Consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald and drummer George Daniel, the band shot to fame in 2013 after the release of their highly acclaimed self-titled album, which included the hits ‘Sex’, ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Robbers’, all of which topped UK charts.
In November 2018 the band released their third studio album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, to critical praise, making it their third number one album in the UK. Fans are gearing up for the release of their fourth album Notes on a Conditional Form, which is expected to drop in May 2019.
The 1975 kicked off 2019 with two BRIT Award wins for best British album and best group, with major festivals around the world announcing the band as their official headliners, from Reading Festival, to Leeds, Sziget, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and more.
In 2018 Russ became a platinum-selling artist and household name after the success of two tracks, ‘What They Want’ and ‘Losin’ Control’, from his no-feature debut album There’s Really a Wolf, which sold over a million units in the United States alone.
Russ has gone from Soundcloud sensation to blowing up the stage at Coachella 2018, and will now head to South Africa for the first time to perform live at In the City 2019.
Tash Sultana Tash Sultana is an Australian indie musician known for their fiery vocals and command of multiple instruments and looping pedals. After a bedroom recording of their 2016 single ‘Jungle’ went viral, they instantly shot to superstardom. Their multi-layered compositions and incredibly unique voice have seen her travel the world to perform at some of the biggest festivals – Coachella, Lollapalooza and more!
Giggs is one of the UK’s most successful rap artists, with a gruff, sinister sound and hard-hitting lyrics that have seen him create chart-topping singles. He will be performing live at CAN DO! In the City 2019 on 6 October. Tickets available via www.InTheCityJHB.co.za. #CANDOITC19 #ChooseCans
Earth Gang are an emerging hip-hop duo, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Referring to their sound as “Southern-fried soul”, their tracks range from playful and upbeat to more sombre and deeper lyrics which comment on political issues like race and equality. Catch them live in Johannesburg at CAN DO! In the City 2019. Tickets available via www.InTheCityJHB.co.za. #CANDOITC19 #ChooseCans
IAMDDB is the lovechild of trap and jazz. After the release of her bolshy track ‘Shade’, she has become one of the UK’s fast rising rap artists. Tickets to see her live in Johannesburg at CAN DO! In the City 2019 on 6 October are available via www.InTheCityJHB.co.za. #CANDOITC19 #ChooseCans
American rapper, singer and songwriter Smino is known for his melodic rapping style and funk- and soul-influenced songs. Catch him live in Johannesburg on 6 October at CAN DO! In the City 2019. Tickets available via www.InTheCityJHB.co.za. #CANDOITC19 #ChooseCans
Joburg, get ready for UK rising multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer BenjiFlow as he brings his impressive blend of soulful R&B and energetic percussion to In the City 2019.
Jay Prince is a rapper and producer known for his melodic flow. Book your tickets to experience his down-to-earth lyricism combined with smooth rhythmic contours and mellifluous choruses at In the City 2019.
Mixing Afro-fusion and Neo Afro-pop, Tay Iwar is an award-winning Nigerian singer, songwriter, audio engineer and record producer who blends various elements and sounds from Afrobeat to classic R&B.
New York’s Austin Millz layers soul samples over hard-hitting drums with riffs on the saxophone and piano. Catch him live at In the City 2019 on 6 October.
Spearheading the Alté cool kids movement in Nigeria, get ready to bump and grind to Santi’s dancehall-inspired flow and mellow synths at In the City 2019.