Great news for lovers of alternative and electro music in the Western Cape! RAMFest 2013 Cape Town is only a week and a half away. This festival has cemented itself as one of the premier music festivals on the Western Cape musical calendar over the last few years. If you live in Cape Town or its surrounds and you miss out on RAMFest you might just be a dumbass.
RAMFest 2013 Cape Town is on like Donkey Kong from the 7th to the 10th of March. This year’s edition of the festival will take place at Circle of Dreams, near Riversonderend. Circle of Dreams is a beautifully secluded venue situated in one of the most verdant regions of the Overberg. Festivalgoers can expect ample shaded camping spots, various outdoorsy entertainment options and a majestic natural panorama. It’s only 170 km from the mother city and 260 km from George. From Cape Town, take the N2 past Caledon and go through Riviersonderend. Travel 7 km out of town and turn left at DR 1306. Look for the signs.
Both fans and artists alike are getting pretting friggin’ amper for this year event. To give you an idea, Louis Nel (from BEAST) has said “We are super excited to play two RAMfest shows, especially Cape Town. We have a MASSIVE surprise in store for that show. Trust me. I’m kinda freaking out a little.” and Afrikaans Rap Superstar Jack Parow has said “Amped vir RAMfest! Kannie wag nie, hy gaan alweer loop soos stroop!” .
I’m not going to RAMFest 2013 Cape Town this year, but I can definitely feel the excitement in the air. Western Cape music fans should brace themselves, hot live act Van Coke Kartel is putting together a 90 minute set called “Sameswering.” They will be performing with all of the artists that they have collaborated with in the past including George van der Spuy (Taxi Violence), Hunter Kennedy (Fokofpolisiekar and Die Heuwels Fantasties), Laudo Liebenberg (aKING), Jack Parow, Peach van Pletzen (Bittereinder and Yesterday’s Pupil) and Theo Crous (Springbok Nude Girls). The awesomeness generated by all these musos performing on the stage might just reach epic levels.
And let’s not forget that there are 3 international headliners at RAMFEst 2013 Cape This Year. Rise Against (from the USA), Bring Me The Horizon (from the UK) and Pendulum (from the UK and Australia) will be making their appearance at the festival this year. The festival will feature 5 stages this year: The Red Heart Rum Main Stage, the Monster Energy Alternative Stage, the Olmeca Tequila Electronic Stage, the Boom! Stage and the Lipton Ice Tea Chill-out Stage.
Before you head off to RAMFest 2013 Cape Town, try your hand at awesome 16 bit Arcade Gaming Awesomeness and play the Rock vs EDM game on Facebook! you could win a Meet and Greet experience with the Internationals at the festival!
Besides the acts I’ve named, festival goers can also expect performances by Goodnight Wembley, The Black Cat Bones, Fuzigish, Woodstock Mafia, Dead Alphabet, Facing the Gallows, Haggis and Bong, Juggernaut, All Will Fall, Four A Penny, Marching Dead, Pestroy, Chromium, Niskerone, Sideshow, Veranda Panda, Hyphen, Das Kapital, Sibot, P.H.FAT, Tommy Gun, The Ratrod Cats, The Man Motels, Love Glove Pyrotechnics, Crimson House Blues, Holiday Murray, Andy Lund, The Very Wicked, Sons of Settlers, Tailor, Black Handed Kites, ADHD, Sex on Decks, Naaldekoker, JanuaryOne and many others at RAMfest 2013 Cape Town. Check out the Facebook Event for the full line-up.
RAMfest 2013 Cape Town tickets include camping and are sold at Ticketbreak. Pre-sold tickets cost R550 and tickets at the gate will cost R650. If you don’t have a credit card keep an eye on the RAMFEst Facebook page and @RAMFest on Twitter for info about cash sales points or use the Ticketbreak’s EFT services.
Great news for Running Wolf’s Rant readers! I’ve got a double ticket to give away to RAMFest 2013 Cape Town! All you have to do enter is to comment on this article and tell me what the most outrageous thing is that you would be willing to do at RAMFest if you won these tickets.
Brownie points will be scored for originality and if you retweet and share this article on Facebook. And in case you were wondering, peeing into the bushes isn’t very original – telling me that you’d show up in a bandana and banana hammock (with three beers hidden in the back of it) is.
Don’t use my example though, get those creative and festival hungry juices flowing in your melon and tell me what you would do. I’m awaiting your awesome, mind-blowing and humorous comments! The competition closes on Monday the 4th of March 2012 at 5 PM, so don’t waste time!
Watch this space for regular updates in the Competition and Music Category on Running Wolf’s Rant.
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