Renowned Australian roots musician, Xavier Rudd, is set to captivate South African audiences once again as he embarks on his third tour of the country in 2024. Known for his soulful and earthy sound, Rudd will be performing in three major cities Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg.
As Xavier Rudd returns to South Africa, fans can expect a soul-stirring performance that transcends musical boundaries. His music, as he puts it, is "the greatest medicine on the planet," offering a healing experience that resonates with the struggles and stories of people worldwide.
Date: Sunday 25 February 2024
Time: 11:00 - 18:30
Venue: Marks Park Fields
Address: Orange Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Line-up: Xavier Rudd, Sean Koch, Wandile Mbambeni, Martin Gill, Waiting for Smith
With a career spanning over two decades, Xavier Rudd has established himself as a unique and compelling force in the world of roots music. His tenth album, marked by the poignant single "Stoney Creek," reflects his deep connection to nature and the world around him.
Rudd's journey began with a return to the solo mode of creation during the great COVID silence. Taking a year off from the international circuit, he used this time to reset and experiment with new ideas and sounds. The result is a collection of songs that delve into the simple blessings of rest, companionship, and belonging in a world undergoing profound changes.
From his early indie albums to the more crafted and purposeful works like "Spirit Bird" and "Nanna," Xavier Rudd's music has resonated with audiences worldwide. His live performances, featuring his signature acoustic guitar and a complex array of didgeridoos and percussion, have garnered widespread acclaim.
Xavier's music is not just a melodic experience but a spiritual journey. Rooted in his deep connection to the earth and his ancestral lines, his songs celebrate community, culture, and the human connection to the planet. His latest record showcases his creativity and excitement, with a blend of natural sounds and trippy analog synthesizers.
All Ages Show (Minors must be accompanied by responsible adults)
Free. Safe and secure within the venue.
No Food and Drink allowed. Bars and Food Vendors are provided. Camping chairs and small umbrellas are allowed in specifically designated areas after FOH (Front of House) and not directly in front of the stage. No weapons, fireworks, laser pointers, or prohibited substances. No glass at all. No professional photography, video, or audio recording equipment is allowed. No pets are allowed but this excludes service animals.