Bloc Party to headline Rocking the Daisies
Indie rock legends Bloc Party are to headline Rocking the Daisies music festival.
This universally respected band has already headlined some of the world’s most famous festivals such as O2 Academy, Leeds and Reading Festival, T in the Park, Glastonbury and V Fest.
South Africa now has the chance to be blown away by one of the best live acts in the world on Saturday, October 6 at the Cloof Wine Estate, Darling.
The four-piece made up of Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong released their debut album Silent Alarm in 2005. It was named Indie Album of the Year at the 2006 PLUG Awards and NME Album of the Year which both honour indie music.
That same year the record went platinum; with Bloc Party selling two million albums worldwide.
Just less than a year ago a big question mark loomed over whether new music would ever emerge from Bloc Party. The band went on a hiatus in October 2009 to focus on side projects, and reunited in September 2011.
In May 2012 the band announced via their website that their fourth album, Four, will be released on August 20, 2012.
Four presents a band in the fullest sense of the word: lean, hungry, spirited and uncompromising, armed with a collection of songs as powerful and anthemic as they've ever penned, as well as some of their most hard-hitting and visceral recordings to date! Daisies fans will get to watch this all unfold on the main stage at RTD 2012.
Okereke said: "the record is the sound of four people in a room, loving what they do and doing it to the best of their ability. It is the sound that only the four of us could make, and I am prouder of it than any record we have ever made".
Rocking the Daisies will take place from October 4 to 7, 2012 at Cloof Wine estate in Darling.