With Rocking the Daisies in less than a month, I thought it was time to share my excitement with everyone. This year, the line up for Daisies is amazing, as usual the organizers have not disappointed us. When MGMT got announced as the first international act, I knew that I had to be at the festival this year. And then Crystal Fighters and The Rudimental it was a done deal R750 later, ticket bought daisies was what felt like a lifetime away.
The full line up was only released about a week ago there were some familiar local names such Das Kapital and Christian Tiger School, two of Cape Town’s finest electro acts playing at the electronic dome. The Beatenberg and Shortstraw (which I’m so excited about, I think I am their biggest fan ever!) playing the main stage along side the international acts and then still another five stages with favourites from last year such as Paige Mac and Touchwood returning.
I took the time to listen to some artists that I didn’t know from the line up.
The Presets are an electronic duo who have supported the likes of Daft Punk and played at festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury. If you know the popular song Ideal Happiness by Van She and like it, you should definitely listen to the Presets – catch them live on Sunday at 1:15am at the electronic dome
Anything I try a say about Paige Mac will not do them justice. Think of Vance Joy, with more soul and less folk and that’s the kind of sound Paige Mac produces. The lyrics have meaning and tell amazing stories about the lead singer’s experiences. Paige Mac plays on Saturday at 2:00pm.
I had seen the name Diamond Thug appear on many club line ups and featured on other popular music blogs but I never took the time to listen to any of their music. They create a soft, indie folk sound, with strong vocals from the lead singer, Chantel Van T. Diamond Thug is playing on the Main Stage at 10:00am
If you’re still not convinced about attending Rocking the Daisies this year, here is a link to the official after video of last year, check it out and let the FOMO sink in.