#5GumExperience is bringing explosive, award-winning British indie rockers The Kooks to South African shores! The band will hit Jozi on 19 April and Cape Town on 20 April to play their first ever South African gig. As with any #5GumExperience, tickets cannot be purchased and are only accessible via the 5 Gum Facebook page. Unfortunately, entries are now closed, but if you missed the opportunity to score tickets to one of the UK’s finest sensations, here’s your chance. We’re giving away two double tickets for each city so you can catch the performance!

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Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, and Peter Denton are The Kooks. The trio met during their studies at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music in East Sussex in 2002, and formally came together as The Kooks in 2004. Taking their name from the famous David Bowie track, Pritchard and former band-mate Paul Garred were the creative energies behind the band’s formation, persuading Harris and Denton to join under the guise of a school project. With a shared fondness for the music of David Bowie, The Police, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, the band quickly began to work on their first demo in an effort to get noticed and play local gigs.

The band was welcomed on stages in Sussex, and their demo attracted offers from an array of music managers and record labels. They only had to wait four months after their emergence as a group before they were signed to Virgin Records – one of music’s premier hotspot record companies. Since then they have released three albums: Inside In/ Inside Out (2006), Konk (2008), and Junk Of The Heart (2011). Inside In/ Inside Out was a global success that spawned mega-hits like ‘Naive’ and ‘She Moves in Her Own Way’ to cement The Kooks’ arrival as one of the forerunners of English indie rock. Their debut record also brought The Kooks numerous accolades winning them the award for Best UK & Ireland Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2006, and a nomination at The Brit Awards for the single ‘She Moves in Her Own Way’. Their second record Konk shot to number one in UK charts, while Junk Of The Heart sold in excess of 3 million records worldwide.

5 Gum aims to stimulate the senses, and last year they achieved that goal with Two Door Cinema Club being one of the highlight performances of 2012. This year the #5GumExperience presents yet another unmissable taste of sonic supremacy. Enter the competition to book your place at one of the biggest experiences of the year and welcome The Kooks to South Africa!


We have 2 X double tickets for the CT performance and 2 X double tickets for the JHB performance to give away. Here’s what you need to do to win:

1. The million dollar question: Let us know who you would invite to the #5GumExperience The Kooks concert and why? Leave a comment at the bottom of the page with your answer!

2. Tweet a link to this post, a mention of @onesmallseedSA, 5 Gum SA, The Kooks, and the #5GumExperience hashtag. Also remember to include a hashtag with the city you live in – #JHB/#CPT! (This is very important!)

3. Like both one small seed Magazine & TV and 5 Gum SA.

The four winners (two from each city) will be announced tomorrow, Thursday 18 April, at 5pm. Each winner will be allowed a plus one to invite to the show. Check our Facebook and Twitter, and this post tomorrow to find out if you’re one of the lucky four. So get sharing, Tweeting and commenting guys and girls!

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Important information:

Tickets are not available for sale. If you entered with 5 Gum SA via Facebook check your email inbox and spam folders.

Performance dates are as follows:

Johannesburg: 19 April at a secret location
Cape Town: 20 April at a secret location

Stay posted and good luck!

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