Rockville 2069 concert
Rockville 2069 is a futuristic rock musical that is at heart a love story set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world and steeped in the philosophies that characterise the rebellion of the sixties, the seventies and those that are currently shaping our world.
The story tells us of an Earth that has been destroyed by man's neglect and climate change, however one small archipelago of islands, known as Rockville, survives and is now home to a group of peace-loving rockers, sound technicians and musicians, celebrating 100 years of the Woodstock festival of 1969.
The world comes to an end during the opening act of the music celebration and as survivors in the only breathable land left on earth; create a protective force field that shelters them from the frozen wasteland and toxic fog that is earth. In order to regenerate this vital shield with resonating sound waves, their musicians play each day at dusk and dawn.
But their harmony and calm does not last long as a group of ragged outsiders wish to take control of their utopia and so a tale of betrayal, treachery and greed unfolds only to be saved at the very end in an epic Battle of the Bands, fuelled by loyalty and love.
Rockville 2069 is a relevant and contemporary rock musical set to create a new shift in this genre. It is the creative brainchild of composer Johnny Ray. The script and lyrics were written by Johnny Ray and Bruno Paiola. Rockville 2069 is a fully orchestrated production that sees over 60 artists and musicians from different cultural and musical backgrounds, collaborate to bring a new, sometimes discordant, always thrilling voice to the rock musical scene.
The result is an emotionally soaring journey of caution, hope, optimism, rebellion and joy. It's a lyrical rollercoaster ride you'll want to take again and again.
A concert for the CD Launch of Rockville 2069 takes place on Saturday August 18 at Kelvin Grove in Newlands, Cape Town.
Doors open at 20h00, show starts at 20h30.
See poster for more details.