The 2015 edition of Oppikoppi is less than 4 months away and over the last week, the organizers of the festival, Hilltop Live have announced the first batch of acts that will be performing. The festival will be happening on the farm outside Northam on the 7th, 8th and 9th of August 2015.
It’s the 21st annual edition of the festival and it looks like it’s going to be fun one. Oppikoppi: The Fantastic Mr. Vos Vos will feature performances by Hyphen, Okmalumkoolkat, Guy Collins, The Foolish Braves (a Jay Bones & Naming James collaboration nogal), After Robot, Satanic Dagga Orgy, Card on Spokes, Francois van Coke, Shortstraw, P.H. Fat, BCUC, New Academics, The Bearded Ladies, Southern Wild, Meth Breath, Crystal Park, FILTH, Bark, Steadyrock-Nation, Rude One, Livingston (UK), The Ts & Cs, Red Helen, Hokum, Trancemicsoul, The Black Cat Bones, a colab featuring Albert Frost, Toya Delazy and Lee Thomson (from Hog Hoggidy Hog) and The Parlotones.
Many foxes and foxettes were a little upset when The Parlotones were announced for Oppikoppi 2015 and became quite vocal about it on social media. It has become a trend to hate the band over the last few years and I feel that I have to give my 2 cents about this.
Let me be clear and say that I’m not a huge fan of their music, but I did see them live at Oppikoppi in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and they were okay. Love them or hate them, these okes are hard working SA musicians and they might even surprise you with a great performance.
If you don’t like The Parlotones, go watch a band on a different stage when they are playing, go get pissed at the bar or at your campsite, go chat up that girl that you may be eyeing the whole weekend, go take a dump or a shower (so you smell nice when you’re trying to chat up that girl) and for the love of all that’s good in the world: Don’t be a doos (that’s the first rule of Oppikoppi after all).
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited to see who will be announced next for Oppikoppi 2015. I think this year’s festival is going to be awesome and that you can expect some surprises (especially when it comes to the line-up). Tickets are available on the Oppikoppi Facebook Page or Plankton.Mobi.
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