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The Parlatones will be beamed via satellite to 3D outlets around the globe

| On 13, Jul 2011

A world first – The Parlatones will be beamed via satellite to 3D outlets
around the globe.
on July 16th

Dragonflies and Astronauts will air from Johannesburg on Directv’s 3D channel N3D
broadcast live 3D/2D Rock Theatre event

South Africa’s top selling rock band, The Parlotones, have partenered with Ridgeline Entertainment to broadcast a live, multi-platform 3D/2D event simultaneously to cinemas, televisions and the internet. Dragonflies and Astronauts is a rock theatre event that weaves a narrative through The Parlotones 16 top 40 hits in South Africa.  It will be broadcast LIVE in 3D on DIRECTV’s 3D channel, n3D, powered by Panasonic in the United States, and live on 3D in Nu Metro Cinemas across South Africa.  The event will also be available live in 2D on DIRECTV, YouTube and Facebook for fans across the globe and the UK .

The performance will broadcast from the Teatro at Montecasino at 4:00pm EST/9.00pm GMT on Saturday, July 16th on DIRECTV channels 103 in 3D and 239 in 2D, on The Parlotones YouTube page at, and on the band’s Facebook page at,

The landmark production integrates some of the more theatrical elements The Parlotones have become known for in their music videos and to some degree in their more recent performances. In the tradition of performers like David Bowie and Pink Floyd, the creative crew of the show has spun a futuristic, science fiction yarn which will form the backbone of the visualisation and storytelling, using the band’s numerous hits as well as some of their more obscure recordings as the soundtrack for a sci-fi rock opera. Audiences will be able to indulge their senses when they experience The Parlotones playing their songs live as a theatrical performance unfolds on stage.

“Our team at Ridgeline Entertainment has been working very hard with the Parlotones, Sovereign Entertainment and the extremely creative minds at Catalyst Entertainment in order to bring Dragonflies and Astronauts to fruition. It is an honor to be able to present Dragonflies and Astronauts in both 2D and in stunning 3D exclusively through DIRECTV.  Their unique broadcast platform is the only way that we could have accomplished this 3D/2D dual format simulcast,” says Executive Producer Doug Stanley.

The Parlotones will support Coldplay during their South African tour this fall, and return to the UK  for  headlining tour dates in November.

Watch the official promotional advert