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Jozi music fans are counting down the days, minutes and seconds until Superbalist In The City rocks Emmarentia Dam on Sunday 9 October 2016 for an entire day of the best international and local rock, indie and rap music.

In partnership with, MTV and Channel24, this annual event always creates unforgettable memories, like when Skunk Anansie ran into the crowd of 10,000 – or when Rudimental got the whole crowd signing along to ‘Feel the Love’ – and let’s not forget the collab between P.H.Fat and Albairre live on stage. Who knows what will happen this year – what we do know is you can’t miss it!

Typically an indie-rock lineup, this year’s #SxITC Concert is stepping outside of the box and bringing Jozi one of the top acts in the hip-hop game, Mac Miller and his insane rap versatility. Indie legends Foster The People‘s infectiously good music with distinct vocals and dance-oriented indie-rock will create that carefree afterglow! Beardyman‘s genius Beatboxing and live-looping skills will be something you’ve never experienced before!

Not to be outdone by the internationals local favourites Grassy Spark will bring their high-energy ska-reggae performance, Shortstraw their loveable summer vibes and SOL GEMS’ retro-rock to the Sunday Concert.

This concert is an all-ages event and children under 6 get in free, so bring the whole family! There will be a variety of delicious food vendors onsite and we will have a fully stocked bar so all you have to do is come enjoy the music.

With tickets now only R285, there is no better way to invest your money than in music and lifelong memories.

Get your tickets here

But there’s more! Three new SxITC2016 Lead-up Events have been launched to get you ready for an unbelievable weekend takeover from 7-9 OctoberMost are FREE to SxITC2016 ticket holders.

#SxITC2016 Rock ‘n Roll Secret Sunset

#SxITC2016 Rock ‘n Roll Secret Sunset

DateFriday 30 September


Venue: James & Ethel Grey Park

A new urban craze in which people gather outdoors to express themselves to a pumping soundtrack played through headphones led by the crazy crew of Secret Sunrise. A combination of dance, yoga, guided meditation and fun activities. With hundreds of other Joburgers letting loose Secret Sunset is the perfect way to start your weekend.

“It is an opportunity to go wild, to be ridiculous,” – Jamie Beron (yoga extraordinaire).

Get in the spirit and let your inner rock diva out and get dressed up. Only 70 spots available, register on Nutickets.


#SxITC2016 City To City Laz Gola Bus Tour

Date2 October 2016

Time10am – 6pm

Venue: The Artisan, Greenside

Join #SxITC2016 for a day of laughs, games and a good old fashioned Sunday funday in PTA. Hop on their free party bus at The Artisan, Greenside and be entertained by funny man Laz Gola en route to Pretoria. For the love of music, the party vibe will hop off at Park Acoustics! The bus will return you safely to Greenside for one last sundowner.

Only 50 spots available, register on Nutickets.


#SxITC2016 Great Dane Takeover

Date6 October 2016

Time6pm – 3am

Venue: Great Dane, Braam

Superbalist In The City will be taking over Great Dane bringing you that good good for a small taster of the weekend action. Our fresh lineup of DJ’s will be spinning tracks from the likes of Foster The People, Mac Miller, AKA and many more #SxITC2016 acts. We will have ticket giveaways on the night and many more surprises to look forward to.

Free entrance for ticket holders, R20 for the general public.


For the first time ever, Superbalist In the City is expanding to a full weekend city takeover comprising three different events for lovers of electronic, house, urban, hip-hop, indie and everything in-between; all under the banner of the Superbalist In the City Weekend.

In partnership with, MTV and Channel24.

Friday 7 October: Superbalist In The City AND Liftoff

Kicking off the Superbalist In the City Weekend is ‘AND Liftoff’, in association with legendary underground event TOYTOY. What began as a monthly club night has matured into one of Johannesburg’s premier underground dance music nights, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Renowned for their uncompromising music policy the collective of ardent individuals behind the brand are constantly pushing the boundaries of the music that Johannesburg clubbers are exposed to. Get your Superbalist In The City weekend started with the best in local and international techno and house.

Daniel Pearce, better known as Eat’s Everything, will headline the AND Liftoff party. In early 2015, Dan Pearce delivered a two CD compilation ‘Fries With That’, launching the mix with a very special intimate Boiler Room party from his favourite Fish and Chip shop in Bristol earlier this year. Recently, Dan has played sets at Snowbombing, Ultra Music Festival and at Coachella as part of JESuS.

Venue : AND Club, 39A Gwigwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown.

Genre: Electro, deep house and techno.


Ticket Price: R120.

Featuring: Eats Everything, Zolabuddé, Sound Sensible, Andi Dill, Ricardo Da Costa, 2lani The Warrior and Keren Onay.

Saturday 8 October: Superbalist in the City presents the Virgin Mobile #BraamBeachParty

Cultural melting pot Braamfontein will transform into a tropical beach in the centre of town for the Virgin Mobile Braam Beach Party. Complete with beach sand and palm trees, party goers can make the most of summer in the city – come dressed in your summer outfits. SA’s best house and urban acts will take to the stage to spin lyrics and turn tables while the sun sets over Nelson Mandela Bridge.

Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Braamfontein.

Genre: Hip-hop, house and urban.


Ticket Price: R150.

Featuring: AKA, Riky Rick, DJ Tira, Stilo Magolide, Atjazz, PH, DJ Capital, Jullian Gomes, Shekhinah and Melo B Jones.

Sunday 9 October: Superbalist In The City Concert

The pinnacle of the weekend remains the Superbalist In The City Concert set in the heart of Jozi parks, Emmarentia Dam. Join us for a beautiful day at the dam while listening to a world-class lineup of international artists fresh off the plane from sister CPT festival Rocking the Daisies.

To kick off this year’s incredible international line-up, the highly requested U.S. award winning, indie band Foster the People will headline. These Grammy award nominees behind the smash-hits “Helena Beat”, “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)” and “Coming of Age” and “Pumped Up Kicks” will ignite Emmarentia Dam with their addictive, quirky dance-infused pop and rock.

Also on the line up are hip-hop artist Mac Miller and beat-box extraordinaire Beardyman.

Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Emmarentia.

Genre: Indie, rock & hip-hop.


Ticket Price: R285*.

Featuring: Foster the People, Mac Miller, Beardyman, Grassy Spark, Shortstraw & Sol Gems.

Create your Superbalist In the City Weekend experience: Choose the festival events that suit your vibe or go big with the FULL WEEKEND launch ticket for only R485. Launch tickets are limited.

Buy your tickets online now:



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