A quick pre Oppikoppi chat with Wonderboom

Wonderboom have been rocking out for the past 20 years and they are showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, they are releasing a brand new album in October this year. A few days ago they released the first single off the new album (which doesn’t have a title yet), click here to read more about that.


They are without a doubt, one of the best live acts in South Africa and with only 30 days to go before the 22nd annual Oppikoppi festival kicks off (near Northam in the Limpopo province) – they are definitely one of the bands that music fans are excited about.

I recently had a quick chat to Cito from Wonderboom about Oppikoppi and a few other things, this is what he had to say.

When you think of Oppikoppi, what comes to mind?

Over 20 years of so many crazy memories and experiences. Mostly very good. Some unbelievable.

What is the funniest thing you’ve experienced while rocking out over the last 20 years?

I think that my favourite funny story regarding the band is the night we played to no one at a festival in Secunda. The promoter put cash in Martin’s hand and told us to play as if there were 10000 people in front of the stage. Not even the sound engineer could brave the cold. We were then car-chased by some crazy, death-trap type local gay-bashers on our exit.

What are your thoughts on the current state of SA Music?

South African music is really good at the moment. I think that the live scene, clubs etc is quite sucky, but the bands are killing it. On all genres, especially rock 🙂

What can music fans expect from your new album?

They can expect some freshness, bold creativity and attention to detail in production. But mostly our fans can expect to be rocked out.

What can we expect from your set at Oppikoppi this year?

It’s hard to say right now, but you can rest assured that it will be a series of multiple orgasms.

I’d like to thank Cito and Wonderboom for this interview and I wish them all of the best with their future musical endeavors.

Don’t miss out on Wonderboom’s set at Oppikoppi this year! It’s going to blow you away.  General Admission tickets for Oppikoppi cost R850. Get yours now or you’ll be paying R950 for a late ticket.

Watch this space for regular updates in the Music and Interviews categories on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone

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