It’s Bastille Day today – a day in which we commemorate the storming of the Bastille prison in France back in 1789. It was an important day because it was a turning point in the French Revolution . It was a moment when the monarchy knew that change is coming. It’s also Dan Smith’s birthday which is why he decided to name his band Bastille. The indie pop group is behind hits such as ‘Flaws’, ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Of The Night’ and they’re making their way to South Africa this October for shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
“We’re really excited about heading back to South Africa for these shows,” says Smith. “We had such an incredible time playing in Cape Town and Johannesburg a few years ago, so we can’t wait to head back again with some new music and a date in Durban as well.” The inclusion of Durban will make for a special visit for the indie pop sensations, with frontman Dan Smith having a close affiliation with the coastal city. Smith’s parents met and found love in Durban shortly before crossing the Atlantic to settle in London, England. In fact, the group released a single titled ‘Durban Skies’ – a tribute to their love.
So, because today is a rather special day, I’m spreading the love. I’ve got a pair of double tickets to give away for the band’s Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban shows. Want ‘em? Simply leave a comment in the comments section below telling me why you’re excited to watch Bastille live. Remember to add your name, surname, email address and city you’d want to attend the show as well. Easy, right?
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Tickets are on sale now at Webtickets.
Date: Wednesday, 4 October
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest
Time: Doors open at 18:30
Ticket Prices: Standing – R495; Seated R350 – R425
Date: Friday, 6 October
Venue: Botanic Gardens Durban
Time: Gates open 17:00
Ticket price: R495
Date: Saturday, 7 October
Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg
Time: Gates open 11:30
Ticket price: R495
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