Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast will take place on the farm near Northam in the Limpopo Province on the 8th, 9th and 10th of August 2013. It’s the 19th annual edition of one of South Africa’s premier music festivals.
This year’s festival is going to be a huge one. I can feel it on the bottom of my trousers. I can’t wait to get that same exhilarating feeling I get every time I open up my first beer at Oppikoppi. Only a few acts have been announced for Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast. Each time a name is added to the line-up I just get more and more excited – I can’t help it – SA Music and music festivals are two of my biggest passions. If all goes well, I will be attending my 15th Oppikoppi festival in history this year (I told you that festivals are one of my passions).
So far the following acts have been announced for Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast: Jeremy Loops (winner of the 2013 MK Award for Best Solo), the Black Cat Bones (winners of the 2013 MK Award for Best Live Act and one of the bands that will rock your socks off before you can scream “Yahoo!”, “Orgasm!” or “Damn Woman!”), Shadowclub (one of the hardest working rock ‘n roll outfits in SA Music), Beatenberg, Shotgun Tori (2013 MK Awards Nominee for Best Newcomer), Bongeziwe Mabandla, Crash Car Burn (an established SA punk rock band), Dan Patlansky (who is rumored to be born with an electric guitar in his hands), Laurie Levine (one of the best female performers in SA), ISO (the same okes that blew you away on the main stage at Oppikoppi 2011), Bye Beneco (an Indie/Folk/Ambient/Blues act from Johannesburg), The Narrow (one of South Africa’s most loved live hard rock acts) and Matthew Mole (A Cape Town native who’s lyrics will creep into your soul).
Last year’s festival (Oppikoppi Sweet Thing) saw the biggest crowd on the Northam farm in history. More than 20,000 people witnessed some of the best live performances that have been seen in South Africa. You should not miss out this year! Tickets will cost R800 on the Oppikoppi Facebook page or R650 via the Standard Bank youth portal. The ticket release date will be announced soon, so keep your eyes and ears open. Remember that you can following @oppikoppifest on Twitter for updates about the upcoming festival as well.
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PS: This post is part of the A-Z Blog Challenge that I have joined for April 2013.