Grassy Spark confirmed as opening band for UB40

Aug 22, 2016

Big Concerts has confirmed that ska/reggae band Grassy Spark will be opening for UB40 when they tour South Africa in November 2016 with their ‘Red Red Wine Tour’.

Cape Town: 5 and 6 November 2016 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest
Durban: 10 November at the Durban Botanic Gardens
Johannesburg: 12 November at the Ticketpro Dome

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Grassy Spark is a 7 piece Ska-blend outfit from Cape Town who have just released their debut album ‘Portal’ along with their brand new single ‘Here I Am’. The album was mixed by Vicente Espi at Songololo Studios and mastered by Pablo San Martin both of whom graduated from Berklee College of Music in their respective fields. The album also features a number of local artists including Jeremy Loops, Khaos Cotterell, Bonj Mpanza, and Rudeboboboss.  Having played every major music festival in South Africa to date Grassy Spark are known for their incredible live show.

Britain’s biggest reggae band of all time will be performing classic hits and gems from their many critically acclaimed albums, including ‘Red, Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Can’t help falling in Love’

 Since reforming in 2013, the trio of Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue have remained at the top of their game, with highlights including their ongoing World tour, a sellout UK arena tour headlining London’s o2 Arena, a huge sell-out USA tour and critical acclaim for their new material in 2014’s ‘Silhouette’ album.

Tour Information:

Cape Town
Saturday 5th November – SOLD OUT
Sunday 6th November – NEW DATE ADDED
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price:  R625 – R745
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Thursday 10th November
Durban Botanic Garden
Ticket Price:  R480
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Saturday 12th November
Ticketpro Dome
Ticket Price: R450 – R790
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For press enquiries please contact
Dionne Domyan-Mudie (Johannesburg, and National publicity)
+27 (0) 833261776,
Gwen Ironsi (Cape Town Publicity)
+27 (0) 72 656 1906