28 July 2015 – Cape Town: American electronic music DJ Porter Robinson has been announced as part of the Huawei Culture Club Electronic Dome line-up at this year’s Rocking the Daisies, South Africa’s premiere eco-friendly Music and Lifestyle Festival, happening from the 1st to the 4th of October this year, at Cloof Wine Estate, Darling.
Porter Robinson will deliver a spectacular live performance at this year’s Rocking the Daisies, as he joins a stellar line-up for the Huawei Culture Club Electronic Dome – which includes SCUBA, Thor Rixon, Dean Fuel, Haezer and many more.
“Two years ago,” remembers Porter Robinson, “I only had the inkling of the idea that I wanted to do something different. I needed to do something that was honest and real,” Porter explains. So he turned down countless DJ offers in 2013 to spend the entire year devoting himself to a process of introspection and reinvention. “I figured that one way to develop a unique identity as an artist would be to combine all my favorite things in music — it would result in something that is really personal, a collective expression of my taste and experience. Something nobody else has.”
And thus began Worlds (Astralwerks/Virgin EMI), a cinematic excursion that commingles Porter’s technological prowess with his love of evocative melody. His first studio album, it finds an unlikely common ground for Porter’s diverse inspirations: Kanye West’s Graduation, Daft Punk’s Discovery, The Postal Service, and an array of orchestral movie scores.
Boasting a series of voluminous and ethereal hymns Porter says, “I don’t want to be the flag bearer for any genre. I don’t want to change the game,” he says. “I really just want to have my own signature, my own sound. I know it sounds crazy, but I want to start my legacy.”
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Huawei Culture Club official website
Official hashtags: #RTD2015 #HuaweiCultureClub
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Decade of Daisies Competition:
Rocking the Daisies is celebrating its 10th birthday and we’re giving away the ultimate #RTD2015 prize and experience, with the competition launching on Thursday 30 July.
For 10 weeks there will be 10 challenges that Daisies fans will participate in, to win a one-of-a-kind #RTD2015 prize exclusive to Rocking the Daisies.
Over 10 weeks, Daisies fans will be required to submit photographs or visual depictions of their memories and stories from previous #RTD experiences – including highlights from the past, using the hashtags #DecadeOfDaisies and #RTD2015. Fans can enter over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and need to tag the official Rocking the Daisies accounts over the different social networks.
The prize: the ultimate Rocking the Daisies VIP experience, which includes accommodation in the Heartbreak Motel, VIP passes and parking at the festival, #RTD2015 merchandise, a bar tab and meal vouchers, transport to and from the festival, and a chance to meet some of the #RTD2015 artists that will be performing at the festival.
PR & Comms Co-Ordinator
About Rocking the Daisies
Celebrating 10 years since inception, Rocking the Daisies has gone on to become the Western Cape’s most iconic outdoor music festival and South Africa’s premier eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival.
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); 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)
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)