Paxton, the 17 year-old winner of South African Idols Season 13, is heading to Russia to perform at the country’s biggest cultural event, The White Nights of St Petersburg. The festival will broadcast across Russia on their public broadcasting channel, and will take place from 20 to 22 July.
It has been quite the year for 17 year old, Cape Songbird Paxton Fielies.
In November 2017, she shot to stardom by winning South African Idols Season 13, followed by a manic touring schedule through to February 2018. March and April were spent working on, writing and recording her debut album, whilst maintaining her busy touring schedule. Mid roll out of her studio recording, she toured to Sweden for some charity and performance work, which saw her meeting, performing and being honoured by Queen Silvia of Sweden.
Upon her arrival back in her home country, she dropped her Debut album “This Is Me”, alongside her smash hit single “Angifuni”. The album reached number one on the iTunes Charts on its first day, and the song has gone on to make waves in the country and is playlist on high rotation on all major radio stations. She then went on a rigorous promotional tour, and now finds herself jet setting off to St Petersburg, to be a part of Russia’s biggest cultural event, The White Nights of St Petersburg. The festival, taking place 5 days after the World Cup Final, sees Paxton perform in Russia – an untapped market for her – and she could not be more excited. “It feels like a dream”, she exclaims, “I can’t believe I get to perform some of my new material for Russian audiences, and get to see the buzz of the Soccer World Cup aftermath. I really could not be more excited right now”
Fielies is set to arrive back from her excursion on the 24th of July, and goes straight into touring with Karyn White in Marmalade Production’s “Diva’s 2018”. Johannesburg (27 July), Cape Town (28 July) and Port Elizabeth (4 August) are on the map with this tour and tickets are available from Computicket.
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Press release of the International Music Festival “White Nights of St. Petersburg” 2018
The 10th International Music Festival “White Nights of St. Petersburg” will be held on 20,21,22 July 2018, in one of the largest St. Petersburg’s venue – the Ice Palace!
Participants are young, talented performers from all over the world. A key feature of the Festival is the full freedom of creativity and the absence of restrictions in style and genre. Special guests – the Russian and the world stars.
The International Music Festival “White Nights of St. Petersburg” has been and remains the most ambitious and beloved event in the sphere of popular music, not only in Russia, but throughout Eastern Europe.
Over 20 years of its existence, the festival “White Nights of St. Petersburg” became one of the most expected musical events known far beyond Russia. The International Music Festival “White Nights of St. Petersburg” is a start for many popular participants around the world. It allows to fix an image of Russia and St. Petersburg as center of musical culture in the youth awareness.
Annually the Festival invites the most diverse stars of the world stage, many of whom visit Russia only for this event. In different years star guests were – A-Ha, Paula Abdul, Anastacia, Busta Rhymes, Eros Ramazzotti, Whitesnake, Joe Cocker, Jose Carreras, Chris Rea, Status Quo, Bryan May (ex. Queen), Julio Iglesias, Ringo Starr, Deep Purple , Kevin Costner, Woody Allen, The Jacksons, Scorpions, Alain Delon, Zucchero, Jason Derulo, Sarah Connor, Earth Wind and Fire and many others.
The festival is broadcast live every year on of the leading TV channels of Russia and 2018 will not be an exception. For the fourth time, the spectators across the country will be able not only to watch the heat of passions and contestants, but also participate in interactive voting.
For more information see the website: http://wnfestival.com