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MK Award winners announced

The 6th Annual Mk Awards took place on the 23rd of March 2012 and it was rocking! The best of the best gathered at the State Theatre in Pretoria to honour some of our hottest local talent. Every year the MK Awards gets better and better, and this year was the best by far. We can only imagine the strength of this award ceremony as it keeps growing and delivering more in the years to come.
The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the awesome Jack Parrow and delivered some hot entertainment for the night, among them: Pascal and Pearce, Double Adapter, Bittereinder featuring Tim Beumers, Die Heuwels Fantasties featuring Inge Beckman, Mr Cat & The Jackal, Jack Parow featuring Gazelle, Moses Metro Man, and the winners of the "Best Live Act" category Van Coke Kartel.

The awesome team at Hyundai SA sent Van Coke Kartel home with a top of the range Hyundai H1 van after they were named "Best Group" at this year's event; a fitting prize for a band that delivers only the best live performances.

If you missed it, those who came out tops in each category on the night were:

Best Video: LocnVille - Stars Above You. Directed by Tristan Holmes
Best Newcomer: Moses Metro Man - Huigelaar
Best Group: Van Coke Kartel - Ondier Kom
Best International Hit: Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Best SFX: Mr. Cat & The Jackal - Bad Man He Comin'
Best Dance: Jax Panik - Get Up
Best Rock: Van Coke Kartel - Vir Almal
Best Indie: Dance, You're On Fire - Boxes Of Tigers
Best Hipster: Jack Parow - Byellville
Best Radio Hit: MFM - Jax Panik / Dinosaur
Best Live Act: Van Coke Kartel

2012 saw a revolution with outstanding local artists. And this is just the beginning...

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About Duan Wanty

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