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 8 years, we have grown from strength to strength and 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 artists.

South African artists we have worked with till now inlude 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, just to mention a few...

We have also had the privilege to have 'covered' events and international artists such as Shakira & Freshlyground at the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Roxette, 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 (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). We have also covered R. Kelly, the "Russian Swan Lake Ballet Production, Mike & The Mechanics, Bonnie Tyler, I AM HARDWELL, Avicii, The Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroqaui, Nickelback, Lamb of God, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Ultra Festival South Africa, UB40, world's number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, Canadian death metal band KATAKLYSM, Sepultura, Aloe Blacc, The Fray, The Curious Incident (UK) and many more international acts still to come soon... so watch this space for updates on who is visiting South Africa next.

We have also worked with and/or interviewed international artists such as 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.

S.A. Music News have represented South Africa at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2008 in Germany, and our international correspondents also covered ''HELLFEST'' in France in 2009, and ''Bloodfest 2010'' in the UK. More international festivals will be added to our repertoire soon, as we are constantly expanding our reach and following with an average of 180 000+ views monthly from 122 countries world wide (info obtained from Google Analytics Reports).

We are proud to be able to through the S.A. Music News Magazine, our website, our partners, affiliates and  of course our readers, supporters and fans to be able to provide our local AND international musicians and artists,  DJ's, event organisers and promoters a platform to promote and advertise their music 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...

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In response to demand from the local fans of the third edition of ULTRA South Africa, event organisers confirm they will be adding an extra date to the Cape Town leg of the 2016 festival, and will also introduce camping for the first time.

In another massive announcement for Africa’s largest electronic music festival, it is now revealed that the Cape Town event will be returning to The West Coast Ostrich Ranch following original plans released earlier this year to relocate the event to The River Club, Cape Town.

Now set to take place across a total of four days, ULTRA South Africa will be held at The West Coast Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28thFebruary, and at Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February, 2016.

For loyal ULTRA South Africa fans that have already purchased Early Bird tickets for the Cape Town outing, they will be rewarded for that loyalty and can enjoy a double day pass for the same, previously single day, ticket!

For those who haven’t yet bought tickets, the new Cape Town ticket prices are as follows 
(JHB prices remain the same):
GA 2-day Combo*
Advanced price: R1000
Full Price: R1250
VIP 2-day Combo*
Advanced Price: R1500
Full Price: R2000

*One ticket purchase grants access for the 2-day festival of choice (Cape Town or Johannesburg).
Please note: These prices are not inclusive of camping. Full camping details will follow in the coming weeks.

VIP Table booking information will be open soon. Prices will be available on enquiry and available exclusively to those that have bought VIP tickets.

If you have already purchased an Early Bird ticket and you are unhappy with the venue and date change, tickets can be refunded. Please email to arrange.

Follow Ultra SA on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates on artists, tickets and camping, and for those that haven’t yet, relive the breath-taking thrills of ULTRA South Africa by watching the stunning 2015 after-movie

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