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Backstage at the SA’s Big 5 Gig

With performances by Die Antwoord, Goldfish, Locnville, City Bowl Mizers, the Brasstitutes, Euphonik and 5fm’s Roger Goode, the Sa’s Big 5 @ the Wavehouse gig brought to you by Haunted House Productions was set to be the biggest party of the year. And it was. The Socialite was there to bring you exclusive coverage…

As the clock struck 4pm the Wavehouse at Gateway was a sea of faces eager to enjoy the musical delights presented before them by Haunted House Productions. The striking line-up of SA musos included the likes of Die Antwoord, Goldfish, City Bowl Mizers, Locnville, the Brasstitutes, 5fm’s Roger Goode and Euphonik, Pixie Bennett, MC Prawn and Garuni and DJ Funky G. The stage was set. The tickets were sold and the masses had arrived. SA’s Big 5 was finally here. The Socialite was there to bring you exclusive pics and video interviews of the event and with the snap-ready skills of photographers Marcello Maffeis and Nick Ferreira, we bring you these exclusive pics…

The afternoon festivities began with Durban’s own City Bowl Mizers, who brought with them their usual flare and live performance draw card. City Bowl Mizers exploded onto the SA music scene with a string of catchy Durban-bred beats to get you in the mood to party. The band consisiting of Marty, Kurt, Ally, Mole and Matt delivered an energetic performance and then met up with The Socialite for an exclusive video interview. Check out these pics below of the boys in action…

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Following the performance by City Bowl Mizers was a collaboration with DJ Funky G and Durban’s the Brasstitutes – horns for hire. The group mixes diverse genres of style and sound with the full and rich tonality of two trombones and tuba, Brasstitiutes – horns for hire are breathing new life into the usual supporting line-up, crossing over from the depths of classical sonority.

Following the performance of the Brasstitutes and DJ Funky G was a live performance by MC Prawn and DJ Garuni, who were accompanied by former Idols-star Pixie Bennett in guest vocals. That followed by 5fm’s Euphonik who got the crowd started with a crazy mix of his signature beats.

Locnville are fast reaching cult-status and with their catchy beats and sexy deep vocals the boys are here to stay. Their good looks may have stolen the hearts of teenage girls across South Africa, but it’s their hip-hop electro fusion that has caught our attention. Girls scrambled near the stage to get a photo of the Chaplin twins and had stalked Gateway all afternoon hoping to catch a glimpse of them. The Socialite had a chat with them at the Gateway Climbing Wall before they took to the stage…



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Goldfish, the ever-popular electronica and dance group hailing from Cape Town were up next. These boys are known globally for their funky fusion of electronic dance music have opened many International acts including Basement Jaxx, Faithless and Fatboy Slim. In 2009, they made SAMA history collecting 8 nominations.

Haunted House Productions still had huge acts included in the line-up and next up was none other than the controversial  musings of Die Antwoord. The audience excitement and adrenaline was palpable. They had come in masses to catch a mere glimpse of Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er, the Zef queen herself. The moment was finally here…

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Following the live performance by Die Antwoord to a packed Wavehouse battling to contain its composure in the wake of the zeffness, 5fm’s Roger Goode took to the stage and delivered his signature Saturday stylings.

Check out our social snaps below to see who else was there…

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5 responses to “Backstage at the SA’s Big 5 Gig”

  1. Melissa

    These pics are awesome!

  2. Stephanie

    Wow! That was an awesome night!

  3. Ruggy Mick B

    The City Bowl are too cool! I like Kurt and his jacket a very much, and iI want to be like Matt!

  4. Nikki

    That was a great show of Die Antwoord!!!! I have become a true zefling!!!! 🙂

  5. Jessica

    Hey there. Great gig guys, the line up was awesome and I got to meet Locnville!! Awesome site, just what SA needs xx

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