Great news music fans! Oppikoppi 2018 Nomakanjani is happening from the 9th to the 11th of August this year on that dusty and trusty farm that’s located a few kilometres from Northam in Limpopo, South Africa.
Not only is the festival moving back to it’s usual time slot in August, but the line-up is already looking amazing. Matchbox Live started announcing artists last week and I’m already starting to taste the Oppikoppi dust in my mouth. Only 20 acts have been announced, but it looks like this is going to be one for the books. Just check out the list of artists below and you’ll see what I mean:
Afrikaans lyrical legends Spoegwolf, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Southern Wild (who opened for Incubus earlier this year), Luma, Brynn (who also opened for Incubus in February), Cockles, Hello Beautiful (who played a kick-ass set at Mieliepop festival in March), Van Pletzen (who always bring lekker vibes with them), Durban Metal legends Vulvodynia, Garage rock kings Hellcats, Bed On Bricks (who opened for Crash Test Dummies earlier this year), Afrikaans rock legends Fokofpolisiekar, Crash Car Burn (who recently released a new album), The Sun Xa Experiment, Cape Town rockers Stoker, Die Horries, Sho Madjozi, Bam Bam Brown, Retro Dizzy (who will be playing their first Oppikoppi) and Satanic Dagga Orgy.
I’m heading to the Oppikoppi farm for the 20th time this year and I’m already excited out of my skin. I’m really glad that we’re going to have the festival in dusty August this year. Don’t get my wrong, last year’s festival was lekker, but it was lacking a little bit of ruggedness. Yes maatjies, die jaar se “Oppikoppi is nie vir sissies nie.”
Want to venture into the dust? Early bird tickets are sold out, but a phase 2 ticket will only set you back R675. Get your ticket for HERE NOW!
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