SA Music News Magazine is a South African based online music magazine founded in August 2007 to support and promote our local upcoming bands and musicians all over South Africa and provide them with  a platform through which they could share their music to their South African fans, as well as internationally.

In the past 9 years, we have had the privilege to have worked with, photographed, interviewed and done articles, reviews etc. with some of South Africa's best local bands and musicians, as well as some well-known international names and artists. 

South African artists we have worked with till now include well known names such as Seether, Chris Chameleon,  Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, Chianosky, Josie Field, Laurie Levine, Carli J Myers, Jmaxx, Lindsey McGuire, Fillipa (recently signed by Ryan Seacrest), Van Coke Kartel, The Graeme Watkins Project, Liani May, The Parlotones, Agro, Chix with Stix, Evolver One, Sacrifist, DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Black Cat Bones, Colé van Diaz, Just Jinger, Jack Parow, WonderBoom, Daniel Baron, Karen Zoid, The SoapGirls, Fuzigish, Volume Conflict, Mark Stent, Andy Fisher Band, Freshlyground, Die Antwoord, Springbok Nude Girls, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, Foto Na Dans, Johannes Kerkorrel, Matthys Roets, Elvis Blue, Garth Taylor, Axene, Blackbyrd, Proverb, Casette, Duimpie se Maat, Danny K, aKing, Fokofpolisiekar, Albert Frost, Mel Botes, Goldfish, Locnville, Goodluck, Die Heuwels Fantasies, Steve Hofmeyer, Claire Johnston, Liezel Marshall Band, Straatligkinders, Die Tuin Dwergies, Valiant Swart, Watershed, Zebra and Giraffe, Sugardrive, Deity’s Muse, Chromium, 11th Hour, Debris, Architecture Of Aggression (A.O.A), Elegy, Only Forever, Autumn Sun, Warthane, Far Beyond Driven, ...and Chaos, Rebuked, The Frail, Fleshwound, Whrutz, Underbelly, Straw, Psordid, Ancient Influence, Juggernaught, Fragmented Children and Mesadoth, to name a few...

We have covered events and international artists such as Shakira & Freshlyground at the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Roxette (2012 & 2016), Chris Brown, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billy Talent, Danny Elfman (Soundtrack for new release of Alice in Wonderland in 3D), Rodriguez, Metallica (SA Tour 2010 and 2013), Bon Jovi (previous SA tour and 2013 tour), The Kongos, Rise Against, Blind Guardian, David Guetta, Kings of Leon, Chaka Khan, 30 Seconds to Mars (2011), Daughtry, KINGS OF CHAOS SA Tour 2013  & 2014 (i.e. KINGS OF CHAOS band members were comprised from ex or current band members from legendary bands we grew up with, such as Guns-n-Roses, Deep Purple, Velvet Revolver, Def Leppard, Alter Bridge and Collective Soul, Aerosmith, Extreme, ZZ Top etc), R. Kelly, the "Russian Swan Lake Ballet Production, Mike & The Mechanics, Bonnie Tyler, HARDWELL, Avicii, The Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroqaui, Nickelback, Lamb of God, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Ultra Festival South Africa, UB40,Carli Rae Jepson, Iron Maiden, Josh Groban, Armin van Buuren, Canadian death metal band Kataklysm, Sepultura, Aloe Blacc, The Fray, The Curious Incident (UK), The Script, Foo Fighters, Philip Philips, Stephané Pompougnac (France), Steve Aoki (US), Dennis Stratton - USA ( “ex” Iron Maiden), Sheep On Drugs (UK), NFD or better known as New Found Disorder (ex Fields of the Nephilem - UK), Blind Guardian (USA), had an exclusive interview INSIDE the Gibson Guitars tour bus with the incredible Sabina Classen from Holy Moses (Germany) at Wacken 2008, worked with Veins Iced Over (Florida, USA), with In Flames (Switzerland) at RAMFest 2012, interviewed Jean-Francois Dagenais from Kataklysm, and last but definitely not least, and very special one-on-one interview the famous Mr. Glenn Hughes (formerly from Deep Purple, Trapeze and Black Country Communion) - interviewed by SA Music News Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Conrad Roets, and many more international artists still to come... so watch this space for updates on who is visiting South Africa next...

S.A. Music News Magazine represented South Africa at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2008 in Germany, our international correspondents covered ''HELLFEST'' in France in 2009, and ''Bloodfest 2010'' in the UK. More international festivals will be added to our repertoire soon, and are constantly expanding our global reach and following with an average of 180 000+ views monthly from 123 countries worldwide.

We are proud to be able to through the S.A. Music News Magazine, our website, our partners, affiliates and  of course, YOU our readers, supporters and fans to be able to provide our local AND international musicians, artists, DJ's, event organisers and promoters a platform to promote and advertise their music, events and other info to their South African fans, as well as to the rest of the world, and bring you the latest news on upcoming events, concerts, festivals, as well as photos and reviews on past events, interviews with bands, band members and much more...

5FM BRINGS THE BEST IN LOCAL MUSIC TO THE YOUTH


In an ongoing effort to bring youthful South Africans together through the power of music, this Youth Month 5FM announces the station’s first 18 years and under youth music festival. On 18 June, in honour of Youth Month, the station will host the first annual Live Loud Youth Fest specifically aimed at a younger audience. The event, at Innesfree Park in Sandton, Johannesburg and from 13:00 – 21:00, is aimed specifically at teenagers aged 13 – 18 – there are no over 18's allowed.

5FM Station Manager, Justine Cullinan, says, “Young people often miss out on big festivals and concerts because of alcohol restrictions. As a responsible youthful brand we fully support that but we feel it’s time for young people to be able to enjoy the big 5FM Live Loud stage, featuring their favourite bands and DJs, in a safe, alcohol-free environment.”

The festival will showcase the hottest local music acts all featured on 5FM’s Top 40 chart and regular playlist as well as several 5FM DJs, promising an unforgettable experience. The artist line-up includes Timo ODV, Chunda Munki, 5FM Ultimix DJs Pascal & Pearce and Ryan the DJ and 5FM DJs Euphonik, Roger Goode, Milkshake, Ms Cosmo, Nicole da Silva, Vic Naidoo and Stephanie B.

5FM are geared to putting on a safe and enjoyable event and promise strict security measures where underage listeners are concerned. Parents will be able to rest assured of their safety as the station will be taking measures to avoid underage drinking and drug abuse. There will be food stalls available on the day with non-alcoholic beverages on offer, a bag locker facility, a secure parking as well as drop off area. Event promoter Revel Ravenhill from NuWave says that security and entertainment are the top two priorities at the event. 

Tickets are on sale on Computicket for R195.

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