Escape the Ordinary on the 2013 Campus Invasion Tour

Escape the ordinary on the Campus Invasion Tour, chilled by Smirnoff Ice and powered by Red Bull Mobile

campus invasion

Smirnoff Ice and Red Bull Mobile in association with MK, Axe,Ticketbreak and Hilltop Live present the 2013 Campus Invasion Tour in the vicinity of seven national university campuses from 28 January to 16 February 2013 with an assorted mix of the best bands and DJs.

Escaping the mundane, the Campus Invasion Tour ranks among students as the best party to kick-start the new campus year and last year’s tour saw a combined tour attendance of well over 60 000 music fans. The Campus Invasion Tour in 2013 is set to be even bigger.

The 2013 Campus Invasion Tour prepares students for campus party life and provides an escape from the ordinary, including performances by Jack Parow, Zinkplaat, Toya Delazy, Van Coke Kartel, Pascal & Pearce and many, many more. Expect a varied line-up at each event tailor-made to suit all tastes at the hippest and hottest off-campus student venues. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from Red Bull MOBILE is also offering FREE TICKETS for Red Bull MOBILE customers on

Join the Campus Invasion Tour Facebook page for ticket give-aways and promotional competitions at Also listen to Kovsie FM – 97.0, MFM – 92.6, Tuks FM – 107.2, PUK FM – 936, 5FM and Yfm for more chances to win tickets and more.

These Events are Only Open to Persons Over the Age of 18 years. Drink Responsibly.

2013 Campus Invasion Tour details:
Date: 28 January 2013
Venue: Bourbon Street, ABSA Centre, 94 Steve Biko Street, Die Bult
Time: 18:00
Tickets: R40 at
Line-up: Jack Parow, Ryno Velvet and Zinkplaat.

Date: 30 January 2013
Venue: Barba’s Cafe, 16 Second Avenue, Westdene
Time: 18:00
Tickets: R30 at
Line-up: Toya Delazy and Rob Forbes.

Date: 1 February 2013
Venue: Klein Libertas Theatre, Bergzicht Plaza, Du Toit Street
Time: 17:00
Pre-sale Tickets: R60 at
Gates Tickets: R70
Line-up: Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Sons of Settlers, Pascal & Pearce and Spoegwolf.

Cape Town
Date: 8 February 2013
Venue: Greenmarket Square
Time: 17:00
Pre-sale Tickets: R70 at
Gates Tickets: R80
Line-up: Mi Casa, Toya Delazy and Pascal & Pearce.

Hatfield, Pretoria
Date: 9 February 2013
Venue: Hatfield Carnival, Hatfield Square Precinct, Burnett Street
Time: 12:00
Pre-sale Tickets: R50 at
Gates Tickets: R60
Line-up: Die Heuwels Fantasties, Jack Parow, Ross Jack, Shadowclub, Southern Gypsey Queen, Toya Delazy, Winterstasie, Newton’s 2nd Law, Mi Casa, Pascal & Pearce and more.

Date: 15 February 2013
Venue: Prime Club, 63 New Street
Time 18:00
Pre-sale Tickets: R80 at
Gates Tickets: R100
Line-up: DJ Fresh and DJ Vigi

Newtown, Johannesburg
Date: 16 February 2013
Venue: JoziFest, Town Hall & surrounds, Newtown Cultural Precinct
Time: 12:00
Pre-sale Tickets: R80 at
Gates Tickets: R100
Line-up: Taxi Violence, The Black Cat Bones, ISO, Southern Gypsey Queen, Goodnight Wembley, Shadowclub, King Rat, Reepa, Liver, Twelv & Thesis, Ross Jack and more.

These Events are Only Open to Persons Over the Age of 18 years. Drink Responsibly.

The film is called Searching For Sugar Man

Searching For Sugar Man DVD (SA)

The title of the Oscar-nominated film is “Searching For Sugar Man”.

Here are some names we have seen in various places online, including a few publications that really should know better.

  • Searching For Sugarman
  • Looking For Sugar Man
  • Looking For Rodriguez
  • Waiting For Sugarman
  • The Search For The Sugarman
  • The Search For Sugar
  • Searching For Sugar
  • Finding Rodriguez
  • Searching For Rodrigues
  • Searching For Silver Man

And the film is about Rodriguez.

Here are some common misspellings:

  • Rodrigues
  • Rodriquez
  • Rodriques

Rodriguez, from Oscar-nominated doc ‘Searching for Sugar Man,’ books Coachella | The Music Mix |


It just goes to show: When you have an acclaimed feature documentary made about you that goes on to be nominated for an Academy Award, you’re suddenly much more in demand. Rodriguez, the musician at the center of the Oscar-nominated Searching for Sugar Man, has joined the line-ups of three major music festivals: Coachella (in Indio, Calif. this April), Primavera (in Spain this May), and Glastonbury (in the U.K. this June), Billboard reports.

via Rodriguez, from Oscar-nominated doc ‘Searching for Sugar Man,’ books Coachella | The Music Mix |


Guest Colum – Rodriguez: rock and roll’s last great mystery by Searching For Sugar Man’s director – News –


One of Q’s films of 2012, Searching For Sugar Man recounted the heart-warming tale of singer-songwriter Rodriguez. A commercial flop when he released his music in the early 1970s, he became one of the biggest artists in South Africa… without him – or the outside world – knowing. With the documentary just released on DVD, director Malik Bandjellou explains how he became interested in Rodriguez’s story and why the internet age means it was probably rock and roll’s last great untold tale.

I was travelling around Africa with a camera looking for stories for Swedish television. I quit my job and just went on this trip. In Cape Town I met Sugar [fan and record shop owner Steve “Sugar” Segerman] and he told me the Rodriguez story, it was one of six I got from the trip. I went home and the story just stuck in my brain, the others didn’t, so I started to feel it could be something longer.

The whole thing was the South African experience made it unique. It was two stories: one was how South Africa was cut off from the word and this could happen; and the other was this beautiful resurrection. How they’re connected with each other for me was the story because it’s unlikely this kind of story could happen now. There was no internet, no medium to connect these two elements up. For that reason a story like this will probably never happen again.

via Guest Colum – Rodriguez: rock and roll’s last great mystery by Searching For Sugar Man’s director – News –


Stand a chance of winning Tickets to Bon Jovi or Metallica | Music Exchange

BIG Concerts have kindly Sponsored Music Exchange with:

Bon Jovi


To qualify for Entry:

Please note that The Competition is only open to all Artists / Professionals who will be attending Music Exchange as the Artists / Professionals will need to be present at the Conference when the names are
been called on either the 21 and 22 March 2013.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Music Exchange Team would like to thank BIG Concerts for partnering with us.


The Complete Rodriguez Collection | George “Fuzzy” Fazakas

George “Fuzzy” Fazakas has compiled his idea for a complete Rodriguez box set.

1)  I’ll slip away (1967 single version)
2)  You’d like to admit it (1967 b-side single version)
3)  Cold Fact
4)  After the Fact / Coming from Reality

1) I’ll slip away 1972/3
2)  Street Boy 1972/3
3)  Can’t Get away
4)  Live Fact (1998 South African tour)
1)  Alive (1979 Australian tour, released 1981)
2)  You’d like to admit it (live 2012 sept. 2 Northhampton)
3)  Last Request (Paolo Nutini song) (live 2012 sept. 2 Northhampton)
4)  Live at the Roundhouse November 2012 (You’d Like to admit it – with full band, Like a Rolling Stone, Fever, etc)
5) I’m Gonna Live Till I Die (Frank Sinatra cover) (Live At The Triple Door, Seattle – June 23, 2009)

“He’s Like The Silkworm” – Rick Emmerson

Rick Emmerson
Rick Emmerson (from Searching For Sugar Man film | Sony Pictures Classics)

What he’s demonstrated very clearly is that you have a choice. He took all that torment, all that agony, all that confusion and pain and he transformed it in to something beautiful. He’s like the silkworm, you know, you know you take this raw material and you transform it, and you come out with something that wasn’t there before, something beautiful, something perhaps transcendent something perhaps eternal, in so far as he does that I think he is representative of the human spirit of what’s possible that you have a choice, this has been my choice, to give you “Sugar Man”, now have you done that…ask yourself ? – Rick Emmerson

Thanks to Chronicles of Illusions for the transcription.

Rodriguez Announces March Shows in New Zealand – Music News at Undertheradar


Rodriguez, star of the most talked about documentary of 2012 Searching For Sugar Man, has been announced to play two New Zealand shows in March. The Detroit based singer-songwriter renowned for his haunting and experimental folks songs, was lifted from 30 years of obscurity by two South African fans who thought he was dead and decided to find out how/when with their journey forming the basis of the spectacular, award winning documentary. Now receiving the acclaim and recognition he rightfully deserves, Rodriguez is making his way to New Zealand for the first time ever…


Saturday 16th March, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington

Sunday 17th March, The Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Tickets available from Ticketek from Tuesday 29th January.

via Rodriguez (Searching for Sugar Man) Announces March Shows – Music News at Undertheradar.


‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Star Rodriguez to Play Coachella, Glastonbury – Hollywood Reporter

The formerly reclusive troubadour will headline two of the world’s biggest music festivals in the coming months.


Singer-songwriter Rodriguez, the breakout star of award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, will perform at two of this year’s biggest music festivals: April’s Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival, held in Indio, Calif., over two weekends, as well as the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival, which takes place June 26 – 30 near Pilton, Somerset and attracts some 135,000 attendees.

via ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Star Rodriguez to Play Coachella, Glastonbury – Hollywood Reporter.

Searching for Sugar Man is Critics’ Choice | Channel24

Searching For Sugar Man
Searching For Sugar Man

Los Angeles – Just hours after receiving an Oscar nomination on Thursday, SA-filmed musical documentary Searching for Sugar Man won Best Documentary Feature at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

The film, which is a UK/Sweden co-production, tells the story of Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez who, as portrayed in the film, became a source of hope and inspiration in apartheid South Africa before mysteriously disappearing.

Searching for Sugar Man follows South African music fans who set out to discover what exactly happened to their idol Rodriguez – who will be performing in South Africa in February.

via Searching for Sugar Man is Critics’ Choice | Channel24.

Big Concerts adds 4th Cape Town Rodriguez show | Channel24


Cape Town – Big Concerts announced that another Cape Town show has been added for legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez’s tour in South Africa in February.

With three sold-out shows so far in Cape Town, the extra performance was added due to an overwhelming demand and will be taking place on Saturday, 9 February. This will also mark the first performance for Rodriguez in Cape Town.

Tickets for the extra show are on sale via Big Concert’s website, or at any Shoprite, Checkers or Computicket store.

Rodriguez is also scheduled to perform at the Big Top Arena Carnival City on 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18 February in Johannesburg. All tickets for these shows have been sold out.

via Big Concerts adds 4th CT Rodriguez show | Channel24.

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