Bastille To Tour South Africa
South African music lovers, they’re coming back! Bastille will return to South Africa to play three shows in three different cities this year. The last time the British rockers were in South Africa, in 2014, they played to sold out crowds and rave reviews. Now, with the launch of their second album, Wild World, they’ll soon be back as part of their Wild, Wild World Tour.
Bastille’s first performance will be held in Cape Town on 4 October at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. Next up is Durban on 6 October, at the Durban Botanic Gardens, with the closing act rounding off the tour in Johannesburg the very next day.
Bastille Tickets – On sale 1 June 2017
Tickets will be will available for purchase from www.webtickets.co.za on 1 June at a cost of R495.
Bastille shot to fame in 2013 with their massive hit single ‘Pompeii’. The crowd-pleasing hit has since amassed over 400 million views on YouTube.
One year later, their breakout success was rewarded when they received the Brit Award for the British Breakthrough Act. Their most recent achievement was the NME Award for Best Album – ‘Wild World’ – which is their latest to date.
In 2014, the award-winning band performed in front of sellout crowds for their debut tour of South Africa. Three years on, Bastille is expected to dominate the stage again, this time with an additional host city – Durban.
The inclusion of Durban will make for a special visit for the indie pop sensations, with frontman Dan Smith having a close affiliation with the coastal city. Smith’s parents met and found love in Durban shortly before crossing the Atlantic to settle in London, England.
In 2013, the band released a single penned by Smith, titled ‘Durban Skies’ as a tribute to the city and love story of his parents. Smith, along with Bastille, will perform in Durban for the very first time, undoubtedly in front of many ecstatic fans.