Parlotones to rock St Francis


Thousands of fans are expected to descend on St Francis on 30 December to hear the Parlotones at Billy’s beach in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Photos of parlotones by Alicia Vorster

This largest selling rock-band in South Africa played on stage in front of a billion, people at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert.  And they will be playing at a family festival of food and music at Billy’s each on the second last day of the year from 11 am- 10 pm  Also a drawcard at Billy’s Beach will be the Gangs of Ballet, Michael Lowman and many more

Fans are expected to come from across the country to hear this successful band that has been on  stage with top names , such as Kings of Leon, Violent Femmes, Jimmy Eat World, Staind, and Collective Soul.


The band  group of Glen Hodgson – bass guitar, piano, backing vocals, Paul Hodgson-lead guitar, keyboard; Kahn Morbee – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Neil Pauw- drums, percussion, rose to fame when a track of theirs called ‘Beautiful’ was used in a Fuji Film ad in Ireland in 2006 . This gave them an international break and led to them being taken on by Universal.

They are the first ever SA band to receive a multi-territory record deal.

A World Next Door to Yours, was released in September 2007 and became the biggest-selling South African rock album of that decade. Other popular songs include Push me to the Floor and Radiocontrolledrobot (won best rock album in 2006, SA Music Awards).

(Tickets are available at

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