“But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all…” will echo through the parks of Emmarentia Dam in January 2014. That’s right, Bastille is coming to our shores for the first time and will perform two live shows in Johannesburg on 11 January 2014.
Seed Experiences, in partnership with 5FM, are bringing Bastille – hailed as one of Britain’s most exciting new bands. Fans will rock out to ‘Bad Blood‘, ‘Overjoyed’, ‘Flaws’ and the chart-topping ‘Pompeii’ in the magnificent surrounds of SA’s greenest festival locations.
As well as drawing the biggest crowd ever at Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage, Bastille has drawn huge numbers at many of the UK’s summer festivals and continues to play high-profile slots at many more.
Their debut album ‘Bad Blood’ is the biggest selling debut album of the year with near-platinum sales, and the album is one of the top 10 biggest selling albums of the year. It was recently voted by Guardian readers as one of their favourite albums of 2013 and the single ‘Pompeii’ has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has now gone platinum.
Entertainment powerhouse 5FM is synonymous for bringing the best in music entertainment to their fans and has been at the forefront of supporting Bastille since breaking their single in 2012. It’s also no surprise that award-winning experiential marketing agency, Seed Experiences, would choose a groundbreaking act like Bastille to grow and diversify its portfolio of music events.
Saturday 11 January is a day festival at Emmarentia Dam from 12pm. There will be food and drink on sale, and people can also bring their own picnic baskets.
Children are welcome at both events.
Bastille are a band from London, England, UK. First formed in 2010, Bastille began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece consists of members Dan Smith, Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day – an event celebrated on Smith’s birthday, July 14.
In December 2011, record label EMI Music announced that they had offered Bastille a record contract with Virgin Records. Their debut single, “Overjoyed” was subsequently released in April 2012. Their second single, “Bad Blood” – which shares the same title as the band’s first studio album, followed in August 2012, and received moderate success in the United Kingdom, charting at number ninety. The third track to be taken from Bad Blood, titled, “Flaws”, became the group’s first to enter the charts inside the Top 40, debuting at number twenty-one.
In February 2013, ahead of the release of their debut album, the band’s fourth single, “Pompeii”, was released to huge demand, charting at number two in the UK. Their first studio album, titled Bad Blood, was released in March 2013 and debuted atop the UK Albums Chart.
Things We Lost in the Fire was released as single, from their debut studio album Bad Blood (2013), as a digital download and 7″ on the 24th August 2013, it climbed to Number 39 in the UK Singles Charts on 1st September.
Tickets are on sale for only R365 at Webtickets.