Medicine Boy. Picture: Morne Van Zyl

The Parklife Music & Gourmet Street Food Festival returns To Cape Town On Easter Monday. This 3rd incarnation of the annual event will be at the Green Point Sports Fields on Monday 17 April, 2017.

This festival will be headlined by Australian Rock Group The Temper Trap and also sees Parklife become bigger with two stages hosting live acts throughout the day. Joining The Temper Trap will be American guitarist and composer Kaki King, plus Jeremy Loops, Francois van Coke, Matthew Mole, Guy Buttery, Medicine Boy, and Opposite The Other – who are the first of many acts to be announced.

This one day music, food and lifestyle festival has a strong emphasis on great food. The Village will offer a variety of gourmet food stalls with options for all tastes. Festival-goers can bring blankets and camping chairs, and there’ll be a designated area for umbrellas. Parklife aims to be the perfect day out for the entire family and a relaxed way to end your Easter Weekend.

About The Temper Trap

The band has sold more than one million albums and their songs have been streamed more than 200 million times on Spotify and 20 million times on YouTube. They first came to prominence in 2009 with their acclaimed debut album Conditions, which, propelled by the global hits Sweet Disposition, Fader and Love Lost, saw them crash land into the charts in their native Australia, their adopted homeland of the UK, and worldwide. The band’s second album, The Temper Trap, spawned the hits Trembling Hands and Need Your Love, and saw them catch the attention of Coldplay, Africa Express and the Rolling Stones, all of whom asked the band to join them on tour. They’ve also gigged at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Leeds, Reading and Coachella. In between they were nominated and won a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia, plus received a nomination for best international group at the BRIT Awards.

The Temper Trap are also set to headline Lush 2.0 in Clarens over Easter Weekend, 2017: The band recently released a new studio album, Thick As Thieves, which features the hit single Fall Together.

About Kaki King

“In her near-13-year career that’s seen six studio albums and a Golden-Globe nomination for best original score, King has earned critical acclaim for the way she combines unusual tunings, complex fingerstyle picking, and slap bass techniques to create soundscapes that range from instrumental acoustic work to high-voltage rock songs. Now, she’s using her guitar in an entirely new way: as a projection screen.”  – The Atlantic

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.

Her latest work, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body,” is Kaki at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar which has been customized specifically for this production.

In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs accompanied by NYC-based string quartet ETHEL. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

What: Parklife Music & Gourmet Street Food Festival
When: Mon, 17 April 2017 – Easter Weekend
Where: Green Point Sports Fields, Cape Town
Who: The Temper Trap (AUS), Kaki King (US), Jeremy Loops, Francois van Coke, Matthew Mole, Guy Buttery, Medicine Boy, Opposite The Other, plus more
Time: Gates open 10am Tickets: Early Bird: R295, 2nd Phase R395(excluding R25 ticketing service fee. Early Bird now on sale R295 at Note: Tickets are Non-Transferable and T&C’s apply
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Youtube: The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition from mainstage Glastonbury:
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