MTV Movie Awards make a statement


On 7 May the annual MTV movie and television awards took place in California. The show reinvented itself by making a pronounced social statement. MTV dropped gender qualifications from their acting categories. This meant that actors like Emilia Clark went up against actors such as Donald Glover for Best Actor in a show.

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Republic of Mieliepop 2017 wrap-up


The Republic of Mieliepop music festival was held in Lothair, Mpumalanga, from 17 to 20 March. As a family-friendly festival, all were welcome and enjoyed the 60 music acts and various comedians. This festival catered for an impressively wide spectrum of music tastes, with five stages accommodating the numerous styles, and two of the five stages running throughout the entire day. Main Stage was used for the bigger acts, as well as the indie and folk acts, while Willow Tree Stage was for almost all tastes, ranging from metal bands like Boargazm to rock bands, such as The Dandies and even the reggae band Tidal Waves. The Cool in the Pool stage was only used from 11:00 to approximately 15:00 to keep people moving and entertained while enjoying the day by the poolside. The Rave Cave and Bar Floor both only ran in the evenings, focusing predominantly on the various subgenres of electronic music.

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Superbalist In the City rock Joburg

The first week of October 2016 played host to yet another annual In the City, this year sponsored by Superbalist. The three day event took place all over Johannesburg and included local and international acts, many of which featured at the 2016 Rocking the Daisies. The final event of the three day line-up was the daytime concert in the park.

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Let your inner geek out with these conventions in 2017


Each year has a lot of fun and exciting concerts and events to attend, but what if you are more of a nerd than a music enthusiast?

GeekFest is an annual convention that emphasises cosplay, live action role-playing (LARP), table-top gaming, and other interesting activities. The event usually takes place in April or May. The venue changes, but it usually has a lot of outdoor space capable of accommodating a large crowd and the number of interesting events and attractions on offer. If you are into cosplaying, role-playing as different characters, or running away from a zombie horde, then GeekFest is an event you defintely need to attend.

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Wacky scientists honoured with Ig Nobel Prizes


Every year the Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded to scientists whose research is deemed “different” from other ground-breaking research. As the organisers of the event put it, prizes are awarded to “research that makes people laugh and then think”. This year marked the 26th annual Ig Nobel Prize awards where scientists received their honours from actual Nobel Laureates. The ceremony takes place at Harvard University and is attended by some of the greatest scientific minds in the world. The scientists are allowed to let loose, even throwing paper planes around the auditorium, delivering one word welcoming speeches, and pulling various pranks and science jokes. Perdeby took a look at some of the most notable prizes won this year.

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Will you be attending OppiKoppi this year?

I don't trust the dust, even if there are Mangoes - 59.3%
Oppi is an institution, I wouldn't miss it for the world - 25.9%
But daisies though... - 14.8%

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