There was a time when Rocking The Daisies used to be the alt-pop cousin of the rock n roll Oppikoppi. Then there was a time when the two huge music festivals were in sync and would try to be on a similar wavelength, particularly when it comes international headliners.
This year, the two could not be more different from each other and I am here for that! It's a criticism that’s worth noting that there are so many American and Eurpean DJs and producers who will be at this year’s Daisies that it seems that the South Africans are being eclipsed.
But October is far, the organisers still have time to make a big deal of our dope local acts. But anyway, this year, the Soulection crew (which was here for Weheartbeat’s Fakugesi Block Party last year) will be on the decks. The likes of Joe Kay, Hannah Faith and Sango will share stages with the UK’s Mura Masa as well as Full Crate. That’s more beats-driven sets than probably any other festival of this size in the country.
There’s also a concentration on artists who have a mellower even soulful vibe like 6LACK, Majid Jordan, Goldlink and more. This tweaking of the sound of the line-up alone upgrades the festival to: for the grown and sexy. Sure, people will probably still be hungover in the mornings but at least the music is beautifully curated.