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

In the past 7 years, we have grown from strength to strength and have had the privilege to have 'worked with, photographed, interviewed or done articles, reviews etc. with and on some of South Africa's best local bands and artists such as SEETHER, Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens, Chianosky, Josie Field, 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, Prime Circle, 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, and the list keeps on growing...

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, 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 120 000+ views monthly from 47 countries world wide.

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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25th Birthday – Party like you own it!

Creekers, we know that you are rambunctiously excited to know which bands will be playing at Jagermeister presents Up the Creek 2015. Bring out the whifflers to clear the path; come closer; hear hear! Round up your friends who suffer from Deipnophobia because their mother-in-laws wear Winklepickers; wake the fudgelling folk and phone your nearest and dearest friends; your annual weekend of sheer joyful abandon at the Breede River awaits!

The good news is that none of our stages will be overlapping, so you will not be subject to spaghettification – that is, “the process by which you would be stretched and ripped apart by such gravitational forces.” 

Shame on those quomodocunquizing clusterfists that put up callithumpian parades to discombobulate the audience. What a waste! Do it properly we say!

With no further ado then dear folk, herewith the first band confirmations of our fabulous 2015 line up:
Zebra & Giraffe, Shortstraw, aKING, Bye Beneco, Al Bairre, The Black Cat Bones, Taxi Violence, Red Huxley, Manouche, December Streets, Hot Water, Piet Botha, Grassy Spark, Kite Rider, The Kiffness and Diamond Thug.

We know. Habromania right? That is why we will give you a breather before we announce more bands in October!

Sign up for a 2015 sticker and stand the chance of winning awesome prizes: We would love to send you a postcard and your very own Up The Creek 2015 sticker for your car’s back windscreen, directly to your postbox. 

Fill in your details here and look out for that friendly envelope in your mail.

Also, once you have uploaded your details via this #Creekspotter app, you will automatically be entered to win a set of double weekend tickets. Two winners will be randomly selected. T’s&C’s apply.

Apply your sticker, take a photo, and tag @Upthe_Creek using the hashtag #CreekSpotter. Anyone that spots the sticker in traffic can also enter via Twitter to stand a chance of winning our monthly #CreekSpotter prize. Up for grabs is a set of double weekend tickets from September through to January. T’s&C’s apply.

Type, mail, stick, click. Good luck! 

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