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!
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
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
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.
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.
Introducing James Vickery, a British R&B singer with a distinctively soulful voice. The release of his debut singles ‘Epiphany’ and ‘Lately’ together clocked up over a million streams, which saw him climb to the top of the Spotify Viral Charts and gain specialist radio support straight from the off in the UK….
After the successful release of his debut EP ‘Complexion’, and selling out his debut live show at Omeara, London – James Vickery is now due to release his sophomore EP single by single over the summer.
In June, Vickery released the single ‘Until Morning’, which he then performed on Youtube viral sensation COLORS, joining the likes of Daniel Caesar, Billie Eilish and Majid Jordan. The show put JV firmly on the industry’s radar, has hit over 5 million views in the last few months and shows no signs of slowing down…
A born live performer, James Vickery considers the live show to be as important to the project as the recording, and is now pulling together plans for a year of touring in the UK, Europe and USA.
Kid Fonque has become a vital part of South African electronic music and club culture over the last 20 years. Uniquely accomplished in both influence and scope, he is an over-achiever in every one of his roles; DJ, Producer Label Owner, promoter and more recently, Radio Presenter.
Like a painter dabbing his brush into different hues, Fonque’s palette embraces everything from Bass and Broken Beats to Bossa Nova, Hip Hop and every shade of House – and with this open-minded approach, he’s been deconstructing dance floors at home and abroad for well over a decade. Over the last couple of years he’s played dates in Hong Kong, Dubai, the UK and Switzerland.
Whether he’s behind the decks, running Stay True Sounds, preparing for his weekly radio show or in studio making otherworldly music, Kid Fonque’s sonic adventures continue to fill dance floors and thrill earholes, pay attention!