Calabash South Africa is set to become the biggest stage to see the world’s top artists in South Africa. Taking place at DHL Stadium, Cape Town and FNB Stadium, Johannesburg in early 2024, 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 and Lloyiso.
With the captivating and distinctive vocals of Adam Levine, Maroon 5 has consistently delivered chart-topping hits, including “Moves like Jagger,” “Sugar,” “Payphone,” and “Girls Like You,” among others. The band has been honoured with several prestigious awards, including three Grammy Awards, and has maintained a robust global fan base.
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.
In a span of 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.
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.
The line-up also features South Africa-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Will Linley who coats raw emotion with saccharine melodies, lamenting how bad heartbreak sucks on hummable hooks delivered with unfiltered candor.
And last but not the least, Lloyiso, the acclaimed South African musician and SAMA nominee, who 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, setting 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.”
ANNOUNCEMENT@CalabashSA_Fest has arrived!
Headlined by Maroon 5 and feature performances by Keane, Meduza, Ava Max, Will Linley and Lloyiso.
31 Jan 2024, DHL Stadium, CT
3 Feb 2024, FNB Stadium, JHB
Discovery Pre-sale: 1 November 9AM
General On Sale: 3 November 9AM pic.twitter.com/Aq8GlcDYEm
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