As one of South Africa’s most decorated and applauded bands of the last three decades, Springbok Nude Girls’ work ethic has never-ever waivered. 2021 sees the band signing to Mongrel Records for their long-awaited full-length album Partypocalypse, the last studio release that will feature the original line-up.
Through a series of serendipitous events in the early ’90s in the small wine-making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer, and Francois Kruger became the Springbok Nude Girls (SNG).
Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands South Africa has ever seen, known for their high energy stage shows and unique musical sound which combines Rock, Punk, Reggae, Metal, Funk, and Jazz.
They played their first gig in September 1994 in a small bar in Stellenbosch and released their first album, “Neanderthal 1” the following year. Since then, this platinum-selling, award-winning band has gone on to record albums that contain some of the countries most beloved anthems. They have headlined every major South African music festival and performed at some of the most auspicious international festivals in Europe, including Pukkelpop in Belgium.
In 2015, Thinking Owl Films, in association with Sony Music Entertainment Africa, released an exciting documentary film which tells the story of the band’s early beginnings, touching on the crippling censorship of that time, and then the liberation of 1994 and how, for these kids, there was finally freedom in music.
Twenty-six years after their first show, and two decades after the release of “Blue Eyes” the song that redirected the trajectory of the band. With 11 albums, two live recordings, an EP, two DVD releases, and a UK-exclusive release in their coveted arsenal, SNG’s creative curiosity is showing no signs of abating. If anything, their greatest work lies ahead, and with it a growing wall of fans invested in passionate, adrenalin-injected modern rock alchemy.
The band is as diverse in their repertoire as they are in their fanbase and has evolved from being underground sub-culture champions to a group that is adored nationwide by a constantly expanding and ever-loyal following from all walks of life.
They are recognized for their hard work ethic and their professional approach to the music industry and is loved & respected among their peers as one of the most driven musical outfits to come out of South Africa. They have collaborated and performed alongside some of the county’s most celebrated artists across all genres and are just as home in an intimate toned-down setting as they are on a world class festival stage.
Venue: Grapefruit Moon Farm
Date: 15 December 2021
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 22:30
Early Bird Tickets: R200
Online Tickets: R250
Gate Tickets: R280
Springbok Nude Girls
The Color Blew
All COVID protocols will be adhered to
No mask, no entry