To the delight of South African music lovers, Bastille will return to South Africa to play three shows in three different cities in 2017.

The last time the British rockers were on South African soil, in 2014, they played to sold out crowds and rave reviews. Now, with the launch o f their second album, Wild World, they’ll soon be back as part of their Wild, Wild World Tour.

Bastille’s first performance will be held in Cape Town on 4 October at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. Next up is Durban on 6 October, at the Durban Botanic Gardens, with the closing act rounding off the tour in Johannesburg the very next day.

Photo by Gregory Nolan

Throwback and inclusion:

In 2014, the award-winning band performed in front of sellout crowds for their debut tour of South Africa. Three years on, Bastille is expected to dominate the stage again, this time with an additional host city – Durban.

The inclusion of Durban will make for a special visit for the indie pop sensations, with frontman Dan Smith having a close affiliation with the coastal city. Smith’s parents met and found love in Durban shortly before crossing the Atlantic to settle in London, England.

In 2013, the band released a single penned by Smith, titled Durban Skies as a tribute to the city and love story of his parents. Smith, along with Bastille, will perform in Durban for the very first time, undoubtedly in front of many ecstatic fans.

Dan Smith of Bastille:

“We’re really excited about heading back to South Africa for these shows,” says frontman Dan Smith. We had such an incredible time playing in Cape Town and Johannesburg a few years ago, so we can’t wait to head back again with some new music and a date in Durban as well.”

Bastille is coming in hot:

The DNA of Bastille’s music is pulled expertly from the nostalgic synth-pop beats of the 80s to harder notes of rock. Their latest album is a fusion of all these styles to create a mashup that shakes the senses. Fans will be able to enjoy all this in just a few month’s time.

Tour Dates:


Date: Wednesday, 4th October
Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West
Time: Doors open at 18H00
Ticket Prices:

  • Standing R495
  • Seated ticks range between R350 – R425

Date: Friday, 6th October
Venue: Botanic Gardens
Time: Gates open 17h00
Ticket price: R495


Date: Saturday, 7th October
Venue: Emmarentia Dam
Time: Gates open 11h30
Ticket price: R495


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