The seventh annual MK Awards took place in Pretoria on Sunday night with 750 guests coming out to play at the Pretoria State Theatre. They were there to honour South Africa’s local artists making waves in their respective genres. Each year the MK Awards grow from strength to strength, and this year was no exception.
Some of SA’s top live acts took the stage to entertain guests at the Award ceremony,; among them Bittereinder, Spoegwolf, ISO, Tailor and Black Cat Bones, who won the Best Live Act award.
There was great excitement as Matthew Bairstow won a Hyundai i20 for choosing his best Superband. The Hyundai Superband consisting of Van Coke Kartel and Alex from ISO, also took the stage.
Those who came out tops in each category on the night were:
Best Video: Van Coke Kartel – Tot Die Son Uitkom
Best Newcomer: Gangs of Ballet – Hello Sweet World
Best Group: Van Coke Kartel – Dis ‘n Land
Best Solo: Jeremy Loops – Howling
Best SFX/Animation: Haezer ft. Lark – Brave
Best Dance: Johnny Neon – Hearts
Best Rock: Van Coke Kartel – Dis ‘n Land
Best Indie: Shortstraw – One Long Day
Best Live Act: The Black Cat Bones
Best SA Music Festival: Oppikoppi 2012
2012 saw a revolution and 2013 we were encouraged to own our Future Now. Who knows what 2014 will hold….
For more info, or to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s hot in SA music, check out www.mktv.co.za