This year sees UK tech-metal pioneers Sikth and US metalcore titans Miss May I headlining, along with the very best the South African music scene has to offer. Krank’d Up has fast become the highlight on the calendar for local bands and music fans alike.
It was voted one of the 10 festivals you need to attend by Metal Hammer magazine recently with past headliners including the likes of 36 Crazyfists, Protest the Hero, Unearth and Norma Jean to name a few.
Wayne Boucher, Talent Buyer for Turning Tricks Entertainment (the masterminds behind Krank’d Up) comments “To say that I’m excited about this year’s Krank’d Up would likely be the understatement of the year. With each instalment of the festival we try up the ante, and this year is no exception. We have the extremely powerful live show of Miss May I to look forward to and I know I’ll battle to contain myself when SikTh hit the stage as they’ve influenced so many prog-metal bands we’ve dealt with over the years. I’m especially proud of our local line-up which boasts 13 Krank’d Up debuts for this year’s edition.”
Here’s the full Krank’d Up 2018 line-up:
Miss May I, Sikth, Deity’s Muse, Facing the Gallows, Southern Wild, Truth and its Burden, Only Forever, Dirty Moonshine, L.A Cobra, Bleeding Spawn, Riddlebreak, Ruff Majik, All We’ve Known, Penny Vagrant, Treehouse Burning, KOI, Slippery When Wet, Zephyr Heirs, Last One Alive, Nerve Zero & Defy Theory.
Check out the official Krank’d Up 2018 promo video below:
Krank’d Up 2018 is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy, Hunter’s, Hellfire, VW Commercial Wheels and Richelieu. Get your tickets here.
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