UK indie rock legends Bloc Party are confirmed to headline at Rocking the Daisies 2012.
The band have already headlined some of the world's most famous festivals and will be adding RTD to a very impressive list which includes Leeds and Reading Festival, T in the Park, Glastonbury, and V Fest.
South Africa now has the chance to see the group in action on Saturday 6 October at Rocking the Daisies, Cloof Wine Estate, Darling.
Less than a year ago a big question mark loomed over whether new music would ever emerge from Bloc Party. The band went on a hiatus in October 2009 to focus on side projects, and reunited in September 2011. In May 2012 the band announced via their website that their fourth album, Four, will be released on 20 August 2012.
In February 2005 the band released their debut album, Silent Alarm. It was critically acclaimed and was named Indie Album of the Year at the 2006 PLUG Awards and NME Album of the year which both honour indie music. That same year the record went platinum with Bloc Party selling two million albums worldwide.
Now they return with Four. The four-piece — Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong — reunited, prompted by a creative impetus inspired by a dramatic year in world events, as well as a shared desire to rekindle their singular musical kinship. Four presents a band in the fullest sense of the word: lean, hungry, spirited and uncompromising, armed with a collection of songs as powerful and anthemic as they've ever penned, as well as some of their most hard-hitting and visceral recordings to date. Daisies fans will get to watch this all unfold on the main stage at RTD 2012.
In Kele's own words: "The record is the sound of four people in a room, loving what they do and doing it to the best of their ability. It is the sound that only the four of us could make, and I am prouder of it than any record we have ever made."
Rocking the Daisies will take place from 4 to 7 October 2012 on Cloof Wine estate in Darling. Tickets are available from www.webtickets.co.za.