FRANCOIS VAN COKE Presents New Music Video: Die Wêreld is Mal (The World is Crazy)

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In this insane world where there is only so much we can control, only love anchors, comforts and keeps us sane. 

'Die wêreld is mal' (The world is crazy) is a heartfelt ballad by FRANCOIS VAN COKE that underscores this sentiment.

Since the launch of his second solo album, 'Hierdie is die Lewe', there has been a lot of hype and positive feedback for this track. 'Die wêreld is mal', has been downloaded the most without being pushed as a single or marketed with a music video.

This song delivers hope and focusses on love in a time where it is easy to see only the negative.

“Junk status, the downgrade of our credit rating, Zuma clinging to power, Donald Trump is the president of the USA, people are killing each other in the name of religion, nuclear threats from North Korea... The world has gone crazy, but hopefully, the people close to us can keep us sane,” says Francois.

Francois, with the help of Converse, is very proud to present a music video as beautiful and as gripping as the song.

Watch 'Die wêreld is mal' below! 

 *Presented by Converse*

**Directed by Johannes Pieter Nel**


Excerpt from lyrics (translated from Afrikaans):

Die world is insane

Complex and vulnerable

People falling over each other

The world is insane

You are the exception

Because the world is insane.


Get 'Hierdie is die Lewe' on iTunes and Google Play and any good music store country-wide!

The 'Hierdie is die Lewe' vinyl is available from Musica stores and Permanent Record.

 Francois van Coke’s Gig Guide for April and May:

Date: 14 April 2017 (Lush Festival)

Address: R711, Clarens, South Africa

Gates open: 12h00

Ticket price: R495 – R1 195


Date: 15 April 2017 - Afrikaans Rock VOL 2

Line up: Francois Van Coke, Fokofpolisiekar, Jack Parow and others

Venue: Shimmy Beach Club

Address: 12 S Arm Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Contact: Barry 082 850 6576

Performance time: tbc

Ticket price:

General Access - R225
VIP - R325
Premier - R500

Date: 17 April 2017 (ParkLife Cape Town)

Venue: Green Point Cricket Oval

Address: Vlei Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051

Gates open: 10h00

Ticket price: R295

Date: 28 April 2017

Venue: Newcastle Winter Festival

Address: Newcastle showgrounds, Corner of of Allen and Hardwich Streets

Contact: George - 083 397 6815

Doors open: 10am to 10pm

Ticket price: R70 adult and R40 children

Tickets available at the gates only.


Date: 29 April 2017 (Sonic Stadium Music Festival)

Line-up: Francois van Coke and more

Venue: Loftus Versfeld

Address: Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Contact: Johann 082 337 5813

Doors open: 16:00

Performance time: 23h00

Ticket price: R150, VIP R250

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Date: 3 May 2017 - Stellenberg International Food Festival

Venue: Hoërskool Stellenberg High School

Address: Mountain View Rd, Stellenberg, Cape Town

Contact: 021 919 1029

Doors open: 18h30 - 22h00

Performance: 19h30

Ticket price: R30 at the door


Date: 6 May 2017

Venue: Riebeek Cellars

Address: Pieter Cruythoff Ave, Kloof St, Riebeeck Kasteel,

Contact: 072 538 0016

Performance: 15h30

Ticket price: R80 -

Date: 12 May 2017 - Dubai

Venue:  Emirates Golf Club

Address: Emirates Hills 2, Near Nakheel Metro - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Contact: Charl Chaka - 050 8717493

Doors open: 15h00

Performance: 20h00

Ticket price: 100AED

Date: 13 May 2017 - The Mexican Food & Tequila Festival

Venue: Royal Elephant Hotel, Centurion

Address: Bondev Park, Willem Botha St & Wierda Road, Eldo Meadows, Centurion

Contact:  Robert 072 020 6120

Performance: 16h00

Ticket price: R110 Presold and R160 On the day -


Date: 18 May 2017 

Venue: Blou Hond

Address: 5 Darlington Road Darlington Road, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria 

Contact: 012 348-8820

Performance time: 20h30

Ticket price: R230 show only / R330 buffet included - 

Date: 20 May 2017 (Rock In My Taal)

Line-up: Francois Van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties & more

Venue:  Big Top Arena, Carnival City Casino & Hotel

Address: Century Rd, Elsburg Rd, Brakpan, Boksburg, 1540

Contact: 011 898 7000

Ticket price: R250 – R350 

Date: 19 May 2017

Venue: Aandklas

Address: 494 Hilda Street, Pretoria

Contact: 012 362 3712

Performance: 23h00

Ticket price: R80 per person

Date: 27 May 2017 (Jacaranda Day)

Line-up: Francois Van Coke and more

Venue: Voortrekker Monument

Address: Eeufees Road, Pretoria

Contact: Michelle Fourie - 084 504 3896

Doors open: 12:00

Ticket price: R150 per adult and R75 for kids under 12.

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