South African rock stalwart, Ard Matthews takes to the stage for Rock on the Lawns at Carnival City on 16 March 2019. He is just one in a super charged lineup for the music festival that will be headlined by The CURE.
Over the course of the last decade and a half, well known singer and songwriter, Ard, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album title All Comes Round which became one of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in South Africa, achieving double platinum status in its first year. The band’s follow up album Something for Now reached the same status a year later.
With Just Jinjer, Ard has shared the stage with many iconic local and international artists across the world. One of their most notable performances was at the Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert in Johannesburg in 2009 when they performed with the likes of The Goo Goo Dolls, Annie Lennox, Razorlight, Ludacris, Corrinne Bailey Rae, Peter Gabriel, Live and Angélique Kidjo. They have also performed support duties, and shared the bill with many international stars such as U2, Counting Crows, Def Leppard, INXS, Maroon 5, One Republic, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Strokes, and many more.
Other top local bands collaborating for Rock on the Lawns at Carnival City include Fokofpolisiekar, Zebra & Giraffe, Ard Matthews and band, Opposite The Other, Southern Wild, Hellcats, Dimond Thug and The Robfather (DJ).
Fans can look forward to a day of spectacular entertainment, gourmet food trucks and bars in a laidback outdoor setting. Tickets range in price from R495 at Computicket.