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Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Featured, Music | 4 comments

Local Bands to Support the Kings of Leon in South Africa

Concert FAQs for Cape Town and Joburg are here and here respectively.

Die Heuwels Fantasties - pic credit: SA Promo @ news for fans of South African rock this morning. Concert promoters and sponsors of the Kings of Leon concert dates in South Africa in October announced that three local bands will support the Followill fellows on their trip to our sunny shores.

Die Heuwels Fantasties, Shadowclub and The Black Hotels have all been confirmed as the support bands for Kings of Leon, who will be performing two huge headline stadium shows at Cape Town Stadium (on the 26th October 2011) and the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium (on the 29th October 2011).

Die Heuwels Fantasties are revered for their prolific live performances and have gathered a large fan base since their inception in 2008.  Die Heuwels Fantasties has played at several major festivals and won notable awards in South Africa for their music and music videos.  Highlights include the South African Music Award for Best Alternative Afrikaans Album in 2010 and the MK Award for Best Group in 2011.

That the Shadowclub planned to record their debut album in just 12 days, but completed it in 9, says much about the Johannesburg based trio’s attitude to music. Their rootsy, bluesy rock is purposely fuss free.  Like the classic rock acts that inspire them, Shadowclub are about powerful songs performed with a passion that explodes from the speakers and, live, can be felt at full force by their fans.  They performed on 5FM’s (Live)5 hosted by Catherine Grenfell at the SABC this past weekend to a packed live audience.

The Black Hotels - pic credit: @ Black Hotels first release, a five-track EP called Beautiful Mornings, made them one of the most critically acclaimed bands of 2007 with the singles Natalie and Beautiful Mornings receiving much airplay.  In 2009 The Black Hotels recorded their first full-length album Films for the Next Century. The album was released in May 2009 and was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best Alternative Album. The Star Tonight named it Album of the Year and The Sunday Times included it in its Top 10 Albums of The Year.  Three of their tracks have made their way onto the 5FM playlist.



Cape Town

Wednesday 26th October 2011 @ Cape Town Stadium

17h00 – Doors Open

18h30 – 19h00 = Shadowclub

19h15 – 19h45 = The Black Hotels

20h00 – 20h30 = Die Heuwels Fantasties

21h00 – 22h30 = Kings of Leon



Saturday 29th October 2011

The Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium

17h00 – Doors Open

18h30 – 19h00 = Shadowclub

19h15 – 19h45 = The Black Hotels

20h00 – 20h30 = Die Heuwels Fantasties

21h00 – 23h00 = Kings of Leon

There are allegedly still limited tickets for the two concerts available through Computicket. Also keep an eye on for updates.


  1. Thank goodness that there is no sign of any SA Idols contestant on the bill!

  2. What time is the concert expected to finish? The schedule above say 20h30?

    • That’s a damn fine question, and a very well spotted observation Leanne. Thank you for picking it up.

      I’ve gone back to my original info sources and that’s what the schedule says : 21h00 – 20h30 = Kings of Leon. I mean, KoL are good, but reversing time? I don’t think so.

      As an alternative I’m pretty sure that the band will perform a standard 1 hour 30 mins depending on the crowd reaction.

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