These SA bands have taken Europe by storm and shared every minute of it

Cape Town – Al Bairre, Shortstraw and December Streets are currently on a Euro Safari together, and they’ve been sharing every minute of it on their social accounts. 

The bands kicked off their tour with a show in Berlin, which was followed by a show in London and this past weekend they performed in Brighton at The Great Escape Festival, where they were also joined by Beatenberg. The bands will be ending off their tour with a gig at Melkweg in Amsterdam on Wednesday, 25 May

Apart from playing some live music, the bands have also been documenting their experiences on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

This is what they've been sharing:

Al Bairre

In matching travel tracksuits, Al Bairre took to Instagram on the day they left SA promising to release 1 minute episodes of #albairredailydiaries every single day on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. And so far, they've kept their word...

Check out a few of their one minute videos here:

Click here to see more diary videos from Al Bairre.


Browsing through Beatenberg’s Instagram, we’d have to say the highlight of their trip was probably when they performed on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland. The joined the stage once again with Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal and The Very Best for the song Wona. We can't wait for their EP Johannesburg to drop in June!

Catch us later... on Later with Jools Holland!

A photo posted by Beatenberg (@beatenberg_band) on

Watch the performance here:

Click here to see more pics from Beatenberg's tour. 


These Jozi boys also shared snaps from their tour and thanked all the South African and English fans as they played a second sold out show in London. 

Click here to see more snaps of Shorstraw on tour.

December Streets

The lads have also been sharing some short videos to document their tour. Check out a few of them here:

Day 3 on our Europe Tour - British Countryside & apple hair

A video posted by December Streets (@decemberstreets) on

Day 4 - saying the word London a lot ...

A video posted by December Streets (@decemberstreets) on

Click here to see more of December Streets on tour.

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