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J Cole, Macklemore to headline TribeOne Dinokeng Festival

Staff Reporter

The first TribeOne Dinokeng Festival in Tshwane will feature a line-up of popular international artists, such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Macklemore (right) and Ryan Lewis. (AFP)

International artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, J Cole and Kid Ink have been announced as some of the talent that will be making up the line-up of the first annual TribeOne Dinokeng Festival. No date has been given for the announcement of the rest of the performers.

The TribeOne Dinokeng Festival will be held Cullinan, Tshwane from September 26 to September 28 2014.

The line-up features over 150 artists performing on three main stages. Other performers include Karen Zoid, Desmond & the Tutus, Kwesta, Samuel Miller, Rouge, David & Goliath, Beatenberg, Gang of Instrumentals, MXO & The Peppercorns, Keko and Naava Grey from Uganda, Slap Dee, Winky D and Zone Fam from Zambia and Burundi’s Hope.

Organisers are expecting a crowd of over 100 000 attendees.

“This is an historic moment in time for the African continent and for the world as we embark on a journey to Africa’s first mega music festival introduction to the global stage of major multi-day festivals,’ says Jandre Louw, chief executive of TribeOne Festival and ROCKSTAR4000.

Grammy award winners
Four-time Grammy award winners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from the US are performing on day two of the festival, Saturday September 27.

Macklemore and Lewis’s single Thrift Shop reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013.

Their second single, Can’t Hold Us, also peaked at number one of the Hot 100 Chart, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart’s history to have their first two singles both reach number one.

The pair were nominated for seven Grammy awards this year and won four – best new artist, best rap album for their début studio album The Heist, best rap song and best rap performance for Thrift Shop

J Cole
J Cole will be the headline act on the opening night of the festival on Friday September 26.

Cole first received recognition in 2007 following the release of his début mixtape, The Come Up.

Shortly after the release of The Come Up, Cole was contacted by rapper Jay Z and was in 2009 signed to his record label Roc Nation.

In that same year, Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, which was soon followed by his third mixtape Friday Night Lights, in 2010.

His début album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, was released the following year and débuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218 000 in its first week. He received a nomination for best new artist at the 54th Grammy awards.

Cole’s most recent release Born Sinner was released in 2013. The album Cole his second number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Kid Ink
Kid Ink from Los Angeles is known for his hit singles Show Me, Iz U Down and Main Chick off his second studio album, My Own Lane, along with several collaborations with the likes of Chris Brown, Tyga, Trey Songz, Juicy J, 2Chainz and Meek Mill to name a few.

Kid Ink is performing on Saturday September 27.

Tickets
Both a weekend pass and a day pass can be purchased. The day pass is only available for Sunday September 28.

Festival-goers can register for the early bird ticket sales. There is also a payment plan option, through which revellers can make a 50% deposit payment to secure their tickets and pay the balance before August.

The TribeOne Dinokeng festival accommodation options include on-site camping consisting of five different camping experiences. 

For more information, log on to Tribeonefestival.com

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