The much acclaimed Afrikaans Pop Electro group, Die Heuwels Fantasties, are opening their hearts to raise funds for the charity organisation, People Living with Cancer. They’ll host two concerts towards this cause at the Willowbridge Barnyard Theatre in Bellville on the 14th and 15th of August.
“We’re very excited to do something like this again at the Barnyard. Last year was a major success. It felt slightly like a street braai with all our school friends and their parents attending. Much more is expected this time around, with it being for a good cause”, says Hunter Kennedy.
- 14 August: Acoustic performance – R100. Die Heuwels Fantasties will entertain the crowd with chilled, acoustic renditions of their old and new favourites. This performance is aimed at the calm souls.
- 15 Augustus: Party performance – R120. For the young spirit & young hearted!
Doors open at 18h30. The performance starts at 20h00.
Bookings: http://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/show.aspx?srid=1040 / (021) 914 8898
Supra Familias, the record label owned by Pierre Greeff and Hunter Kennedy, from Die Heuwels Fantasties, has a long history with People Living with Cancer. Supra Familias’ first release as a record label, was the Son in Blom compilation album in 2008, which generated funds for charity.
Supra Familias and Die Heuwels Fantasties have been involved with charities throughout their careers. In 2010 they released the Vredefest Elektro compilation album which raised money for the Vrede Foundation, who caters to young children living with cancer.
There is no doubt that Die Heuwels Fantasties is one of South Africa’s most successful groups. This year alone, they’ve walked away with three Ghoema Awards and a Huisgenoot Tempo Award. They have also received a nomination for ‘Best Alternative Album’ at the SAMAs and three MK Awards nominations.
Last year the group won four MK Awards, including ‘Best Group’. They walked away with Tempo Awards for ‘Alternative music video of the year with MK Noorderlig’ and ‘Skopskuifalbum of the year with Wilder Wilder as die Wildtuin’. In 2010 the group won a SAMA Award for ‘Best Alternative Album – Afrikaans’, for their debut album, ‘Die Heuwels Fantasties’.
Die Heuwels Fantasties’ first album, ‘Die Heuwels Fantasties’, and their second album, ‘Wilder as die Wildtuin’, both reached Golden Status. Their third album will be released in October.