The three-day CAN DO! Is Rocking the Daisies 2019 happens from 4 to 6 October, 2019 featuring some return acts. Once again global streaming platform Spotify has come on board to provide festival goers with individually curated playlists, matched to their listening tastes and featuring acts from the festival line up.
Popular artists appearing in this year’s festival include John Cena star Sho Madjozi, British artists rapper GIGGS and The 1975, one of Spotify’s most streamed artists Nasty C and its first top streamed local female artist Shekinah. Plus the likes of Zahara, iamdbb, Earthgang, CassperNyovest, more.
For the second consecutive year, Spotify joins Rocking the Daisies as the official music streaming partner. The global brand recently celebrated its one year anniversary since the platform launched into the local market, benefitting music lovers and artists alike by giving fans access to a catalogue of over 50 million tracks and over 3 billion playlists and the ability to continuously discover new music whenever and wherever they want.
Last year Rocking the Daisies became one of the first festivals in South Africa to implement a playlist generator, following in the steps of Coachella. It served users music from the line-up that matched their general listening habits. This was connected to Spotify via the Festival App giving users the ability to stream full songs, in-app.
“Spotify immerses itself in the markets and cultures where it is available by curating music specifically tailored to the local audience. Spotify has been an instrumental vehicle for South African artists to enter an international stage, allowing them to showcase their music to a diverse crowd of 232 million monthly active listeners, while introducing global audiences to music and artists they may otherwise not have been able to discover. We are thrilled about our partnership with Rocking the Daisies supporting this year’s exciting line-up, where music fans around the world can access and enjoy their songs,” says Claudius Boller, Spotify MD, Middle East & Africa.
Spotify Music Festivals hub
Spotify has launched a new hub called Music Festivals. The hub currently features A Taste of Daisies, an extensive playlist that includes talent from CAN DO! Is Rocking the Daisies 2019 festival. The hub will continuously be updated and feature playlists from South Africa’s top music festivals.
According to Zethu Gqola, Head of Marketing at Rocking the Daisies, “The true magic in music occurs when an artist is captured at the perfect moment in their career. Whether that artist is one of the world’s biggest musicians, or they are busking and playing small gigs in their hometown, we curate beautiful experiences, connect people and cultures, and put on an incredible production that is unmatched by any festival in SA. Our vision for music is so aligned with Spotify’s, that this partnership came naturally.”
Buy Rocking the Daisies tickets at www.RockingtheDaisies.com. Download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com – to embed Spotify into a website – right click on any playlist, go to ‘share’ and copy embed code.
What: CAN DO Is Rocking the Daisies 2019
When: 4 to 6 October, 2019
Where: Cloof Wine Estate, Darling, Cape
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