Kraken and Rolling Stone Rockstarter Winners Announced


Kraken Black Spiced Rum is proud to announce that both ‘Ballistic Blues’ and ‘Cortina Whiplash’ have been crowned Rolling Stone Rockstarter Winners for 2013.

During the Final Round at Mercury Live the judges were equally impressed with both bands and they subsequently decided that the award must be shared.

The competition saw a total of 56 entries, which were finally whittled down to the two bands that stood out at their respective gigs in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

“Rockstarter? Well, South Africa has a bucket load of real bands, making real music. There were more than 50 bands that rocked out in the competition. Ultimately the judges couldn’t separate young blues rock prodigies Ballistic Blues and feminist punk rockers Cortina Whiplash in the final. Here’s to both bands kicking out the jams in the coming years!” said Rolling Stone South Africa’s Editor, Myles Keylock.

Both bands will receive an album recording, perform at multiple events, be featured in Rolling Stone Magazine S.A. and become Kraken Black Spiced Rum rock ambassadors for the next 6 months.

Kraken Black Spiced Rum is title sponsor of the Rolling Stone Rockstarter competition, proving to be the perfect partner with it’s edge-of-the-world, man-eating, shipwrecking brand story.

To be kept up to date with everything Rockstarter and Kraken-related follow @TheKrakenRumSA.


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