Dream of performing in front of thousands of fans with the likes of The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire? For the third year in a row Vodacom is making this dream a reality for one of SA’s most talented acts. Vodacom Open the City (#VOTC2015) is back and with previous winners being Al Bairre and P.H.fat the chosen band has some pretty big shoes to fill.
Jozi’s much loved festival music festival, Vodacom in the City will take place in the heart of the city’s spectacular Emmarentia Dam. On 4 October the winning Vodacom Open The City band will perform shoulder to shoulder with these international heavyweights, in front of an estimated 12 000 music-lovers. What’s more they will get rewarded R30,000 for the pleasure.
“I would absolutely recommend entering Vodacom Open the City, especially if you’re starting up and you’re looking to take it seriously. It will give you a lot of insights, it’s not run of the mill,”
“People say I haven’t been given any opportunities, I haven’t been given any opportunities but it’s all about making the most of your opportunities.” P.H.fat – 2014 winners of Vodacom Open The City.
VOTC is looking for entrants from all music genres whether you rock out, have an indie edge or kill a new age sound don’t be afraid to enter here: www.vitc.co.za. You just need to fill out a simple form, with links to your music, and a band logo and photo must be uploaded. A panel of industry professionals will whittle down the entries to a shortlist of five final bands. Vodacom will produce videos for these bands and the fans will then get the opportunity to vote for their favourite act. The five finalists will also perform at a fringe event on 20 September.
If you fit the following criteria, enter before midnight on 16 August 2015.
· Your band must have a minimum of two years live performance experience;
· Your band must have played to an audience of at least 2000 attendees;
· You must have a minimum of 45 (forty five) minutes of original material;
· You must have been play-listed on a commercial or campus radio station;
· You must be available to perform on 20 September and 4 October 2015 in Johannesburg, (Cape Town finalists will be flown up).
*See T&C’s on the link above for all details.
The five finalists will be announced on 31 August 2015.
Open the City is brought to you by Vodacom. Stay close to Vodacom In The City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news on the nominee announcements.
Stay tuned to 5FM for regular updates, interviews and more information on #VOTC2015!
— Vodacom In The City (@InTheCityJHB) August 5, 2015
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About Seed Experiences
Seed Experiences is renowned for delivering world-class events to their fans. With annual events like Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival, Vodacom In The City, Sowing the Seeds, Sonar Cape Town and Jameson Vic Falls Carnival, people can only expect the best live music performances, great vibes and top production. Past events include Ben Howard Live in South Africa, Paolo Nutini Live in Cape Town, Passenger SA Tour, The Lumineers SA Tour, Bastille SA Tour, John Newman SA Tour, DSTV presents UB40 SA Tour and Olmeca Tequila presents Mad Decent Block Party and more.
Awarded the Highly Commended A Greener Festival Award 2014, 2013 and 2012; Winner – Bronze PRISM Awards for Best Media Relations campaign 2013; Nominated in the ‘Best Music Festival’ category for the MK Awards 2012 & 2013; Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Recycling (2012); Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Transport (2012); Finalist in the Bookmarks Awards for Best Social Media Campaign (2012); Finalist – Mail and Guardian Future Greening Awards (2012); Bookmark Silver Award Winner for Integrated campaign for 5Gum (2011); Finalist – Eco-Logic Award in Transport (2011); Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Climate Change (2011); Winner – Climate Change Leadership Award in the Small to Medium Business Category (2009 and 2010)