Vodacom Open The City band finalists Bye Beneco, The Plastics, The Kiffness and PHFAT took to the stage this past Friday night 5 September to sing for their votes at an electric and powerful gig that showcased some of SA’s best local talent. In what is shaping up to be very tight race, the public’s votes will determine which local band opens for Rudimental, MGMT, Crystal Fighters and The Presets at Vodacom In The City on 3 October.
Jozi music fans have only a few days left to cast their votes for their favourite local band in this hotly contested competition.
The Open The City Session was a taste of the awesome vibe, the incredible sound and the coolest crowd expected at the much-anticipated main event and gave fans a chance to get up close and loud with their favourite musicians.
Those who had already registered on www.VITC.co.za were invited to attend the exclusive gig. Fans turned out in their hundreds at Newtown’s Town Hall to show their support and kick the weekend off, starting with Bye Beneco playing their quirky and mesmerizing sounds. The Plastics followed with a cover of MGMT’s ‘Kids’ that got the crowd jumping. Next up was The Kiffness wearing matching red ‘KIFF’ ‘NESS’ onesies and showing Jozi how it’s done. The PHFAT duo shook the house with their distinct electronic rap sound that kept the gig going until well into the night.
Voting closes at midnight on 12 September and the winning band – the one that receives the most votes – will be announced on 17 September.
Who will Open The City? There can be only one! You decide – vote now!
There are two easy ways to vote:
- Visit http://www.vitc-competitions.co.za/vote-for-your-band-to-open-the-city/ and click to vote for your band (make sure you read the Ts&Cs);
- SMS the band’s name to 48477
- SMS “PHFAT” to 48477
- SMS “KIFFNESS” to 48477
- SMS “PLASTICS” to 48477
- SMS “BYE BENECO” to 48477
(Standard SMS rates apply, follow the link in the reply SMS for Ts&Cs).
Want a VIP Experience?
If you had your photo taken at the Open The City Session at one of the Vodacom booths, you could win a chance to be on the exclusive Vodacom VIP Deck at Vodacom In The City. More details at http://www.vitc-competitions.co.za/
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