It’s been three years since South African fans last saw the Indie Pop/Rock outfit where they thrilled audiences and played to sold out crowds in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Bastille shot to fame in 2013 with the huge hit single “Pompeii” which has amassed over 400 million hits on YouTube. Their breakout success was rewarded with a Brit Award in 2014 for British Breakthrough Act. Some may not know that frontman Dan Smith has a very close connection to Durban. So close in fact, that he penned a tribute to the city where his parents met and fell in love before they crossed the equator to settle in London, entitled ‘Durban Skies’.
“We’re really excited about heading back to South Africa for these shows,” says frontman Dan Smith. “We had such an incredible time playing in Cape Town and Johannesburg a few years ago, so we can’t wait to head back again with some new music and a date in Durban as well.”
The DNA of Bastille’s music is pulled expertly from the nostalgic synth-pop beats of the 80s to harder notes of rock. Their latest album is a fusion of all these styles to create a mashup that shakes the senses.
It is no surprise that the beautiful Durban Botanic Gardens will host the concert. The Botanic Gardens has a long love affair with music and has showcased artists like Mumford & Sons, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Passenger, and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.
What you need to know
Where: Durban Botanic Gardens, 9A John Zikhali Road, Durban
When: Friday 6 October, 2017
Time: Gates open at 17h00
Tickets: R495 available for purchase online