Great news music fans! This morning Hilltop Live (the folks that bring your Oppikoppi every year) sent out this press release:
This year’s crop of kisses is upon us. And how’s about a big ol’ Metal kiss to start with. Right on the trip switch. Ladies and gents, please welcome to The UNSEA, entering from stage far left: August Burns Red.
August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Pennsylvania. Since their formation in 2003, August Burns Red has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming.
With a solid collection of 5 previous albums, Thrill Seeker (2005), Messengers (2007), Constellations (2009), Leveler (2011), Rescue & Restore (2013) – which rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts – debuting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, and Found in Far Away Places (2015) – saw August Burns Red nominated for the Best Metal Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards for their first time.
Metal fans from all over South Africa went absolutely ape-shit when they got word of this and I have to say that I’m pretty excited to see August Burns Red live at this year’s festival. I am not very familiar with their music, but I do know that they do a better version of “Wrecking Ball” than Miley Cyrus.
To get an idea of their sound, have a listen to their song, “Identity” below:
Oppikoppi: For the lovely young taken to THE UNSEA is brought to you by Windhoek, Red Bull, Jose Cuervo, Chevrolet, MTV, Limpopo Tourism, the Department of Arts & Culture and Hilltop Live and will take place from the 5th to the 7th of August this year.
General Admission tickets cost R850. Get yours now! Otherwise you’ll be paying R950 for a late ticket (which will cost R950) and do take note that NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE FESTIVAL GATE.
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