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Venue:Wavehouse-Gateway Mall

The Rudimentals
Pestroy (Johannesburg)
Hog Hoggidy hog (Cape-Town)
Undersound (Johannesburg)
La Cobra (Pretoria)
Fuzigish (Johannesburg)
Misled (Johannesburg)
Half Price (Cape -Town)
Sibling Rivalry (Durban)
The Rising end (Durban)
Lowprofile (Durban)
Big Idea (Durban)
Sheep Down (Durban)
Detach (Durban)
Habit To (Durban)
Crossingpoint (Durban)
Pa**enger (Durban)

The event will be hosted by Corne and Twakkie of “The Most Amazing Show”

City: Durban
Festival: Uprising
Bookings: R70 advance, R90 at door
Tel: +27 84 581 1204

The Story behind The Uprising Festival is quite remarkable, founded by a couple of wayward 15 year olds back in 2000, as an initiative to give the youth some live music. The First “Festival” only had 4 bands and maybe just over hundred people (known as Punk Uprisings). Like everything in Durban things slowly progressed, with more and more bands becoming interested in the event. The organizers had to start turning bands away and instead of having only 4 bands, with 1 stage there where now around 18 bands with two stages. More and more people started to pack the venues, making the festival somewhat of a legend in Durban. Last years event hosted some of SA's best Underground and Up and Coming acts including Fuzigish, Hog Hoggidy Hog, The Rudimentals, Half Price, and great local Durban flavor from Illuminating Shadows, Cynosure, The Rising End, Sibling Rivalry, The City Bowl Mizers, Crossingpoint and Lowprofile. The Event packed Gateways Wavehouse with over 1000 people in attendance making it naturally a milestone for the Durban underground music scene. Not bad for a bunch of kids who have only just reached their twenties.

With over 6 years experience, The Uprising Festival is going to carry on in the tradition of progression, with some of most diverse musical landscapes this country has to offer. Keep an eye open over the next couple months, as The Uprising Festival starts announcing who will be at the event. Expect comedy, chaos, mayhem and pure African flavor.