Johan van der Merwe has given new meaning to those famous Willy Nelson lyrics: ‘On the road again, Just can’t wait to get on the road again, The life I love is making music with my friends.’
Johan has modified a bus, turning it into a stage on wheels. One side of the bus opens up into a fully equipped stage – lights, curtains, smoke-machines… everything you need to create a rock show on wheels!
On 11 and 12 July 2014 Hugh Masekela and Lira headlined the Legends of Jazz show, held at the Guy Butler Theatre in the 1820 Settlers Monument. Legends of Jazz was part of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival at the National Arts Festival (NAF) which celebrated its 40th Anniversary this year. Tina Le Roux – Naledi Award winner for lighting design - was asked to develop and programme a lighting show that would complement South Africa’s top Jazz musicians.
Originating from the USA, Electric Daisy Carnival made its second trip to the UK this July, transforming Milton Keynes’s outdoor National Bowl into a 28 million pixel entertainment spectacle.
Aside from the music, the video production delivered a spectacular environment with LED screens surrounding all 360 degrees of the national bowl and with weird and wonderful performers and the combination of LED light displays, pyrotechnics and lasers, it was clear that Electric Fly wanted to make the event just as visually appealing as the music itself.
by Bruce Schwartz (Electrosonic SA Entertainment Lighting Manager)
The days of large-scale rave type events in South Africa are few and far between. When the DJ Magazine's top 100 DJ no less than 5 times over brings a large budget tour for a one night only, it's sure to be a spectacle. With a start in November 2013 in Amsterdam, Armin Only Intense will continue its journey to over 20 destinations to all corners of the world, from America to Australia to Africa and to Moscow.