Francois van Coke and Die Heuwels Fantasties set to rock Carnival City

Francois van Coke.

SOUTH African artist, Francois van Coke will rock in his ‘taal’ in a one-night-only show at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena on May 20.

Van Coke’s fans can look forward to seeing him perform new material from his album, Hierdie Is Die Lewe, released in February. The show, Rock in my Taal, promises to be the Afrikaans rock event of the year as Van Coke collaborates with Die Heuwels Fantasties and The Sweet Resistance and as well as performs with his own band, Die Gevaar.

Van Coke is the lead singer of Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel. During his 13-year career as lead singer of these Afrikaans rock bands, he has released nine full length albums, three EPs and collaborated with the likes of Jack Parow, Die Antwoord, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Seether (Shaun Morgan) and Karen Zoid. He has received four South African Music Awards (SAMA) and numerous other awards.

Die Heuwels Fantasties, an Afrikaans alternative pop rock group from Bellville, Cape Town, is considered to be the first successful Afrikaans electronic act. The group describes their music as “melodic songs written on acoustic guitar, interpreted with electronic and organic instruments”.

Die Heuwels Fantasties was formed in 2008 when both Hunter Kennedy and Pierre Greeff’s bands took a break. They formed their own record label, Supra Familias, at the same time.

Rock in my Taal kicks off at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at Computicket and are priced from R250 per person.

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