Third International act for Vodacom in The City – MGMT


Fast becoming one of South Africa’s biggest and best annual events, Vodacom In The City is busy putting together a stellar line-up for the 2014 edition of their epic party. Taking place on the 3rd of October in the heart of Jozi, the announced line-up is already looking like something one would expect from an international production; featuring the likes of UK’s Brit Award winning drum-and-bass maestro’s Rudimental and British electro-folk band Crystal Fighters and now MGMT!! 


” Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden formed the first incarnation of MGMT (then called “the management”) as fellow students in 2001.  When they released the sensational Oracular Spectacular in 2008 their reputation began snowballing on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only were they nominated for a Grammy Award (which French dance act Justice picked up for remixing one of their tracks), but the UK’s leading music magazine NME dubbed them “the best NY band about” with Rolling Stone proclaiming them one of the “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2008.”  Today, Oracular Spectacular with its major singles Kids, Time to pretend, Electric Feel & The Youth is consistently ranked amongst the most celebrated pop albums of the 21st century, Without skipping a beat, MGMT, began writing and recording their second album Congratulations, which was released in April 2010 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts. 

Their latest self-titled album MGMT has been described as perfectly ‘on the current pulse’, ‘drawing seasoned fans and new initiates alike into the band’s eureka zone.’ 

“This album feels to us like coming down to earth in a way,” admits Ben. “We’re trying to be accessible but we’re trying to do something new within the realm of pop music. When we finally came close to finishing MGMT, everyone in the studio had the feeling that we’d made something really great.”  Having shared the stage with the likes of Beck, Yeasayer, Radiohead, Florence And The Machine and Tame Impala, one can be pretty certain that many others will feel the very same way. “


Although the third installment of #VITC2014 is far from lacking at this point in time, we are aware that they are not yet done announcing the acts for the night and believe me, you will love what is still to come!!! 🙂

For those of you in republic of Cape Town, fear not! These incredible acts will also be doing their thing at Rocking The Daisies from 2-5 October. Stay tuned for more on that!!

For all news and announcements regarding #VITC2014 stay tuned right for all the info as it is released or keep up with the following accounts:

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