Biz-Community (Cape Town)

South Africa: Lineup for Heineken Symphonic Rocks Unveiled

The lineup for Heineken Symphonic Rocks, the cross-genre live music show, has been revealed and will include MiCasa and Zahara, Tumi & the Volume, Freshly Ground's Zolani , Just Jinjer's Ard Matthews, ChianoSky and pop-rock band Macstanley. Ticket sales are now open.

In addition, the 2012 show will also offer unique performances from Van Koke Cartel, Fokofpolisiekar, Toya Delazy, and aKing.

Heineken Symphonic Rocks artists range from rock to pop, adult contemporary, R&B, hip hop, electro and soul, all set against the onstage backing of a 65-piece symphonic orchestra.

The audience 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, eight violas, six cellos, four double bases and a harp, and that's just the string section! Also on stage will be full woodwind, brass and percussion sections.

Cape Town and Joburg venues

The 2012 event will again takes place at The Grand Arena Grand West Casino, Cape Town on 29 September, before moving onto The Big Top Arena, Carnival City on 6 October.

Tickets cost R200 to R225 in Cape Town and R225 to R250 in Joburg, and can be bought through Computicket now.

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