soul, Latin and kwaito before discovering house music at the age of eight, Jullian Gomes has been making waves since his first gig in 2010. Already a SAMA nominee at just 23, Jullian has performed extensively and remixed for artists like Black Coffee, The Layabouts and British Soul legend Omar.
Shekhinah is a talented songwriter and performer and reached the Top 32 of MNET’s SA Idols in 2011, finishing in the top 6 of MNET’s Season 8 of SA Idols in 2012. She takes inspriation from SA artists like Lira, Mi Casa and Danny K.
Melo B Jones is a soul songstress based in Johannesburg. Formerly known as TuMi, her love of jazz makes her well rehearsed in creating an atmosphere that will keep audiences reeling.
This incredible lineup was revealed at an exclusive launch party at Great Dane in Braam last Thursday, 7 July. The heaving party, packed from door to door was a small taste of the insanely fresh main event to come on Saturday 8 October 2016. Attendees got to meet and mingle with some of the lineup, who made special appearances, like Riky Rick, Stilo Mag, and DJ Capital.
Keep your summer gear crisp or check out Superbalist.com to stay on point for this hot addition to the summer calendar because we’ll be transforming Braamfontein into a tropical paradise, complete with beach sand, palm trees and the best mobile connection in town.
Who’s in? Tickets are limited and with this lineup they’ll move fast. Snap yours up now at http://bit.ly/ITCWeekend.
Hit up Superbalist In The City and Virgin Mobile SA on socials using #BraamBeachParty for more info and your chance to win cool stuff (did someone say Virgin Mobile data? Yes, please!)
PLAN YOUR WEEKEND MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
This year Superbalist In the City expands to a three-day city takeover music experience. Three separate events will cater for lovers of electronic; house, urban and hip-hop; indie and everything in between, all under the banner of the Superbalist In the City Weekend.
Friday 7 October: Superbalist In The City AND Liftoff
Venue: AND Club, 39A Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.
Genre: Electro, deep house and techno.
Featuring: The UK’s Eats Everything and a host of SA’s top electronic artists.
Launch Ticket Price: R120.
Saturday 8 October: Superbalist in the City presents the Virgin Mobile Braam Beach Party
Venue: Juta Street, Braamfontein, will be transformed into a tropical beach paradise.
Genre: The best hip-hop, house and urban beats.
Ticket Price: R150.
Featuring: AKA, PH, Tira, Riky Rick, UU DJ, Stilo Mag, At Jazz, DJ Capital, Julian Gomes, Shekhinah and Melo B.
Sunday 9 October: Superbalist In The City Concert
Venue: A glorious daytime outdoor concert at Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg.
Featuring: Foster the People, Mac Miller, Beardyman and other acts still to be announced.
Launch Ticket Price*: R495.
*Launch tickets are limited.
Create your Superbalist In the City Weekend experience: Choose the festival events that suit your vibe or go big with the full Superbalist In The City Weekend launch ticket for only R700. Launch tickets are limited.
Buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/ITCWeekend
DATES: 7-9 October 2016
Hashtags: #SxITC2016 #BraamBeachParty
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