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Stormzy Will Headline South Africa's 'Rocking the Daisies' Festival 2020

The Ghanaian-British rapper who made will be the headline act for the 2020 installment of the popular festival.

While the full lineup has not yet been revealed, the "Rocking the Daisies" music festival has announced that the UK grime superstar Stormzy will be headlining the 2020 edition. Rocking the Daisies is South Africa's biggest annual musical festivals and takes place in Cape Town towards the end of the year.

The 2019 edition of Rock the Daisies was a colossal outdoor gathering with over 25 000 attendees who dozens of musical acts while camping on a beautiful wine estate. Artists who participated in the 2019 edition of the festival included Shekhinah, Sho Madjozi, Zahara, Mi Casa and several others.


According to festival organizers, Ghanaian-British rapper Stormzy was chosen as the headline act for the festival's milestone 15th anniversary. While you can't buy tickets yet to see Stormzy you can register on Quicket for when tickets become avaia.

Stormzy's success, particularly on the UK music scene, continues to grow. Just this week, he collaborated with the "African Giant" Burna Boy and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on a new single entitled "Own It" and released the accompanying music video which sees the trio dancing away on London rooftops in the rain. The single, along with "Vossi Bop", "Crown" and "Wiley Flow" are set to be on his upcoming album Heavy Is the Head which is due December 13th.

READ: More Black Students are Being Admitted into Cambridge University Because of Stormzy

South Africans are undoubtedly excited about Stormzy's upcoming performance especially after Burna Boy's anti-xenophobia "Africans Unite" concert was recently cancelled following multiple threats to boycott the event by South African artists.



Tickets for the 2020 festival can already be purchased here.

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