The Kooks returning to SA for In the City, Daisies


Britpop rockers The Kooks will be returning to South Africa for Vodacom In the City, joining the international lineup that includes German Duo Milky Chance and Australia’s The Cat Empire, with more acts to be announced soon.

The band will also be joining the same lineup for Rocking the Daisies from October 1 to 4 at the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling.

This year, Vodacom In The City will feature some important enhancements and changes, all guaranteed to make the music festival experience even more awesome for current and new fans.

The festival is moving from Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown to the iconic Zoo Lake, just outside the city centre. The move was prompted by several factors, the most important being the fans, according to the organisers.

“Zoo Lake is a safer, more secure venue and the location makes it more convenient and accessible for the fans,” reads a press release. “Coupled with improved facilities and better logistics, Zoo Lake is not only a larger, outdoor green space but it provides for better infrastructure and comfort.”

Vodacom In The City will be moving from the usual Friday slot to Sunday, October 4, creating for the first time in its four years a full-day, day-time festival celebrating one of Joburg’s top green spaces.

The festival will be longer too, starting at 10am and ending at 6pm, which means more hours of the best international and local music. And another first – fans of all ages are welcome, making it a family-friendly day out.

“The move to the iconic inner-city park plugs into a global trend”, says Brian Little, Seed Experiences Managing Director. “We are seeing more and more the global format of festivals being held in parks as a way to celebrate cities’ green spaces through music and lifestyle events.”


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Nikita Ramkissoon

Editor at So Much Music
Nikita is a Journalism and Education lecturer by day and music Jedi master by night. She can be seen in the photography pit or stage left with her Wookie husband. She can also be found trying to source corn dogs. If you see her, buy her a corn dog. She loves corn dogs.