The Kickstands…

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News24 describes The Kickstands as ‘a band you should know’; they describe themselves as ‘rough and improvised’, and this year we welcome this indie-at-heart Durban-based duo of Gary Nixon and Rudi Greyvenstein to #RoyalRock!

With over 1000 gigs down locally and abroad since 2009, The Kickstands have certainly kept themselves busy. Playing their own brand of acoustic rock, The Kickstands pride themselves on being able to perform at both intimate venues and major festivals and showcase events, like the Royal Show’s Royal Rock concert.

Kicking it around South Africa

Without radio support, their live performances have carried their unique, improvised and energetic acoustic sound around South Africa, gaining fans along the way. They’ve performed, and been the supporting act for, some of South Africa’s most popular artists and bands, including Goldfish, Just Jinger, Goodluck, Gangs of Ballet, Desmond and the Tutus, Mango Groove, Shortstraw and Arno Carstens, as well as international acts like Germany’s Milky Chance.
Some of their achievements include:

  • Official FIFA Fan Park Opening Ceremony, Durban, 2010
  • Winners of the Acoustic Accent Competition, 2011
  • White Mountain Music Festival and Splashy Fen Music Festivals, 2010-2015
  • News24’s Top Five Live Recorded Sessions of 2015
  • Seychelles Independence Day Celebrations, with Goodluck and Albert Frost, 2015
  • Official Opening Act for Milky Chance, Durban, 2015
  • Seychelles Eden Islands AGM, 2015

Connect with The Kickstands

Check out their social media profiles for more information about the band, to access their music and find out where they’ll be playing next:

Don’t forget: You could win a meet-and-greet with this year’s headliner act, Jeremy Loops. See here for more…

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