WONDERboom Wins Gold For South Africa In China!
Guys great news! WONDERboom competed against 14 other countries at the Silk Road Indie Music Festival in Chengdu, China and won the top award. The international music competition, which took place this past weekend, is an initiative to introduce global music to Chinese audiences, alongside top Chinese performers. Gold went to South Africa’s WONDERboom and Silver and Bronze awards were won by countries Georgia and Lithuania respectively.
The event was attended by key international media, including Billboard Magazine who covered the festival and performances were recorded for broadcast on Chinese TV. This is the first time WONDERboom has gone to China and the band couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Already in discussion is the prospect of returning to the country with dates in other major Chinese cities.
“We are over the moon with elation and cannot believe our fortune. China and its people have completely blown our minds. We look forward to returning and rocking their beautiful crowds.” – Frontman Cito
How did they do it?
The Maritime Silk Road Music Festival and The Maritime Silk Road Music Industry Platform are developing music trade ties between China and international countries in music production, artist talent development, music education, technology innovation, concert performances and music content sales. Well-known International music consultant and label owner, Adrian Skirrow, is the South African representative and is very happy with the result!
Celebrate the win with WONDERboom!
WONDERboom ‘Rising Sun’ album tour:
9 December – Jock Pub & Grill, Nelspruit
22 December – Cheers Pub, Kimberley
23 December – The C Club, Chintsa (with Prime Circle)
24 December – Knysna Yacht Club, Knysna (unplugged)
25 December – Music Kitchen, Port Elizabeth (unplugged)
26 December – Vinyl On Main, Knysna
27 December – Gecko Bar, Hermanus
28 December – Brass Bell, Cape Town
29 December – Quay Four, Cape Town
30 December – Bertie’s Mooring, Gordon’s Bay
31 December – Rumours Rock City, Johannesburg
Images by Adrian Skirrow.