Swanesang was the last full length album Fokofpolisiekar released to date. The title track from the album featured at the #1 spot on 5FM’s popular Vodacom High 5 at 5 chart for four weeks in a row in 2007. In April 2007, Swanesang won a South African Music Award for Best Afrikaans Rock Album.
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its release the band re-produced this album on vinyl. Die Bende was planning to release this collector’s item during their #swanesang10 tour, which kicks into full gear on the 20th of July, and from their website only at the end of this month.
However, the fans couldn’t wait until later this month, so Die Bende have complied by making the Limited Edition Swanesang vinyl available on the Fokofpolisiekar website. These babies go for R400 and only 400 copies will be made available to purchase online and at Fokofpolisiekar’s shows.
Fokofpolisiekar’s whole vinyl collection, to the value of R1300, can be won this month. The collection includes As Jy Met Vuur Speel Sal Jy Brand, Lugsteuring, Monoloog in Stereo and the Swanesang vinyl. To stand a chance to win, all fans have to do is to post a picture of themselves enjoying a #fokoflager to the band’s social media pages with the hashtag #fokofenwen. Here are the links to their social pages
Take note that #fokoflager is only sold to people over the age of 18, so you will have to be 18 to enter. Winners will be announced on Fokofpolisiekar’s social media profiles at the end of July. The decision on who wins will be a random choice made by the band members. Try and entertain the members and stand a better chance to win the prize.
Fokof Lager is available at
Capital Craft (PTA), Lucky Rodrigo (Pretoria), Van Hunks (Cape Town), Honey Badger (Cape Town), Redemption Burgers (Cape Town), Jamaica Me Crazy (Cape Town), Gastao’s (Durbanville), RocoMamas (Durbanville), RocoMamas Okavango (Kraaifontein), Aandklas (Stellenbosch), Craft Wheat & Hops (Stellenbosch), The Fat Butcher (Stellenbosch), Thirsty Scarecrow (Stellenbosch), The Cafe Racer (Somerset-West), The Station Pub (Franschoek), Rattle & Hum (Port Elizabeth), Beer Shack (Port Elizabeth), Chingada’s (Port Elizabeth), The Bru Bar (Port Elizabeth), St Ives (Kwazulu-Natal), Good Luck Bar (Johannesburg), Hell’s Kitchen (Mellville), Fires (Rustenburg), Texas Saloon (Potchefstroom), Mystic Boer (Potchefstroom), RocoMamas (Potchefstroom), RocoMamas (Klerksdorp) and No 16 Stoep (Bloemfontein).
You can catch Fokofpolisiekar live at these venues in the near future:
- Aandklas, Stellenbosch – 20 July
- Mystic Boer, Potchefstroom – 21 July
- Trademarx, Pretoria – 22 July
- Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein – 23 July
- The Assembly, Cape Town – 5 August
- Oppikoppi, Northam Limpopo – 6 August
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