The Joy - Barnyard Theatre
Sat Oct 28, 12:00 - Sat Oct 28, 16:00
The Barnyard Theatre
The Joy is heading to Durban this October for the quintet’s first headline show at the Suncoast Barnyard Theatre.
Taking place on October 28th, the show is the first time the group’s hometown fans can see The Joy perform since the August release of their critically acclaimed EP, Hammarsdale. “The songs are pictures of our lives and daily experiences in the township of Hammarsdale in Kwazulu Natal where we grew up, met and live in,” says The Joy of their new music. “The songs speak about love and hate, separation and unification, jealousy and trust, regret, hope and forgiveness.”
The upcoming shows will feature support by artists who have been an integral part of The Joy’s incredible journey from Hammarsdale to playing stages in the UK including Brighton’s The Great Escape (supporting Arlo Parks), Glastonbury Festival and a debut London headline show in July.
Hailing from Hammarsdale, a small town just outside of Durban in South Africa, The Joy’s members met at high school after entering a singing competition together. Their music quickly spread internationally through their Instagram and TikTok accounts and, before long, they were working with producer Two Inch Punch (Kali Uchis, Jessie Ware, Years & Years). Through his label imprint, the quintet released their debut single “Isencane Lengane” in May 2021, with EP Amabutho following in September of that year. The Joy signed with UK-based Transgressive in 2022 which has released the single “Egoli'' and, in August 2023, the EP Hammarsdale.