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Calabash South Africa Unveils The Ultimate Music Festival Lineup

October 28, 2023

Big Concerts presents: Calabash South Africa – the ultimate international music festival in 2024

Big Concerts has announced that South Africa’s ultimate international music festival has arrived!

Artists to headline Calabash South Africa

Calabash South Africa is set to become the biggest stage to see the world’s top artists in South Africa. The music festival will take place in 2024 at DHL Stadium, Cape Town, and FNB Stadium, Johannesburg. This flagship festival will be headlined by chart-topping Grammy Award-winning pop-rock royalty Maroon 5 and feature performances by: 

  • Keane
  • Meduza
  • Ava Max
  • Will Linley  
  • Lloyiso

Maroon 5: Grammy award-winning pop-rock royalty

With the captivating and distinctive vocals of Adam Levine, Maroon 5 has consistently delivered chart-topping hits, including: 

  • Moves like Jagger
  • Sugar
  • Payphone
  • Girls Like You

The band has been honoured with several prestigious awards, including three Grammy Awards, and has maintained a robust global fan base.

Maroon 5 Calabash South Africa
Maroon 5. Image: supplied

Keane celebrates 20 years of music

Hailing from Battle, East Sussex, the British band Keane, renowned for their piano-driven pop-rock sound, will also grace the festival. Gaining prominence in the early 2000s with their debut album “Hopes and Fears” (2004), Keane will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this acclaimed debut album in 2024, which features the hit singles “Somewhere Only We Know” and “Everybody’s Changing”.

Despite a hiatus after their 2013 album “The Best of Keane,” the band’s introspective lyrics and captivating melodies continue to leave an indelible mark on the music scene.

Meduza is a rising dance music sensation

In just two years, Meduza has ascended to become the most significant global streaming Italian artist in the history of music in Italy. Their debut release, “Piece of Your Heart” featuring Goodboys, has garnered over 2 billion streams worldwide and secured a spot in the top 10 of the official charts in 20 countries. Meduza continues to set the benchmark for dance music globally.

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Meduza. Image supplied

Chart-topping pop sensation Ava Max

Ava Max, the chart-topping pop sensation, is anticipated to set the stage ablaze at Calabash South Africa. Renowned for her electrifying performances and powerhouse vocals, Ava Max has captivated audiences worldwide with her infectious energy and dynamic stage presence. With hits like “Sweet but Psycho” and “Kings & Queens,” she has solidified her position as a global pop icon, and her performance at Calabash is expected to be nothing short of spectacular.

Risingstars in music Will Linley and Lloyiso

The line-up also features South Africa-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Will Linley. He coats raw emotion with saccharine melodies, lamenting how bad heartbreak sucks on hummable hooks delivered with unfiltered candour.

And last but not least, Lloyiso, the acclaimed South African musician and SAMA nominee. He has firmly established himself as a rising star within the country’s vibrant music scene. With his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, Lloyiso has captivated audiences worldwide, earning him a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim. Continuously pushing boundaries and redefining the possibilities of his craft, Lloyiso has solidified his position as a true musical force to be reckoned with. He sets himself apart as an artist committed to both artistic integrity and creative innovation.

Big Concerts CEO Justin Van Wyk remarked, “Calabash South Africa is the international music festival that everyone has been waiting for, that will feature the world’s biggest artists with industry leading production at the largest venues on the African continent. It’s the culmination of years of planning and a celebration of the power of music that will expand into multiple days and stages in the future. Get ready for an unforgettable experience.”

Choose your Calabash South Africa experience

Calabash South Africa is presented by Big Concerts, in association with Discovery Bank and Heineken. Whether you’re craving that VIP treatment, a cosy hospitality haven, or something in between, this festival has got you covered for an experience you won’t soon forget! Some of these options include:

Discovery VIP Experience:

  • Best in-house Platinum seated ticket near the stage
  • Dedicated fast-track entrance
  • Designated check-in and on-site VIP event staff
  • Access to VIP bars with complimentary beers/ciders/softs

Business Lounge (Cape Town)

  • Premium seated ticket in the Business Lounge on the 4th level of the western side of the stadium
  • Private bar & ablution facilities
  • Complimentary light snacks and 4x drinks tokens (beers/ciders/softs)
  • Wine and spirits available for purchase

Stadium Management Lounge (Johannesburg)

  • Prime Position Viewing Lounge Ticket
  • Buffet Meals
  • Premium Bar
  • Parking 1:4
  • Fully staffed facility

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