Rudimental and Crystal Fighters to Headline Rocking The Daisies 2014

UK Bands the first international headline acts announced for RTD 2014

     
By Rolling Stone
Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:27

Brit Awards winners Rudimental and avantgarde alternative dance/rock pioneers Crystal Fighters have been confirmed as the first international headliners for Rocking the Daisies and Vodacom in the City 2014.

Both acts are blazing a genre-bending trail and have garnered critical and commercial acclaim. 

Since the release of their debut single in 2011, Rudimental is an ever-changing collective of artists, musicians and DJs, centred around 4 full time members Amir Amor, Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith.  With a No.1 album Home and No.1 single, 'Feel the love' featuring John Newman, as well as a slew of major awards and nominations (Best Single - Brits 2014), the band is lauded for their uncompromising approach to music-making, mixing live instrumentation with digital programming and creating the band's organic sound fused between huge hard-hitting drum-and-bass layered with smooth Northern soul-influenced vocals. 

"It's the result of years of raving, listening to pirate radio, listening to dubs, to tapes older brothers would bring home, and being inspired by all of it," says the band's Piers Aggett.

This winning combination will see them performing at all the major summer festivals across the UK, Europe and the US and they are sure to make a huge impact in SA. 

*Scroll Down to view performance of 'Pompeii'/Waiting All Night' with Bastille*

For London-based quintet, Crystal Fighters the live show is the epicentre of their sound mixing up everything from Basque folk and Spanish pop to electro, punk, techno, and dubstep.  At home playing either electric or acoustic sets, the band have been honing this unique blend of sounds and rhythms since they formed in 2007.  The band's debut album, Star of Love, was released to critical acclaim in October 2010 and their follow-up Cave Rave, was released in May 2013.  The uplifting and joyous tunefulness of their music combined with their legendary live sets will without a doubt be one of the musical highlights of the year.  Their live shows are somewhere between a rave and rock show, and that ain't no bad place to be.

As a first for South African audiences, both bands promise a high-octane live experience, and one not to be missed.  Seed will be announcing more acts over the coming weeks.

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