AFRICA’S BIGGEST MUSIC FESTIVAL EVER – TribeOne Dinokeng- this September!


Global Stars Macklemore And Ryan Lewis, J Cole, Kid Ink Plus African Stars Liquideep, Kwesta, Daara J, Alikiba, Redsan, Keko Announced Amongst Several Other Stars As The First Of Over 150 Artists To Perform At Africa’s Biggest Music Festival, Tribeone Dinokeng

If you love Glastonbury, SXSW and Coachella, then TribeOne Dinokeng is about to be on your radar!


The TribeOne Dinokeng Festival, being held from 26-28th September 2014, will be a first of its kind not just for South Africa, but Africa itself. With a line-up featuring over 150 artists performing on three main stages, it is already being billed as Africa’s biggest festival!

The festival will see the historic diamond-mining town of Cullinan, in the City of Tshwane in South Africa being taken over for the first musical journey of its kind on African shores. International, African and local South African artists will perform for an expected crowd of over 100,000 attendees.

‘This is an historic moment in time for the African continent and for the world as we embark on a journey to Africa’s first mega music festival introduction to the global stage of major multi day festivals and as we now embark on this journey with some of the biggest stars in music from across the globe on the road to the awakening of the cradle of music in September, where music tribes from all over planet earth will come together every year as One Tribe, at the TribeOne Dinokeng multi-day mega music festival in the amazing City of Tshwane.’ says Jandre Louw, CEO of TribeOne Festivals and ROCKSTAR4000.

‘Phase One’ of the talent, just announced at a press event at Hard Rock Café, South Africa included four time Grammy Award winning global megastars and the first of the TribeOne Dinokeng headline acts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from the USA, billed to headline the Diamond Fields main stage on Saturday 27th September. Macklemore and Lewis’s single “Thrift Shop” reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. Their second single, “Can’t Hold Us” also peaked at #1 of the Hot 100 Chart, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart’s history to have their first two singles both reach number 1. Macklemore and Lewis released their debut studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which charted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The pair was nominated for seven Grammy awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, winning four awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”).

American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer, J Cole was also announced as headline act for the Diamond Fields main stage on the Friday night, 26th September. Cole first received recognition in 2007, following the release of his debut mixtape The Come Up. Shortly after the release of The Come Up, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay-Z and subsequently signed to his record label Roc Nation, in 2009. In that same year, Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, which was itself followed by Cole’s third mixtape, Friday Night Lights, in 2010. His debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, was released on September 27, 2011. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 in its first week. He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards. Cole’s most recent release, Born Sinner, was released on June 18, 2013. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, however, Born Sinner later rose to number one, giving Cole his second number one on the chart.

American rapper, Kid Ink was the 3rd US international announced set to perform at the Diamond Fields main stage set for the Saturday, 27th September. Kid Ink is an American rapper from Los Angeles, signed to RCA Records. In his career to date, Kid Ink released the independent album Up & Away, an EP titled Almost Home and his second studio album My Own Lane. My Own Lane spawned the successful singles “Show Me”, “Iz U Down” and “Main Chick” with several smash collaborations including Chris Brown, Tyga, Trey Songz, Juicy J, 2Chainz, Meek Mill to name a few.

Several of Africa’s biggest stars were also announced as part of this first phase one announcement including:

Karen Zoid, Tailor, Desmond & the Tutus, Shortstraw, Kwesta, Samuel Miller, Rouge, The Dollfins, David & Goliath, Veranda Panda, New Academics, Lacey May, Beatenberg, Gang of Instrumentals, MXO & The Peppercorns, Royal K, Beat Army, Ricardo da Costa, Mark Stent, Lady Lea, Tommy D, Roger de Lux, House Hold Funk, Kyle Watson (South Africa).

Keko and Naava Grey (Uganda). Slap Dee, Winky D and Zone Fam (Zambia). Daara J (Senegal). Stanley (Gabon), Redsan, Nameless, Xtatic and Jaguar (Kenya). Alikiba (Tanzania) and Namibian Music Award winning stars Gazza, Erna Chimu, Elvis se Seun (Namibia). Ba’ponga (Gabon) and Hope (Burundi).

Full artists details are available on the TribeOne Dinokeng website and several more acts will be announced ongoing over the days to follow.

‘It’s an exciting moment for us. The first talent announcement is the launch of a unique event that no music lover should miss out on. This much incredible talent over three glorious spring days in the most glorious African setting is more than worth leaving home for. Its epic.’ says Sony Music Entertainment Africa’s Managing Director Sean Watson.

Tshwane City Manager Jason Ngobeni says, “Tshwane is a “smart city” – a leader in education, research and technology, electronics and information technology as well as defence design and construction so the City’s involvement in the project was a natural alignment. In our country’s 20th year of democracy, we are excited about the developments and possibilities that TribeOne Dinokeng presents as a long-term project. The capital city is proud to be hosting this three-day music bonanza in Dinokeng, outside Cullinan.”

Ticketing information will be released shortly. Festival-goers are encouraged to register for the early bird ticket sales currently in progress. Music fans will have an option of outright purchase of any of the ticket options and packages or opt for a ‘Payment Plan’ option through which fans can make a 50% deposit payment to secure their tickets and pay the balance before August, allowing fans the opportunity to spread their payment or budget across a few months. Accommodation options ensured to suit any pocket will also be made available in the days ahead.

Two types of tickets will be made available, a Weekend Pass and a Day Pass. The Day Pass will have limited availability and will only be valid for the Sunday 28th September and the Weekend Pass will enable festival-goers access to all stages unlimited for the entire weekend. Both the ‘Day Pass’ and ‘Weekend Pass’ tickets have three tiers or categories including Regular tickets, VIP tickets & Rockstar tickets. (Our Rockstar tickets are equal to VVIP Tickets).

Once fans have purchased their ticket, they will be notified of the accommodation options, which will be available from June. The TribeOne Dinokeng festival accommodation options include on-site camping consisting of five types of camping experiences. The first consist of a standard campsite for which you come with and provide your own tent and erect your tent on your dedicated campsite. The second option will be a standard pre-set-up tent, which you can just move into. The third option consists of a pre-set up tent with a mattress and selected other luxuries. The fourth site will provide a camping experience dedicated to families within a more family-friendly environment and the fifth option consist of a more luxurious VIP camping experience that includes being waited on around the clock.

TribeOne Dinokeng will also provide an option for Caravans and Campervans. However, this option has a limited window within which you need to pre-request and book your site. Only caravan or campervan requests made before the cut-off date of the end of June 2014 will be accommodated. Other accommodation options include 3-5 star lodges, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, hotels and private game lodges across the Dinokeng Reserve, and the City of Tshwane.

Various levels of hospitality packages, local and international travel packages will also be made available and released in the days ahead.

The City of Tshwane is the proud official Host City of the TribeOne Dinokeng festival. South African Tourism and Gauteng Tourism are the official Global Tourism Partners. Petra Diamonds and the Cullinan Diamond Mine is the official Community Empowerment Partner and Power Horse is the official energy drink of TribeOne Festival 2014.


‘TribeOne Dinokeng’, Africa’s biggest music festival, with 62 stages, 3 main stages and over 150 established acts lined up in addition to another 150 new emerging artist performance opportunities, has kicked off its first phase of talent announcements and ticket registrations and more significant names to be revealed over the days to come. The festival is set for 26, 27, 28 September 2014 in the vibrant City of Tshwane, South Africa.

Now it’s time to also showcase the amazing emerging new and up and coming talent!

A plethora of talent flourishes across South Africa and the entire African continent, yet so many artists remain unsigned and undiscovered or have to climb the mountain of challenges in representing themselves. TribeOne seeks to change this and give these aspiring artists a platform to not only showcase their music across the borders of the continent but to a worldwide audience, through a platform that now offers a more credible platform with much greater significant impact not only on a local, but a Pan African and Global level than any other typical ‘talent search’ TV format or campaign launched anywhere on the continent before.

The historical mining town of Cullinan, within the City of Tshwane will be transformed in September 2014, to a musical village of epic proportions, unlike anything ever experienced within the shores of Africa before.

The TribeOne Dinokeng Festival Initiation phase will see artists, submitting and performing their own original songs, which will not only see them perform on a TribeOne stage, but also stand a chance to be rewarded with one of several opportunities:

• The Top 5 TribeOne Initiates selected will receive a single recording and music video;
• A worldwide digital distribution deal, a publishing deal, potential management deal and a marketing music expert mentorship at the Rockstar Academy;
• Transport and accommodation (to get to the TribeOne Dinokeng music festival where they will perform);
• The submitted recording will be made available on the ‘TribeOne Initiations’ album on iTunes and all other TribeOne official distribution platforms.
• A Special feature on all official TribeOne digital platforms is also included.

The Top 20 TribeOne Initiates selected will also have the opportunity to walk away with the following:
• A worldwide digital distribution deal, publishing deal and marketing;
• Their submitted recording will be made available on the TribeOne Dinokeng Festival Initiations Album on iTunes and all other TribeOne official distribution platforms including a special feature on all official TribeOne digital platforms worldwide;
• All of the top 150 TribeOne Initiates selected from the TribeOne Initiations campaign will also receive the opportunity to perform live in the Rockstar Village (Cullinan town stages) during the festival weekend.

Online submissions can be made at or postal admissions to the Sony Music Entertainment Africa offices. Entrants must be 13 years old or over, a completed entry form, URL’s only to the music, a photograph and short profile of who the artist is must be submitted. Full terms, conditions and entry requirements are also available on the official TribeOne Dinokeng Festival website. We are looking for the real new original artists and bands and therefore strictly ONLY original songs / recordings will be accepted. Entries under 18 must be co-signed under the surety of a legal guardian or parent.

Ticketing information, hospitality packages, local and international travel packages, and accommodation options ensured to suit any pocket to be released shortly. Early Bird Registrations, which qualifies you to get tickets first when we go live inclusive of Early Bird Discounts, are currently in progress – log onto now for your Early Bird Registration Discount!

The City of Tshwane is the proud official Host City of the TribeOne Dinokeng festival.

Official sponsors include: South African Tourism, Gauteng Tourism, Petra Diamonds and the Cullinan Diamond Mine.

TribeOne Dinokeng is powered by the ‘Official Energy Drink’: Power Horse

To keep track of all the latest news on TribeOne on our social media got to the following:

Twitter: @TribeOneFest or
Instagram: @TribeOneFest
Hashtag: #TribeOneFest

For more information or interview requests please contact:
Farah Fortune: | +27 (0) 79 826 1955
Justine Abrahams: | +27 (0) 83 726 7587

For more information on TribeOne: Dinokeng and its artists contact:
Khanyi Masebenza
ROCKSTAR4000 & TribeOne Festivals
Communications & Marketing Director
+27 (0) 79 508 1323


ROCKSTAR4000 is the first Pan African Music Solutions Company, as well as a content, digital and events production network. It is home to the largest Pan African roster of current artists across the African continent that includes a broad array of Africa’s superstars from the vast spectrum of music genres that influence the African continent’s music trends.

ROCKSTAR4000 Music Entertainment has recently been announced as one of the TOP2 Music Companies worldwide by MIDEM, France. This accolade is for the most innovative and creative use of music with brands in marketing campaigns worldwide

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